Friday, February 18, 2011

In Memory of Dato' Adnan Mohd Tahir

"Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names"

I just feel like saying a word or two about a wonderful and inspirational man who once cross my path. Last year, as I was going through adoption sites to find out more on parents who have adopted (for my future options), I came across many articles on an organization called OrphanCARE. I dropped an email to the President's inbox to ask more about it. That's how I knew the late Dato' Adnan Mohd Tahir. Me and hubby then met him and his wife, and he was so enthusiastic and passionate when speaking of OrphanCARE and Viva Palestina.

   Dato' Adnan Mohd Tahir passed away last Saturday, on 12th February 2011, leaving his wife Datin Elya Lim Abdullah and three children. Without realizing it, tears roll down my cheeks when I heard the news. I read his status message on FB "Alhamdulillah, Hosni Mubarak has resigned. Congratulations to all Egyptians! May Egypt rise again as the centre of the Arabs, insyaAllah" at about 12midnight and a few hours later, he passed away.

Throughout my involvement with OrphanCARE, he was very passionate of their cause and he had so many ideas to contribute. Baby hatch was made possible by his great leadership in OrphanCARE. Many babies are now saved from being abandoned and many children are given homes. 
I remembered him telling me that he wanted every child in the orphanages to have a proper home and family. He said if we don't save the children from orphanages, when they turn 18, what will happen to them? I believe in the organization's mission and cause however due to personal commitments, I wasn't able to commit to the organization for long, but if I had a chance to work with any organization, it will definitely be under someone with his attributes; a true leader, sincere, hardworking and someone I have very high respect for.

He was such a father figure who pushed me to be the best I could be as he saw the potential in me. When I was involved with OrphanCARE, I only managed to finish one article as he requested, and he praised me for it. I promised him I will find time to write another one  soon, but never did I imagine the next one will be about him. 
Many high profile people would only do charity for the name and glamour, but he is one man I know who does charity from his heart. He could've have contributed more if he was still with us today, but Allah loves him more.

Moga roh arwah dilimpahkan rahmat & di tempatkan di golongan org2 yg beriman & beramal soleh. Al Fatihah ... 


  1. al-fatihah to the late Dato'Adnan..Moga rohnya ditempatkan dikalangan orang2 yang beriman dan beramal soleh...

  2. al-fatihah to Allahyarham... insyaAllah rohnya ditempatkan di kalangan umat yg beriman... surely his efforts will never be forgotten... he has left a great legacy & will forever b remembered...

  3. Very fitting and lovely article. Thanks.