|28 December 1958 - 30 March 2012|
I don't want to say goodbye,
I want to wake up from this silly dream
That my Master has died and is no more.
We all must one day return to God. Sometimes we die very young, sometimes we pass away in dotage. But nothing prepared us for the sudden passing of HRH Raja Dato' Seri Ashman Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Shah. Some people call him Shaykh Raja. Typically irreverent, I call him Ku Ash. Or sometimes, simply 'Boss'. Near our house, which is not far from his house, the sky wept all morning into the afternoon, until finally when he was safely and lovingly returned to the bosom of the earth, the Sun reappeared - to remind us that life, alas, goes on.
wa min Allah at-taufiq
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way.