For Professor Abdalla's young son who passed away last Thursday.
Allah ya jikan shi. Allah ya sa ya huta. Allah ya kai rahama ka kabarinsa. Allah ya sa ya huta. Amin. Allah ya ba mu hakuri.
When I wrote my dad about the news last week, he told me later, he had a sinking feeling--a memory of the 30 years ago now when my older brother Nathanial died. Share that with him, when the time is appropriate, he told me. My heart is with them. Allah ya ba mu hakuri.