Mum Who Lost Son In Tahfiz Blaze Shares The Letter He Wrote To Her The Day Before

In the letter, the boy had asked for his parents' forgiveness.

Cover image via Malaysia Gazette & The Malaysian Insight

Amiel Ashraf Abdul Rashid, one of the 23 victims who perished in the fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz Centre in KL early Thursday morning, 14 September, had given his mother a handwritten letter on Wednesday

Amiel, who was just 11-year-old, had seen his parents just a day ago on 13 September. On that day, he had written his mom and dad a letter telling them how much he loved them and asking for her their forgiveness.

In the letter, Amiel wrote:

"Mom and dad, forgive Amiel if I had done anything wrong.

"Amiel loves you both very much.

"Thank you for taking care of me all these while. I do not know how to repay you both. All I know is only to study in tahfiz and help mom and dad enter the heaven."

Amiel's mother, Norhayati Khalid, was quoted by The Star Online saying that her son used to go to school in Kelantan but she transferred him here so he could be closer to her

Little did the 42-year-old mother knew that the closeness would not last long. According to Norhayati, it was Amiel's own choice to study in the tahfiz.

"He used to hand me notes, wishing me well, wishing me Mother's Day, but this was the first time he wrote about how he wished his good deeds would help me and his dad get into heaven," Norhayati was quoted as saying by The Malaysian Insight.

Refusing to blame the school for the fire, Amiel's mother said that, "This is our fate. Perhaps, Allah loves him more"

The remains of all the victims were found scattered in the dorm.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department, they were trying to escape the fire by climbing out of a window which had fixed grilles.

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