Grandmother of 44 finds love again at 78

KUALA LUMPUR: A 78-year-old grandmother, who lost her husband 42 years ago, remarried today.

Rohani Mohd Kassim, who has eight children, 44 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren, accepted her fate as she found love once again.

She said she met her husband, Yusof Embi, 77, after being introduced by friends.

After getting approval from the family, especially her children, Rohani said, she accepted the marriage proposal on the first day of Ramadan this year.

"I have been a widow for 42 years and my children already have their own lives.

"Now Allah has opened my heart to accept a life partner again and I really want to find someone who can be an imam and a companion," said the housewife.

Rohani said her husband proposed after a week getting to know each other.

"Today, Alhamdulillah, we are married and most importantly, this relationship has received blessings from both families, and even my children, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren support this sincere intention.

"I am certainly happy that everything went smoothly, and my hope is that this relationship will last until Jannah," she told Harian Metro today.

Meanwhile, Yusof said he was grateful that the wedding went smoothly.

"There was no feeling of nervousness during the solemnisation ceremony, perhaps because of my age.

"I lost my wife in 2021 and Allah allowed me to find love again, especially since my children are busy with their own duties.

"The first time I saw Rohani's picture, I was already attracted to her, and we met at a restaurant; I felt very comfortable with her.

"Rohani is also well-mannered and her sense of humour makes me open my heart to marry her," said the retired Tenaga Nasional Bhd employee.

The couple's wedding ceremony, held at the Dewan Serbaguna Masjid Az-Zubair Ibnul Awwam, Cheras, was joyously celebrated by family and close friends, including traditional ceremonies and the wedding procession.

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