May 15, 2018.
I received the shocking news of your father’s demise yesterday. I know how much you were struggling to save his life from the deadly disease of cancer. It must be really heartbreaking for you as you were really close to him. Further, he was the mainstay of your family. He was a man who was held in high esteem by his friends and relatives. Nobody can take his place. It is an irreparable loss. I remember how affectionate he was to all of us. The loss you have suffered is irreparable. But the fact remains that the responsibility of the family lies with you now. You are the eldest son of the family and you should understand your responsibility. Your emotional strength is very important to support the rest of the family. Nobody dies with the dead because we all are born for a reason. You should be the sustaining power for your family. It will be soothing for your father in heaven. I offer my heartfelt feelings of condolence to you and your family in this bereavement.
Feel the deepest sympathy for you.
August 17, 2007.
I was very much grieved to read the news of your mother’s death. It is a terrible shock to lose such a kind and loving mother. I realize what your feelings are, and I know that it will take some time to overcome grief. But one thought at least will comfort you, that at her death-bed she had the satisfaction of seeing her son following her footsteps. She was such a religious and pious lady that nothing else could have worried her in the presence of death. Death brings about a sudden and painful parting. But then we know that everyone has to tread the same path. The one who dies is free from the pain and worries of this mortal existence. It is we who suffer and feel the loss. By the grace of Allah Almighty, the parting souls will be reunited in the Gardens of Heaven. I hope you will face this shock as bravely, and as patiently, as you have faced all other challenging situations in life.
With deepest sympathy.