By Muhammad Jalloh
I heard of your passing away yesterday,
And following the route to the Last Day,
When I heard the news on my phone’s earpiece,
I was no more like myself or anything nearer.
I spent the day remembering your being,
I spent the hours bringing myself back to reality,
Because I just got news of the Inevitable,
The passing away of one of Fuuta’s Greatest sons,
The Cherno Abubakar Siddeeq of Truthfulness.
I was in a shock requiring no therapy or cure,
As I pondered over your life so clean and pure,
As I remembered your wise words and counsel,
As I reviewed clips of our lives together,
Grandfather, Grandfather, Thou left a record for humanity to learn.
Thou art the mirror of bravery,
Of Truthfulness,decency and so much exemplary,
Thou art indeed a friend of the Most High,
A companion of mankind’s Greatest Son.
I now reflect on your life,
Which started with trials and strife,
But by Allaah’s special Gift you were able to surmount,
Every obstacle on your way and horse of greatness you did mount.
I remember your courage in the face of oppression,
I know your truthfulness even when it was so bitter,
I saw your passion for good as part of your expression,
I saw your virtues of old continuously glitter.
Grandfather, Grandfather, where are you today?
Have you seen the Divine Light of that world,
How have you found your flight to Illiyyeen above,
How do you explain the joys of reconciliation with God and Godliness.
How did you find the odor of paradise as your soul proceed forth from this world,
How beautiful was your home in the Cherished Garden,
How did you find being freed from the worries of this world like,
How did you the welcome to the company of the Great Ones of old?
Grandfather,Grandfather meet you Lord pleased and well-pleasing unto Him,
Enjoy your company of the Chosen ones of times past,
We hope to meet you soon in Garden of Bliss and God’d Pleasure,
To indulge the treasures of the Ultimate Garden.
Grandfather,Allaah,Glorified be His Name, says to you “O (thou) soul, in (complete) rest and satisfaction!
28. “Come back thou to thy Lord,- well-pleased (thyself), and well-pleasing unto Him!
29. “Enter thou, then, among My devotees!
30. “Yea, enter thou My Heaven!
Grandfather, abide in Allaah’s Divine Pleasure,
And enjoy his bountiful and eternal Treasure,
Because you have fulfilled your duty on earth with peace,
And have cared to come back to Allaah with a heart of peace.
Wassalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Brakaatuhuu.
His flight to Heaven took place on Monday, the 1oth day of Muharram, 1425 A.H
Corresponding to the 2nd day of March, 2004.