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Imam Qatanani: Another Civil Rights Victory

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We previously covered the story of Imam Qatanani in New Jersey here and here. Alhamduillah they have ruled in his favor. This is another piece of good news along with Dr. Al-Arian being released.

Calling the government’s case “patently incomplete,” a federal immigration judge in Newark ruled today that Mohammad Qatanani, the spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, can remain in the U.S.

In a 69-page decision, Immigration Judge Alberto Riefkohl said Homeland Security officials had presented a case weak on evidence and credibility in their effort to cast Imam Mohammad Qatanani as someone who had had ties to Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization, and who had lied about it to obtain a so-called green card here.

The imam, visibly moved, placed his palms over his chest and raised his eyes, thanking God in Arabic.

You can read the story here in more detail.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. MR

    September 4, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Takbirr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Yasir Qadhi

    September 4, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Alhamdulillah… two good news one after the other!

    Let’s hope this is the beginning of much more, Ameen!

    Yasir

  3. SaqibSaab

    September 4, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    MashaAllah this is really uplifting to hear!

  4. Amad

    September 4, 2008 at 7:25 PM

    Alhamdulillah!

    May allah release ali timimi next… That will be a victory for civil rights and for the ummah.

  5. Khaled

    September 5, 2008 at 1:19 AM

    All thanks are due to Allah, America deserves Imam Qatanani and also it needs more people like him.

  6. Amatullah101

    September 5, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    wa lillahil hamd!!!

  7. Abu Ziyad

    September 5, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Alhamdulillah. We need to also recognize the muslims who stand firm behind him coming from all over NJ, NY and other states. The ICPC community (specially the youths) has shown the courage and intellect to organize many rallies during the court hearing, setting up website for qatanani, selling t-shirts that featured him, raising funds and many more activities. It should be great lesson for us that for other cases we need to act in a similar organized and civilized manner to fight against any oppression. No doubt, all good is from Allah (swt) and we only need do our part. But the biggest effort is done by all muslims around the world who made Doa for him. So, we shouldn’t forget to make Doa whenever we come across any kind of trial and tribulation. May Allah accept all of our Doa and release/releive others who are being oppressed. Ameen.

  8. Z

    September 5, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Ah! What a blessed Ramadan indeed!

  9. Zubair Ahmed

    September 5, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Allahu akbar Mashallah May Allah release everyone including my cousin and me we’re under house arrest and this month my lawyer is motioning for dismissal. Never under estimate the power of dua.

    Your brother in this flawless DEEN!!

  10. Nihal Khan

    September 7, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    The ICPC community is definitely a community which serves as a role model for all other masajid/Islamic centers all throughout America. Without Imam Qatanani, the community wouldn’t be the same. It’s like eating a sandwich without the bread :P

  11. DrM

    September 9, 2008 at 6:34 AM

    Alhamdulilah! for once, justice has been served.
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  12. AbuAbdAllah, the Houstonian

    September 11, 2008 at 3:16 AM

    alhamdolillah!

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