Messages of Remembrance
We received several remembrance messages from Shaheena's friends and loved ones. A few are shown below.
God – you have taken quite a few beautiful souls from us this year. Looks like you finally got your general. Put her to work – I think you’ll find she doesn’t disappoint. RIP Shaheena
Shaheena, sometimes I forget you’re not here with us. I miss you so much, my angel in the sky.
Shaheena.. I miss my best friend.. Wishing you were here..
Missing u so much!
Had a dream about you last night!! Miss you much!!
I went to perform Umra in Mecca and I prayed for you.
Thinking of you……
Kay Lanningham Huddleston
Thinking of you today dear. You are truely missed.
You will always be in thoughts and prayers…
Miss u, and may you RIP. Now u r angel looking down on us, and thank you for wisdom and your ability to face adversity.
My fondest memory of you was from college expedition back when. You were always interested in my plans whenever we met you would talk to me and give me feedback which helped me motivate myself if only there were more people like you who did the smallest things to make the biggest difference you’ll definetly be remembered.
My dearest Shaheena, you were one of the most optimistic, inspirational, bravest, kindest, beautiful persons I have ever known. I am so sad to have lost you but so happy to have known you these last 15 years. I will truly miss our talks and hearing your voice. Love you always, Nandy
Kay Lanningham Huddleston
You are truly being missed. I just heard the news. You were so much fun and the kindest,loyal,sweetest person I knew. You even stayed the night at my house and you had your own room and Sadaf and the kids even talked you into the hot tub. may God have opened his arms to such a wonderful person. You never complained and were glad for each day as I remember..You are loved by Kay and Scott It has been about 4 years ago..
Shaheena, I met you in 1988 when you were a patient at NJH with my son. I remember making you pretty dresses when you became a teenager. I grew to love you, your mom, your entire family. It was my great honor to know you and to be a part of your life. You will be a part of my heart forever. Shahida, Nasir, Habib, my prayers are with you. Jason sends his love to each of you as well.
Salimah Hyderali Shamji
May you rest in peace, my dear. Your family, friends and the community will miss your physical touch forever. But we know that you will be our guiding angel for the rest of our lives. Love you loads!
Anjum Bhojani Faulkner
Shaheena even though I never kept in touch with you, I thought about you all the time.. You are greatly missed.. You were a kind hearted person.
Shaheena… My dearest friend.. I’m still in a state of shock.. You were my best friend..You will always be..You were my inspiration… You were the only one who could understand.. You amazed me with your inner strength.. your open heart.. Your determination to never give up..You always believed in yourself and that you could take on the world.. You taught me so much.. I will never forget you.. All your dreams will come true now my Shaheena.. No more pain.. Only happiness.. Love you always sweetie.. I miss you so much.. God bless..
Fahmida Y. Rashid
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajaiun. I can’t believe that your sweetness and bright smile is only in our memories. Things we did together, talked about are some of my favorite memories from our years together. You inspired me to smile, to love, and to face the world head-on. Allah give you peace.
Rahim N Zohra
You have been a great insipiration to all of us. You will truly be missed.
May your soul rest in eternal peace Shaheena. You will always be missed!
You are with your reward now for all the love you have given others. You are one the finest. Thank you for all that you have given me.
Shaheena, Your strength and courage has been an inspiration to all of us. You will be dearly missed. Rest in peace my friend.
Shaheena, I wrote this tribute for you and your beloved parents:
THE STAR OF HEAVEN
How surreal this day
How astonished the night
The child I held in my heart
And nurtured through the years
Dances tonight in the arms of the angels
No more the pain
No more the daunting process
Of managing the ache
Clutching the clouds
My child, tonight you roam pain-free
When you look down at us
You will smile
To see friends and well-wishers
Celebrate what you meant to them
Even between tears
In your eyes, I believe there is
A twinkle of victory
You lived a life of giving
A life that meant so much
To so many
So I say to you my child
Embrace the wings
And ride the clouds
Rejoice for our ray of sunshine
Is now the star of heaven
Rozina Damanwala Mussani
You were an inspiration and a beautiful example of how life should be lived. You will be missed dearly. Rest in peace my friend.
Dear Shaheena, you were an angel amongst us, now that you are gone I have a reason to look up at the sky and wave. Rest in peace my beautiful friend.
You will be missed dearly. A role model for all of us who sometimes beleive we can’t. RIP.
Copen Hoffman Baker
I still cant believe you are gone,you were taken from us so young ,but no longer will you suffer my sweet little Shaheena,you had been through so much while you were here ,and you will be greatly missed……..
“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”
You gave us the book titled “outliers” …but truly, u r one. U showed us that when things are not going the way you want them to, there is yet another way of looking at things. I will miss ur zest for life. May ur soul light your path there just as it has lighted our paths here. Ameen.
I still can’t believe it, and part of me never will. You were an inspiration to us all, especially throughout college applications and taking the SAT. You would always be there with a smile, ready to help the next student who wanted to fulfill their dreams of getting into the best school they could. I’m sure you will continue to bring happiness to everyone up in heaven..you left us with a part of you that will never be forgotten. R.I.P.
Dearest shaheena apa,
i heard this morning. i can’t explain how im feeling. but im going to try. even though you were suffering for so long, i will never forget how you tirelessly offered the little time you had to helping the community. looking back you were more than just the sweetest person i know, but the most inspi…ring. you encourage me to have faith, even when its most hard. ordinarily i would be upset that allah would take another person who i respect away from me in such a short period of time, but i feel that if you were here, you probably would not like that approach. i wont lie when i say that i struggle with it, but your memory gives me the strength to believe in what seems to be the unbelievable. in your memory i hope to continue to serve just like you did, and to keep the well being of those less fortunate in mind.
with thanks, love, and appreciation,
What an amazing soul. We will miss you so much. We were blessed to have met you. You showed us that everything in life is possible and no hurdle was big for you to climb. None of us will ever do as much as you did for the Jamat. May Mowla take care of you.
Anisa A. Esmail
Every visit to Facebook today has been a fruitful one since I got to read so many beautiful and inspirational words about a person who I wish I had the opportunity to know better. Shaheena, I will miss your sweet and thoughtful comments and I pray that your soul rests in eternal peace.
RIP Shaheena, you will be missed!
Shaheena, we will all miss you. The world has lost a true gem. May your soul rest in eternal peace! Your family is in my prayers tonight!
♥ You were a very special person, and you will always hold a place in my heart.
Naseem Mitha Mandalia
Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful Princess on Victor Street. She brought light into everyone’s heart, inspired greatness, and brought joy to all with her heartfelt laughter. I will miss watching her beautiful fingers turn the pages of her magical books. I hope you are dancing like no one’s watching, my beautiful friend!
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ~Author Unknown
Shaheena, you will always be in our hearts! May you rest in peace.
Shaheena, You don’t need this posting to know that we all going to miss you. You left us too soon. I miss your drive and hugging you. Rest in peace.
Beautiful, giving, unique! There is no one like you- you will truly missed. May you rest in peace and you were an angel in life and I am sure an angel in heaven!
Love Laila & Luke
Karie Nicolle Nouveau
Dear Shaheena, I know I am not home to visit your family during this time but I will really really miss you. I am graduating in less than three weeks and if it were not for your love and assistance I would have never had the courage to apply to a university away from home. You were like a sister to me and you provided …me with such wonderful guidence. Thank you for being part of my life because it was an absolute pleasure to know you. May you rest in Peace. love you so much ♥
Shaheena you were one of the most amazing person I have met. You were strong, courageous, compassionate and always loving. You and me were always connected with our health issues, but my child you gave me inspiration to live!. May your soul be rest in eternal peace! Ameen.
Dear Auntie Shaheena,
May you rest in peace. The heavens shall be enlightened with your presence.
Thank you for being a great friend.
Shaheena – you made me a better human – I can never fill this void.
Zehra Khan Rokerya
Shaheena~all I have is beautiful memories from our childhood, the picnics, pool parties and playing with barbies at your home. You will be greatly missed. You will always be in our hearts and prayers.
Great Memories. I remember always breaking the heads of her Barbies, and never once did she get mad.. = )
You will truly be missed.
i remember you from LCE always laughing and cracking jokes.
i’m so shocked and cannot believe it.
my prayers are with your family and those dear to you
you’re definitely in a better place
Shaheena, you were one of the most amazing people I have ever met..always so strong and never giving up when things were rough. You had such a pure heart and you were always concerned about others. You taught me some of the most valuable lessons in life that I will carry with me forever. No matter what kind of day it w…as, you always had a smile on your face, and that’s how I will always remember you. I miss you and I love you so much Shaheena. Rest in Peace ♥
Shaheena, you were the most influential person I’ve had in my life. You were so good hearted, motivated, and always there for me. You will be missed and never forgotten. I love you Shaheena. Rest in peace.
My dear Shaheena, you left an imprint on the hearts of everyone you touched with your kindness, love, strength, and generosity in your too-short life. I was privileged to know you and proud to call you my friend these past 15 years. Goodbye. To her dear family, my prayers are with you.
You were the one of the sweetest person I have met. You have touched a lot of people and we will miss you tribally. you will always stay alive in our prayers.
The other day I wanted to email you to tell you how things in college were going since u were probably one of the only few who always supported me with everything in school. U were the best mentor anyone could ever have. Thank you for always being there for me, always being proud of my accomplishments.
I’ll miss you. May your soul rest in peace ♥
You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived.You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,or you can be full of the love you shared.You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yest…erday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.You can remember her only that she is gone,or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back.Or you can do what she’d want, smile, open your eyes, and love.
my dear shaheena apa, I’m sitting in your house remembering the sound of your laugh. I’m happy we spent thanksgiving together. I truly thank you for all that you have given to me: love, encouragement, kind words of wisdom. you will forever be in my heart and I promise I’ll do whatever it takes to make you proud of me. …if guardian angels do exist, I know that you’ll be mine. sIeep peacefully, my darling cousin.
Your sweetness & light will forever be admired and missed. May Allah keep you safely with Him.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajaiun, you are in a far better place and Almighty Allah will take care of you.
You were always such a sweetheart and friendly person. Anyone who met you would instantly feel like they made a good friend. You are dearly missed. May your sould rest in peace, friend and sister.
You will be dearly missed! Praying for your soul and strength for your family. Rest in peace ♥
Noshin Khoja Lalani
You will be dearly missed! I will never forgot the times we have spent together doing JK work and how encouraging and compassionate you were and how you kept some of us going. Thank you for being the great person you are. May your soul rest in peace and our prayers are with you.
You will continue to inspire us and live in our hearts, dear friend. The world is less without you and the heavens are lucky to have you. Miss you! May your soul rest in peace. With Love.
RIP Shaheena..I only have fond memories of you from growing up in torrance..you were loved by all and will be dearly missed..with all that you have been through, I know that you are in a better place now..I will pray for your soul and for strength for your family during this difficult time
RIP Shaheena!! U will be dearly missed.
Dearest Shaheena, you were always a fighter whose strength and courage had no bounds. You will always be cherished. May your soul rest in eternal peace…
I have never met a kinder, compassionate, inspirational and a stronger person than you. You were a mentor to all of us. You will always be missed and will remain in our hearts and prayers…
Rest in peace dear shaheena….
Losing a friend is never easy and losing someone so amazing and inspiring like Shaheena N. Karimi is beyond difficult. Rest in peace dear friend you are already being missed….
Dear Shaheena, you will be missed dearly. You are an extraordinary special person with a heart of gold. Honestly, you have touched too many hearts and its not fair such a person was taken away from us. You are in a better place now. My prayers goes out to you and your family.
I’ll miss you Shaheena. You and Nani better take care of each other.
Both of you will always be missed and remembered in our hearts forever.
I remember me coming to Torrance during the summer time and being in Mission class with you and how I would talk about the Bulls and you would get so mad at me…you are the nicest person Ive ever met make everyone smile up there like how you did over here….
Rafiq Mehrunnisa Shaban
I wish if we could meet at least once…..RIP.
your time here was short but you touched our lives so deeply with your dedication, humor and kindness. rest in peace..dear friend.
Dear Shaheena, you will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dear Shaheena, what a lovely soul you are. Thank you for blessing us all with your presence in our lives. May you rest in eternal peace.
Shaheena! You will truly be missed. I’ll never forget who read Helen Keller to me and was my counselor many years ago. You were a great person inside and out, always happy, always fun, always helpful and just great to be around. 🙂 You were truly a blessing to be around. You will forever be missed… my prayers and thoughts are with you…love, Lubna
RIP Shaheena. You were an amazing soul…..
RIP Shaheena — you are truly one of the nicest persons i have ever met. Have fun up there!
Nargis Khanmohamed Pirani
I will miss you with all my heart my dear friend. This morning your mom said that you were blessed to have so many good friends. But the truth is that you were the blessing for all of us. All my love. Always.
You will be dearly missed. I can’t believe you’re gone, but my prayers and thoughts are with you.
I can imagine you smiling at us… your beautiful knowing smile. We will sing beautiful prayers for you, I hope you are dancing… with God. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un…
Amjad H. Khan
I am so sorry. Sadness is overwhelming. You were a wonderful friend and a great soul. You are missed sorely.
Shaheena, it’s really hard to believe that you’re gone. I’ve known you ever since I was a kid and you were my counselor in girls scouts. I’ve always looked up to you and have tried to live by what I’ve learned from you. You’ve made a difference in my life and I’m truly sad to know that you’re gone. You will always be in my thoughts
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajaiun. The time that you were here was truly a blessing. You were a gift from God. You will always be in our hearts.
Absolutely stunned. We just lost a very dear friend. You will always remain in our hearts.
rest in peace
I am so sad we never got to re-connect in person but I thought of you often. I will always remember your strength but more importantly your beautiful spirit. I feel so fortunate to have witnessed your positive energy and hope to instill my admiration of your spirit in my life. I am thankful to have known you. Much love and peace
I just learned and am still in shock from sad news … May your soul rest in eternal peace!! You were an amazing person that i had privlege of knowing and becoming friends with! Hope you are in better place!
Shaheena, you will be missed. Words cannot express my shock and sadness. I will always cherish our childhood memories.
You were one of the sweetest person we’ve ever met. You will always be remembered.
u were the most special person I ever met. U were the best friend I had throughout our lives and were always there for me since we we’re little kids. Ur strength, courage and dedication to the community will forever be an inspiration to me and I will continue to share and cherish the beautiful memories I have of u. …There will never be another person like u – u r truly an angel
I love you and miss you Shaheena. There will never be anyone like you. Your smiling face will always be in my heart.
You were an amazing friend, a great teacher, a perfect role model, and most of all a good friend. I will miss the moments we had laughing about my educational pitfalls, getting me ready to graduate from high school, and our REC moments just last weekend. I know Ill miss you dearly but where you’ve gone is… only a better place. Say hi to God for me.
You will be dearly missed my cousin, may your soul rest in eternal peace
Danial Nabeel Karimi
Shaheena apa, I can’t believe it.. I have to say, this klast weekend was one of the best weekends, I had in a long time. It was your turn to come up north next year, and you will always be with us in our hearts. We love you so much.
There will never be another Shaheena Karimi. You will be missed and fondly remembered. You made us all better people.
I will miss you my friend.
You are beautiful, it’s true… Love you forever. You have touched so many lives in your life and you’ll always remain in people’s heart.
Innal lil-laahi wa ina ilaihi rajeoon.
Dorothy Baglione (Age 86)
Loving – Caring – Understanding – Devoted to Mom and Dad. Embracing everyone she meets and makes them part of her family. Comforts us in our times of grief. Lift our spirits and makes us smile.
An avid reader of many different subjects; being history, political and human interests.
I loved having breakfast each morning with her. Our discussions were varied; some serious, some humorous. We really had fun sharing our conversations. It didn’t matter if I was grandma and she was much much younger. She will forever be in my heart.
Words cannot express how much I miss you. Just a year ago we were together, having a blast. I love you, and know you are watching over all of us.
In remembrance of Shaheena, I would like to convey a small message of dedication to her and her contributions towards my future. I was born in Pakistan and moved to LA at a young age with no English or writing skills. I attended Victor Elementary in Torrance through hardship. However, with Shaheena’s giving hand that english and writting skills barrier was bridged with her tutoring for me and my brother. I soon realized how special she was and from there arose a very special friendship. Her skills in being able to sit down and educate a child were unlike others. Her advice and commitment to hard-work and education throughout have inspired me. I was unfortunately not present when she passed away, but her smile and dedication to helping others will always remain. In the end, a small memory that I shared with her was playing Mancala after my studies and sometimes it would get very ugly. That memory of having fun and laughing together was special for my brother and I when we were young and we will always cherish that.
Shaheena’s positive attitude inspired us all. I miss her so much, but I know her memory and the imprints she left in this life lives on forever.
My fondest memory of Shaheena is seeing her at every event that had to do with education. She was an inspiration to work hard and to get an education. She was also my inspiration to volunteer within our community and get involved with helping the youth pursue their dreams, just like she did for me.
Shaeena and family… you have touched our hearts in many ways.
Your family and friends miss you immensely ..you are the bright light in the sky. the Leal family
Just thirty four years ago you were born
Like God sent an Angle from the Haven
Moon Light and twinkle stars came as earth own
That day you definitely looked maven
Far away yet, you still in touch with us
Through our envoy lunar we see your glow
Till this day our relations is so truss
Not missing the physical touch although
Always reserved positive attitude
No matter whether good times or bad times
Exactly like archangel gratitude
Being closer to you creates sweet chimes
Like brides always appreciate henna
We enjoy blemish you left Shaheena.
Karim M. Jinnah
Tremendous, inspirational, intelligent, passionate, motivating…..are just a few words that touched everyone’s heart.