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

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Asma's Belongings

Assalaamualaikum Warahmutallahi Wabarakatuh,

The other day I was cleaning the family room and opened the cabinet that we have standing in a corner. Its packed with Asma's belongings. Its there even from even when she was here with us. It hasn't been moved. Here it is below:

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To a person who looks it for the first time, he/she may think that we are very disorganized and love clutter. However, that is not true. The problem is that our house is packed with her belongings. Everything started to accumulate throughout especially the 3 years she was ill. Everything from her person belongings prior to becoming ill to the day she passed away, its all there. From the gifts she has received to her wheelchair to her breathing tube, its all there.

Our basement is packed. Half of the basement is full of Asma's belongings. When that became full, we put stuff in the garage. When we ran out of room in there, we put stuff in the cabinet pictured above. Of course, there is stuff still in her room as it was the day she passed away.

There is so much stuff, its overwhelming. We plan to go through all of it and donate it to the Muslims or whoever is in need of them. We will not be giving away everything of hers. I will keep her personal stuff.

The point of this post was to remind ourselves how death can come without a warning. Whenever I open that cabinet, it is really hard to believe that she passed away. I mean when I look at the stuff she made in school or the stuff she used to play with, it is hard for me to comprehend that she is in longer with us.

Who would have thought she would leave this world at the age of 12? 12! Thats just the beginning in ones life. Normally, we would expect the older ones to go first. Its the normal cycle.

But then I realize how life is so short. Death can come anytime. It can come without a warning. When Asma was born on October 9th, 1992, we never thought she would die. However, she did 12 years later.

It may sound strange, but every time I open that cabinet, it reminds me of her obviously, but also death and how it can come anytime. We should not put off things for later when we can do it now. Who knows how much longer you have to live?

May Allah elevate Asma's status in Jannah. Ameen
May Allah reunite us with Asma once again. Ameen
May Allah make us better Muslims and keep us on the straight path. Ameen
May Allah take our souls as Believers. Ameen
May Allah make it easy on my parents and give them sabr and shiffa. Ameen

Assalaamualaikum Warahmutallahi Wabarakatuh.


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