The late Siti Sarah who passed away on Monday (9th August) morning left four beautiful children, Uwais Alqarni, Dzahira Talita Zahra, Ariq Matin and her newborn baby Ayyash Affan. Shuib and Siti Sarah’s youngest son, Ayyash Affan is still under monitoring in the hospital after being born pre-maturely last week.
The comedian is currently facing the challenge of raising his four children as a single father after the passing of his wife. Shuib shared that he is concerned on how to manage his newborn, Ayyash Affan. In case you didn’t know, Ayyash is currently being monitored at PPUKM, mStar reported.
“Undoubtedly, there are many things in my mind. For example, I wanted to find a robe for the children and it was so chaotic that I accidentally called out the name of our maid who had also passed away,” Shuib remarked. He also mentioned that the doctor has advised him to find someone who can breastfeed his infant child.
Ayyash Affan who was born last Friday (6th August) is relying on formula milk since birth. Shuib further revealed that there are many of his female friends who offered to be a substitute breastfeeding mother to Ayyash including actress Syatilla Melvin.
“The thought about infant milk does raise concern. Many have offered to breastfeed including Syatilla. Thinking about it first, I need to know what they consume as a breastfeeding mother. I don’t know much about this, I need to ask several Ustaz first,” commented Shuib during the tahlil session last night (Wednesday 11th August).
According to the manager of Siti Sarah, Nana Mohamad Rom, Shuib had been contacted by the hospital to postpone meeting his newborn son to avoid the risk of Covid-19 infection. Shuib who has been looking forward to meet Ayyash Affan, was visibly sad.
“I am supposed to visit Ayyash today (Wednesday 11th August). The children kept asking about their brother. However, I postponed it on the doctor’s recommendation to prevent Covid-19 infection. Alhamdulillah, the baby is in a stable condition, and has even undergone the Covid-19 screening test twice and both results turned negative,” Shuib remarked.
“Please pray that the third swab test will be negative as well. Insya-Allah, Ayyash will be allowed to come home in a month if his health is good,” he said. We also learned that his youngest child weighs over 1.8 kilograms.
The virtual tahlil ceremony and Yassin reading for the late Siti Sarah last night was led by Fakhrul UNIC and Muslim preacher Tarmizi Abdul Rahman. It was also joined by other celebrity friends including Ziana Zain, Sharnaaz Ahmad, Nabil Ahmad, Zizan Razak and Siti Sarah’s father, Raissuddin Hamzah.