Dear Dolan brother, we are grateful for your love

The whole world is devastated by the epidemic of coronavirus. The rate of infection is constantly increasing. Bangladesh is no exception. Corona infection has spread in Alfadanga, Boalmari and Madhukhali (Faridpur-1 parliamentary constituency) like the rest of the country. Fear of infection on the one hand, and public life disrupted by strict restrictions on the other. Arifur Rahman Dolan Bhai, chairman of the daily Dhaka Times, and weekly this time, has tried his best to provide courage and food aid to the panicked and helpless people of Faridpur-1 constituency. I am an eyewitness. Dear Dolan Bhai, I went to the house of helpless Manu and delivered the food items and gifts.

So much for the co-operation from the helpless people of Dolan Bhai during the coronation period. Now let me tell you a little about myself… although Dolan Bhai lives next to my family in the shade like a banyan tree all year round. I will tell those stories another day. Today, I am just telling the story of me and my birth father being by his side during his coronation.

There are three of us in my family. Dad, Mom and I. My father is Maulana Abu Bakr Siddique. Sixty. Kidney stones, suffering from various diseases including diabetes. In the meanwhile, on June 14, my father started having pain all over his body. High fever after three days. The taste in the mouth goes away. Eating and drinking stopped. I bring medicine from the pharmacy for fever and body aches. But it was not working. My father’s condition was getting worse. Later, on the morning of June 23, he was taken to the Upazila Health Complex to see a doctor. The next day, Dolan heard about Abu’s illness and advised him to undergo corona test and gave me various directions to cure him.

On the advice of my brother, my father and mother did the corona test. Abbu Corona comes positive in it. Ammur comes negative. Dad was even more devastated by the news of Corona Positive. The news of death in the corona around him and the condition of his father’s body he took hold of and maybe for a long time he will not be able to see the light and air of this world.

On the night of 23rd June, the day when Abu Corona’s positive result came, I also started coughing and high fever. Two out of three members of the family are ill. I don’t test. But the result comes negative. I was sick for more than a week. Healthy now.

My mother was a little awkward with us. That’s why my mother has trouble breathing. Even then he has served us by relying on Allah and following the rules of health. Mother has suffered a lot due to the illness of both of us. I pray to Allah to grant long life to my loving mother and protect her from all kinds of calamities and diseases. Amen.

Today is 23-24 days my father is sick. Although he is much healthier now than before. Taste has returned to the face. Heavy meals can be eaten now. Earlier, for 15 days in a row, he could not eat anything except a little fruit juice and one or two spoons of sabudana. Many thanks to Allah Ta’ala, the Most Merciful, for bestowing this mercy.

In the course of time, the debt of love has already increased. Not to mention the man of love. Amidst the illness of me and my beloved birth father, in the midst of hundreds of engagements, my guardian, dear editor, beloved leader Arifur Rahman Dolan Bhai has inquired about the health of me and my father, advised Every morning when I woke up, I received an SMS from Dolan Bhai, ‘What about you and your father’s body?’ Three to four times a day, he inquires, gives advice, and provides us with what we need when we call or text.

The way the eldest son of a family does everything for every member starting from his parents, Arifur Rahman Dolan Bhai has done and continues to do the same for me and my family even though he is not my own brother.

He often said to me, ‘What if you don’t have siblings? I am; Your older brother Never worry about anything? Tell me when you need it? Not without saying a word. So far no one was able to send in the perfect solution, which is not strange. Whenever he felt I needed something, he did it.

One should be grateful if one benefits. This is the teaching of the Prophet (peace be upon him). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘He who does not show gratitude to man does not show gratitude to Allaah. ‘Or’ He who is ungrateful to man is ungrateful to Allah. ‘ (Abu Dawood, Hadith: 4611)

My debt burden to dear Dolan Bhai has really increased a lot. I do not know the language of gratitude to him. Even then, Brinnam’s respect and gratitude to Priyabhai. I will remember with gratitude. He is by my side in the joys and sorrows of my family; I want to be by his side for the rest of my life just like in the past. God willing.

The way Arifur Rahman Dolan Bhai is by the side of our family in happiness and sorrow, it is very rare to see anyone living by someone’s side at present. I may not have been able to fully articulate his contribution to my family in this writing. To be honest, he loves my family and us a lot. How can I forget this love? Can this love be forgotten?

I also express my unconditional love and gratitude to many of my elder brothers, friends, colleagues, younger brothers, relatives and many others who have been wishing me and my father well on the phone and Facebook after hearing the news of my and my father’s illness. May Allah grant speedy recovery to those who are still sick with coronavirus. May God help us.

Finally, I am thankful to the Most Merciful again. At the same time, I wish good health and longevity to dear Arifur Rahman Dolan Bhai who made hundreds of helpless people including me smile. May Allah bless him and his family at all times. Amen.

Author: Journalist.

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