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Our Sister Umm Imran In Urgent Need Of Your Dua’s

Sister Umm Imran has been on trial since February 2008 under the terrorism act. She spent one year and two months in prison away from herchildren, until she was granted bail. Now the jury are out to make a decision on her future and its down to us to show our support by making du’aa for her and her family. The sister and her family have suffered immensely and this next week is crucial to her future.

I cant stress enough the importance of everyone making du’aa for them, as this is the most powerful weapon we have. She needs our support right now and has a right to our support. So please brothers and sisters, make du’aa and remember she is OUR sister and a prison is not the place for her. Her place is with her family, especially her children.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“One who helps a fellow Muslim in removing his (or her) difficulty in this world, Allah will remove the former’s distress on the Day of Judgement. He who helps to remove the hardship of another, will have his difficulties removed by Allah in this world and the hereafter. One who covers the shortcomings of another Muslim will have his faults covered up in this world and the next by Allah. Allah continues to help a servant, so long as he goes on helping his own brother (or sister). Muslim

We will all be called to account and asked what we did for our brothers and sisters that are suffering around us, the least we can do is make du’aa for them.

Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one.” Sahih Bukhari

Narrated Muawiya bin Suwald: I heard Al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib saying, “The Prophet (peace be upon him) orders us to do seven things and prohibited us from doing seven other things.” Then Al-Bara’ mentioned the following:– (1) To pay a visit to the sick (inquiring about his health), (2) to follow funeral processions, (3) to say to a sneezer, “May Allah be merciful to you” (if he says, “Praise be to Allah!”), (4) to return greetings, (5) to help the oppressed, (6) to accept invitations, (7) to help others to fulfill their oaths.” Sahih Bukhari

Our brothers and sisters who are being tested severely right now need to know that we are supporting them. If they invoke Allah against us for the lack of support that we have offered and the lack of du’aas we’ve made for them then how will we face Allah?

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet (peace be upon him) sent Mu’adh to Yemen and said, “Be afraid, from the curse of the oppressed as there is no screen between his invocation and Allah.” Sahih Bukhari.

We belittle these actions so much, they are in need of our support and let us be the ones to be there for them and ask Allah to release our sister and be with her family where she belongs.

For all those sisters who sleep peacefully with your children with no fear of being separated from, put yourself in this sisters place. How would you feel knowing that you could be separated from your children the next day? Or the day after? Do you think that she sleeps at night?

For those sisters who spend their days with their children, take them to school, take them to the park, make dinner for them and feed them, put yourself in this sisters place. How would you feel if you couldn’t take your kids to school, or to the park or feed them, but instead you have to sit in a court room awaiting a decision to be made which can change your whole life.

We are one Ummah and she is our sister and we should not forget her pain and should constantly pray for her and offer her our support.

Al-Nu’man bin Bashirmay Allah be pleased with him, reported:
Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: “The similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that of one body; when any limb of it aches, the whole body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever.” Sahih Muslim.

Ya Allah please bestow your mercy upon our sister Umm Imran and her family, forgive them, keep them patient, thankful and strong. Grant her the ability to be pleased with what Allah has decreed. Keep her heart steadfast upon Your deen. Ya Allah purify their hearts and make this a time to make her closer to Allah. Ya Allah release her from the hands of the oppressors. Return her to her family peacefully. Grant her happiness after her sorrow. Protect her and her family and do not burden her with more than what she can bear. Keep her eeman strong. Ya Allah, Grant sabr to her mother who has endure patiently and been such a support to her. And send peace and blessings upon Your prophet, his family, companions and those who follow them. Allahumma Ameen Allahumma Ameen Allahumma Ameen.

Written by Umm Ibrahim

Almost A Year On….

Date Written: 5 April 2008

A year complete on 24 April this year (08)
A year since the arrests of those 6 sincere
Dawn raids were carried out on the very same day
Their wives and their children stood shocked all the way

Was it hectic, frustrating or unbelievable – you and I don’t know
Only those who have been through it would be able to show
How their children must’ve felt, when the fathers were taken away
How their wives would await their arrival every second, every day

To Paddington Green Police station they were then taken
They were accused of raising funds for purposes of terrorism
Solitary Confinement, they were kept in for hours and days
Strip searched were their rights, CCTV cameras were in their way

But the number did not pause on the sincere 6 brothers
2 more were arrested from their prison cells to join the others
Financial documents were taken from their homes for research
‘Just in case’ they raised funds to bomb a synagogue or a church!

Their names need not mentioning, it won’t be of any benefit
For your duty is towards them no matter where they sit
All you need to know is that they are your brothers who are not free
Open your ears and eyes, so that you may hear them and see

19 days left till the year is complete
Their verdicts will be sooner – possibly next week
Remember them in your du’aas even if you don’t know them for sure
For further information visit captivesupport.org

Written by Anonomous

A Call To Support Muslim Prisoners


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

May the peace and blessing of God be upon you,

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds and prayers and peace on the most honourable of prophets and messengers, Muhammad, his family, his companions and anyone who follows his guidance and follows in their footsteps until the Day of Judgment.

What we have seen, witnessed and heard about the violations of the religious and civil rights suffered by our Muslim brothers and sisters in western jails is saddening and hurtful. I was personally a witness to this tribulation for five years when I was a prisoner. As informing someone of an event is not the same as experiencing itself, I started hastily writing this legitimate urgent appeal, quoting from the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), to seek help from those who can appreciate the awful, disgusting treatment Muslim prisoners face in British jails. This was after I heard from a Muslim sister, who is the lawyer of a Muslim brother who was convicted of terrorism charges, that her client had been subjected to a savage attack by some prisoners; they poured boiling oil on his head which caused severe burns to his head and other parts of his body. He is now is in a pitiful state and has been returned to jail even though he did not receive enough medical care and time to recover in an outside hospital. Worse than that, he is still in the same prison in which he was attacked and with the same prisoners who still harbour hate for him and wish to kill him and terrorise him, which the prison administration and the government are aware of.

Imam Ibn Al-Athir said in his book Al-Kamil Fil Tarikh, that when Yusuf (AS) left prison, he wrote on the door of his cell, “this is the grave of the living, the house of the dejected, the place of trial for friends and a blow upon the face of enemies”.

Prison is the worst, basest place a person can ever be put in, where his freedom is wrested from him, his dignity is humiliated and his honour is defeated. His faith and religious practices are attacked. It is for this reason that Muhammad (SAW) often used to seek Allah’s protection for prisoners to protect them against fear.

This is why hadith scholars have spoken at length about this issue.

The religious texts which urge Muslims to help each other clearly include texts about helping Muslims prisoners as a priority, including:

The Muslim nation is one as Allah (SWT) says: “this nation is one nation and I am your Lord so worship me” and He said, “verily, the believers are brothers”. Al-Qurtubi said in his interpretation of this verse (16/322), “’verily, the believers are brothers” in faith and in respect, not in blood. It is said, brothers in faith are closer than blood brothers as blood brothers may fall out over differences in faith whereas brothers in faith are not affected by differences in lineage”.

In the Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, it is narrated from Abu Huraira (RA) that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, “A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He does not wrong him, forsake him or despise him.”

Imam Nawawi commented on this hadith in Sharh Muslim (16/120) saying, “the scholars said, “forsaking him is leaving him when he is in need and despising him means, if he asks for help to remove an evil in his life, he must help him if he can and if he does not have a legitimate excuse not to”.

Ibn Rajab said in Jami Al-Ulum Wal Hukum, p. 333), “by this, a believer forsaking his brother, it means that the believer is commanded to help his brother as the Prophet (SAW) said, “help your brother, whether he is the oppressed or the oppressor”. He was asked, “O Messenger of Allah, help the oppressed but how do I help the oppressor?” He said, “by preventing him from oppressing. This is how you help him”. Narrated by Anas.

Abu Dawud mentions the hadith narrated by Abu Talha Al-Ansari and Jabir Bin Abdullah, that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, “No man forsakes a Muslim when his rights are being violated or his honour is being belittled except that Allah will forsake him at a place in which he would love to have His help. And no man helps a Muslim at a time when his honour is being belittled or his rights violated except that Allah will help him at a place in which he loves to have His help”.

Ahmed reported that Abu Umamah Bin Sahl narrated from his father that the Prophet (SAW) said, “He in whose presence a Muslim is humiliated and who does not help him, being able to help him, God will humiliate him before all creatures on the Day of Judgment”.

These are general texts which urge Muslims to unite, work together and help each other, as is established in the Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim in the hadith narrated by Numan Bin Bashir in which he says that the Prophet (SAW) said, “The believers in their mutual kindness, compassion and sympathy are just like one body. When one of the limbs is afflicted, the whole body responds to it with sleeplessness and fever”.

What saddens us is that some ignorant people ignore this completely and say that “the prisoners are suffering because they are confused about their religion and have followed a path other than that of guidance. They deserve everything they get and thus they must bear the consequences of what happens to them”.  In saying such things, ignorant people ignore texts that generally and specifically concern helping these prisoners of faith who are our brothers in Islam. These reasons are all materialistic, worldly excuses; if these prisoners are not the most deserving of our help, then who should we help?

The scholars stated in a statement on the obligation of freeing Muslim prisoners and trying to help them in all matters.

Imam Malik said, “it is obligatory on the people to redeem (buy the freedom of) prisoners with their money. There is no contention on this point”.

Ibn Taymiyya said in The Fatwas (28/635), “freeing prisoners is one of the greatest obligations, and spending money in this matter is one of the greatest sacrifices”. Ibn Taymiyya himself made great efforts to free Muslim prisoners and save them; in Rajab 699H, he went to the camp of a Tatar commander and met him to discuss releasing the Muslim prisoners he was holding. He saved many of them from their hands.

They were concerned with saving their Muslim brothers who were prisoners. Of course, many of you will say that this all happened in a time when the Muslims had a state and power. So what can we do now at a time when the Muslims have sunk to such a lowly state?

What I am telling you is that the least you can do is help them with your words and your actions, and this is the weakest of faith, as Ibn Taymiyya wrote in his lengthy letter to the King of Cyprus, Johan de Giblet, a Christian king, concerning the Muslim prisoners held by the king. The letter included an invitation to Islam and to worship Allah alone and mentioned His mercy and that He loves all people to be treated well. He also mentioned his efforts with the Tatars to have the Muslim and Christian dhimmi prisoners released.

He wrote, “Does the king not know that we have in our lands Christians who are dhimmis (protected non-Muslim citizens in an Islamic state) and no one knows how many of them there are except Allah? How we deal with them is well-known so how can they deal with the Muslim prisoners they have in a manner that shows a lack of humanity and faith? Are the prisoners not under the protection of the king? Have not those who follow Jesus and the prophets been told to do good and act justly, so where are these good actions?”

There are many similarities between the situation of the Muslims in the 8th century Hijri (thirteenth century CE) – Ibn Taymiyya’s time – and in our current times, in that we can see the importance attached to these prisoners and the harsh treatment meted out to them from the time of Ibn Taymiyya, however there is no one crying for the Muslim prisoners today. Where is the displeasure shown at their cases? Where are the demands for them to be given their rights? Where is the call for justice for them and for them to be treated fairly? Where are the prayers to Allah asking for them to be released?

Finally, I ask you, the good people who are taking part in this campaign led by our sister, the lawyer, Mudassar Arani, the lawyer of the brother who was attacked, to improve the situation of the brother who was attacked in the prison and all the other Muslim prisoners to have them relocated to a safe place away from the terror they face from the other prisoners, please do your best to write to them and help them and stand by them even if you think they are wrong. Every person is a sinner and the best sinner is the one who repents.

May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon you.

Faraj Hassan, former detainee

Source: Cage Prisoners

One Verdict On Samina Given One To GO

Allahu Akbar!! Mashallah sister Samina has been found not guilty on the bigger charge today! Alhamdolillah this is a big relief for her and her family. The jury are still out to make a decision on the second charge so please keep her in your du’aas. The next few days are crucial for her. May Allah free her of this charge and return her to her family safe, Allahumma Ameen!

Jury Out To Make Decision On Samina

Assalaamu alaikum

The jury went out on Monday 29th October at 2.10pm to make a decision on Samina. It is a very testing time on Samina and her family. I urge you all to please make du’aa for her release and for the jury to come back with a not guilty verdict inshAllah. We can’t even imagine how hard it is for them, especially because she is a sister and a prison is not the place for her. The next few days and hours are crucial, please do not forget her in your du’aas.

We have no idea how her mum cries and pleads to her Lord and says please don’t take my baby away from me. How difficult it is to have your daughter taken away and put in a prison amongst kuffaar who have no idea about Muslim beliefs or hayaa. How she has to see her daughter suffer day in day out and cannot take away the pain from her and secretly cries to her Lord. How she has supported her daughter and had to endure this difficult test. May Allah reward her immensly and never allow them to take her daughter away from her, ameen ameen ameen.

Ya Umm Samina, May Allah bestow His Mercy upon on you and your family, May He fill your heart with tranquility and patience. May He reward you for all the hardship you have endured and will endure for His sake. Ameen. And know that after every hardship there is ease.

Allahumma fukka ukhtanaa Samina, wa arsilhaa ilaa usratihaa, wa unsurhaa ya rabbal ‘alameen. Allahumma Ameen.

O Allah free our sister Samina, and return her to her family, and help her O Lord of all that exists.

The Story Of Your Sister You Left Behind….

sister making duaa

They have raided us, oppressed us and have taken our men away from us but we did nothing except watch idly like propped up wood. Was that not bad enough, was that not humiliating enough. Oh Muslims they have not stopped there!! They have taken your sisters, Samina, Umm Muhammad, Kousar and Umm Imran! Did you even know?! Where is your izzah? Can you imagine what they have been through and their families? Do you know how they spend their nights? If it is in prison or in a bed and breakfast due to not having ‘permission’ to live with their children?!!!

When one Muslim woman was ridiculed by the Romans in the past she only had to scream “Ya Mutasima! Ya Khalifah” and the armies came to protect her honour. And yet today forget armies, we don’t even have anyone who can offer two words of support to these sisters. They cry in secret to their Lord and everyone carries on in their lives heedless of their pain and suffering.

And who is Samina? How many of you know who she is? She is just 23 years old and is this how she should be spending her time? Being humiliated in court daily??

How dare you not support them, how dare you turn your face, have you not an ounce of eeman? Oh men of this ummah, where are you? Your sister is lingering within the hands of monkeys and swine’s. Oh sisters, where are your words of comfort? Do not forget that you will be asked by Allah in regards to this sister and what did you do? It is a duty on everyone one of you to support her. If you cannot do anything else then at least make du’aa for her and her family. This is the story of your sister Samina.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

“One who helps a fellow Muslim in removing his (or her) difficulty in this world, Allah will remove the former’s distress on the Day of Judgement. He who helps to remove the hardship of another, will have his difficulties removed by Allah in this world and in the Hereafter. One who covers the shortcomings of another Muslim, will have his faults covered up in this world and the next by Allah. Allah continues to help a servant so long as he goes on helping his own brother (or sister).” (Muslim)

 

The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said:

The supplication of a Muslim for his brother without his knowledge is an accepted supplication and will be rewarded by the presence of an angel at his side. Every time he supplicates for his brother, the angel will say: Ameen, and the same for you too. [Muslim]

Written by Abdul Hakeem and Umm Ibrahim

Another Ramadhan

Another Ramadan where we can recite the quran and complete it

Another Ramadan where we can do i’tikaaf in the masajid of Allah

Another Ramadan where we can be with family and friends and experience the blessing of breaking the fast together….

Another Ramadan where we can witness our young children challenging their emotions and desires and experience the beauty of fasting with us

Another Ramadan we spend eid with family and loved ones

Another Ramadan where we see eid bring happiness and joy to our children……..

Another Ramadan and we have so much to thank Allah for…..

BUT ALSO
ANOTHER RAMADAN
ANOTHER RAMADAN AND THE LIONS OF TAWHEED IN CUBA REMAIN IN
CAGES…..

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND THE LIONS OF TAWHEED IN ABU GHURAIB
EXPERIENCE THE MOST HUMIILIATING OF AFFAIRS….

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND THE 93 YEAR OLD BLIND SHIEKH OMAR ABDUL RAHMAN REMAINS BEHIND BARS IN THE WORST OF CONDITIONS AND STATE OF HEALTH…..

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND SHIEKH ABU QUATADAH DWELLS IN A PRISON CELL…..

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND SHEIKH ABU MUHAMMAD AL MAQDESI SITS INSIDE A COLD SOLITARY CELL…..

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND SHEIKH ABU JANDAL AL AZADI IS SILENCED AND DEPRIVED OF THE BASIC HUMAN TREATMENT

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND SHEIKH NASER AL FAHAD IS TREATED AS A CRIMINAL…..

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND SHEIKH KHALED AL RASHED IS BEING MADE TO HEAR THE WORST OF INSULTS….

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND SHEIKH ANWAR AL AWLAKI IS DEPRIVED OF SEEING HIS FAMILY…….

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND SHEIKH AL FIZAZI IS MADE TO TASTE THE WORST OF TREATMENT…..

ANOTHER RAMADAN SHEIKH ALI BIN AL HAAJ IS UNDER THE MERCY OF THE WORST OF CREATION…..

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND WE CANT EVEN MENTION ALL THE SHEIKHS OF THIS MNAHAJ THAT DWELL IN PRISONS DUE TO THE NUMBER OF NAMES…..

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND TENS IF NOT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MUSLIM PRISONERS SIT IN THEIR CELLS FEELING THE BITTER BETRAYAL OF THEIR UMMAH……

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS THAT HAVE FLED WITH THEIR DEEN LIVE IN CONDITIONS WE WONT EVEN LET OUR CAT LIVE IN……

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS THAT HAVE BEEN PREVENTED FROM LEAVING THE LAND OF KUFFR SHED TEARS OF DESPAIR AND SPEND RAMADAN ALONE ……

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND OUR CHASTE WOMEN CRY OUT FOR THEIR DIGNITY AND CHASTITY TO BE PROTECTED……

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND THE CHILDREN CRY FROM FEAR..HUNGER…LOSS OF PARENTS…AND MUCH MORE…..

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND TEARS OF AN OLD WOMAN OR MAN RUN DOWN THEIR WRINKLED CHEEKS IN DISPAIR AS THEY SEE THEIR HOME THAT THEY SPENT A LIFE TIME BUILDING BEING DESTROYED IN MOMENTS…..

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND THE TEARS OF A HELPLESS MUSLIM SISTER RUNS DOWN HER CHEEKS UNABLE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION OF HER HURTING CHILDREN WHEN THEY ASK WHY THEY CAN NOT HAVE EID….

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND THIS UMMAH CONTINUES TO WITNESS LOSS OF IT’S INNOCENT LIFE BY THE HANDS OF THE WORST OF EXISTENCE……

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND THE AHEL AL HAQQ CONTINUE TO WITNESS BETRAYEL AFTER BETRAYEL ……..

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND WE CONTINUE TO DO LITTLE OR ANYTHING……..

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND WE FILL OUR BELLIES AND LAUGH AND JOKE AND FORGET THE REAL SITUATION OF THE UMMAH….

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND WE FEEL THAT WE DESERVE SOMETHING FOR PRAYING A FEW RAKA’AHS AND SAY A FEW MINUTES OF DUA……

ANOTHER RAMADAN AND WE SPEND EXCESSIVELY ON EID……

WALA HAWLA WALA QUWATA ILLA BILLAH….

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THE REAL MEANING OF RAMADAN

AND DO NOT FORGET TO MAKE DUA FOR THE PRISONERS

AND FOR THE ONES THAT HAVE FLED WITH THEIR DEEN

AND FOR THE ONES THAT HAVE GIVEN UP EVERYTHING SO YOU CAN SIT IN COMFORT…..

AND FOR OUR DEAR UMMAH!!!!!!

MAY ALLAH SWT GIVE US THE BEST OF THIS MONTH AND SHOWER HIS MERCY AND VICTORY UPON US AMEEN……..

By Anonymous