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

Friday, July 15, 2005

Sabr

Assalaamualaikum Warhamutallahi Wabarakatuh,

One of many things that I have learnt from Asma is the fact that she NEVER, EVER complained about anything including her illness.

Looking back, ever since she was diagnosed with cancer until the day she passed away and was taken back by Allah Subhanawatalaa, she never complained.

She was bed-ridden for over about three years, yet no word or sign of any complaints or resentment.

She used to peek out the window and watch her school bus come and go every morning and afternoon, yet remained silent.

She used to watch her little cousins run around and have fun at parties as she sat on the bed or sofa and cheered them on.

She used to watch girls her age ride bikes around the block while she sat in her wheel chair.

There is one incident that really sticks out and shows how brave and courageous she was. She gave up her leg. Her leg was amputated all the way up to her hip.

When she got her leg amputated, we were afraid to face her. We were afraid because we didnt know what to tell her or what to say. We didnt know what she would experience or feel. We didnt know how she would react. We were afraid she would be hit with depression.

Anyways, her leg was amputated. It finally happened. We feared the day her leg would be amputated. But it happened. There was no looking back.

So my father said something about her leg being amputated. Asma's response blew us away.

Asma said, "Daddy, tho kiya howa? Mein aik taang se tho phir bhi hop karsakthi hoi." ("Daddy, so what? I can still hop with one leg.")

Allahu Akbar. I was in awe. Even now as I type this, Im speechless. The courage and patience that she had was unbelievable. Subhana'Allah. I really can learn from her.

She mentioned that little boy in Iraq whose all four limbs were lost as a result of the bombing by the U.S. He also lost his family including his parents.

Anyways, Asma went on to say that she feels so much pain and is very sad to see the little boy lose his limbs. She said that the fact that she had lost her leg is nothing compared to what the boy had little lost.

Subhana'Allah, look at that. Atleast myself, I freak out at the thought of breaking a bone or even losing a finger.

Im put to shame. Subhana'Allah. Im glad Asma came in my life so that I have a reminder of how we should have sabr regardless of what happens.

Asma, regardless all the trials she went through, always smiled and remained steadfast. She uplifted others spirits and gave their confidence a boost.

I know how much she wanted to walk. I was able to tell by her facial expression and the way she acted sometimes. However, not once did she complain or even utter a word of resentment.

Subhana'Allah.

Oh Allah, raise Asma's level and status in Jannah. Ameen.
Oh Allah, give us sabr and shiffa. Ameen.
Oh Allah, reunite us with Asma in the Akhirah. Ameen.

Assalaamualaikum Warahmutallahi Wabarakatuh.

4 Comments:

  • At Saturday, July 16, 2005 2:43:00 AM, Anonymous Saimah said…

    Assalaamulaikum,

    :( :( :(

    Even though I never met Asma she has taught me soo much. The greatest thing she has taught me is to become a better muslim. Asma and your family are constantly in my prayers. Be sure to take care of yourself.

     
  • At Saturday, July 16, 2005 9:04:00 AM, Blogger Striver said…

    Another great post. Seems like she was very wise and smart, at such a young age. Its funny how humans are usually. When a calamity befalls them or they are put through hardships they think theyre going through the worst in the world and forget others, but what Asma said about the Iraqi boy at a time when she didnt have a leg of her own is just amazin'

     
  • At Sunday, July 17, 2005 1:42:00 AM, Blogger Hijabi4Life said…

    SubhanAllah...:'(

    to hear such mature and thought-provoking words coming out of a person so young yet so certain of her faith....it's beyond amazing. Allahu Akbar.

    I hope that you can draw some strength from her wise words and that the rest of us can see her endurance and patience in the face of pain and suffering as a lesson to be learned, inshaAllah.

    SubhanAllah once again. I'm put to shame by people like Asma...here we are in perfect health yet we never seem to appreciate Allah 'Azza wa Jaal's favor upon us...and you look at people like Asma, who seemed to have less than we do, but had what really mattered...true faith..

    :'(

    Ameen to your duaas.

     
  • At Wednesday, October 15, 2008 11:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    this is good for me to read as i am in need of major sabr.some people touch your soul and teach you something you'll remember all your life.those kind of people make life beautiful

     

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