Updates on Samaah

Born on August 25, 2006, Samaah is back in Saskatoon after spending her first few days in Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

He has a name!

The latest addition now has a name! He is known as Rashid Okasha Hassan.

And of course, he has his own blog as well.



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

And then there were three...

Asalamu Alaikum all,

Now Samaah is the eldest of three, subhan Allah!

First Zaid and now a new brother to add to the mix, I wonder what her reaction would have been! Allah knows best! :-)

Between Zaid and the latest, yet unnamed, additional bundle of joy, the house will surely be full of love, laughter and cheers of encouragement! An overwhelming gratefulness for Allah's bounties and limitless generosity settles in the heart, while in the quiet moments, the mind reflects on Allah's wisdom and plans for each and everyone of us.

Allah's plan for Samaah was clear. She was to be a beacon of what was to come. Her strength is ever present in Zaid as he falls head first into a table, then stands up and laughs it off. Her soft smile shown across her new brother's face as he slept in complete stillness on his first day in the world. And her enduring spirit is evident in both of them when you look in their sparkling eyes and see a light of unending joy and curiosity.

And as many times before and likely, many times again, I miss Samaah. Her brothers do not replace her, but they fill the space in the void that she left behind. And I pray for the day that we will all be reunited by the will and mercy of Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

I ask Him, the Provider and the Protector, to grant my nephews with many blessings and make them among the righteous. Ameen!


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Asalamu Alaikum,

For more information about our new addition, go to his own blog:


1 week old and has his own blog. Nice.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

A year later...

Subhan Allah, Surely after difficulty, there is ease. Surely after difficult, there is ease.

Today, on the 25th night of Ramadan, Samaah had a baby brother. His name is Zaid Bukhari Hassan.

I don't know if there is any resemblence between the two siblings as I haven't seen a picture yet. So I wonder if he has Samaah's sparkling eyes or her sweet smile. I wonder if he has her innate curiosity or her quiet charm.

Today, on the 25th day of Ramadan, I miss Samaah. She taught me so much in her time on this earth but insha allah, Zaid will do the same and more.

May Allah protect my nephew, grant him health, and make him amongst the beloved of our Creator. Ameen.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Flowers from our Friends :)

Samaah Grave Plot in Saskatoon, SK. Top left Papa looking over Samaah's Grave. Top Right Nana looking over Samaah's Grave. Bottom Right, (from left to right) Sahar, Naila , Nanu

Chilling at home after the Jannazah Salaah in Saskatoon. Above Left Hassan and Naila. Above Right Sahar, Ma (Naila's) , Naila

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Pictures of the Jannazah Salaah

Samaah's Coffin being carried to the masjid

These pictures were taken inside the masjid area and in the reception area with our friends from Saskatoon including two of Samaah's nurses

These pictures are from the day of Samaahs Janazah in Front of the Saskatoon Masjid. Above is Sahar and I . To my left is Sis. Yasmin (saskatoon buddy and I)

An Upside down picture of the man behind the sceen of Sahar's Trip down to Saskatoon! or Maybe it is right side up, after all everything in Ontairo is backwards.....

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Asalamu Alaikum,

Here's some video of my delicious Chamaah Mama! Look at her gorgeous smile.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Assalamu Alikum, this is the room Samaah was in for the last few days.

Keep on checking the blog, inshallah we will be posting more pictures up!

Wassalamu Alikum

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Assalamu Alikum

These pictures are from Samaah's Photoshot the day before Eid!

Oct. 22, 2o06

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Asalamu Alaikum,

Jazakum Allahu Khair to everyone who was able to attend Salat-ul-Ghaib Janazah at the Islamic Forum of Canada - Naila and Hassan are really grateful for your attendance and duas. Also, to everyone who has made dua for them, stopped by our house, called them, etc, I'm sure when things are settled down, they update this blog to show their appreciation insha Allah.

Just one quick update, insha Allah Naila and Hassan won't be leaving until next Monday, November 6th, Alhamdullilah!

If anyone would like to come to the airport, their flight will leave at 9:10pm and we have to be at the airport by 8:10pm insha Allah.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Asalamu Alaikum,

Insha Allah, a second Janazah prayer for Samaah will be offered at the Islamic Forum of Canada.

Date: Friday 10/27/06
Time: 7:30PM
Place: Islamic Forum of Canada (200 Advance Blvd)
Prayer to be led by Imam Faisal Abdur-Razzak

From 401/403
410 North
Exit on Steeles East (Right turn)
Right turn on Dixie
Left turn on Advance
First left and masjid is on the other side of the building

We apologize for the late notice, but insha Allah, your presence and duas will be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Flight information below:


If anyone needs parking, for the best parking at Terminal 1, see below:
Enter Departure ramp of Terminal 1
Entrance to garage will be on left hand side
Enter Short Term Parking
After getting ticket, turn right in first or second row
Drive to end of row (Glass doors are the entrance to bridge that will take you to the terminal)

Call if you need any help. 647-297-2967

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Assalamu Alikum,

May this message reach you in the best of health and high Iman inshallah. Our little Princess Samaah’s Janazah (Funeral Prayer) will be held at 10:30am at the Islamic Association of Saskatoon inshallah. 222 Copeland Cr.

We encourage all of you to attend. We invite the staff from the Royal University Hospital, GE Health Care and all of our friends in Saskatoon to attend.

At this time we would like to say Jazakallahu Khairun to everyone for their support, their help and Du’ahs (Prayers) .
Wassalamu Alikum

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Asalamu Alaikum,

The Janaza will take place sometime tomorrow morning insha Allah in Saskatoon. Alhamdullilah, they were able to schedule it as soon as possible.

Upon Naila and Hassan's arrival to Brampton, insha Allah, I'm sure they will be wanting to meet with each and everyone of you, so they would like to plan some type of dua/prayer at the Islamic Forum of Canada insha Allah.

Further updates will be provided as to date/time insha Allah.

May Allah have mercy on us and forgive us for our sins. Ameen.

A few notes:

1. Insha Allah, my mother-in-law and Br. Abul Ala are leaving tomorrow at 6am to arrive in Saskatoon at 9am.

2. Insha Allah, they will return with Naila and Hassan on Thursday evening. Their flight (Tango) will arrive at 11:43pm on Thursday Insha Allah. Feel free to meet them at the airport insha Allah.

3. Also, some people have requested to come and see my in-laws tonight. Your prayers and thoughts are very much appreciated, so if anyone would like to come, please come around Maghrib prayer tonight.

~6:20 PM

32 Neville Cres
Brampton, Ontario
L6S 5K9

From 401 or 403

Take Hwy 410 Brampton (North)
Exit at Bovaird Drive
Turn Right (East)

At First Traffic Light, Turn Right (Nasmith Street)
At First Stop Sign, Turn Left (Newport Street)
At First street, Turn Left (Neville Cres)

32 Neville Cres (Left hand side)
Home Number: Naila’s Parents 905-454-8297
Home Number: Naila’s Brother 905-454-2967

Jazak Allah Khair and please continue to make dua.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi ra ji oon. Samaah Leem Hassan passed away this morning at 09:52AM Saskatoon time.
Just got a call that Samaah has passed away.
Just received a call from Naila. Samaah may be in her last moments in this life. Allah knows best and please make dua.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Assalamu Alikum!

EID MUBARAK!!!! May Allah SWT shower everyone with a great and fun filled EID!!!

EID….Oh yeah….OH YEAH!!! ( a cheer the Ali monkeys and Musa Busa made up! Mind you they chat it EVERY where they go!)

Alhumdulliah Samaah had a great day today. She was pretty ill and still has the same issues since yesterday and they are monitoring her kidneys and so on, but she was a little calmer today than yesterday.

Her photo shoot went great! The pictures were taken in the morning, but all the night nurses were talking about it….word must of gotten around. Papa had a lot of fun posing with Samaah…inshallah the pics will be posted up once we get them.

Inshallah on Monday Samaah will be partying it up with the nurses and the other staff at RUH…(Royal University Hospital) for her very first Eid!

Wassalamu Alikum

P. S did we meantion that Sahar is coming to visit Saskatoon on Tuesday?!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Assalamu Alikum,

May this message reach you in the best of health and high Iman inshallah. Pray all is well. Alhamdulillah yet another Ramadaan is about to pass. We pray that inshallah Allah SWT showers everyone with His mercy and blessings. May He allow us to cont. to carry ourselves the way we did during Ramadaan. May He Save everyone and their loved ones a spot in Jannah. Ameen

Alhamdulillah Samaah had a great day with Papa today. Below are the pictures from their exciting day together….for the last week….lots of time with Papa, hopefully he will buy her a present for Eid.. maybe a Lexus, or we ( I mean she) can settle for a BMW!

Samaah's update

-she had a fever last night until this morning, it came down around noon
-she is pretty dehydrated
-started saline in the morning to help her body clear out
-found some waste in her blood stream, but they will help clear it out (not sure how)
-She went for some blood tests
-Her Lysix was paused for a little while to help her body relax, may cont. in the morning
-was able to nap a little more today, which was nice, will give the body a chance to relax inshallah.

Samaah needs all the rest she can get tonight….she has a photo shoot in the morning :P inshallah a photographer will be coming in to take pictures of her. Life of a Diva is very challenging ! A gift from a dear friend. May Allah SWT shower her and her family with His mercy and blessings. Ameen.

Assalamu Alikum,

So I think this is it, Samaah was sold out by Papa this morning....she was chilling..while he was sleeping...I mean babysitting....:P Check out her MC Hammer Pants....Can't touch this...

Assalamu Alikum,

Papa and Samaah time again...interesting how Samaah seems to sleep everytime Papa tries to play with her.....

Assalamu Alikum,

Samaah and Papa time...bonding in a weird way. Papa is showing Samaah how to make fists...teaching her to defind at an early age..just in case her peeps (the bears) get out of hand...