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They Are Not Alone: A Worldwide Webinar and Fundraiser

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All last week, we have been discussing cases of the highest kind of injustice against Muslim individuals. While Dr. Maher Arar is out and fighting for justice, several other prisoners are depending on the Muslim community to obtain justice for them. The question was brought up quite a few times as to what we can do for these individuals. Well, here is an opportunity. One of these excellent initiatives is the Muslim Justice Initiative. Time to put our money where our mouth is and support these initiatives that seek to bring justice about. And as we saw with the Canadian government’s apology and award to Dr. Arar, Muslims can use the legal system to demand their civil rights.

The Muslim Justice Initiative and the Free Fahad Campaign present:

THEY ARE NOT ALONE

Worldwide Webinar  &  Fundraiser

Mark you calendar, set your alarms on you cell phones, Monday the 9th of Novemeber at 8 PM EST (7PM CST – 6PM MST – 5PM PST)

Online at http://muslimsforjustice.org/theyarenotalone/ONLIN-EVENT

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*This is an online event. The webinar can be accessed internationally via net and phone*

A young man named Fahad Hashmi wakes up in an eerily silent cell, banned from the social interactions of people, deprived from the natural light of the sun, and meticulously monitored at every moment of the day. Imagine living like this for one week— one month— or three years! Sadly, this is the reality of several Muslims who are imprisoned in the United States under the so-called banner of ‘fighting terrorism.’

The Prophet (salallahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Whoever relieves a believer of a hardship from the hardships of this world, then Allah will relieve him of a hardship from the hardships of the Day of Resurrection…Allah is helping the servant as long as the servant is helping his brother, ” [Hadith Tirmidhi /Muslim].

Now it is your turn to make a difference; it is your turn to relieve your brothers and sisters of their distress. Contribute whatever you’re capable of giving in order to assist in freeing your brethren from their current state of solitude and torture.

Make a contribution at this webinar for the sake of your Lord and join the efforts of Muslim Justice Initiative!
Log on to: http://muslimsforjustice.org/theyarenotalone on Monday 11.9.09 @ 8 PM

For more information, please visit muslimsforjustice.org
or contact: info@muslimsforjustice.org
Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158584507723&ref=mf

Here is a poem written by A. AlShukry and dedicated to Fahad Hashmi titled, My Brother.

12 miles away in a cell is my brother
24 hour confined hell for my brother
They try to separate me with fear from my brother
But things arent as they appear with my brother
They call him a terrorist, I call him my brother
Tell me why they had to go take my brother
Because he says his Lord is Allah and no other?
Was it because he cared enough to teach did my brother
Or was it the hearts he used to reach did my brother
Was it that he was different from the crowd was my brother
Was it that he is a Muslim that is proud is my brother
They say that he’s heartless, I say- my brother?
When they have him sitting in darkness, my brother
I ask Allah to pour out on him patience, my brother
3 years without trial he’s waited, my brother

12 miles away in a cell is my brother
Sensory deprived hell for my brother
But I won’t allow them to defeat my brother
As long as I can stand on my feet for my brother
As long as I can stand up and speak for my brother
I will not be afraid nor weak for my brother
I will not sit on the fence for my brother
I will stand up in defense for my brother

No effort too small or immense for my brother
I have no doubt they will clear my brother
And Allah will dry a mothers tears for my brother
But what I want to say here for my brother
If you’re not willing to stand for your brother
Then this will only expand to your brothers
If you choose to forget or ignore my brother
I wont beg and I wont implore for my brother
I’ve seen the light emanate from the core of my brother
So It doesn’t matter what they have in store for my brother
For Allah is my Lord… and He’s the Lord of my brother

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17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. sister

    November 6, 2009 at 5:04 AM

    Awesome! Now its time for us to help our oppressed muslim brothers and sisters. There is great reward in this. Please attend and contribute. May Allah bring baraka to this initiative.Ameen

  2. muslima

    November 6, 2009 at 5:06 AM

    Cant wait inshaAllah. Finally a way to help our brothers and sisters facing oppression.

  3. Ukht fil Islam

    November 6, 2009 at 5:09 AM

    Bismillah
    Asalaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

    May Allah make this event successful, Ameen! Make sure to come online, donate, and tell others about this event Inshallah. Your reward will be with Allah inshallah.

  4. Anon

    November 6, 2009 at 7:02 AM

    MJI are known to do amazing stuff like this – Allah reward them.

  5. IsmailBhai

    November 6, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Us muslims living in the west need to get our wala and bara straightened out.

  6. sister

    November 6, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    wow very beautiful poem

  7. Khalil Meek

    November 6, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Dear Muslim Community:
    AA,

    The Muslim Legal Fund of America supports the efforts of the Muslim Justice Initiative. We encourage everyone to log on and donate to this campaign.

    Yes, now it is our turn to make a difference; it is our turn to relieve our brothers and sisters of their distress. Contribute whatever you’re capable of giving in order to assist in freeing our brethren from their current state of solitude and torture.

    Best regards,

    Khalil Meek
    President
    Muslim Legal Fund of America

  8. Nahyan

    November 6, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    May Allah make this a massive success. Ameen.
    Excellent poem bro.

  9. Yaser Birjas

    November 7, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Planning to be there insha’Allah, because they are not alone.

  10. muslima

    November 7, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    JazakAllah khair sheikh yasir B. May Allah reward you immensly for your support. Ameen

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  12. ghufran

    November 7, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    no one writing about Forthood? I think that’s going to be really important. We as a community cannot ignore the impact of stress and pressure facing members of the community. Especially for new practicing Muslims. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33751407/ns/us_news-the_new_york_times
    What I’m most troubled here is that, this isn’t terrorism. This is an act of desperation and psychological isolation. It is clearly not Islamic, but he is Muslim, and a brother, he clearly believed that he was lacking the support even from his own community when he was very troubled.

    • Amad

      November 7, 2009 at 2:08 PM

      Posts are in the work inshallah.

  13. Muslimah.j

    November 7, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Wa RahmatALLAHi Wa Barakatuh,

    MashALLAH the poem is well written and very touching.
    May ALLAH Ta’la have mercy on Brother Fahad as well as all the other Muslims who are being tortured in the isolated cells. May ALLAH Ta’la forgive their sins and grant them Jannah Al-Firdous Al-A’laa, Ameen!
    I hope ALLAH makes the event successful InshALLAH, Ameen!

  14. Wasif

    November 9, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    May Allah grant the prisoners and their families Sabrun Jameel. Very touching poem mA

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