Tuesday, October 20, 2009

In memory of Salman Mehmood

Salman Mehmood (@skdev) - a fellow blogger from Karachi - passed away yesterday after battling the deadly meningitis for many days. He was also a thalassemia patient from birth and had been fighting the disease all his life. I did not know him in person, like most of my blogger buddies, but us bloggers (especially Pakistani bloggers) are a close-knit bunch and we get along pretty well. He was one of the people I interacted most with on Twitter, and to now think that he's no longer there is shocking. I do not have any words to console his sister (@blessedAyesha, also a fellow blogger) other than to say that I haven't seen anyone be so brave in the face of such tragedy. Her constant updates on twitter let us all know how Salman had been doing for the past couple of days. And lord knows, we all tried, and prayed as much as we could but what has been written has been written, for the best.

May Allah (SWT) bless Salman and give his family the courage to bear this unimaginable loss. Frankly, I have no idea how I would have held up in the face of such tragedy. May God give us all courage to face the loss of our loved ones, which is another harsh reality of life that every single one of us has to face up to one day. Rest in peace my friend. God bless you.

Related Links:

A Prayer for Salman
- by Aly

Salman will always live in our hearts - by Alzeee

Salman Namah - his blog

4 comments:

Senilius said...

Ameen!

Ayesha said...

I came to know about him from twitter (recently). What a brave boy he was! May God bless his soul.

Razz said...

@Ayesha
Ameen!

Muhammad Ali said...

Aameen

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