Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Al-Fatihah for Tok Cu Deraman

It was some time last week that I received the news on the passing of Tok Cu Deraman, a dear gramps on my mother's side. A close cousin to my gramma and an opposite to my grampa. Grampa was stern, he was gentle. I miss them all.

He was a practitioner of traditional medicine specialising in treating stones. Kidney stones, gall stones etc. removed using watermelons, rock sugar and incantations. He passed the knowledge on to me a few years back. I just took it in passing, to appease him. Perhaps one of these days I shall put it to practice.

May Allah bless him. Al-Fatihah.