Tuesday 10th of Safar 1431 / 26th of January 2010
Bismillah, was-Salamu’alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatahu.
Praise be to Allah, and may peace & blessings be upon His Messenger, who said: “There are three things that I swear to, and will mention to you, so memorize them… (and on of them is) and no servant of Allah is oppressed in any way and is patient with it except that Allah increases him in honor…”
To my brother Zakariyyah:
While I write these words from behind bars, you have been there much longer than I, my brother, and are therefore more fit to be advising me in regards to dealing with incarceration. We have never met or conversed, yet when I was informed of your sentences at the hands of taghut who was under the false impression that he signed away your life, I could not eat, drink, smile or even leave my cell for my hour of rec. It was not out of pity for you, but rather was out of worry that you would not react correctly and Islamically. I am here, writing to tell you that you will be out of prison one day, when you least expect it. The sentence officially handed down is meaningless, because Prophet Ibrahim was sentenced to be burned alive, and was actually thrown into the fire – just as you were sentenced and are actually in prison – and eventually he walked out to an unexpected ending, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life, entered prison, and eventually walked out to rejoin his family when he least expected to do so. Assata Shakur (of the Black Panthers) was falsely convicted & sentenced for murder, and managed to find an exit from her prison and now lives in safety in Cuba. The point is, you have no idea what is coming your way, but your hopes and true inner expection from Allah will determine just what that is!
Until then, keep your fist clenched, your hand up high, and continue to take this like a man as you have from Day One. You are no better than Imam Ahmad bin Hambal, whose torturer said: “I whipped Ahmad so violently and hard that if I had struck an elephant that hard, it would’ve been killed” so hang in there, my dear brother. We are in this together. This is not over yet, despite what you see now.
A woman was sitting at the grave of a son she had lost, overtaken by so much grief that when the Prophet came by came by to console & advise her, she told him: “Go away. You don’t know what I am going through,” not knowing who he was. Do not let the shock and natural sadness shake your minds and warp your lives, such that you are so overtaken that you will push away what will benefit you without realizing it. Take control of the situation in the capacity you can, stay sharp & focused and don’t give these tawaghit the satisfaction of having broken you – this is exactly what they want and smile at. This is the time to prove yourselves to your Lord, Always look upwards and be positive!
To the murtaddin who prostituted themselves and helped deprive parents of their son, a wife of her husband, and children of their father: I make you three promises.
1) You are in the lowest level of Jahannam. That means you will be fueling the Fire that will burn everyone else. Your bodies will be used to keep Jahannam lit up for eternity.
2) The Prophet said: “For every treacherous person, a flag will be raised on the Day of Resurection, and it will be publicly announced: “This is the treachery of so and so.” Embarassing.
3) You are in my sincere du’a’, which as an oppressed person myself, is answered. I am not praying for pretty things for you, so await what comes your way, you wastes of a nutfah.