Painful Raya for Youngest Sibling After Mum’s Passing

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He still sends messages to his mother’s old phone as he misses her dearly.

Many of us may think that those at old folks’ homes are without children and alone in this world.

However, the truth is that a majority of them have kids, but are left there simply because the children are too busy or do not want to look after them.

Parents are the most valuable assets in the world, but sadly, many do not realise this.

They sacrifice their entire lives to care and provide for us and in the end, we repay them by leaving them at a home.

Every holiday, these old folks hope and pray their children would visit them, but oftentimes, they are left just waiting.

For 27-year-old Mohammad Azizul Abdul Aziz, his beloved mother passed away in January this year and for the first time, he is going to be alone this Hari Raya.

Hafsaj Jaafar, 62, passed away after battling breast cancer.

Till today, Azizul, the youngest of three siblings, continues to send WhatsApp messages to his mother’s old phone as he misses her dearly.

“I purposely sent those messages to her old number because my heart is missing my beloved mother so much. Only God knows how I feel.

“The fasting month this year is so lonely without her. I lost my father when I was four years old, but I was too young to understand loss at the time. Since then, I was always with my mother.

“Now that she’s gone, everything has changed.

“I take my pre-dawn meal alone and break my fast alone because my sister and brother are married and have their own families,” he said.

Recently, he uploaded screenshots of the heart-wrenching messages on his Twitter account and the post has since gone viral.

Azizul, who trades at a farmer’s market in Batu Pahat, Johor, said he admired his mother’s strength and sacrifice in raising three children alone.

Following her death, he has been living alone at their house in Batu Pahat.

He and his siblings were by their mother’s side when she drew her last breath, he said.

“I’m thankful to my mother for being so strong in raising the three of us. Thank you, mak.

“Appreciate your mother while she is still alive. Don’t forget to ask how is she doing and never hurt her feelings because paradise lies beneath her feet,” he said.