Saturday, September 30, 2006

Ms. Timme Writes for Samar

“We love it the ‘06” -- This will always sum up for me the remarkable class of friends that graduated in June from IKNS. When I was watching the Grade 12 DVD of the year that has passed, the most significant message that came through was the incredible unity and friendship of this year’s senior class. I have never known a class that was so close, so happy together. Sports, academics, guys, girls, I.B., H.S., Student Congress, Honour Society, Carnival, Skip Day – whatever group or activity, they were supporting and sharing with each other in the fun. It was only appropriate when, for the first time ever, the whole grade decided that the award for the Superlatives entry for “Most Likely to Stay Friends Forever” should go to the Class of 2006.

And Samar was one of the leading stars of this Class. She was always there in the midst of whatever was happening, helping, cheering and joking, the centre of a happy, lively group who were making a difference in the school. These were our seniors, the student leaders of the school, getting ready to start out in life – they were too young and alive to die…..

I remember Samar in the English class, working to improve her writing skills, participating in class discussions and complaining about having to study King Lear! I remember the interactive presentation she, Latifa and Dana did on the global impact of international financial institutions – and making what might seem a difficult, dull subject not only understandable to all but also fun. Working with friends to make something worthwhile, stimulating and interesting was one of Samar’s great skills. She had insight, intelligence and imagination.

That is one of the reasons why we miss her so badly. Other reasons include her special-ness, her brightness, her reaching out to all and making everyone love her. When I read all that has been written about her by so many people, the loss seems even greater. My heart goes out to her family, her parents, to Omar and Qadar, and to her other relatives. My heart goes out to her friends, now spread about the world, in Bahrain, Australia, the U.K., the States and elsewhere. We have been privileged to know Samar and her memory will live on in our hearts. I too believe that she is in a better place, where God is blessing her. I pray for His comfort to her family and friends in this tragic time. We will meet again.

Ms. Lynette Timme

Samar wrote about "TIME" in 10th grade

Samar Al-Ansari 10.3 Vocab Paragraph May 28,‘04

Time is indeed the enemy of man. There is no escaping it, no hiding from it. It is the painful reminder in life of destitution. Time reminds us of our lack in love, success, and happiness. Usually in life, people premeditate reaching the pinnacle of their lives and await it with anticipation, but when they reach it, they don’t feel satisfied, they feel that they have wasted their time, the most valuable thing to man. It’s ironic how time is one of the most things hated by man, but at the same time it is one of the most things cherished by him. Sometimes, time pressures you into doing things that you don’t necessarily want to do, because you feel if you don’t do them quickly, it will be too late. On the other hand, others don’t take time seriously, and end up losing valuable experiences, such as the opportunity to love. Some people suppress their feelings in for so long, unaware that one day, the one they love might disappear from their life. Time is our enemy, because it regards us as mere objects that go musty.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Poem Samar Wrote about her Maternal Grandfather

Daily Life of Samar
I look at my grandfather I see wisdom…
I look at my grandfather I see experience…
I look at my grandfather I see love…
I look at my grandfather I see kindness…
All these are the qualities of my grandfather
I thank God for letting my grandfather
To be a part of my life. I cherish
Him in my heart forever

Done by Samar Al Ansari
11 years old

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

SAMAR'S yearbook dedications

Class of 2006

This was found by Omar when he revisited the site of the accident the day he was leaving to the UK on the 16th of September. She loved you class of 2006.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Reem Nooruddin Wrote...

Sumer, where do i start? every time i think of you, tears come rushing down my face. You were a person that i really respected and looked up to. Your smile always cheered me up. You're more like a sister to me. Even though i wasn't really close to you, you always made me feel special.. and always encouraged me to take IB, which i did.. and i dont regret YET. I remember the first day i had MUN last yr, you were my group leader. The only reason i looked forward to meetings and to MUN is because you made it seem so easy. You helped me through every step and always told me that it would be okay. We always ended up talking about hi5 instead of going over our hw. I never told you that, but i realy realy apreciate everything you have done to me. I remember the day where me, you, and dana sh3sh3a wre sitting and talking about your grades in grd 10. i also remember the day after soccer dubai tryouts where we were sitting listenin to you telling us about ur shardaat to the field. Wallah ayam.. i wish you were here, i wish i can tell you how much you mean to me.. bas this is life.. nshallah i see you in a much much better place. you really don't know what you got til its gone.. i love you sumer.. i never imagined that the day u and latoof came over to my hse before i left to spain was the last time i saw u or even the last time i talked to u.. ra7mat allah 3laich yel '3alya.. i pray for you every day and night.. you're with me in every step i take.. alah y9aber iljmee3 ya rab.. xoxxox i LOVE you so so much.. words can never express wlah.. In search for sunrise..
-Reem Nooruddin .. luv u sumer

Laila Al-Yafi Wrote...

Samar, you are amazing. There are so many things i wanted to tell you. So many memories i wanted to laugh about with you. Time is a impatient, it did not give us the chance and it did not let me tell you how much i loved and looked up to u. You had this amazing ability to make anybody laugh. If i just looked at you i would break down. You know when you laugh so hard you don't make a sound? You are the sunrise. Your presence lit up the sky, people were just drawn to you. They were warmed by your love and happiness. Now the sun has set and there is only cold. My heart lays dormant in hybernation. Waiting for your warmth. Samar, i think about you all the time, and i know you are thinking about all of us. I feel you in the breeze, in the rays of the sun. I hear you through laughter. Whenever i do something dumb i know your laughing, and i start to laugh with you. I have always found you amazing Samar. I just wish i had the chance to tell you everyday, and im sure i am not the only one. There was no warning, no signs. I will always remember that utter feeling of grief when i first found out. I still feel that stabbing in my heart and soul. It won't stop because i will never forget you. I was so angry in the beggining but i remember how forgiving you were. You still teach me today Samar, thank you so much. I will always love you.

Laila Al-Yafi

Noora Abul Wrote...

It’s funny how unpredictable life can be; the night of the accident I was out with Qadar and some friends, and we were telling here how glad we were that Samar was going to be attending York with her in October. Qadar was telling us how excited Samar was to be going to university. Little did we know that God had a different plan.

Samar was never just “Qadar’s little sister”; she was much more than that. The last two years since I graduated high school was when I really got to know her. I’ll never forget our talks on MSN; at times she would advise me about what to do about this or that, or tell me about how much school work she had. Other times she would tell me how much she missed Omar and Qadar while they were away, which goes to show how much she loved them.

I’ll never forget the day in February when Samar came to Warwick with Auntie Randah and Auntie Rima. We had a great time walking around the university and talking over lunch. Of course, Samar did not disappoint us when she cracked a couple of jokes. I could tell she was excited to be starting university soon, and although I was encouraging her to come to Warwick, deep down I thought it was best for her to join Qadar in York because I knew how close they were.

There are many different qualities that Samar had that I know I will never forget; however one thing that stands out is the strong bond that she shared with Qadar. Whenever Qadar would tell me anything, whether it was the latest gossip or something regarding her life, she would almost always tell me Samar’s opinion on the matter. I think that is the greatest testament to the bond they shared.

Although Samar’s life ended abruptly and at a very young age, she touched many people’s lives. Others live for much longer but do not have the same impact that Samar had on people. In this very difficult time one finds solace in the fact that Samar is in a better place. We are all praying that God helps her family through this time, and they have proven to be strong.

Noora Abul

Mona Hammadi Wrote...

I saw the link on Omar's nick..i started reading through and as strong as I thought I was I broke down..allah yr7mch Samar.
I did not know you at all, I was in IKNS for two years but I did see you around school, distinct familiar face...So I don't have much to say but all i can say is that after goin through this page I felt like I knew you and now I have become someone else's heart that you have touched..I've read doa'a your mother put up repeatedly and I'm just in tears..I have written it down so I can read it daily after my prayers..Tears, heartache, and pain are meaningless..Nothing but our prayers and doa'a will reach you and I promise you they will..
You are in a better place and God is taking care of you, what better place to be than under his watchful eye and in his caring hands..

Mona Hammadi

دعاء لسمر من نور زينل

دعاء لسمر... في شهر رمضان الكريم

اللهم ان سمر في ذمتك فاغفر لها و ارحمها و عافها و اعفُ عنها إنك أنت الغفور الرحيم
اللهم أنت رزقتها وأنت هديتها للإسلام وأنت قبضت روحها.. اللهم أنت ربها وأنت خلقتها وتعلم سرها وعلانيتها فاغفر لها

اللهم أغسلها بالماء و الثلج و البرد و نقِها من الخطايا كما نقيت الثو ب الأبيض من الدنس
اللهم اجعل من أمامها نوراً و من خلفها نوراً و عن شمالها نوراً و عن يمينها نوراً
اللهم نور قبرها بنورك الكريم يا أرحم الراحمين
اللهم اسكنها فسيح جناتك.. آمين يا رب العالمين

و انا لله و انا اليه راجعون

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Khadija Al-Asfoor Writes..

Ever since I had seen this page I have been checking it everyday, looking at what people wrote. I have always wanted to write something, but everytime I tried or thought about it, I did not know what to say. Its something so hard to accept. I could not think of the right words. I kept on remembering seeing samar in the hallways in school, sitting next to me in Physics class talking about her extended essay, tea, fu6oor, cornflakes, free periods, "the cool club", her witty jokes, her UCAS application, and any subject that could ever come up in anyones mind. I keep on remembering her mothers courage and kindness when we went to Samar's memorial. Looking at the courage of Samar's friends and family shows how amazingly remarkable she is, how much she means to so many people. Samar, is truly one of a kind, someone that can never be forgotten. Anyone who has met her would know that. You did not have to be one of Samar's closest friends to know how special she was and still is. It seems amazing how one person could have such a large impact on so many people, but knowing Samar it would be amazing if she didn't . I wasn't one of Samar's closest friends, but I will attempt to describe the kind of person she was to anyone. Samar was: - someone who would see you and come and say "ha! sha5bar?" and you could immediatly feel at ease.- someone you could say anything to without feeling embaressed or judged.- someone who you could talk to for hours and never feel bored. - someone who could make the most awkward situation become exactly the opposite in a few words, in one simple remark.- someone who would call while you are sick of studying just to show you that you aren't alone. - someone who could make you look forward to the most boring class just because she was in it.- someone who could connect to anyone and make them feel good about themselves.- someone you would want to be your friend. - someone who's lively spirit does not fade away or dissapear but leaves a mark wherever she visits.- a rare human being, truly unique which is why so many people are drawn to her and admire her.I am honored that I have known such an amazing person who has made such a large difference in these few years that many people don't make in their whole lives. I truly believe that she is still with us, that she will forever be remembered. I just want to say that I truly admire and respect Samar's family and close friends oo allah e9abirkum oo erai7kum oo eemasi7 3ala gloobkum; you portray everything that Samar is.

اللهم يا جامع الناس الى يوم لا ريب فيه اجمع ( سمر) بنبينا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم كما جمعت بين الروح والجسداللهم اغفر لسمر حتى لا يبقى من المغفرة شيء اللهم ارحم سمر حتى لا يبقى من الرحمة شيء اللهم ارض عن سمر حتى لا يبقى من الرضا شيء اللهم اغفر لسمر عدد خاقك واغفر لها مداد كلماتك واغفر لها زنة عرشك واغفر لها رضا نفسك برحمتك يا ارحم الراحميناللهم ان سمر في ذمتك، وحبل جوارك فقه من فتنة القبر وعذاب النار، أنت الغفور الرحيم

Khadija Al-Asfoor

دعاء لسمر من فيصل بو علي

دعاء لسمر

لا اله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، له الحمد وله الشكر وله الفضل وله الثناء الحسن يحيي ويميت بيده الخير وهو على كل شيء قدير. لا إله إلا الله لا نعبد إلا إياه مخلصين له الدين ولو كره الكافرون ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله. اللهم صلى الله على سيدنا محمد خاتم النبيين والمرسلين عليه أفضل الصلاة أتم التسليم.

-اللهم يا رحمان الدنيا والآخرة ورحيمهما ارحمنا وارحم أمة محمد رحمة كافة تغنينا عن رحمة من سواك.

- اللهم اغفر لأحيائنا وميتتنا وشاهدنا وغائبنا كبيرنا وصغيرنا.

- اللهم من أحييته منا فأحييه على الإسلام، ومن توفيته منا فتوفاه على الإيمان. اللهم ارحم سمر رحمة واسعة وتغمدها برحمتك.

- اللهم ارحمها فوق الأرض وتحت الأرض ويوم العرض عليك. اللهم قها عذابك يوم تبعث عبادك .

- اللهم انزل نوراً من نورك عليها.

- اللهم نوِّر لها قبرها ووسِّع مدخلها وآنس وحشتها.

- اللهم اجعل قبرها روضة من رياض الجنة.

- اللهم أغفر لها وارحمها واعف عنها وأكرم نزلها.

- اللهم أبدلها داراً خيراً من دارها وادخلها الجنة بغير حساب. برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين.

- اللهم انقلها من ضيق اللحود إلى جناتك جنات الخلود لا اله إلا أنت يا حنّان يا منّان يا بديع السموات والأرض تغمّد سمر برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين.

- اللهم أطعمها من الجنة واسقها من الجنة وارها مكانها من الجنة وقل لها أدخلي من أي باب تشائين.

- اللهم إن سمر في ذمتك وحبل جوارك فقها من فتنة القبر وعذاب النار وأنت أهل الوفاء والحق فأغفر لها وارحمها إنك أنت الغفور الرحيم.

- اللهم إن سمر عبدتك ابنة عبدك تحتاج إلى رحمتك وأنت غني عن عذابها فارحمها.

- اللهم وارزقها لذّة النظر إلى وجهك والشوق إلى لقاءك.

- اللهم ارجع نفسها إليك راضية مرضية وادخلها في جنتك مع عبادك الصالحين.

- اللهم أنت غني ونحن الفقراء فأنت غني من عذابها فارحمها.

- اللهم إن كانت سمر من المحسنين فزد في حسناتها وإن أسأت فتجاوز عن سيئاتها.

- اللهم ادخلها جنتك وبكرمك جنات النعيم.

- اللهم إني أسالك الفردوس الأعلى نزلاً لها.

- اللهم وابني لها بيتاً في الجنة واجعل بملتقانا هناك.

- اللهم واسقها من حوض نبيك محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم شربة هنيئة مريئة لا تظمأ بعدها أبداً.

- اللهم وأظلها تحت عرشك يوم لا ظل إلا ظلك ولا باقي إلا وجهك. اللهم بيِّض وجهها يوم تبيض الوجوه وتسود الوجوه. اللهم يمِّن كتابها. اللهم وثبت قدمها يوم تزل فيها الأقدام. اللهم اكتبها عندك من الصالحين والصدِّيقين والشهداء والأخيار والأبرار. اللهم اكتبها عندك من الصابرين وجازها جزاء الصابرين .

- اللهم إني أسألك في هذه الساعة إن كانت سمر في سرور فزد في سرورها ومن نعيمك عليها، وان كانت في عذاب فنجها من عذابك وأنت الغني الحميد برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين.

- اللهم تقبل منها القليل وتجاوز عنها التقصير.

- اللهم إني أسألك بأسمائك الحسنى وصفاتك العليا وباسمك الطاهر الأعظم أن تتقبل منا دعاءنا بقبول حسن وأن تجعله خالصاً لوجهك الكريم.

- اللهم ثبِّتها بالقول الثابت وارفع درجتها واغفر خطيئتها وثقِّل موازينها.

- اللهم حاسبها حساباً يسيراً يا من هو ارحم من عباده بأنفسهم ومن الأم بولدها.

- اللهم إن سمر في كفالتك وفي ضيافتك فهل جزاء الضيف إلا الإكرام والإحسان وأنت أهل الجود والكرم.

- اللهم إن سمر في حاجة إلى رحمتك وأنت الغني في غنى من عذابها فارحمها.

- اللهم حرِّم لحمها ودمها وبشرتها عن النار.

- اللهم استقبلها عندك خالية من الذنوب والخطايا واستقبلها بمحض إرادتك وعفوك وأنت راضٍ عنها غير غضبان عليها.

- اللهم افتح لها أبواب جنتك وأبواب رحمتك أجمعين.

- اللهم إني أسألك يا حنّان يا منّان يا بديع السموات والأرض يا ذا الجلال والإكرام.

- اللهم اجعل سمر من الذين إذا أحسنوا استبشروا.

- اللهم إني أسالك يا ارحم الراحمين أن تكون سمر ممن بشر عند الموت بروحٍ وريحان وربٍ راضٍ غير غضبان.

- اللهم يا باسط اليدين بالعطايا يا قريب يا مجيب دعوة الداعي إذا دعاه يا حنّان يا منّان يا رب يا ارحم الراحمين يا بديع السموات والأرض يا أحد يا صمد أعطي سمر من خير ما أعطيت به نبيك محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم عطاء ما له من نفاد من مالك خزائن السموات والأرض. عطاء عظيماً من رب عظيم. عطاء يليق بجلال وجهك وعظيم سلطانك.

- اللهم اغفر لسمر وارحمها عدد من قالها ويقولها القائلون من أول الدهر إلى آخره عدد من أحصاه كتاب الله وأحاط به علمه وأضعاف ذلك أضعافاً مضاعفة وكل ضعف يتضاعف من ذلك مضاعفة أبد الأبد ومنتهى العدد بلا أمد لا يحيط به إلا علمه.

- اللهم يا جامع الناس إلى يوم لا ريب فيه اجمع سمر بنبينا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم كما جمعت بين الروح والجسد.

- اللهم اغفر لسمر حتى لا يبقى من المغفرة شيء.

- اللهم ارحم سمر حتى لا يبقى من الرحمة شيء.

- اللهم ارض عن سمر حتى لا يبقى من الرضا شيء.

- اللهم اغفر لسمر عدد خلقك واغفر لها مداد كلماتك واغفر لها زنة عرشك واغفر لها رضا نفسك برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين.

- اللهم إني أسالك لها الدرجات العلى من الجنة آمين. وادخلها الجنة آمين. وأسألك لها خلاصاً من النار سالمة آمين. وادخلها الجنة آمين. ربنا لا تؤاخذنا إن نسينا أو أخطأنا ربنا ولا تحمِّل علينا إصراً كما حملته على الذين من قبلنا سبحان ربك رب العزة عما يصفون وسلاماً على المرسلين والحمد لله رب العالمين.

NH wrote

:هذا بيت شعر تذكرته بمجرد سماعي نبأ وفاة سمر واود ان اهديه لروحها
لم أكن احسب قبل دفنك في الثرى
ان الجواهـــر في المقابر تودع
لقد ابكاني واحزنني فراقك لاحبابك وامك ...هذ مع انني لم أرك ولم أعرفك في حياتي
... أسأل المولى عزوجل ان يمن على اهلك بالصبر والسلوان وان يتغمدك بواسع رحمته
وانا لله وانا اليه راجعون

Noora Sayyar Writes...

You left in such a bad way, we didn’t even have the chance to say good bye, why you of all people? No one deserves death at this age, especially not you. Dashaitay 7ayaty o 5alaiteeny 9ig a3izich o a7termich, o a7een bess tearaktay ib 6areeqa ma7ad gader e9adeg-ha. No words can express our big loss. I still can’t believe your gone, I know your somewhere in this world, but we just can’t see you. It would’ve been so much easier if I didn’t know you. If I didn’t, I would’ve just gotten over it in a day. I’m glad that I met you, I don’t think I’ll ever meet anyone close to being like you. This is the first time I’ve ever lost a friend, someone I really loved and respected. No one can ever replace you in my heart and I’m sure every persons heart, I’ve known you for just a year and you’ve touched my heart in so many ways, I can’t imagine how you’ve touched those people lives who you knew for years and years. I will never forget the days you were practicing for your driver’s license and I saw you in this little car driving so slowly and than for a second, I was looking for you and I don’t know where you disappeared. I got to know Samar better after the senior soccer team last year and our soccer trip to Dubai. How can I explain to you Samar, she was as fast as a road runner, smart, funny, loving, mature, caring, all the good characteristics you can think about were all in Samar. She used to be called fast legs by Mr Clark also known as “Clarky” and without her, the soccer team would’ve failed. She was one of the best players. I will also never forget the last night of Dubai, all of us in your room than il shardah to Mc and you were struggling to get over the fence then getting caught. You can’t imagine how you’ve left us, whenever I see a Ford Explorer on the road, all the memories I’ve spent with you come to my mind and I just start thinking about how a great person you were. I always wanted to see the way you drove because I couldn’t imagine you driving.
Last year, I was really anxious to go to Dubai for soccer, this year, I don’t really care whether I go or not because we’ve had a lot of memories their and I know that if I go it won’t be the same. Anywhere won’t be the same without you. Samar, in this year that I’ve known you, you made me laugh sooo much on things that I wouldn’t laugh about if anyone else told them. You’ve touched my life in unique ways that no one has ever touched. Whenever I’m in a bad mood at anytime, I just see Samar and she starts to crack me up, now I have no one to do that. Every time I’d go to the gym, I’d see her there with her sister, Qadar, and I use to say to myself, they really seem to be close mashallah, I’ve never seen Samar in the gym without her sister. I can’t even begin to imagine how she is without you, mashallah, she’s very strong. I used to never hear bad things about Samar, she was a little good girl, an angel sent from above, and that’s something rare that to find in Bahrain. Your parents are really lucky to have a daughter like you, I feel like you never caused problems to them. Your in a much better place, the world doesn’t mean anything without you in it. Allah i9aber iljamee3 5a9atan, ubo o um Samar, Qadar o Omar. Inna lillah wa inna illayh raj3oon. Allay yer7imich yel ‘3alya (Q16). I’ll see you in another life inshallah.
With lots of love,
Noora Sayyar

Amina Mamdooh Writes...

my name is amina mamdooh and i graduated in 2004, I really didnt know samar personaly but i always knew she was kind and funny, its really sad to know that someone who u used to c everyday in skool is gone, allah yr7mch inshallah o isaknich fsee7 janatih, o y9aber ahlich o a7babich o itlageenhum fel jannah inshalla.. we'll never 4get u and always pray for u.
amina mamdooh

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Fatima Salahuddin Writes..

i might have not been close to samar for many years. When i was six i went to ikns, i didnt know anybody at all. i was small and scared. it was second grade, i was asked to go to 2B. there is where i met little samar. i remember this so clearly, she was the first to introduce herself to me. i was scared but she made me feel at home. she introduced me to the other girls and boys. we spent many breaks together many outings together. Sadly,i left the school a early later, we lost touch, we met again thru art class we use to go to. Since the second grade samar and I have never been that close but i can sure call her one of my real childhood friends. Senior year i began seeing her alot, she was still the same cheerful person i knew, who always had a huge smile on her face. Before graduation she told me she might go to the same college i am in now. I was looking forward to that, we talked about it and laughed about it too. I just wanted to let samar know that she made a big difference in my life and will always be remembered. just keep smiling angel..
-Fatima Salahuddin

On "Death" from the Prophet,by Khalil Gibran(Samar's favorite book)

Than Almitra spoke, saying, "We would ask now of Death."
And he said:
You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.
Is the sheered not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Only when you drink form the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

Jawaher Al-Zayani Wrote

Samar.. Just reading these posts hurt me so much.. You left such a huge hole in all our hearts, and no one will ever be able to replace it.. I'll never stop praying for your family and closest friends, I don't know how they're coping with this.. I'll never stop praying for you.. I know you can read this and I know you're looking over us.. You must be the proudest person ever to have a mom like yours, a dad, a sister, a brother, family and friends.. Your mom is so strong, you have no idea how highly I praise her and how much I admire her.. I admire your family so much for being so strong.. Allah yemsa7 3ala gloob iljamee3 inshallah..
I only recently got to know you, ever since our Dubai trip, but I feel like I've known you my whole life.. You left such a huge impact on me.. I'll never forget our Dubai memories.. Partying in your room (Q16's room), Kyle Maynard, our unsuccessful shardah, our last-day grocery shopping, everything.. I've learned so much from you in such a short time.. Everything reminds me of you.. Everytime I go to Juffair.. Everytime I listen to Cafe del Mar, Buddha Bar, Nightcrawlers, The Fray, everything.. I'll never forget the time you made so much fun of me for listening to Simon Webbe, and how you said I was "another victim that was sucked into the pop culture, just like everyone else is.." All the advice you gave me on school.. I'll never forget your advice on school, on life, it's as if you knew you were gonna leave us so soon.. I'll never forget all those times I'd be walking down the hall and I'd hear someone screaming "jujuuuuw" and I'd turn around and it would be you, then you'd tell me how much IB sucks and how I should never take Physics or TOK or whatever.. You promised me you'd pick me up in your Ford before you went to college, and we'd go to Juffair and cruise, while listening to Cafe del Mar.. I'll never forget that promise.. I'll never forget how many times a day you'd log on to hi5 just cuz you have nothing better to do and it's "fun" to read all those loser's profiles, then you'd send me the link just to crack me up.. You used to crack me up so much, yet you were such a deep thinker.. You really are my idol.. I know you're in a better place.. And as much as it hurts so much when I think that I'll never see you again in this life, I know I will later.. You will always be on my mind, and I'll never stop praying for you.. I miss you so much.. Allah yr7mich yal '3alya..
All my love,
Jawaher Al-Zayani (Jujuw)

You will always be in our hearts...

Liverpool Football Club Letter

حبيبتي سمر... من زوجة خالها أم لبنى

حبيبتي سمر

بكيتك سمر,بكيتك سمر
و هل نفر من القدر
بكيت الشباب بكيت الفرح
بكيت قلبا يهوى المرح
بكتك السماء بمطر هطل
على بيتك فعجب البشر
فما بين آهات قلبي الحزين
و ما بين عبرات عيني تسيل
سأبقى أراك معي تقفين
نصلي سويا لرب رحيم
وأدعو لك الله جنات عدن
دارا لك بها تسكنين
رضينا بما قسم الإله
به نقوى و به نستعين

أم لبنى

Noora Al Zain Wrote

i might have not know samar very well, but i can tell you she was one of those people that could always make me laugh. this past summer was when i started seeing samar the most. whenever she was around, i'd get in this goofy mood and everything she says and does would make me laugh, like when she beat up the N64 and kept talking to it to try and convince it to work. samar was not only a funny person, but she was mature and thoughtful. she cared about school, university, friends and family. i honestly can say, even not knowing samar very well, she was one of those people that walked around glowing... glowing and smiling...

i wish all her friends and family, especially aunty randa, uncle ahmed, omar, and qadar all the strength. she is in a better place, and she's glowing over there too. something i really believe in, is that even though samar passed away, her soul is still with us, watching us and guiding us.

and remember, when you see that glowing light from far, make sure to smile, cause it's an angel named samar.

with love,
noora al zain

From Samar Al Gosaibi

i opened my eyes for the first time after my major operation. confused of where i was, i noticed my daughther, noora, in tears hugging her father. i knew something tragic had happened because i have never seen noora cry that much before. as nabeel calmed her down, i couldnt help but ask what had happened. with a dry throat, trying really hard to speak, i began asking nabeel what had happened.

when i heard what he said, i couldnt help but say "what?! repeat." my eyes started to tear, thinking about my dear sister randa, i wanted to pull all the wires that were on me to go see her. to comfort her and just be there with her. for the first time ever, i felt i was in prison, not being able to see or be there for randa made the hospital ten times worse than it would have been.

although i wasnt there with randa, my heart was with her. i thought about her and prayed for her and samar. i couldnt help but remember randa telling me about how she and samar were traveling soon to go to york, to be there for her when she starts universtiy. i could tell from how she spoke, she is a proud mother. she kept saying how the house would be empty without her children there. and that she was going to miss samar when she leaves.

the few times i met samar, she was this bright beautiful girl. she was always smiling and seemed very cheeful. i didnt know samar that well, but i know her parents very well. they are bright, caring people with huge hearts. i'm very sorry for your loss, but keep in mind that this is not actually loss because samar is still with you, looking down at you from heaven.

i have also lost my darling brother in a car accident. 10 years have passed since then, but i honestly still feel him with me. in every step i take, when i eat, when i travel, even when i'm at home with my kids, i think of him. i try to take him with me in every journey i experience. so keep in mind, death is not the end, but it is a beginning of a beautiful, better life in heaven. samar will always cherish you, just like you cherish her.

all my love,
samar al gosaibi

404 your still here!!

Sumer… before this site I used to cry all alone it just the thought that I won’t see you the next day or the fact that I can’t call you whenever I feel that Samar should be here or she would know this piece of information is horrible.. Before this site I use to cry all alone either by looking at your hi5 page and keeping on reading it one time after another.. before I used to think hi5 is entertaining but now I can’t open the hi5 site you know why cause it breaks my heart into pieces when I open my profile page and I see the favorite friend member your picture pop in front of me and my eyes don’t stop tearing.. This site have became a daily routine I open it every morning evening and night to see if anyone have wrote something about you.. I want to hear every word people say I want them to remember you every second and never forget you like all of us… I want to go back to the last minute I saw you and hug you before you left the car cause I thought I’m going to see you tomorrow as well I want to tell you not to go to that street if I knew that this will lead to your death.. I regret the fact that I couldn’t walk to you and see your face for the last time.. I regret not telling you how much I love you and I’ll miss you before leaving the car!! It’s been tough on all of us.. but I’m glad that you have an amazing family I admire your mom so much Samar for being strong she’s the reason we are strong. I admire Omar for doing this site.. I admire your dad for having and raising 3 amazing children. I admire Qadar for having a strong sisterly bond with you. I don’t know what to say.. I saw people crying because they miss you so much… People who haven’t slept for weeks cause your on their mind.. People who pray every 9ala knowing that by id3ying for you you’ll be happy.. As time pass by it’s getting tougher for each one of us.. I know your there I know you can hear and see everything.. Your having a better view from up there but no matter what every person say I’m going to miss you like hell it’s not goodbye and it will never be a bye!! Your still here with us I love you sooo much 7abebty be happy up there cause everyone down here are in love with you soul and spirit!! A7ibich wayd wayd wayd!!
Please keep those blogs coming it keeps us and sumer connected!!
You’ll always be on my mind..
Awooooosh fakhro

Mary Gouel Writes..

Samar, from this very first sentence, I want you to know that nothing I can say and nothing that anyone can say can ever express this feeling of losing you, no words in any language can do you justice. As I sit down and write this , that’s all I’m thinking… that nothing I’m writing will make enough of a difference, it won’t be enough, I can’t describe it, nothing is good enough. And I think of your family and your close friends and I wonder, how how how are they coping?? I truly sincerely can’t imagine. We weren’t close, yet this is so hard – what about all the others whose lives you were such an important part of? It’s so overwhelming, the truth is so big so hard so enormously hard to accept. I thought that as time passed, it would sink in, but it just gets more terrible, more sad, as I think of all the things you could be doing now.
I don’t understand God’s will, and maybe I’m not meant to, so all I can do is pray to that you are in peace, and that somehow you are happy. I pray that your soul is resting and peaceful and that you can’t feel the violence or the sadness or the loss or the anger or the helplessness or the grief or the pain. That’s all I can hope for, that despite the great life that ended, the life filled with promise and family and friends and love, that still you are in a better place. Samar, you are forever with us in our minds and our hearts and in our prayers. Your family and friends and love are still with you. I know in my heart that you really are in a better place but it’s so hard to imagine, to believe because it seems that there was a great life ahead of you. This is so terrifyingly heartbreaking, it’s such a huge loss. You left a huge hole behind, one that will never be filled - you are truly one of a kind. I hope you know somehow that you have and always will have my admiration. I always appreciated your comments and your jokes, they made me laugh, they made me think, and now I will never forget them.
I’ve heard this phrase many times: Great things come in small packages. I feel that you are one of those great things. Small in size, yet so full of life, so full of promise, so full of intelligence and wit, so full of great things. Your interesting thoughts and comments on tea and politics and other important things in life will always be remembered by us. And the cute way you run is something that will play in my mind over and over again.
Samar, when I found out what happened, I couldn’t believe it, wouldn’t accept it. Now, slowly, as I try to come to terms with this, I am so overcome with sadness I truly cannot describe it. No matter how many times I read what people have posted on this site, I cry every single time. I wasn’t going to write anything because no matter what I write I felt that it wasn’t right, it wasn’t enough, and I still feel that it isn’t. Why I’m still writing is something I don’t understand. You’ve affected people’s lives in ways that you can’t imagine. We are all lucky to know you, and to have talked to you and to have listened to all the interesting things you had to say. I’m so glad now that you came to my house with Sarah and Lama before I left Bahrain, and I try not to cry when I think of how those few minutes standing outside my house are the last time I saw you. I pray for your family, and ask God to help them with this impossible task of coping with losing you. I pray for your friends to help them, and to help each other, cope. If there is anything I can do more than that to help and give my support, I would more than willingly do it.

Allah yer7amik ya Samar.

Mary Gouel.

Mona Hamadeh Wrote...

My Best Cousin, Samar

If I start writing all what I want to say about Samar, I will never stop.. Samar was a cheerful , active, and caring person . She admired many things that others didn’t even see . She had wisdom and magnanimity . She always thought about helping the poor and orphans. She taught me to take life easy and just live it! It always appeared to me that she was trying to say "life isn’t for too long.. "

Samar, I’ll miss you and never forget you . Holding on to memories you left us all with . You’re not in my eyes nor my heart “ YOU’RE IN ME” as long as I live . We will all follow you whether its today or tomorrow . I hope to see you not only in heaven, but in paradise . That time when we’ll hug each other and laugh together about this silly world . I know your happy.. I know your happy.. I’m sure you are inshalla…

Your cousin, Muna Hamadeh *Minga*

-I ask everyone who reads this to make do3a2 for Samar and pray for her . The only gift she receives now is do3a2.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Lama writes...

Samar, you really have no idea to what extent you touched all our lives, just look at this website, and you might understand a fraction of how much youve affected us. I thought it would get easier day by day, but it isnt. Everyday Im realizing how much more amazing life would be if you were there. When something happens to me, when I do something, when i listen to music, when I eat mini-burgers, mini-pizzas, mini-whatevers, I miss you!! Tea and juice!! Woww, tea and juice.. Everytime i say a fancy shmansy english word, I wait to hear you teasing me!! I wait to hear you say something witty, for you to pick it out!! Samar, nothing ever say is gona express how much I miss you and how much I wish I could be sharing every second of my day with you.
Do you kno that noone made me appreciate music like you did. And this is the hardest thing im ever gona say but (shh, i actually sorta kinda like mariah now.... just a bit though) youre my "one and only"! ;)
Car rides will definitely never be the same again.. Car rides with you were an amazing combo!! We'd have juice, we'd be gossiping about God knows what..
We would be discussing the most random things and you'd always put a wise twist on it, making it a million times more fun to talk about!! And then, the music.. Oh the music! The mixes you had were amaaaazing.. your daily downloading really did make you the Queeen of music! Techno, RnB, that CD ofold music, Rock, House, thoose really gay songs that I seemed to like!! I would really give anything to go back to one of those days!!! Just one more car ride!! One more discussion!! One more witty joke.
Samar I really dont know what to say. I really cant express my feelings in words. And i reaallyy reallly reallly just miss you!! I miss you more than you can imagine.. I miss you more than I can say..
You made me appreciate life a million times more!
You made me appreciate tea!
You made me appreciate juice!
You made me appreciate the beat, the harmony, the melody!!
You made me appreciate all the small things that noone else would bother to
talk about, that noone else would bother to consider a topic of discussion.
I love you soo much!!
I miss u!!
Youre with me everyday, and I know you can read this! I love you!

-Lama Al Moayyed

Hesham Al Noaimi's Letter

Death is a hard part of life. Whenever we hear about a death, we think wow, that person left Earth, life, and the universe. Alah yer7amha samar. My name is Hesham Al Noaimi, im a student in Northeastern University at Boston.When i heard about this loss i rezognized samar's name, but i recognized her friends immediately. I did not know Samar, I wish i did. When i heard that her friends were getting together i felt better, i felt that this is a chance for them to share the grief and the loss. I kept on asking people i know about samar's friends, how they were because i knew how hard it is to lose a loved one, but i dont know what it feels like to lose a friend, a close one. Ever since i lost my grandfather, i understood that death can bite off a piece of one's heart. And everytime i hear anything about samar,for some reason my spine trembled, as if it was one of my friends who passed away. I only knew what this was when i saw this website. As i read how her close ones where struggling, i wept. I saw the pictures and cried as if samar ala yer7amha was someone who i saw everyday. Then i knew that i felt connected. At this point i was thinking of all of samar's loved ones ala yer7amha. I got this urge that told me to let samar's friends ala ye7amha know what kind of job they were getting done, one that would last forever. I recognized Latifa's name and i immediately e-mailed her this letter. God bless you all for being brave enough to put an effort like this one which else to say, other than i wish i could take the same stance like you guys did when the days come for me to lose a friend, lo sama7 alah. Alah yer7umich ya bint naas oo ahal 6aybeen, and may god bless you. All lives are valuable, and proof is that even a loss of a person that u do not know personally, you can still feel a fraction of what loved ones are feeling. If theres a chance that you are able to read this letter samar ala yer7umich, i want you to know that having family and friends and loved ones like the ones u had, is a gift from god sub7aneh. Thank you all for reading this letter,and inshalaah kil el 5air lkum.ena lelah wa ena elayhoo raje3oon, ala yer7amha o e'3amed roo7ha el jana,ameen.
-Hesham Ahmed Al Noaimi

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Doa'a for Samar

" اللهم انك قلت "ادعوني أستجب لكم
اللهم ان سمر فى ذمتك فاغفر لها وارحمها إنك أنت الغفور الرحيم
اللهم احييتها على الاسلام و توفيتها على الايمان
اللهم اغسلها بالماء والثلج والبرد
اللهم نقها من الخطايا كما نقيت الثوب الأبيض من الدنس
اللهم آنس وحدتها يا رحمن
اللهم نور قبرها يا منير
اللهم اجعل قبرها روضة من رياض الجنة
اللهم اجعل مثواها الجنة يا كريم
اللهم ادخلها جنات النعيم يا قدير
اللهم اجعلها مع الملائكة يوم الدين
اللهم لا حول ولا قوة إلا بك.

و إنا لله وإنا أليه راجعون
20 /9/2006م

Ms. Shogry Wrote...

بمزيد من الأسى والحزن تلقينا نبأ وفاة فلذة من فلذات أكبادنا، نسمة تتحرك على الأرض، صاحبة ذوق رفيع، وعقل رائع، ورأي ثاقب.

عرفتها طالبة مجدة محترمة إنها سمر الأنصاري، لقد فجعنا فيها ولكن هذا قضاء الله وقدره ولا راد له، لكن عزاؤنا أنها باقية في قلوبنا وعقولنا، وندعو لها بالرحمة وأن يدخلها الله فسيح الجنات، وندعو لأبويها وأهلها ولنا بالصبر والسلوان.

معلمتك ياسمين شغري

Ms. Dawood Writes for Samar

Words become so meaningless when I try to express thoughts about your beautiful soul. Words are not capable of revealing true feelings. Yet, I close my eyes for a moment and sense your beautiful soul everywhere.

Dearest SAMAR,

The beautiful memories that you left me are everywhere, the desk you sit on in my classroom, my old and torn out key holder that you always make fun of and the fear that you take it again with you home, your occasional morning greeting, patting on my shoulder “so motherly” yet so sweetly saying: “Ha Ms. Shu akhbar?” your asking me about new recipes, your visits to my classroom: challenging me in politics and economics: “Ms. I have a question for you”, talking ever so lovingly and grandly about everyone, and even sitting silently, not saying a word, as though it is the time to be thoughtful and introspective about that day……..I can go on and on forever and I will cherish all these moments.

Your beauty, in body and soul, your thoughtfulness, your gentleness, and your beautiful smile will stay with me forever and fill my heart with warmth and love.

Your mom, dad, Omar, and Qadar must be so proud and lucky to have you. And I am so honored and grateful to God that I had the opportunity to know you and to teach you.

You are everywhere, you touched my heart and I love you so dearly.

Mrs Hassna Fayyad Wrote

يوم سمر الانصاري
صباح 5/9/2006م
فراقك ادمى عيوننا وقلوبنا
يوم كئيب وحزين .. يوم مظلم وظالم .. يوم تجمدت فيه القلوب والعيون، وصُمت فيه الاذان من تصديق الخبر الذي ينذر بوفاة سمر .. وجوه الاحباء في المدرسة غابرة والعيون غائرة .. والتحركات من مكان الى آخر دون معنى أو تفكير
الذهول والألم، غطيا بيديهما ملامح الجميع، بدءاً بالادارة الى المعلمين
والمعلمات، الموظفين والموظفات، الطلاب والطالبات، فما من أحد كان يسمع الخبر إلا ويصرخ ( لا اصدق ) .. ثم يقف ويتجمد فى مكانه إلى أن يفيق على نفسه ويعاود القول، هذا مستحيل وغير صحيح، بالله عليكم تأكدوا من صحة الخبر.رفض كل احباء سمر التصديق ظانيين انهم سيبعدوا الموت عن الحبيبة التى كبرت وترعرعت .. كبُرت وتميزت، ونالت أعلى الدرجات

وبسرعة عُلقت اللافتات التي تعزي بسمر وأُرسلَت، الخطابات الى المعلمين والتي تطلب تقدير حالة اصدقاء سمر، وتوقف الكلام فيما بيننا حيث أخذ كل واحدٍ منّا يعزي الآخر بنظرات العيون التي تشرح مافى القلوب وتحكي عما يجول فى الصدور. وبَعْـدْ فقد انتشر الجمع كل في طريقه وعلى طريقته، ليساند عائلة سمر في مصابها الجلل، في الإبنة البريئة براءة الاطفال، الطاهرة النقية نقاء الثلج، الجميلة جمال الورد والزّهر فى مرقدها الأخير... الذكية صاحبة الفكر المستنير..

فاصبري وصابري يا أم سمر ويا والد سمر ويا أخوة سمر ويا أحبّاء سمر ويامن يعرف سمر، فقد إختارها الله لتحلّ عليه ضيفة عزيزة .. ستفتح لها أبواب الجنة بإذنه تعالى وستدخل من اوسعها، تاركة صفحة جميلة رُسِمَتْ في مخيلة الجميع وستبقى الى الأبد في ذاكرة الجميع.

إنا للهِ وإناّ إليه راجعون
هم السابقون ونحن اللاحقون
المرشدة الاجتماعية
حسناء فياض
مدرسة ابن خلدون الوطنية

Live to Give

"I took this pic back in june in our last charity event Live to Give 2..Samar was always a part of our events..we shall never forget an angle who offered help for us and for those whose in need, she will always be present in our future events and prayers".

Nazli Tawfeeqi,
President of New Dawn welfare society

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Samar's Poem

Samar was so talented, even as a child. This is a poem she wrote in the first grade, and it has been hanging on her wall every since I can remember.

Thanks for the Condolences

Monday, September 18, 2006

Inna LilLah Wa Inna Elayhi Raaji3oon

Al Waqt Front page

Ebrahim Akbari Wrote...

Samar, there are not enough words in this world to describe you. You are all and everything a friend can ask for. I am honored that I had you as a friend. You were kind, loving and caring. You stood by us when we needed support, you cheered us up when we were down and most importantly, you helped us get through rough times. When people ask me who is Samar? I reply back by saying “A True Friend”. You were the absolute meaning of a true friend. You were loved by all students and teachers in school and outside school. People would envy us for being your friends. I still remember the parties that we all went to; they were wonderful times that can never be forgotten. You always made the parties feel more alive especially when you were with Zeyad. You two were like a team, it was almost impossible not to laugh and have a great time when we are with you. I can’t remember a time where you were sad or feeling down, you always lifted your chin up and looked on the bright side of any problem. School and life would not have been the same without you, and it will never be the same.

Words and tears can’t describe the way I felt when they told me the sad news. At first, I thought that it was some kind of joke, but when everybody said the same thing, I knew that it was true but I could not believe it. You were going to leave to England on the same day that I was going to leave to England, 25th Sept. 2006. Even after we buried your body, I still could not believe you passed away I was in denial. It just wasn’t sinking into my head that we just buried your body and till this day, I always have a feeling that you will jump out of your hiding place. The whole school was in shock from the students till the administration. It was hard to believe because you were such a wonderful person with an amazing personality. You went away up in the sky and you took our happiness with you. Every time I talk to Zeyad or Latoof I remember you, every time I look at a group picture I remember you, every time I do something you like I remember you every time I pass by your house I remember you, every time I do anything related to school I remember you. I miss you so much. Know this Samar, even though you are gone, you will always be in my heart forever. Allah Yerhamich Yal ‘3alya.


Ebrahim Akbari

Majda Al Maskati Wrote...

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله

My name is Majda Al Maskati. First of all I am very sorry for what had happened. Even though I don't really know Samar as much as others, I have spent quite sometime with her and I was very hurt when I heard the news. I have shared many times with her in after school activities, especially on the soccer team. That's how I got to know her so well. I played soccer with Samar on the school team for about two years. I have always liked her personality, for she was always a cheerful and humorous person who liked to make others happy. During soccer practice was the time I got to know Samar well, and the most time I had spent with her. Another important memory for me is, about six years ago, when I was around seven years old, I was participating in the school play "Beauty & the Beast". During this play, even though I was somewhat young, I still remember exactly the days of rehearsal, which Samar also was in. Samar played the role as the "Skunk" in "Beauty & the Beast" and was one of the main characters of the whole stage
show. I used to practice singing the songs of the play with her during our rehearsals. She is very good in drama and in comedy, and I was always fond of her and her personality. These were some of the many good times I had with Samar, and I hope I get to meet her again in a much better place than this Earth Inshallah.

P.S. You probably bought the cassette of the stage show "Beauty & the Beast" that Samar had participated in, and that was sold in school six years ago, but just in case you did not, I wouldn't mind giving you a copy of it as a memory. You probably have it, but if not, please don't hesitate to ask me for a copy.

May her soul rest in peace.

رحمها الله وأسكنها فسيح جناته
انا لله وانا اليه راجعون


Ramsey and Omar, my cousins, and I called samar Soup or Soupy short for Masoupalami which is actually us trying to pronounce (Marsupilamai), an actual animal. Masoupalami is a cartoon character who was petite yet agile, intelligent and very quick. Really just like samar...

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