Dalilah Tamrin 1967-2010

(From left is Dalilah’s husband, Saiful, her boys Adam (15) and Idris (11) – now bereaved)

She stared cancer in the eyes. She waged war against three recurrences of the nasty disease. She was the epitome of spirits. Bright torch clasped in her hand, thrust forward confidently, paving way to other cancer patients.

She told me would wait for me in the ever after; she told me “don’t be sad, my friend… for death is the only certainty in this world.”

She appeared on tele to talk about cancer countless of times, I swear my mother loves her more than any other social activist. She talked to God about her fears. She penned a lyric for us to remember.

What the hell am I doing? This space is too short to write every single deed that Dalilah had done.

This morning, Dalilah Tamrin, succumbed to cancer at 8:50 a.m. Beliau akan dikapankan di rumah bondanya di Bukit Changgang, Banting, Selangor.

Al-Fatihah untuk sahabat ku.

Jangan mungkir janji Darling, tunggu saya di sana nanti ya? Saya datang, suatu hari saya pasti datang. Kerana yang pasti, hanyaย ย mati.

15 thoughts on “Dalilah Tamrin 1967-2010

  1. which number we can call for direction to the mosque?

    can non muslim attend?

    im madam student in taylor, i in china, ill try get my other fren to pay last respect to her

  2. Saya dan suami beliau dan beberapa orang kawan2 sekolah telah menguruskan jenazah ‘darling’ kami tadi. Kereta jenazah telah pun berlepas dari HKL sejam yang lalu.

  3. Sis Elviza, It’s so easy to say have faith and let go. Sis RG had been a great inspiration to me. When I had kinda attached to her, I got afraid the day would finally come that she would not be around anymore. That was why I stopped visiting her blog and yours, using work as my excuse.
    I had so much hope she would overcome. I know it is not up to us. But I feel the loss of RG very acutely because she is such a dear, a heroine and a life-giver. and I failed her as a friend cos I am a coward.
    Pls forgive me for my shortcomings.
    With love.

  4. innalillah hiwainna hirrojiun…dari Allah dia datang kepada Allah dia kembali…terasa sedih mengenangkan seseorang yang begitu cekal dan tabah menghadapi ujian penyakit walaupun tidak pernah bertemu muka…semoga Allah tempatkan rohnya di kalangan orang yang beriman…amin…

  5. I got the news through a posting on FB. Coincidently, I’m reading Kenneth Cohen’s “The Way of Qigong – The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing” and some other articles on Guolin Qigong (anti-cancer Qigong). I think, it is worth checking out these alternative/complimentary cures for cancer.


  6. I’ve lost an eldest sister to breast cancer. Even though I only knew about RG today, the song posted really touch my heart. May Allah bless her soul and put her among the prophets and wali’s.

  7. Dear Elviza,

    That was a beautiful tribute to Aunty Dalilah. What luck, I left my phone somewhere else and didn’t see the call from Kak Pi until about 12.30pm. Otherwise I would have been there too.

    My grandfather passed away today, in 2004, as it is. My family and I (who have all met Aunty Dalilah) had a small round of prayers for both my grandfather and Aunty Dalilah tonight. May she always rest in peace and be with the blessed.

    My condolences and love to Uncle Saiful, Adam, Idris and the rest of her family and friends.

  8. Alfatihah. I share her family’s sorrow.
    She fought the good fight.
    But Allah knows a better place for her.
    Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmatnya.


    Of course you can visit here.
    Islam do not differentiate race nor religion.

  9. ุจูุณู’ู…ู ุงู„ู„ู‘ู‡ู ุงู„ุฑูŽู‘ุญู’ู…ู€ูŽู†ู ุงู„ุฑูŽู‘ุญููŠ
    ุงู„ู’ุญูŽู…ู’ุฏู ู„ู„ู‘ู‡ู ุฑูŽุจูู‘ ุงู„ู’ุนูŽุงู„ูŽู…ููŠู†
    ุงู„ุฑูŽู‘ุญู’ู…ู€ู†ู ุงู„ุฑูŽู‘ุญููŠู…
    ู…ูŽู€ุงู„ููƒู ูŠูŽูˆู’ู…ู ุงู„ุฏูู‘ูŠู†
    ุฅููŠูŽู‘ุงูƒ ู†ูŽุนู’ุจูุฏู ูˆุฅููŠูŽู‘ุงูƒูŽ ู†ูŽุณู’ุชูŽุนููŠู†
    ุงู‡ุฏูู†ูŽู€ู€ู€ู€ุง ุงู„ุตูู‘ุฑูŽุงุทูŽ ุงู„ู…ูุณุชูŽู‚ููŠ
    ุตูุฑูŽุงุทูŽ ุงู„ูŽู‘ุฐููŠู†ูŽ ุฃูŽู†ุนูŽู…ุชูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู‡ูู…ู’ ุบูŽูŠุฑู ุงู„ู…ูŽุบุถููˆุจู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู‡ูู…ู’ ูˆูŽู„ุงูŽ ุงู„ุถูŽู‘ุงู„ูู‘ูŠู†

    Ya Allah ampunilah dosanya, sayangilah dia, maafkanlah dia, sihatkanlah dia, muliakanlah tempat tinggalnya, luaskanlah kuburannya, mandikanlah dia dengan air iss dan air embun, bersihkanlah dari segala kesalahan sebagaimana kain putih bersih dari kotoran, gantikanlah untuknya tempat tinggal yang lebih baik dari tempat tinggalnya, keluarga yang lebih baik dari keluarganya, pasangan yang lebih baik dari pasangannya dan peliharalah dia dari siksa kubur dan siksa neraka.

  10. Saya dan suami beliau dan beberapa orang kawan2 sekolah telah menguruskan jenazah โ€˜darlingโ€™ kami tadi. Kereta jenazah telah pun berlepas dari HKL sejam yang lalu.

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