This blog is all about my little sister, Asma, who lost her life in the battle against cancer on February 11, 2005 at the age of 12.

All About My Baby Sister, Asma

Feel free to pass this blog along to others, Insha'Allah. (To read the very first post/entry, click on "February 2005" under "Archives" and scroll all the way to the bottom and you should see the first entry). Please keep my parents and family in your dua'as. Jazak'Allah. May Allah reward all of you and keep you guys on the straight path. Ameen May Allah reunite us with Asma once again. Ameen

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

A Quick Reminder

Assalaamualaikum Warahmutallahi Wabarakatuh,

Many people have contacted me (and some have asked me in this blog) if they can give this blog out to others.

I have no problem with it as it is definately a reminder to us that death can happen at anytime. I can speak from personal experience that this has truly become an eye opener and is a constant reminder.

Also, one of the purposes of this blog was to tell people about Asma and give them an idea of who the girl was that they prayed for.

Many people around the world have made dua'a for her and the family and even went as far doing things for her. Writing about her and telling others about her is the least I can do.

So, feel free to let others know. Contact me at haq_omar@hotmail.com if you need to ask me anything else.

By the way, I'd like it if you let me know where you have given this blog out just for my own curiosity.

Jazak'Allah khair and may Allah Subhanawatalaa reward you all. Ameen.

Assalaamualaikum Warahmutallahi Wabarakatuh.

14 Comments:

  • At Tuesday, June 07, 2005 12:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sallam brother.

    I just read your blog right now. Inshallah Asma will be granted Jannah. I started crying when i read this- i hope Allah (s.w.t) makes the pain easier for you and your family. Ameen.

    takecare,
    w'salam.

    Your family will be in my prayers Inshallah.

     
  • At Tuesday, June 07, 2005 4:21:00 PM, Anonymous Umm Turaab said…

    Bismillaah.

    As-Salaamu 'Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullaahee Wa-Barakaatuhu.

    I saw the link on good old Islamica (useful for something!)

    I pray things get easire for you & your family akhee... Bi'ithnillaah.

    Take Care...

    Wa-'Alaikum as-Salaam Wa-Rahmatullaahee Wa-Barakaatuhu
    your sister in Islaam.

     
  • At Wednesday, June 08, 2005 9:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Salaam,

    So sorry to hear about your loss. :( May Allah grant her Jannah and give your family comfort.

     
  • At Thursday, June 09, 2005 7:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Salaam.

    Forgive me for my lack of knowledge, but I do see this as mourning.

    "We were forbidden to mourn for more than three days for a dead person, except for a husband, for whom a wife should mourn for four months and ten days (while in the mourning period) we were not allowed to put kohl in our eyes, nor perfume ourselves, nor wear dyed clothes, except a garment of 'Asb (special clothes made in Yemen). But it was permissible for us that when one of us became clean from her menses and took a bath, she could use a piece of a certain kind of incense. And it was forbidden for us to follow funeral processions." - [Bukhari 7:254]

    It can be hard losing someone. I lost my sister at the age of two, and she was only one, but one must remember, every soul shall taste death. Right now, we should be preparing for our turn.

    May Allah grant you, and your family sabr, and your sister a really high status in Jannah. Ameen.

    Forgive me for anything I may have said to hurt you insha Allah.

     
  • At Thursday, June 09, 2005 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Hijabi4Life said…

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  • At Thursday, June 09, 2005 7:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think Ms. Hijabi4life misunderstands the word 'mourning'. And I'm not the one who's used that word. In fact, this is my first view of this blog and first comment.

    Writing about a person is considered mourning and this is a healthy way to do it.

    Thank you,
    the science girl.

     
  • At Friday, June 10, 2005 12:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Salam alaikum,

    Will we see her photo?

     
  • At Friday, June 10, 2005 3:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Salaam

    Mourning by definition:

    1. The actions or expressions of one who has suffered a bereavement.
    2. Conventional outward signs of grief for the dead, such as a black armband or black clothes.
    3. The period during which a death is mourned.

    Now, take meaning #1. Translate the word 'expression'.

    Now, is this blog not mourning about Asma? (May Allah bless her grave?)

     
  • At Friday, June 10, 2005 4:14:00 PM, Blogger Hijabi4Life said…

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

     
  • At Friday, June 10, 2005 11:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You guys are both retarded.

     
  • At Wednesday, June 15, 2005 2:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    mourning for a specific period of time is permitted in the sharaih.

    however prologned mourning is not permitted.

     
  • At Thursday, June 16, 2005 3:52:00 PM, Anonymous sarah_c said…

    in lillah wa ina ilayhiraji3oon.
    think of it as a reminder..
    because it was more than a reminder for me..subhanallah...
    reading this made me cry but most of all made me think...and made me change...time goes by fast enough as it is...when will we wake up and realise this!?
    i hope inshallah all our duaas for lil asma and her family are excepted by Allah.and continue to be excepted.ameen thuma ameen thuma ameen.
    we all need as many muslims to make duaa for us as possible..thats why this blog is a very good thing..and by the brother doing this..may he have great reward in making people think about death...
    "In the evening, do not anticipate the morning, and in the morning do not anticipate the evening. Take from your health for your illness and from your life for your death." [al-Bukhari]
    barakAllahufeekum.
    wassalauamalikum.

     
  • At Wednesday, June 22, 2005 12:03:00 AM, Blogger bruce said…

    Assalaam-u-alaikum

    I dont want to create a ruckus here.
    However, to the anonymous brother/sister (may Allah SWT bless them):

    1. When bringing out the definitions for 'mourning', please realize you're introducting English-language concepts into the picture, and not necessarily sticking to what could reasonably be inferred from the Arabic. I may be mistaken in this, in which case please correct me. However, it is a point worthy of noting.

    And Allah [SWT] knows best.

    2. This blog, as mentioned by the brother, is a way of allowing him to release his angst over the loss of his younger sister.

    3. Moreover, it serves the additional purpose of reminding the rest of us not only about the practical - as opposed to theoretical - nature of death (and how it affects those who we know personally), but it also gives the rest of us a role model in Br Omar, and the love that he has for his siblings.

    May Allah [SWT] grant us all the ability to cherish and respect the people around us before they pass away. Ameen.

     
  • At Wednesday, October 15, 2008 10:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i gave the blog to my sister,i feel like she can use an eye opener.

     

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