All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all the Worlds. And may the blessings and peace be upon the unlettered Prophet. And to proceed…
As-Salamu ‘Alaykum Wa Rahmat Allahi Wa Barakatuh,
I begin my words by praising Allah, the Most High, for His great favours and His grand, sweeping bounties, because, by Allah, He has been generous to me with many gifts and bounties, which I’m unable to enumerate, nor am I able to extend (suitable) praise for it nor to fulfil my gratitude towards them. The greatest of them was that which I was afflicted with in His path from imprisonment, confinement and harm, then I was given in these six years bounties and gifts the likes of which, had I spent all of my life outside of the prison, I would not have attained them, so the gift of prison then the many gifts within it, took place through His praise, His virtue and His choosing.
In the first three years, I completed the memorization of the Book of Allah, the Most High, along with lengthy contemplations about it, which helped me in writing a number of books, the most beautiful of them, in my opinion, was the book: “Fann al-Qira’ah” (”The Art of Reading”), which is a book in which I hoped to narrate my experience with the great endeavour of reading, so that the person may reach through it, to what which I labelled: “Al-Qira’ah al-Jadaliyyah” (”Forensic Reading”), in which I mentioned many of the dreams, advice and conclusions, so that the reader may reach to the exaltation of Allah, the Great, and His glorification. And I wanted to make the reading of religious material a scientific (style) of reading, just as I wanted to make reading – any reading – to be a religious-based reading through its correct meaning. In other words, that the ‘Ubudiyyah (servitude of worship) would be completed for Allah, the Most High. I hope from Allah, the Most High, that He will make its distribution easy, because I believe that nothing has been written like it before on this topic.
And while inside, I also wrote the book: “Limatha Intasarna? ” (”Why Were We Victorious?”) I clarified in this book the meaning of victory from the Book of Allah, the Most High, and I discussed the status of the Jihadi movements; specifically and its effects on the world in general. And in it, I came to the certain conclusion that we are living in a victory, because the grid line for the Ummah (nation) of Islam is on the rise and the line of Kufr (disbelief) is descending and falling. And within this book there are many hypothetical debates with the defeatist side within the Islamic ranks.
From the first day of my first imprisonment – three years – I recorded my thoughts and my dreams and likewise that which I saw with my eyes and that which I remembered from the stances (of men) in a manner such as “Sayd al-Khatir” (”Capturing Ideas”), which I named “Shatharat Min al-Fikr Wal-Hayyat” (‘Fragments From The Ideology and Life’), with which I filled three notebooks.
From that which kept me busy for a long while was the understanding of “Al-’Aql” (i.e. the Intellect). And it is from the matters, which have specific ties to the Qur’an, as it was not mentioned in the Qur’an as an independent entity, rather it was mentioned as a possessive action: ﴾…Ya’qilun (those with intellect)﴿.
So I wrote a paper, which I called “Al-Farqu Bayn al-’Aql ash-Shi’ri Wa’l-’Aql al-Jihadi ” (”The Difference Between the Poetic Intellect and the Jihadi Intellect”). And that was through following what He, the Most High, said in Surat Ash-Shu’ara’:
﴾ وَالشُّعَرَاء يَتَّبِعُهُمُ الْغَاوُونَ﴿
﴾ As for the poets, the erring follow them.﴿
And in those days I recorded some memories, which I did not complete, and I named it: “Wa Fi Balmarsh Kanat Lana Ayyam” (”And In Belmarsh We Experienced Days”). And the last of what I wrote there was “Al-’Arba’un al-Jiyad li-Ahl al-Tawhid Wa’l-Jihad ” (”The Forty Steeds For the People of Tawhid and Jihad “) and it is the only one, which Allah, the Most High, decreed to be released to the brothers. Read the rest of this entry »