It is not that I believe in these things, Bonda is a medical doctor. So when it happened the last time, we took Atok to a hospital. He was sick and getting even more so. His tummy makin kembung dan kembung. The doctors operated on him and guess what? They could not find anything wrong with him. We took him home.
When science failed us, we turned to traditional medicine and our worst fears were confirmed. It was witchcraft. It was penyakit 'busung'. And for those who know these things, they would know that 'busung' itu would only be sent by someone to another to KILL. And my father was indeed 'nyawa-nyawa ikan'. But despite that 'person' and his efforts to kill, Allah is greater, Allah is the one who decides life and death, and my father recovered.
And yes, 2 weeks ago we saw the same symptoms again. And we wasted no time in treating him the traditional way... and despite that 'person' and his efforts to play 'God' over another person's life, Allah saved my father again.
The house is in chaos again, cabinets closing and opening on its own, doors opening and closing on its own. A voice resembling Atok could be heard outside when he was upstairs sleeping or out doing charity work. Balls of light surrounding the house compound, and that is only the beginning of it...
After going through this over and over again, my fear is just now replaced by ANGER. I am angry. Who would do this to another person. I may hate and vehemently hate someone but I would not go down this low to exact revenge, iman masih ada di dada ini. So it begs the question as to who would do this?
Aries juga begitu, kurus, lemah. Cannot focus, harus juga di bawa berubat. And just like my father, he was and maybe still is a victim. Again, who would do this? As off last week, Aries also diuji Allah with something else dan sehingga kini, tiada yg pasti lagi.
Mungkin Allah ingin mengingatkan kami akan kasih sayangNYA, mungkin ALLAH ingin menghapuskan dosa. That is what I tell Atuk and Aries. But that does not explain the human behaviour that has brought on such suffering in our family. Who would do this? I cannot within me understand or fathom such cruelty and envy that must be present in a person's heart for them to do something of this nature. Betullah kata Atok 'Darah samanya merah, namun hati manusia tiada siapa yang tahu'.
لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
Ya Allah, lindungilah keluargaku dari penganiayaan dan fitnah org-org yang zalim. Sesungguhnya Engkaulah pelindung org-org yang lemah. This is all that I am capable of doing.
Seperti kata Kak Thalha, kami tidak akan membalas dosa dengan dosa, tapi dengan doa. Allahlah pelindung kami.
Readers, please pray for our family, we are currently going through a tough time. But make no mistake... we are tougher.