THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Al-Fatihah: Ruby Ahmad (Updated)

Pic of Kak Ruby & myself at KLCC taken a few years back.

Blogger, Ruby Ahmad, passed away at 9 pm last night at Gleneagles Medical Centre, KL.

Her jenazah has already been brought back to her home at 95/50 Gedung Lalang, Ampangan, 70400 Seremban.

Funeral will be held today, 16th March 2010, after asar (waiting for her son to come back from Dubai).

May Allah bless her soul.

Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un.

*Update: Just got back to Ipoh after visiting Kak Ruby's jenazah in Seremban. When news about her passing went around this morning, some were saying that she died after just a bout of cough. Apparently, Kak Ruby had been diagnosed with breast cancer since a few years back, but she had kept it to herself and close family members. Even her close friends didn't have a clue. She underwent treatment, and survived. It seems in January this year, the doctors noticed a few spots at her liver. Over the weekend, she complained to her husband about some pain she was having, and noticed that her eyes too had gone a bit yellowish. She was warded on Sunday, and passed on last night.


Salt N Turmeric said...

Innalillah. Al Fatihah to arwah. Heard abt it and been waiting for updates. Do you know what happened Pi?

J.T. said...

So sorry to hear about her passing. I am saddened by this shocking news. She will be missed greatly.
Thank you for the news Pi. Please let us know what happened.

Uncle Lee said...

Pi Bani, It came a a big shock to me today to receive the sad new.
You, me, we all have lost a very good friend.
My deepest sympathies to you, and her family.
Ruby was a friend in a million.
May she rest in peace.

Thank you for letting me know, Pi Bani, I appreciate it. With regards, Lee.

Puteri said...

Simply stunned by the news! ;-(

RIP, Ruby and you will be greatly missed.

mekyam said...

i too was stunned... and saddened. she was such a positive human being. and always that big beautiful smile.

when jacqui (JT) fb'ed me the news, my shocked gasp followed by "noooo!" actually made my hub jump. he thought i had bad news from family.

innalillah hi wa inna illai hi ra jiun... rip ruby!

Kak Teh said...

PI BAni, I just couldnt stop crying. Just cant believe it. Al fatehah, my dearest Ruby.

winniethepooh said...

was shocked when JT posted it on her fb that Ruby has passed away..she will be greatly missed, still cant believe this is true...

mamasita said...

Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un..I am so sad to hear of her demise.She was always smiling from ear to ear.

I used to drop by her blog and did leave a comment/two.

Then I stopped for I thought this lady is in the realm of Marina Mahathir and she was too serious for a whacky personality like me..I thought she cannot accept 'cuckoos' like me.

Anyway, since you know her better than I,I am very sad that I did not manage to be among those to enjoy her laughter and wondrous friendship.

May Allah SWT bless her soul and may she be placed among the solehah souls.


mizranee said...

al fatihah.
Ruby will be greatly missed by those who knew her for her caring nature and kindness to others. the business community has lost a shining star.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
One of the last communications between my Mama and Aunty Ruby, via email, was about Mama's "Old Girl" status, that school at Jalan Cemetery, and alumni membership....Sedih tau! Jumpa kat cyberworld je, never in real life. And she's still so young....purrr....meow!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

I'm simply shocked by this news. My deepest condolences to Kak Ruby's family. Inna lillah wainna ilaih roji'un.

Pak Zawi said...

Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un.
Heard the news via a call from Pak Idrus.
Though we have never met, the blogger's camaraderie was there among us.
Will miss her greatly.

Anonymous said...

Helo Kak Pi,

Was shocked to read the news in FB by JT...May she rest in peace...

Malaysia has lost a great Malaysian...


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Anonymous said...

I am a silent reader of her blog and when I read your posting today I was so shocked and sad..then I saw the address where her jenazah would be brought and its so close to my place. I just had to go and pay my respect eventho I have not met her in person..May she rest in peace

Manal said...

It saddened me so much too that I wept silently in my office.

She was indeed unforgettable and I shall miss her so much. May God bless her soul. AlFatihah.

mekyam said...

i'm just bowled over by her inimitable courgage!

so public in her contributions to society and her many causes, yet so private in the heavy burden that she bore.

my respect tak terhingga to a real "towering malaysian".

she's free from all pains, now. al-fatihah!

Pi Bani said...

Thank you all for your doa. When I went to visit, bertali-arus visitors. Many of her friends came, and based on one of the comments above, even a silent blog reader of hers went to visit.

Semoga rohnya dicucuri rahmat.

LifeBloom said...

Thanks for the update K. Pi. Appears that her house (or is it her FIL's house is so near to mine in Ampangan)...wished I had known. May her soul rest in peace and that we include her in our doa.

Amin Ya Rabbal Al-Amin.

pearly said...

Pi bani thank you so much I just find out from another bloger friend , i am so sad to know ruby had pass away in a sudden
May god bless her soul, will remember
her forever, she is a great lady I even meet ,
thank so much for the up date my dear friend
love from pearly