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, April 05, 2007

Become Better Muslims

Assalaamualaikum Warahmutallahi Wabarakatuh,

It has been a while since I've last updated this blog. Things have been pretty busy lately which have taken much of my time. Anyhow, whenever anyone posts a comment on this blog, I receieve an email letting me know that someone has posted a comment and that I need to either approve or reject it. So yesterday in the evening, I check my email and I see a comment that really put a smile on my face. The comment was posted on "For the Sake of Allah vs. Sake of Dunya." post.

Here is the comment left anonymously:

"asalaaam
may Allah (swt) reward asma and elevate her status in jannah to the highest level and forgive us and guide us all.. ameen..
tnk u for this blog it made me cry and strengthened my imaan.. she also passed away on my birthday which scared me.. i'll keep her and your family in my dua'z inshallah.. iv been struggling with starting to wear hijab and kept holding back the day where i would start.. and after reading this, this morning.. it gave me the courage to start today and stop procrastinating.. alhamdullillah"


Subhana'Allah, for a bit I had a big smile on my face. As I've mentioned before, two of the few reasons why I made this blog was to remind people of how quickly death can come and to get them to become better Muslims, Insha'Allah. So reading the comment above made me happy inside and also gave me a "push" to strive to do good as I am at the bottom of the pit compared to other Muslims. Subhana'Allah when I look around, I see Muslims much better than me. I feel like there is so much I need to do and even then, Im not so sure that I will make it to Jannah. So whatever good I can do, I will do it in hope that I can make it to Jannah.

This leads me to another point. This reminds me (which I tend to forget and have forgotten for so long that I cant even remember) that everything we do has consequences. Even if I look back at my actions and words that came out of my mouth recently, they had a huge impact on others. Those impacts werent necessarily good, unfortunately. I look back at the things I have done and said, and Wallah I regret it. I wish I can bring back time. I wish I can redo things and make them better. But the fact is that I cant. Whatever has been said and done, is histroy and recorded. I can only repent, correct and learn from my mistakes, and move on.

We should all be mindful of the things we say and do. I know there are times where I joke with others that cross the Islamic boundaries. I didnt realize it before until a friend of mine reminded me just the other day. My friend told me that when at times I would joke, I would lie to make others laugh and how theres a hadeeth about it. Subhana'Allah, now that I think about it, I feel disgusted.

RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,

“Woe to the one who speaks and lies in order to make people laugh; woe to him, woe to him.”

Narrated by Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi and al-Nasaa’i with a jayyid isnaad.

Alhamdulillah, Im glad my friend reminded as I would have kept going for only Allah knows how long.

I remember whenever Asma joked, she stayed away from lies and made sure she was within Islamic boundaries. That puts me to shame. How was it that a little girl like her knew so much and acted upon it, yet here I am much older and would break the rules and go over the boundaries?

It really gives me something to think about. I really love this blog. Even if no one reads it, I come here to read it. It serves as a reminder to me to become a better Muslim. Of course, I also come here whenever I miss Asma and wish I can hold her once more and give her kisses.

:'(

May Allah elevate Asma's status in Jannah and reunite us with her once again. Ameen
May Allah reward my friend for reminding me and saving me from the trap of Shaitan. Ameen
May Allah protect us all from evil and harm and keep us on the straight path. Ameen
May Allah cure all the ones who are ill and forgive the ones who have passed on and grant them spacious graves and protect them from the fitnah of the graves. Ameen
May Allah reward the person who started wear hijab and give her strength to do more. Ameen
May Allah guide us all to the straight path. Ameen


Assalaamualaikum Warahmutallahi Wabarakatuh.

2 Comments:

  • At Thursday, April 12, 2007 1:06:00 PM, Anonymous Sono said…

    As'Salaamalaikum

    May Allah give u and ur family more strength to deal with life and may Allah (swt) give Asma peace and sakoon in Jannah.

    First of all I'd like to say that it is nice to see u up and writing here at the blog again.
    Secondly I'd like to let u knw that it is not true what you say, that no one reads this blog... well atleast I dnt belive it...ever since I saw this blog of ur's for the first time I try to come here every time I visit/edit my own blog to see if u have made any new entries, and yeah I admit I have never commented on anything (all I did was e-mailed you and gave you my appriciation for opening this blog, if u remember that) and I belive there are many more people out there who do read this blog regularly but do not comment b'cuz it is not easy to know what to write when u write such touchy stories abt Asma, one jus dnt knw wht to say.

    So please bhai Omar do not think like that and please do update the blog regurarly.... b'cuz there are many silent regular reader of this blog.

    Insha'Allah Allah has a better future planned for us, after all eveyrthing happens for a reason in this world even though we do not understand how it could be for a better couse sometimes...

    take care
    Allah Hafiz

     
  • At Monday, April 16, 2007 10:47:00 AM, Blogger Muslim Freedom said…

    Ameen to the duaas!

    Salam bro,

    You ain't showing me a lot of love these days, whatsup?
    Did I upset you in some way?
    I sent you an e-mail, not sure if it reached you, so I'll just say what I have to say here.
    Even if it has to be a public.
    Like if I'm bothering you then atleast let me know, and please forgive if I have said something that upset you in anyway.

    I ain't gonna twist your arm and force you to talk to me LOL.
    But I was just generally worried about you, and if you got my e-mail then you know that I saw you in a dream.
    Which was very depressing, and weird because we have actually met.
    May Allah have mercy on Sister Asma and all of us.
    InshaAllah your sister is guaranteed paradise.
    And this blog has always been an inspiration to many people, not just to me.

    Whatever happens, I hope you and your family are safe inshaAllah.
    Even though we have different political views, I've always had love for you.
    About your post, I read it on facebook, and just went through it now again.
    We all make mistakes mate, and it's better we correct them before it's too late, or atleast learn from them so that they're not repeated.

    Keep this blog up bro, and may Allah forgive all of our sins, and keep us on the straight path.
    InshaAllah.

    Wasalam :)

     

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