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 21, 2005

Surat al-Hujrat and al-Naba

Assalaamualaikum Warahmutallahi Wabarakatuh,

Everyday I think of Asma. I think of her when I wake up, throughout the day, and before I go to sleep.

Every little thing reminds me of her. The van she used to sit in, the bed she used to sleep on, the remote control for the TV, her clothes, shoes, the tray she used to eat on, her breathing tube (yes I still have it) basically everything and anything.

There are two Surahs really remind me of her. One of them is al-Hujrat (one that is playing on this blog) and the other one is al-Naba by Mishary Rashid Al-Efasi.

I used to play al-Naba in the car and put it on repeat so it would keep playing. We played it the whole time when we left Chicago to go to Georgia. Then from Georgia we went to Texas and from there we went back home to Chicago.

The whole time we played al-Naba and it was pretty much set in our minds. I even played it in the car when I used to take Asma to rehab after she had her leg amputated.

So whenever the Surah would play, she would recite it too in a melodious voice. She knew where to raise her voice and where to lower it. She recited it better than I did. lol

The reason why al-Hujrat reminds me of Asma is because during her last several weeks, this is all that played throughout the house. We have downloaded it onto our computer and we played it 24/7 on the computer. It was even playing when she passed away.

My father starts crying whenever this Surah starts playing because it automatically reminds him of her and death.

It makes my heart beat faster when I listen to it. As I feel empty inside, this Surah boosts my Imaan.

May Allah reunite my family and I with Asma. Ameen.

Assalaamualaikum Warahmutallahi Wabarakatuh.


  • At Tuesday, June 21, 2005 1:38:00 PM, Blogger Modest Hijabi said…


    The post made me smile. Sure she went through so much pain, the amputation, all those tubes and mental and emotional strain, but its so peaceful knowing that shes with her Rabb, shes in noor, sleeping. A position we all work our lives for, Allah granted to her so early.
    May Allah bless us all with His mercy.


  • At Tuesday, June 21, 2005 1:48:00 PM, Blogger Hijabi4Life said…

    Ameen to your duaa.

    may Allah swt give you peace and comfort in every way possible. Ameen.

    I'm sure it serves as a small token of comfort that you find solace in listening to the Quran, and a surah that reminds you of Asma. :)

  • At Tuesday, June 21, 2005 7:59:00 PM, Anonymous {ISLAM} Our Way Of Life said…

    Assalam alaikum

    Masha'Allah she knew how to recite surat an-naba'with the tone. I came to this site when i was at home working, n i let it play the whole time,it played about 100 times,if not more,subhanAllah its so beautiful, and if i was in ur position-and it reminded me of my lil sis that died i will play it 24/7 too, cuz it will firstly remind u of ur sis and secondly, death.
    May Allah grant ur family sabr, and may Allah shower u with his mercy,ameen

  • At Friday, June 24, 2005 1:39:00 PM, Blogger Squeeky said…

    Assalaamu Alaikum :D

    Ameen, ameen, ameen.

  • At Friday, June 24, 2005 2:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Stop mouring.

    This is not right. Talking about a dead person will never bring them alive again. It won't get them near Jannah. It won't bring them peace in the grave.

    Thinking of death is ok. But to think of death because your sister has passed away, it doesn't seem right. Everything shall return to Allah indeed. Rather than wasting time bloggin' about your sister and letting the world know all about her, what benefit will you get? What benefit will she get? Instead, everytime you want to blog about her, don't. Sit down and pray for her instead?

    Some people have already mentioned in the previous post comments that what your doing is wrong. Why not take their advice and stop bloggin' about the deceased?

    Unless your a shia who mourn over dead people like they do on ashura. That in itself is an innovation.

    Wallahu Alim.

  • At Friday, June 24, 2005 3:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ^Excuse you. The Prophet (SAW) said to go to graves to think about death. So it IS right to be able to think about how easily someone can die, as sweet Asma did. Who ever said that he made this blog to get Asma to jannah? Insha-Allah she will go to jannah regardless of what we do because she was a pure, innocent child. Peace in the grave?! Insha-Allah her grave is spacious, again, regardless of what we do or say. There is a hadeeth that I'm just summarizing which says that when a child dies, pray for the parents and not for the child. I'm not saying not to pray for her, of course not! But what you said didn't make any sense at all. And how can you make parallels between a follower of the Ahlus-Sunnah-Wal-Jam'ah and a shi'a? People want to know about how Asma died. People need reminders such as this to really think about their lives. I know I need these types of reminders. If you don't like it, don't read it. No one is asking you to. And, maybe this helps him deal with his sister's death. Maybe this is the way Allaah (SAW) is allowing him to get through this. Allahu 'Alam. Do you know what it's like to go through what he and his family went through? Do you know how unbelievably hard it is to lose a child or a sibling, especially in this way? Try to correct your mistakes before attacking others. Jazakumullah Khayr.

  • At Friday, June 24, 2005 3:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm the same anonymous from above. I just wanted to say that I accidentally typed (SAW) instead of (SWT) after Allah.

  • At Friday, June 24, 2005 3:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I wanted to add to what the anonymous directly above me has said. Maybe this blog is a good thing in that it makes people aware of the situation this family was/is in & to make du'aa for them.

  • At Tuesday, June 28, 2005 7:34:00 PM, Blogger Bushra said…

    this is an amazing blog, its not only letting the world know about Asma but it reminds them about death in general. And for me, this blog was just the motivation i needed to prepare myself. Subhanallah.

    You and your family are always in my dua's.
    Take care of yourself bro.

  • At Wednesday, June 29, 2005 3:44:00 AM, Anonymous Ahmed said…

    Ameen to the duahs here.
    May Allah swt grant Asma Jannah, and reward you and your family immensely for the sabr you are exercising as a result of this loss.


  • At Wednesday, June 29, 2005 8:10:00 PM, Blogger Ikraam said…

    Wow, SubhanAllah. It made me laugh and cry and think about life in general.Ameen to all your duas. Shes somewhere safe and happy right now, I'm sure.:)

  • At Wednesday, June 29, 2005 8:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Always think about what Prophet Mohammad (saw) would do , if he was in your situation?
    Would he go around telling people about how her sister died she suffered .... May Allah(swt) grant her Jannah !
    I am pretty sure you have good intentions about this blog...but its not good to talk too much about the one who has passed away.. Once again ..think what would Prophet Mohammad (saw) do if he was in your situation ....would he blog or stay calm and pray for Asma? Think about it ...

  • At Friday, July 01, 2005 12:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Assalamu alaikum,

    You know its very sad what happened to Asma & her family..Everyone is making dua especially for them..but if you think about it they are not unique at all.

    Whatever they are feeling our poor brothers & sisters are feeling the same things too..

    In Iraq, Afganistan..everywhere..& for them its not a matter of just losing one daughter..most have lost everything..even everyone..even there own body parts..

    I wonder if 700 people turn up to bury them?

    I wonder if when we make so much dua especially for Asma & her family do we also do the same so passionatley for the rest of our muslim brothers & sisters facing exactly the same thing?

    I am writing this just to remind everyone not to forget them just because they don't have a blog to write on..

    They cant tell you the stories of how their daugters used to look at them or play with them..or how mummy used to make the dinner & feed it to them with her hands..but it doesn't make them any less important or special than Asma & it doesnt make their pain anyless..

    So lets not forget them next time we make dua for Ama & her family.

  • At Wednesday, July 06, 2005 1:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The ummah is always in my dua's as is Asma as well as her family. Nobody forgot about the world...but this blog makes people realize that time in this dunya is short and people should make the best of it, Insh-Allah. No one's denying that the ummah is in, not at all. However, this fact doesn't make Asma or her family any less important. And v.v., Asma nor her family make the ummah's problems any less important. Asma has her own unique situation. Of course, many others have lost children....I think this is the worst trial anybody has to go through. May Allah allow those who went/are going through this test (and all other tests) to pass. Ameen. Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

  • At Wednesday, October 15, 2008 10:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i always have al naba on repeat too,now ill always think of asmaa when i hear it.

    anyone who reads this blog is gonna love asmaa just like you do ,precious doll


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