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, 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.



  • At October 24, 2006 8:21 PM, Blogger FahdKhan said…

    Assalamulikum wa rahamtullhe wa barakatuhu..

    Came across some reminders from the Quran and Sunnah about the IMPORTANCE OF PATIENCE........

    "O you who believe! Endure and be more patient..". (3:200)

    "And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirun (the patient)". (2:155)

    This is a beautiful hadeeth that we all can reflect on and benefit from inshaAllah...

    (it's long but its definitely worth it...)

    Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: One of the sons of Abu Talhah (May Allah be pleased with him) was ailing. Abu Talhah went out and the boy died in his absence. When he came back, he inquired, "How is the boy?''. Umm Sulaim, the mother of the boy, replied, "Better than before". Then she placed his evening meal before him and he ate it; and thereafter slept with her. At last, she said to him: "Arrange for the burial of the boy". In the morning, Abu Talhah went to Messenger of Allah (PBUH) and informed him of the event. He enquired, "Did you sleep together last night?'' Abu Talhah replied in the affirmative, on which the Prophet (PBUH) supplicated, "O Allah bless them.'' Thereafter, she gave birth to a boy. Abu Talhah said to me: "Take up the boy and carry him to the Prophet (PBUH)''; and he sent some dates with him. The Prophet (PBUH) enquired, "Is there anything with him?'' He said; "Yes, some dates". The Prophet (PBUH) took a date, chewed it and put it in the mouth of the baby and rubbed the chewed date around the baby's gum and named him `Abdullah.
    [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

    The narration in Bukhari adds: Ibn `Uyainah relates that a man from the Ansar told him that he had seen nine sons of this `Abdullah, every one of whom had committed the Noble Qur'an to memory.

    The narration of Muslim says: The son of Abu Talhah (May Allah be pleased with him) who was born of Umm Sulaim died. She (Umm Sulaim) said to the members of the family: "Do not tell Abu Talhah about his son until I mention it to him myself.'' Abu Talhah came (home) and she gave him supper. He ate and drank. She then beautified herself the best way she ever did and he slept with her. When she saw that he was satisfied after sexual intercourse with her, she said, "O Abu Talhah! If some people borrow something from another family and then (the members of the family) ask for its return, would they refuse to give it back to them.'' He said, "No". She said, "Then hope reward for your son". Abu Talhah got angry, and said; "You left me uninformed until I stained myself (with sexual intercourse) and then you told me about my son. "He went to Messenger of Allah (PBUH) and informed him about the matter. Thereupon Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "May Allah bless the night you spent together!'' He (the narrator) said: She conceived. (One day) Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was in the course of a journey and she was along with him. When Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to come back to Al-Madinah from a journey, he would not enter it (during the night). When the people came near Al-Madinah, she felt labour pains. He (Abu Talhah) remained with her and Messenger of Allah (PBUH) proceeded on. Abu Talhah said: "O Rubb, You know that I love to go along with Messenger of Allah (PBUH) when he goes out and enter along with him when he enters, and I have been detained as You see.'' Umm Sulaim then said: "O Abu Talhah, I do not feel (so much pain) as I was feeling earlier, so we better proceed on. So we proceeded on and she felt the labour of delivery as they reached (Al-Madinah). She gave birth to a male child. My mother said to me: "O Anas, none should suckle him until you go to Messenger of Allah (PBUH) tomorrow morning.'' The next morning I carried the baby with me to Messenger of Allah (PBUH), and narrated the rest of the story.
    [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

    Commentary: This Hadith has many lessons for our social life. For instance:
    1. The character of a woman of great patience and gratitude is mentioned here. In spite of the death of her child she neither wept and cried nor did she moan and mourn. She was patient to the extent that when her husband came home she looked after all his needs like a loving and obedient wife does and then broke the sad news of the death of their child in a noble manner. Thus, this Hadith holds the lesson that it is the foremost duty of a wife that she should serve her husband well and provide comfort and peace of mind to him.
    2. One who in his trouble is contented with the Will of Allah, certainly gets a reward for it from Him.


    Abu Yahya Suhaib bin Sinan (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "How wonderful is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity attends him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him".

    Commentary: A Muslim is required to behave in poverty and prosperity, affluence and hardship, in the manner stated in this Hadith. It means that to forget Allah in prosperity, rather than being thankful to Him for His Favour is defiance of His Orders. Similarly, it is unbecoming of a Muslim that in troubles and turmoil, rather being patient, he tends to weeping and crying, grousing and grieving against the Will of Allah.

    Let's remember Hassan, Naila, Samaah, and their family in our duas inshaAllah...


    Your brother in Islam,
    Fahd Khan

  • At October 24, 2006 8:33 PM, Anonymous Ghufran said…

    Salamalaykum Hassan Bhai,

    Innalillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon. I wanted to share something i heard today about one of the tabieen.

    Urwah Ibn Az Zubayr went to damascus for a visit. He was at the palace of the Khalifa and his young boy was kicked by a horse in the stables and he died. As Urwah was berrying his son, he started having a problem in his leg, some sort of infection. The cure for that disease was to amputate his leg. He refused to drink wine or take opium to ease the pain of the amputation and bore the pain with the Tasbih "La Ila Ha Illallah Wallahu Akbar". After the amputation, he held his leg up and said to it, "I swear by the one that let you carry me to the masjid at night, that Allah knows that i have never used you in anything that is Haram". Urwah then went to Medinah and people came to condole him. He said to the people "Don't worry about what you see, Allah Subhanahu wataala gave me four children and he only took one. Allah ta'ala gave me a lot and left me a lot more than what he has taken. Praise Allah! and he gave me four limbs and took one. Praise and thanks and gratitude to Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala. If Allah ta'ala has taken something from me, he left me a lot. And if Allah put me in a state of tribulation once, and he has given me a lot of safety and bounty many many times over.

    That my dear brother was the patience of Urwah Ibn Az Zubayr. InshaAllah we will see you soon. May Allah grant you much more than he has taken in this life and in the hereafter. I love you for the sake of Allah.

  • At October 24, 2006 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Asslamaualikum wa rahmatullah

    I just want to mention, that the SUNNAH is not to have Janazah prayer or special Duaa for the death of babies, they go straight to Jannah. God willing. As it's the tradition of our religion.

  • At October 24, 2006 10:29 PM, Anonymous Morshed Abul Ala said…

    Here's a quote from www.islam-qa.com:

    A child should be washed and the funeral prayer offered for him according to all the scholars. Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said that there was no dispute concerning this matter. Ibn al-Mundhir narrated that there was consensus among the scholars that a child should be prayed for. See al-Mughni, 3/458.

    When the prayer is offered for a child, there should be no prayer for forgiveness, and it should not be said in the prayer “Allaahumma aghfir lahu (O Allaah forgive him),” because no sins were recorded for him. Rather prayers should be said for forgiveness and mercy for his parents. That is because of the report narrated by Abu Dawood (3180) and al-Tirmidhi (1031) from al-Mugheerah ibn Shu’bah, that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The funeral prayer should be offered for him and prayers should be said for forgiveness and mercy for his parents.” Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Ahkaam al-Janaa’iz, p. 73."

    Some scholars even go to the extent of doing prayer for miscarried foetus. Here's another quote from islam-qa.com:

    The foetus should have been washed, shrouded and prayed for, according to the correct scholarly view, so long as it had reached the age of four months, because of the general meaning of the report narrated by Abu Dawood and al-Tirmidhi from al-Mugheerah ibn Shu’bah (may Allaah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The miscarried foetus should be prayed for.”

  • At October 24, 2006 10:34 PM, Blogger Asmaa said…

    Assalaamu alaikum,

    Although she only lived for 2 months, I'm sure that the sense of happiness Samaah gave to the family was overwhelming. Life is a beautiful thing, but death is a part of that. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.

    May Allah (swt) reunite her parents with her in the highest levels of Jannah. When that happens inshaAllah, the pain of this world will be forgotten.

  • At October 24, 2006 11:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dearest Naila and Hassan,

    Assalaamu alaikum wa rehmatullahi wa barakatuhu wa maghfiratuhu. Inna lillah wa inna ilayhi raji'un. Subhannalllah... your sweet, brave, strong little darling is not in pain anymore.

    Our thoughts and heartfelt dua's are with you and your families at this time and always.

    Much love,

    Faaizah & Kamran & Family

  • At October 25, 2006 12:07 AM, Anonymous Soumo M. said…

    Naila, Hassan and Family, please accept our deepest sympathies. Try to take comfort in the short time Samaah gave you, and find peace in that her suffering is no more.

    -Soumo for the Mukherjee Family.


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