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

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Surprise: Home from Mexico

Assalaamualaikum Warahmutallahi Wabarakatuh,

Exactly one year ago today, we came home from Mexico. We were in Mexico for Asma's treatment. It was actually one of the last things we had tried for Asma. Everything had failed. 99.9% doctors had given up. Clinically speaking, we really had no chance whatsoever. As one doctor had stated one month prior to Asma's passing away, "Shes on an end of life journey."

Anyways, Amsa was excited to finally come home after spending months in Mexico away from family. Majority of the time, it was my father, my mother, Asma, and myself. My father had come home few days earlier because he needed to take care of some personal things.

I remember when my dad had left for the airport, Asma was very, very sad. She was heartbroken.

She was crying so much. As she weeped, she kept saying, "Mujey daddy qiyoon chorkay chalaygai? Daddy mera dil ka thookra hai." ("Why did daddy leave me? Daddy is a part of my heart.")

She kept saying that over and over. We finally calmed her down by telling her that we too will be back home soon, again.

Well time went by and it was time to pack and get to the airport. We were soon on our way to Chicago. No one had a clue whatsoever that we were coming. Asma specifically wanted to keep it a secret from Aysha because she wanted to surprise her. lol

We arrived at the O'Hare Airport in Chicago around 4:30-5:00 AM. My father was waiting and picked us up.

Asma was very excited. She told us not to make a noise so she can surprise Aysha. Well I drove back and we finally got home. I carried Asma upstairs to the room Aysha was sleeping in. Aysha had fallen asleep on my parents bed.

Asma was giggling as she grew anxious. I was smiling too. We slowly tip-toed near Aysha and stopped by her feet. Asma was still wearing a coat, gloves, scarf, and a winter skull cap. She didnt even wait to take her gloves off when she started to tickle Aysha with her finger. She was quiet and smiling. She was eager for Aysha to wake up and see her reaction.

Soon, Aysha got up and was confused. She looked up and stared at us for a few seconds. She was quiet.

All of a sudden she screams, "ASMA!!!!!!!!!!!"

lol Asma at this pointed bursted in laughter and wouldnt stop. It seemed like she had the time of her life. lol

Aysha then woke up and came down stairs to talk to Asma and the rest of us.

I will never forget this incident. It was so funny very heartwarming to see that Asma was excited and was finally home.

Everytime I think about it, I get tears in my eyes. With every memory of her, it comes with a smile. It also comes with tears...

May Allah reunite us with Asma again in the Hereafter. Ameen
May Allah elevate Asma's status to the highest level. Ameen

Assalaamualaikum Warahmutallahi Wabarakatuh.


  • At Friday, December 09, 2005 11:44:00 PM, Blogger Hijabi4Life said…

    Ameen to your duaas. :)

  • At Saturday, December 10, 2005 10:19:00 AM, Anonymous Umm Nuh said…

    Umm Nuh here - Asalam aalykum brother, I just had to come back and read you blog. I wanted to say jazakaAllahu khairan for posting your thoughts and feelings, wallahi it really softens one's heart. I just feel the pain subhanaAllah. Brother I'm sure everyone who reads this blog makes dua for you and your family inshaAllah. Hold in there..SubhanaAllah I have never met or talked to Asma but seems like she was my blood sister. Keep remembering Asma as it reminds us all of our end. I ask Allah to forgive our wrongdoings and show us the straight path and give us death in state of al-islam. ameen- jazakaAllahu khairan. Wasalam
    ps: Smile and thank Allah that you got extra time in this life to please Allah (swt).

  • At Saturday, December 10, 2005 10:54:00 AM, Anonymous Faatimah said…

    Ameen to all the du'aas, ameen.

  • At Monday, December 12, 2005 10:01:00 AM, Anonymous sister_s said…

    Ameen to all those duas. everytime i read this blog i leave with tears in my eyes. asma seemed such a lovely person. may Allah Subhana Wa Ta'aala reward you for your patience. Ameen

  • At Tuesday, December 13, 2005 2:06:00 AM, Blogger Asma said…

    Assalam o alaykum w.w.!

    such a heartwarming post .. !

    And ameen to all ur prayers for asma!

  • At Tuesday, December 13, 2005 11:42:00 AM, Blogger Komal said…

    subhanAllah may you and your family be rewarded in the hereafter for your patience in this world...

    i guess the hardest part of letting go, is mentally letting go. if that made any sense


  • At Monday, December 19, 2005 6:14:00 AM, Anonymous Sadi said…

    Salam Brother,

    thats a sweet memory, i guess thats all we have left now,

    May Allah grant Asma the highest level in Jannah, May Allah reward you and your family for being there for Asma, May Allah give you and your family sabr and shiffa...May Allah reunite you guys on the day of judgement...

    take care

  • At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Assalaamu Alaikum.. just read your blog and all i want to say that ppl will always talk because of many reasons ..envy, and evil minded i employ u to not worry about trivial things, may Allah reward u for the love u possess in your heart and accept your hajj Ameen, ur a good and caring brother. salaam

  • At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 8:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Assalaamu Alaikum, i also want to add that this is the most beautiful and heart felt blog i have ever read ..All about Asma touched my heart profoundly brought lots of tears to my eyes the very first night i read about this brave and warm little girl, who i have grown to love dearly and sincerely, even thought i was not that fortunately to meet her..i do not have words to express how much i felt for not only u and your siblings but your dear parents, who i think off alot ..ur a wonderful.. caring loving brother ..may Allah subhana wa ta'allah grant Asma jannah firdus ..and give u and your family strength to go on without your beautiful Asma ..Ameen ..Assalaamu Alaikum

  • At Friday, October 17, 2008 7:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    shes so cuteeeeeee man mashallah.i feel like her in many ways i liked all the kinds of things she liked.surprising people is the best.she knew her sister would be extremely happy to see her when she least expected.

    i dont knwo why but i got goosebumps becuase ive been in ohare airport before......i was somewhere asma was.its weird for me to think that but its okay.


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