Sunday, 19 July 2009

Al fatiha: The Ancient Mariner...

Innalillilahi waa inna illaihi ro jii oon. From Him we come and to Him we shall return.

I received this sad news from Tony Yew that our dear friend, Capt Yusof Ahmad, who was also known as the Ancient Mariner, passed away in his sleep early this morning. He was 62.

According to Tony, he went to Capt. Yusof''s apartment after he was alerted of the capt.'s passing by a voice . Upon reaching there he was told that the Capt's body had been taken to the Kelana Jaya mosque for the funeral prayers.

However, by the time he arrived at the mosque, the body was already on its way to Seremban where it will be laid to rest after Zohor prayers.

I last met Capt Yusof two Tuesdays ago at our weekly MRT (mee rebus Tuesday) at my house. He didn't come for MRT last Tuesday. It was the day his 84-year-old year-old mother passed away.

Capt Yusof leaves a wife and four children. My deepest condolences to his family.

Farewell my dear captain, farewell, my friend. You will be greatly missed.

May you rest in peace.

Al fathiha


matt said...

tok mommy,

I am a regular visitor to his blog. He was so committed in his fight against abuse of power through his postings.

May Allah betows His Blessings upon his soul.


seri said...

Semoga rohnya di rahmati Allah dan diletakkan bersama-sma para solihin.

Al fatiha.

puteri said...

I am sad to hear of his passing.

My consdolences to the family of the late Capt Yusof.


Anonymous said...

Will sure miss his posting and updates on the PKFZ scandal.

Rest in peace capt.

Al fateha.

a rakyat said...


Semoga Allah SWT mencucuri Rahmat ke atas rohnya.

Takziah kepada keluarga Capt Yusof.

sesat said...

My condolences to the family of Capt. Yusof and may he rest in peace.

Ariff Sabri said...

tok mommy,
mamasita and i would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Captain Yusof aka Ancient Mariner. Though i don't know him personally i am a regular visitor to his blog. His explanation about the PKFZ scandal was most illuminating.
semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat keatas roh nya dan membariskan Allahyarham di dalam golongan orang orang yang soleh. Amiin.

with deepest respects, mamasita and sakmongkol

Pi Bani said...

Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un.

I just got back from KL and just found out the news. Semoga rohnya dicucuri rahmat.

azlan said...

Tok mommy,

Dont know the late Capt Yusof personally, but I do follow his blog.

I like his writing. I have nothing but the highest respect for him for singularly unravelled & pursued the PKFZ scandal.

My condolences to his family.

Al fatihah.


elviza said...

Kak Ton, this is from Aisyah (Captain's daughter). She left it on my blog:

"Dear All,
On behalf of my family, thank you for your kind words and wishes. We’re not sure how to contact all his friends, so hope this will reach some, if not most.
There will be a Tahlil tonight after Isyak prayers at Surau An Nai’mah next to our residence at Tiara Kelana Condo in SS 7 Kelana Jaya. It would mean a lot to us if you could attend.
Thank you.
Aisyah Yusof (Captain’s daughter)"

ummisara said...

Kak Ton,

I received the news from Elviza yesterday. Met arwah once during the asam pedas gathering.

My condolences to the family.

Semoga arwah ditempatkan di kalangan mereka yang diredhai...alfatehah

mekyam said...

hi kak ton,

i'd like to add my farewell too to the cap'n on his last voyage.

i read that he passed away quietly in his sleep, 6 days after his mom. what a peaceful way to go.


pemerhati said...

Salam takziah kepada keluarga allahyarham Capt Yusof.

May Allah bless his soul.

Al fatiha.

Pak Zawi said...

Kak Ton,
Al Fatehah. Salam takziah to the members of his family.
Thanks to your MRT I managed to meet him there and later when he came to Kota Bharu. He is a dear friend indeed.

orang lama said...
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orang lama said...

I am sorry to hear of his passing.

I will miss reading his postings which I enjoy very much.

He is a big loss to the blogging fraternity/

May Allah bestow His Blessings upon the soul of Capt Yusof.

Al fatiha

Herman said...

The good captain has sailed to his final destination wich is eternal to meet his Creator.

Bon voyage Capt Yusof.

Al Fatihah.

tokasid said...

Salam tok mommy,
Semoga ALLAH rahmati roh Allahyarham dan bonda nya dan di tempatkan sebagai penerima syufaat dari Rasulullah SAW dan di tempatkan ke Jannah.