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A Tremendous Opportunity for Ajr: A Call for Donations for Shaykh Ibrahim Dremali

Innalhamdalillah.

Sh. Ibrahim FundraiserLast year, we mentioned the health condition of Sh. Ibrahim Dremali, hafidhahullah, as he began to undergo chemotherapy due to a complicated health condition. Now, Sh. Ibrahim is going through serious financial difficulty due to his chronic sickness and health complications. He currently is not working as his health is such that even walking and standing have been difficult for him.

As Sh. Ibrahim is among those whom we count as the leaders and scholars of our community, we feel that we cannot idly stand by and allow him to endure his ordeal without any help. In order to assist the Shaykh in his time of need, as he has touched so many of our lives, we at MuslimMatters are raising funds to donate to Shaykh Ibrahim. Shaykh Ibrahim has not asked anyone to raise money for him, but we love this scholar dearly for the sake of Allah, and we pray that Allah will put barakat for you and for him in whatever you give for the shaykh’s relief from the provision Allah has given you.

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For those who do not know Dr.Ibrahim, he has been one of pioneers of the Islamic work in the United States for more than 20 years! A co-founder of many Islamic institutes and universities including the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA), and a prominent scholar who helped greatly in disseminating Islamic knowledge for the benefit of the Muslim and American community at large in the US. He has a Ph.D in Shariah (Islamic Jurisprudence) with specialization in Fiqh (Jurisprudence) from Al-Azhar University, and has worked in various capacities as Professor, Imam and Director.

Matching Donation:

To jump start the fundraising, MM will match the first $2,500 that is donated to Sh. Ibrahim, dollar-for-dollar. Individually or collectively, we challenge each of you and all of you to donate $2,500 for Shaykh Ibrahim. But we don’t want to stop there. Our goal is to get up to $10,000 donated to Sh. Ibrahim through MM. His financial need requires immediate action. Will you rise to this challenge?

How to Give:

You can send checks to Clear Lake Islamic Center, which is also raising funds for Sh. Ibrahim. Make sure you mention how much you donated in the comments, so we know how much to match. If you would like to keep your donation anonymous, then just comment anonymously, inshaAllah, to motivate others to donate.

Donate via Check: Make checks payable to Ibrahim Dremali (with a note indicating the money is a donation for Shaykh Dremali). Send checks to Clear Lake Islamic Center, address:

Clear Lake Islamic Center
17511 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058

You can also call CLIC at 281-480-3332 and speak to either Shaykh Waleed Basyouni or Shaykh Ibrahim Ezghair about the money you send.

Remember, our Prophet Muhammad, sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam, did not leave behind dinar nor dirham, but rather he left behind knowledge. So let us rally together to support this scholar, this inheritor of the prophets, our beloved Sh. Ibrahim Dremali.

The Holy Qur’an, Surah al Baqarah, ayat 273

[Approximate translation by Sahih International]
[Charity is] for the poor who have been restricted for the cause of Allah , unable to move about in the land. An ignorant [person] would think them self-sufficient because of their restraint, but you will know them by their [characteristic] sign. They do not ask people persistently [or at all]. And whatever you spend of good – indeed, Allah is Knowing of it.

[From Tafsir al-Jalalayn]
For the poor (this is the predicate of the missing subject, al-sadaqāt, ‘voluntary almsgiving’), who are constrained in the way of God, those who have confined themselves [in preparation] for the struggle: this was revealed concerning the people of Suffa, consisting in some four hundred of the Emigrants (muhājirūn), set apart [from the other Muslims] for the study of the Qur’ān and to take part in raids; and they are unable to journey (darban, means safaran) in the land, to engage in commerce and earn their living, since they are fully engaged in the struggle; the ignorant man supposes them, on account of the way they behave, rich because of their abstinence, that is, their refraining from asking for things; but you, the one being addressed, shall know them by their mark, by the signs of their humility and exertion; they do not beg of men, and make urgent demands, importunately, that is to say, they do not beg in the first place, so there is no question of persistence. And whatever good you expend, surely God has knowledge of it, and will requite it accordingly.

Hadith Shareef

A man came to Abu Darda (radi Allahu anhu) while he was in Damascus. Abu Darda asked him, “What has brought you here my brother?” He replied, “A hadith which you relate from the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam).” Abu Darda asked, “Have you come for some worldly need?” He replied, “No.” “You have come only to seek this hadith?” He replied, “Yes.” Abu Darda then said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) say: “Whoever treads a path due to which he seeks knowledge, Allah will make him tread one of the paths towards Paradise. The angels lower their wings out of contentment for the seeker of knowledge; the inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth, even the fish in the depths of the sea ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the scholar over the worshipper is like the virtue of the moon on the night when it is full, over all of the stars. Indeed, the scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets, and the prophets do not leave behind dinar nor dirham, but rather, they leave behind knowledge. So whoever takes it, has acquired an abundant portion” [Abu Dawud & Tirmidhi, emphasis added]

Some videos of Shaykh Ibrahim (Jazak Allah khayr, Halaltube.com for compiling this list):

Description of Paradise
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt2gSQCa4Tc[/youtube]

Love for the Dunya (Worldly Life)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ec2DMc4QOs[/youtube]

Quest for Excellence

The Strangers
[youtube]RuIbdrnWy9c[/youtube]

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80 Comments

80 Comments

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    abu Abdullah

    June 25, 2010 at 6:11 AM

    o Allah purify his sins and make things easy on him. Allahumma Rabbannaas adhibil baa’s ashfi anta ashShafi’ laa shifau illa shifauk, shifau laa yughadir saqama. Allahumma ameen.

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    Amad

    June 25, 2010 at 6:31 AM

    Dr. Dremali has done so much for Muslims in America that we cannot but take this opportunity to help inshallah.

    Let’s not let the matching funds not be matched…

    every dollar of yours is doubled right now, and every two dollars are blessed many-fold on this jumuah. Subhanallah Dr. Dremali was the one who would help us fundraise every time we needed and now its our turn!

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    Hassan

    June 25, 2010 at 6:44 AM

    I am going to Dallas insha’Allah and would try to meet him personally

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    Amirah

    June 25, 2010 at 6:51 AM

    Dr. Dremali is also one of the scholars @ sunnahfollowers.net he used to give classes there before he got to sick but he did give jumah kitbag a week or so ago. May Allah recover him

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    sister

    June 25, 2010 at 6:54 AM

    Assalamualykum,

    Aameen to all the duas. May Allah grant him shifa soon. Inshaallah I will post the check of $30 .Jazakallahu khairaan.

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    anonymous

    June 25, 2010 at 8:07 AM

    donated $100

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    Tariq Yasin

    June 25, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    Please watch the video ‘Dying to Have Known’. It’s about an alternative cancer therapy.

    The therapy is known as the Gerson Therapy.

    May Allah grant the shaikh shifaa. Ameen.

    Tariq

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      Ahmad AlFarsi

      June 26, 2010 at 3:35 PM

      Assalaamu alaykum,

      I need to make a clarification. Sh. Ibrahim is undergoing chemotherapy due to a complex liver condition complicated with other complex health conditions, but he does not have cancer. In the original post, we automatically made the jump from chemotherapy to cancer treatment, but we have since been corrected and have corrected the post with the correct information. His situation is, of course, just as dire, and he is just as much in need.

      JazakAllahu khayran.

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    Love Bird

    June 25, 2010 at 8:51 AM

    I’m a young guy and I’m getting married in a few days and need the money, but I donated $75 for the sake of Allah, may Allah keep us sincere!

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    Muslim

    June 25, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    donated $100

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    anonymous

    June 25, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    donated $250.00

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    anonymous

    June 25, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    I donated $1000.

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    Ahmad AlFarsi

    June 25, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    MashaAllah. jazakAllahu khayran to all of you. With donations plus match, we’re currently at $3010… 30% there. We’ll keep updating the thermometer in the post to show our progress inshaAllah.

    • Amad

      Amad

      June 25, 2010 at 1:17 PM

      wow, a MIT engineer got the math wrong :)

      its $3110 now!

      comeon folks!!!!!!!!! WE have to get to at least 5000 on this jumuah to get the blessings of jumah!

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        Ahmad AlFarsi

        June 25, 2010 at 3:06 PM

        ya akhi, don’t you know that I was working in base 10.10977957 :)

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    Qas

    June 25, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    $20.

    • Amad

      Amad

      June 25, 2010 at 1:17 PM

      $3160

      Keep it coming.

      Anonymous or with your name…

      small or big

      whatever your heart tells you!

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    Amad

    June 25, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Comeon folks
    let’s at least get the full matching on this blessed jumuah… just ONE 1000 will get us above 5000!!!!!!

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    Muslimah

    June 25, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    May Allah(SWT) grant him a complete and permanent shifa. Ameen.

    I was wondering if anyone has the 2004 TDC Khutbah on Muslim ID by Shaykh Dremali!?!?…It was really REALLy amazing MashaAllah!
    I’ve been looking for it, if anyone has it or knows how I may acquire it., I would appreciate it if you could please post it up. JazakAllahu-Khairan!

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    anonymouse

    June 25, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    Alhamdulillah… donated $200.00
    May Allah(SWT) accept and grant Shaykh Dremali quick recovery! Ameen.

    • Amad

      Amad

      June 25, 2010 at 2:12 PM

      Mashallah.. thats $400 in effect

      $3560 now!

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    Abu Noor Al-Irlandee

    June 25, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Donated $100

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    Ahmad AlFarsi

    June 25, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    MashaAllah, it looks like quite a few people are donating without mentioning their donations in the comments :)

    PayPal already shows that there have been $4789 in donations, mashaAllah. Adding the one $30 check mentioned in the comments, that brings the outside donations (without match) to $4819!

    MABROOK, you met our initial challenge of $2500, and we will be matching that much to bring the current total donation to $7319.

    Let’s not fall short of our goal of $10,000 brothers and sisters. We’re nearly 3/4 of the way there inshaAllah! Just another $2681 to meet our goal inshaAllah.

    • Amad

      Amad

      June 25, 2010 at 3:22 PM

      wow amazing mashallah!

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      mystrugglewithin

      June 25, 2010 at 3:58 PM

      Inshallah.

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      Amatullah

      June 25, 2010 at 4:18 PM

      Alhamdulillahil lathi bi ni’matihi tatimus-saalihaat! This is wonderful mashaAllah, less than 24 hrs.

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    anonymous

    June 25, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    donated $20

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    Safia Farole

    June 25, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    May Allah grant Imam Dremali health again. Mashallah he visited the mosque I go to in Seattle about six years ago – he infected me with a love for this religion. His influence was a signficiant factor in my family starting to practice Islam more strongly. May Allah have mercy on this man. What a blessed effort this is – may Allah reward MM. Ameen.

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    Nahyan

    June 25, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    MashaAllah, may Allah bless your efforts (MM team) + give our imam shafa’a and make this a means of forgiveness.

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    Ahmad AlFarsi

    June 25, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Alhamdulillah, since the last update there have been an additional $665 donated through PayPal.

    This brings our total to $7984.

    Only another $2000 to hit the $10000 goal. We can do it inshaAllah brothers and sisters.

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      Ahmad AlFarsi

      June 25, 2010 at 6:29 PM

      I should mention that this number is assuming that, unless explicitly noted, the donations mentioned in the comments were made through PayPal (so we won’t double count them in our total).

      So if you are donating or already donated via check, and you didn’t explicitly mention that, do say so in the comments so we know to add your amount to the PayPal total inshaAllah.

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    Ahmad AlFarsi

    June 25, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    MashaAllah, another $340 has been donated through PayPal since the last update (in only an hour and a half!), bringing our current total to $8324.

    $1676 to go inshaAllah!

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    Anonymous

    June 25, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    $100 here

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    anonymous

    June 25, 2010 at 8:45 PM

    InshaAllah my mom and i are sending $550 total. JazakAllah khair and may Allah grant the sheikh a speedy recovery inshaAllah and ease his families worries inshaAllah. Ameen!

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    anonymous

    June 25, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    sending $200 from my grandpa inshaAllah…

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    Zaynab

    June 25, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Subhana’Allah, what else is there to say about Imam Dremali? He is the most profoundly beautiful human being you’ll ever meet. He’s eman is as contagious as his smile. He has given my family and I the one that no one else ever can, that is to recognize and worship Allah (swt) the way He is meant to be worshipped. Wallahi, I truly love this brother for the sake of Allah, and will rally behind him in his time of need. We will dedicate our time and energy in bringing him all the support that he needs. Insha’Allah, this is all a test from Allah and though I cannot relate because he has cancer, I know A LOT about chronic pain because I’m encountering it firsthand. May Allah be pleased with him because he is a very exceptional human being who always strives in the way of Allah. We will help and support you today the way you helped and supported us yesteday. Our destination is the same but may Allah make the journey a lot more easier. Dear brother, I love you.

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      Ahmad AlFarsi

      June 26, 2010 at 3:35 PM

      Assalaamu alaykum,

      I need to make a clarification. Sh. Ibrahim is undergoing chemotherapy due to a complex liver condition complicated with other complex health conditions, but he does not have cancer. In the original post, we automatically made the jump from chemotherapy to cancer treatment, but we have since been corrected and have corrected the post with the correct information. His situation is, of course, just as dire, and he is just as much in need.

      JazakAllahu khayran.

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    Anonymous

    June 25, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    $100

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    Ahmad AlFarsi

    June 25, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    MashaAllah, since the last update, there have been $1261 in donations (including the checks mentioned in the comments).

    Our total is now at $9585, mashaAllah. We’re in the home stretch, let’s see if we can give it that final push to top $10k before the day is over inshaAlah!

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    Ahmad AlFarsi

    June 25, 2010 at 11:35 PM

    ALLAHU AKBAR! Another $480 has been donated, putting the total donations at $10,065.

    Alhamdulillahi rabbil ‘aalameen, we’ve exceeded our goal to raise $10K, all in a single day. May Allah reward all those who donated as well as those who wanted to but were not able. May Allah place barakah in this and make it a means by which Sh. Ibrahim’s situation may be made easier. Amin.

    Just because we met our goal doesn’t mean we can’t raise more. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could get $12K, $15K, even $20K for Sh. Ibrahim. Bismillah, let’s see just how high we can raise the bar, bi idnillah.

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      ameera

      June 25, 2010 at 11:58 PM

      SubhanAllah! Amazing! :D

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    anonymous

    June 25, 2010 at 11:55 PM

    May Allah give him a smooth recovery. He is one of my favorites!! $150 on paypal, alhamdulillah

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    Anonymous

    June 26, 2010 at 12:22 AM

    Donated $100.

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    Anonymous

    June 26, 2010 at 1:33 AM

    $500 donated al hamdulila

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    Sadaf Farooqi

    June 26, 2010 at 2:06 AM

    Masha’Allah, may Allah reward everyone’s timely contribution!
    I ask Allah to grant the Sheikh speedy and complete shifa and turn his difficulties and pain into ease and aafiyah. Ameen.
    Same for all the sick and diseased…may Allah grant them cure from their illness. Ameen.

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    Donation

    June 26, 2010 at 7:07 AM

    Salam

    Donated $50…

    May Allah grant the shaykh and all mumineen His all-encompassing cure, ameen.

  36. Amad

    Amad

    June 26, 2010 at 7:33 AM

    Ahmad will have the official numbers, but from what I can see, we are at $11,100 thus far

    Can we make it to $15k and really make this amazing fund-raiser even more amazing!!

  37. Amad

    Amad

    June 26, 2010 at 7:36 AM

    Equally impressive is that nearly 75 people donated, which is a large number for a 24-hr fundraiser event!

    mashallah… let’s make the number of donors go to 100 at least. With whatever you can, join in!

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    Kas

    June 26, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    Asalam walaikum,

    Insha’allah I pray that all brother and sister donate to this cause, in whatever means they can. I live in
    the UK and forget about the blessing of having the NHS (national health service) where this
    kind of treatment is free. Payed by the tax payer who are muslims and non-muslim alike. Alhumdullilah, the health bill has been passed in USA and insha’allah paying for health service in USA and other countries
    will be a thing of the past. This should not be only developed countries but in every country across the globe!

    Please donate to this cause, Jazakullah Khair of reading my opinions. Allah (swt) is the one who ultimately cures.

    wasalam

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      Anonymous

      June 26, 2010 at 10:00 AM

      salaamz,

      It isn’t that simple!!

      Keep in mind that a lot of countries rely on the technological innovation that takes place in the US. The US is able to innovate because of the large incentives ($$$) offered by a Free Market. However, when countries do not offer such incentives, advancements go down.

      Secondly, delays, high costs, bureaucracy and things ‘slowing down’ really do happen. I know, I’ve worked for several government agencies and have seen it first-hand.

      But whatever, the Dems won on this anyways.

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        Kas

        June 26, 2010 at 11:25 AM

        I will dis-agree of advancement of technology inovation is 100% based on the free market . In Britain medical research is of the highest standard and have the audacity to say even on par with US. But British govement heavely funds the NHS and medical and technological advancement.

        I do not believe that bureacuracy slow things down, in the UK. The goverment has set deadline such as seeing a specialist for cancer in i.e 2 day period. So with the intervention of the goverment the health service has strigent targets, that why the NHS is so loved in the UK.

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    a brother

    June 26, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    just donated $50….may Allah bless all of you for bringing this to our attention

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    faqeer ila Allah

    June 26, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    Just donated $75 alhamdulillah. May Allah swt give the beloved Shaykh a speedy recovery and make this as a source of purification for himself and his family for their patience. Ameen

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    Sis W

    June 26, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    $35.00

    We will remember you in our Dua Ya Shaykh. He is truly an inspiration to us all.

    Ws.

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    Ahmad AlFarsi

    June 26, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    MashaAllah, we are now at $12,041 in total donations. With 86 unique donors mashaAllah.

    Let’s see if we can make that final push to $15,000 today inshaAllah.

    InshaAllah we’ll leave this fundraiser open for the rest of the weekend. Take advantage of this ajr opportunity while you still can!

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    anonymous

    June 26, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    I mailed a check for $5,000 to the masjid. May Allah give Shaykh Ibrahim shifa. Ameen.

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      Ahmad AlFarsi

      June 26, 2010 at 4:15 PM

      Allahu akbar! May Allah reward you immensely!

      That puts us at $17,266 total!

      We broke our next goal of $15K, alhamdulillah, in only a day and a half!!

      Let’s see if we can get $20K before the end of the weekend inshaAllah!

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    Donation

    June 26, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    $100

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    mystrugglewithin

    June 27, 2010 at 12:31 AM

    $17,366

    Alhamdolillah, this speaks for the success of MM at its best. One call and ~$17k already; I am absolutely amazed. By all means this is exactly how Allah swt has put barakah in this effort in its entirety.

    May Allah swt make it easy on Shaykh Ibrahim.

    Kudos to the MM team!

    -ws

    • Amad

      Amad

      June 27, 2010 at 3:32 AM

      jazakAllahkhair akhi… if there was any reason for MM to be on the blogosphere, it is this.

      And i think it is more about our readership than the MM team… they stepped up to the plate… and we can only thank all of our readers for trusting MM to be steward your donation properly and becoming part of this effort. I was afraid that 10k was stretching it too much, but I am equally amazed at our amazing readership.
      May Allah reward all of you and all of us for this blessed endeavor.

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    Ahmad AlFarsi

    June 27, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    MashaAllah, we’re at $18,039 now. more than 90% of $20K.

    Only 9 more hours left in the fundraiser… let’s see if we can make it to $20K before then inshaAllah.

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    Anonymous

    June 27, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahy wa barakatuh,

    I donated $50.

    May Allah grant the shaykh a speedy recovery!

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    muslimah

    June 27, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    I am just re-posting this, I know this may not seem to be the right place to ask this but I have already posted on other forums and message boards and was giving it a chance here as well!
    I was really hoping and wondering if anyone has the 2004 TDC Khutbah on Muslim ID by Shaykh Dremali!?!?…It was really REALLy amazing MashaAllah!
    I’ve been looking for it, if anyone has it or knows how I may acquire it., I would appreciate it if you could please post it up. JazakAllahu-Khairan!

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      hannah

      July 5, 2010 at 5:50 AM

      subhanAllah that was so long ago… i was still single then with no children!! I remember that siraj wihaj was scheduled to do the 2004 TDC khutba, and he was not able to make it. I saw Ibrahim D taking the pulpit to replace him and I was like..who is this guy and where is Siraj? I cried massive tears in that khutba and Ibrahim D became one of my favorite inspirations. Let me know if you find it pleaseee!

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    MuslimahCA

    June 28, 2010 at 12:33 AM

    SubhanAllah.. this is truly sad. Sh. Ibrahim Dremali is one of those shuyook whom you just love immediately. The very first talk i listen of his in Texas had me crying in public like I was a child. He connects to your heart and makes you want to change for the sake of Allah.

    I love him for the sake of Allah and him in pain and in this condition is hurting me. My own sister started wearing hijab after that same talk.

    He is a man this ummah needs in North America. May Allah grant him shifa and make this experience one that will expiate his sins.

    Allah is the best of planners and I know this is what is best for him and us at this time and ease for you and your family is on its way ya Shaykhana.

    You are in my dua’s and I hope you are reading these comments.

    We love you for the sake of Al Wadud and may Allah allow you to continue to serve in this great deen with your dawah.

    Your Sister in California

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    Ahmad AlFarsi

    June 28, 2010 at 12:37 AM

    Alhamdulillahi Rabb ilAalameen. Our final total for this fundraiser is $18,209, mashaAllah.

    May Allah reward all those who donated, all those with the niyyah to donate, and all those who helped in any way. Amin.

    We have removed the PayPal link and ended our official fundraiser for Sh. Ibrahim, BUT this does not mean that you cannot still donate if you missed the fundraiser. InshaAllah, you can always write a check for Sh. Ibrahim and send it to Clear Lake Islamic Center, as mentioned in the post, if you would still like to donate but were not able to through MM.

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    Anon

    June 28, 2010 at 6:42 AM

    Salam alaikum,
    I wish to donate through paypal. However, the only donation type I see is at http://muslimmatters.org/become-an-ansaar/ Do I donate here while leaving a note with this donation saying it is for the Sheikh?
    Jazakallah Khair.

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    Ahmad AlFarsi

    June 28, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    OK, we’ll put the PayPal link back up, since it seems more people want to donate… we’ll leave it open for about a week, before closing the PayPal link inshaAllah.

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      Anon

      June 28, 2010 at 2:40 PM

      Thanks for opening up the link. I donated $50.

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    anonymous

    June 28, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    donated $300

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    apple

    June 28, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    200 donated

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    Ahmad AlFarsi

    July 4, 2010 at 12:35 AM

    Well, alhamdulillah, looks like opening the PayPal link back up for a week was indeed a good idea, as there were another almost $2300 in donations after opening the link back up.

    That said the PayPal link is now closed for good, and, mashaAllah, we met even our $20K goal, having raised a total of $20593.39 in donations with a total of 133 individual donors, mashaAllah. Again, if you missed the PayPal boat, you can still contribute by sending a check to the address mentioned in the post.

    May Allah reward all those who supported or contributed or had the intention to do so. Amin.

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    karem elhams

    July 5, 2010 at 2:25 AM

    May Allah (sw) cure him soon. A check for $50.00 from my bank (SDCCU) will be sent by 7/8/2010. I wish I can do more. Alhamdulelah.

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    Z

    July 6, 2010 at 1:37 AM

    salaams, i donated $100 inshallah but it didn’t say it was for the Sheikh, it said annual ramadan fundraiser. inshallah it can be donated towards his fund and inshallah grants him good health and jannah

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      Ahmad AlFarsi

      July 6, 2010 at 12:35 PM

      JazakAllahu khayran for your donation.

      Please, for future donations, just send a check made out to Sh. Ibrahim directly. We have closed the PayPal link, and it will not be feasible for us to indefinitely keep up with future donations made to our PayPal account.

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    ummNadeeya

    August 7, 2010 at 12:36 AM

    Assalamualaikum wb wr
    We sent a check to Sh Ibrahim about a month ago to Clear Lake Islamic Center, to date the check has not been cashed. Would it be possible for someone to give us an update on the status? Jazakumullahu Khairan, Barakarullahu Feeq

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      Ahmad AlFarsi

      August 8, 2010 at 11:32 PM

      Wa alaykumussalaam wa rahmatullaah,

      We have been told that it has been received by Sh. Ibrahim. Feel free to follow up with me at ahmad@muslimmatters.org if it is still not cashed soon inshaAllah.

      wassalaam,
      Ahmad

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    Anonymous

    August 16, 2010 at 12:53 AM

    Asalaamu `alaikum,

    Any update on Shaykh Ibrahim’s condition/status?

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SaveUighur Urges Muslim Community To Support Black Friday Boycott Of “Made in China” Clothing

Cotton made in China

SaveUighur.org is urging Masjids and Islamic organizations to call for a Black Friday/Cyber Monday boycott of any clothing made in China this week.

Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, is the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States, with retailers offering deals and discounts in stores and online.

China is currently engaged in a campaign of cultural genocide and forced assimilation of its Uighur Muslim community in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) in northwest China.

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SaveUighur.org is a campaign to raise awareness about this human rights tragedy.

Clothing is specifically being targeted for boycott because experts say 80% of cotton used in Chinese clothing comes from East Turkestan, where forced labor is routinely used. As well, 30% of all U.S. clothing comes from China.

“Americans must send a message to the Chinese government that its horrific abuse of Uighurs will not be tolerated,” said Aydin Anwar, an Uighur-American activist with SaveUighur.org. “We must avoid buying clothing made in China because it would mean tacit approval of the Chinese government’s genocide of Uighurs. Boycotting products made in the country will send a strong message.”

Since April 2017, the Chinese government has thrown about 800,000 to two million Uighurs and other Muslims into the largest concentration camps since those of Nazi Germany during World War II. Prisoners have been subjected to torture, gang rape, and medical experimentation. It has also forcibly separated families, sending children to state-run child welfare institutions and boarding schools without access to their parents, and without parental consent.

Outside of the camps, Uighurs are subjected to strict surveillance of all communication within and outside of China, and spies are sent to live in Uighur homes.

SaveUighur.org is calling for the Muslim community to support this campaign and to encourage family, friends, and followers on social media to do the same using hashtags like #SaveUighur #BoycottMadeInChina #boycottchina #china #uighurs #uighur #FastFromChina

(1) Take a picture of the Made In China item.

(2) Write a message saying you are NOT buying it since it comes from China.

(3) Mention you are supporting the people of East Turkestan. Tag the manufacturer and shop, if possible.

(4) Use the hashtags #SaveUighur #BoycottMadeInChina #boycottchina #china #uighurs #uighur #FreeEastTurkestan

For more information about the campaign, please visit SaveUighur.org

CONTACT: Aydin Anwar, C: 571-344-3885

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“The South China Morning Post reports that U.S.-based scholars and experts spoke before legislators about how Uighurs who have been forcibly held in detention centers have been put to work in factory jobs. Companies that used these factories staffed by Uighurs and other Turkic minorities would receive government subsidies for each individual trained and employed, along with shipping subsidies. This cheap labor along with the government subsidies would result in very low manufacturing costs, “undercutting global prices,” according to testimony presented at the hearing by the Center of Strategic and International Studies. This could turn Xinjiang into a hub for low-cost manufacturing.

According to reliable sources such as the agricultural research company Gro Intelligence, a vast cotton-producing industry has been developed in Xinjiang which supplies 80 percent of the country’s total cotton output. This would mean that any cotton clothing sourced from China would be suspect of containing cotton grown using slave labor.

Furthermore, the Chinese Communist Party is transferring Uighur and other Turkic people to other parts of China forcibly, so the task of tracking forced labor of Uighur is no longer limited to Xinjiang (East Turkestan) but to the rest of the country, making it virtually impossible to track the forced labor of prisoners. How can third-party auditors ensure that the workers in these factories are not Uighurs removed from Xinjiang (East Turkestan)?”

Open Letter to Costco On Chinese Products Made by Forced Labor

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A Closer Look At The Congressional Hearing on Human Rights in South Asia

Kashmir hearing in Congress

Expectations on Capitol Hill were pretty low going into the House Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation’s historic hearing on “Human Rights in South Asia”. Previously, hearings on India have not been critical and the Kashmiri Muslim point of view has not been discussed.

Chairman of the sub-committee Brad Sherman (D-CA) wasted no time setting the stage for where he wanted to go with this hearing, stating, ”the entire world is focused today on what is happening in Kashmir.” He also pointed to the state of the 2 million-minority population in Assam. Missing from his opening statements were remarks on the state of the rest of the minorities in India, esp. Christians, Sikhs, Dalits, and Muslims. Ranking member Ted Yoho (R-FL) was soft on the gross realities of the occupation, highlighting one case of a Kashmiri constituent, and referred to the abrogation of Article 370 as an internal matter of India. He also brought up the Indian talking point of economic progress in the region but this concept was thoroughly dismissed by later testimony and Q&A.

The State department veteran Alice Wells, Acting Secretary on South and Central Asian Affairs seemed woefully ill-prepared for the critical nature of the hearing. Both Wells and Assistant Secretary for Human Rights Destro could not or did not present solid facts and figures about detention and tried to explain away the oppression as “inconveniences”. They were unable to comment or provide clarity on the situation on the ground in Kashmir, with Destro saying, “we are in the same information blackout as you are.” Some of Sec. Wells’s comments were of direct Indian government persuasion.

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Several of Justice For All’s talking points were raised during the hearing.

There was commentary on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar asked about the anti-Muslim program. She questioned the panel on the public statements by Indian officials that only Muslims have to prove their birth records. Rejecting the notion that a democratic ally cannot be policed, she said that the United States does that in many situations and “this should not be an exception.”The human rights abuse doesn’t cease to exist even if it is the law. Is it consistent with international human rights?” asked Chairman Sherman, along the same lines.

Destro observed that the appeals process “may disadvantage poor and illiterate populations who lack documentation”. “We are closely following this situation and urge the Government of India to take these issues into consideration,” he added.

”The human rights abuse doesn’t cease to exist even if it is the law. Is it consistent with international human rights?” asked Chairman ShermanClick To Tweet

Wells testified that “violence and discrimination against minorities in India, including cow vigilante attacks against members of the Dalit and Muslim communities, and the existence of anti-conversion laws in nine states” are not in keeping with India’s legal protections for minorities.

Congresswoman Alice Spanberger, (D-VA) a former CIA intelligence officer, asked whether India has shared examples of terror attacks and incidents that have been thwarted due to the communications blockade. When Wells stated that she could not comment, Spanberger asked for a classified hearing so that US officials could give their assessment on the validity of the national security argument of the Indian government. Chair Sherman associated himself with her questioning and vowed to take her suggestion seriously.

Chairman Brad Sherman, as well as several other Congresspeople both on and off the House Foreign Relations Committee, asked several pertinent and critical questions.

Questioning the Indian Government narrative Chairman Sherman asked if the United is “supposed to trust these government of India officials when the government of India doesn’t allow our diplomats to visit?” Representative Sheila Jackson asked if reputable Indian diplomats or journalists had ever been denied entry into any state in the United States?

Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) referred to a report about the detention of dozens of children in Kashmir and said detention without charges is unacceptable. She expressed her concerns about religious freedom in India and said that she proposes to bring a bipartisan resolution in Congress.

Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and David Cicilline of Rhode Island both had a heavy human rights approach to the questioning. Congresswoman Lee asked Assistant Secretary Destro if he would describe the situation as a “humanitarian crisis,” Mr Destro said, “Yes, it is.” She then went on to call the United States government to stop a potential genocide.

Washington has not changed its stance on the designation of the Line of Control. Chairman Sherman brought up the issue of disputed territory to the State Department.“We consider the Line of Control (LoC) a de facto line separating two parts of Kashmir,” answered Wells. “We recognize de facto administrations on both sides of LoC.”

The subcommittee focused on personal testimonies as well as human rights organization Amnesty’s testimony during the second half of the hearing.

Though no Kashmiri Muslims testified, the panel presented electrifying testimonies from Dr. Nitasha Kaul, a Kashmiri and Dr. Angana Chatterji, an anthropologist at the University of California, Berkeley. Bearing witness to the rising fascism and Hindu nationalism’s grip on India, both witnesses brought up beef lynchings, with Chatterji raising the concern of the genocidal inclinations of the Modi government. 

“Hindu majoritarianism – the cultural nationalism and political assertion of the Hindu majority – sanctifies India as intrinsically Hindu and marks the non-Hindu as its adversary. Race and nation are made synonymous, and Hindus –the formerly colonized, now governing, elite – are depicted as the national race,” said Dr. Chatterji.

Kashmiri witness Dr. Nitisha Kaul stated in her testimony that “human rights defenders, who were already under severe pressure, since August 5 are unable to function in Kashmir. For instance, every year on 30 August, the UN Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons led by Ms Parveena Ahangar, organises a vigil protest involving hundreds of elderly women and men whose sons had become victims of for instance, in the most recent parliamentary elections, the voters’ turnout was very low and in many booths, not a single vote was cast.”

Kaul emphasized the extension of the oppression, by highlighting that this year the peaceful gathering of elderly parents mourning and waiting for their disappeared sons was not allowed. She shared Ahanga’s quote: “This year we have been strangled, and there was no coming there was no coming together because, through its siege, India has denied us even the right to mourn.”

Ilhan Omar challenged Indian journalist Aarti Tikoo Singh’s take that the siege was in place to save Muslim women from “terrorists.” This is a trope that is often used to wage war and is especially used in the so-called “war on terror.” “It is a very colonial move on the part of the nation-states around it as if they are “liberating Kashmiri women,” said Dr. Kaul.

Chatterji bore witness to the woes of Kashmiri women who bear the brunt of the Indian occupational forces’ sexual brutality. “The woman’s body becomes the battlefield,” she said replying to a question by Congresswoman Houlahan from Pennsylvania. Dr. Kaul stated that the 1944 new Kashmir manifesto contained an entire section on gender rights. She spoke on the equity and equality in Kashmir: “They go to protests. Women become heads of households because of dead husbands.”

She also reminded the committee that BJP’s Amit Shah, also part of the government in 2002 and responsible for the program on Muslim community stated that Western human rights cannot be blindly applied here in India.

Representative Wild from Pennsylvania asked why the Indian government would not allow transparency. When human rights organizations and journalists can work in active war zones, she rejected the anti-terrorism narrative pushed by Ravi Batra, a last-minute BJP addition to the panel. “When there isn’t transparency something is being hidden and this is what really concerns me terribly,” said Wild.

A Sindhi-American witness spoke on minority rights in Pakistan, especially the forced conversion of Hindus. This is a concern that needs to be tackled by Muslims as there is no compulsion in Islam and is antithetical to the religion.

During the hearing, Amnesty International reported thousands in detention under the Public Safety Act while the State Department numbered it at hundreds. Dr. Asif Mahmoud, a key organizer, presented the health situation in Kashmir.

The overall situation of the Rohingya was covered and links were made to the start of the genocide in Burma and the parallels in India. The members of the House referred to it as genocide with the State Department still calling it ethnic cleansing.

Although the hearing focused on the current state of Jammu and Kashmir and not much was brought up about self-determination or the plebiscite, Kashmiri-Americans and their supporters left the hearing room satisfied that their voices were heard for the first time in the halls of the US Congress.

What was most concerning point of the entire hearing was that Kashmir was not brought up categorically as disputed territory and the issue was referred to as an integral matter of India. This needs deep, consistent and long-term work by advocates of Kashmir. With the continuous rise of RSS, Indian minority issues need a much sharper focus, and a regular pounding of the pavements of Congress to educate the Foreign Relations committees.

Some action items for American Muslims post-hearing.

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An Urgent Call Regarding the Plight of Shaykh Salman al-Ouda, Shaykh Awad al-Qarni, and Dr. Ali al-Omari

Saudi scholars, injustice

دعوة عاجلة بخصوص أزمة الشيخ سلمان العودة، والشيخ عوض القرني، والدكتور علي العمري

الحمد لله، والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله محمد وآله

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السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

لقد تلقينا بقلق بالغ ما يتوارد من أخبار غير مؤكدة حول الإعدام الوشيك للشيخ سلمان العودة، و الشيخ عوض القرني، و الدكتور علي العمري

لقد علمنا الإسلام أن الحياة نعمة من الله و إن أولئك الذين يعملون على حرمان أى أحد من هذه النعمة دون أساس شرعي واضح قد ارتكبوا إثمًا فظيعًا عدّه الله من الكبائر: وَمَن يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُّتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَاؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِدًا فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَابًا عَظِيمًا (سورة النساء، 93)

حرمة المؤمن

إن رسول الله ﷺ وصحابته قد اعتبروا حياة كل من نطق الشهادة، وكذا ماله وعرضه حرامًا لا يُقبل انتهاكها ولقد حرصوا كل الحرص على ألا ينتهكوا تلك الحقوق الأصلية حتى في تطبيق الحدود

قال رسول الله ﷺ: ادفَعوا الحدود ما وجدْتم لها مدفعًا (سنن ابن ماجة)، وقال ابن مسعود: ادرءوا الجلد والقتل عن المسلمين ما استطعتم (السنن الكبرى)

إن حرمة دم المسلم عند رسول الله ﷺ عظيمة جدًا، فلزوال الدنيا أهون عنده من قتل امرئٍ مسلم (سنن الترمذي)

ولقد كان السلف يقولون عند طوافهم بالكعبة: ما أعظمك وأعظم حرمتك، والمؤمن أعظم حرمةً عند الله منك (رواه الترمذي)

التماس رأفة

في ضوء الهدي النبوي، وعِظم أمر انتهاك الحقوق الأصلية التي منحها الإسلام للمسلم، فإننا نطالب السلطات المعنية بأن يوقفوا أي خطة مبيتة لإعدام الشيخ سلمان العودة، والشيخ عوض القرني، والدكتور علي العمري، سواءً في المستقبل القريب أو البعيد

نطالب أولئك الذين في السلطة أن يصدروا عفوًا في حقهم في هذا الشهر المبارك

إننا نؤمن بيقين أن هؤلاء العلماء لم يقترفوا أى شيءٍ يبرر التعامل المروع الذي يتعرضون له لمدة عام وأكثر وإننا نطلق هذا النداء كنصيحة صادقة، محققين دورنا كعلماء عليهم واجب بيان الحق، ومستحضرين أن كل واحد فينا سيسأل عن عمله في الآخرة حيث الظلم ظلمات لا تفضي إلا إلى عذاب النار

والله في عون المظلومين واللهم صل وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد

17 رمضان 1440 /22 مايو 2019

كتب بواسطة (الشيخ) سلمان يونس

 

An Urgent Call Regarding the Plight of Shaykh Salman al-Ouda, Shaykh Awad al-Qarni, and Dr. Ali al-Omari

All praise belongs to Allah, and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad and His family.

Peace and mercy be upon you:

It is with great concern and perturbation that we have received unconfirmed reports regarding the imminent execution of Shaykh Salman al-Ouda, Shaykh Awad al-Qarni, and Dr. Ali al-Omari.

Islam teaches us that life is a blessing from Allah. Those who seek to deprive someone of this blessing without a clearly sanctioned religious basis have committed an act that God deems atrocious and a mighty sin: “If anyone kills a believer deliberately, the punishment for him is Hell, and there he will remain: Allah is angry with him, and rejects him, and has prepared a tremendous torment for him.”(Qur’an, 4:93)

The Inviolability of the Believer

The Prophet ﷺ and his Companions viewed the life, wealth, and honor of all who uttered the testimony of faith (shahada) as inviolable. They took immense care not to impede on these basic rights even in the context of enacting punishments.

The Prophet ﷺ said, “Avoid applying punishments as long as you are able to find an excuse to avert them,”(Sunan Ibn Majah) and Ibn Masʿud stated, “Avoid flogging and applying the death penalty upon people as much as you can.”(Sunan al-Kubra)

Indeed, the sanctity of the believer was so great in the eyes of the Prophet ﷺ that he deemed the destruction of the world as a lighter affair than the killing of even a single Muslim. (Sunan al-Tirmidhi)

Similarly, the early Muslims (salaf) would remark when gazing upon the Kaʿba, “The inviolability of a believer is greater with Allah than your inviolability.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi) There are few statements one can imagine as emphatic as these in affirmation of the rank of the believer.

A Call for Clemency

In light of the guidance of the Prophet ﷺ and the gravity of depriving a Muslim of the fundamental rights granted to him or her by Islam, we urge the authorities in question to immediately cease any plans to execute Shaykh Salman al-Ouda, Shaykh Awad al-Qarni, and Dr. Ali al-Omari in the immediate or distant future.

We urge those in the leadership to grant them clemency in this blessed month of Ramadan.

It is our firm belief that the actions of these scholars do not in any way justify the appalling treatment they have been subjected to over the past year and more. We make this call in the spirit of providing sincere counsel, realizing our role as scholars duty-bound to the expression of truth, and recognizing that each of us will be held accountable for our actions in the next life where oppression will be nothing but darkness leading to perdition.

And Allah is in the aid of His oppressed servants. May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon His Prophet.

Ramadan 17th, 1440

May 22nd, 2019

Drafted by Shaykh Salman Younas

Signatories (v. 2)

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

SeekersGuidance

Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Islamic Seminary of America

Shaykh Omer Suleiman

USA

Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Canada

 

Dr. Omar Qureshi

USA

 

 

Dr. Abdullah Hamid Ali

USA

 

Shaykh Mustapha Elturk

Amir, Islamic Organization of North America

 

Shaykh Rami Nsour

Tayba Foundation

Dr. Shadee Elmasry

Safina Society

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Director of Darul Iftaa Leicester

 

Shaykh Azhar Nasser

Tasneem Institute

 

 

Professor John Esposito

Georgetown University

 

 

Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf

London

 

Dr. Jonathan Brown

Georgetown University

Professor Mohammad Fadel

University of Toronto

Imam Suhaib Webb

Scholar in Residence, ICNYU

Shaykh Shams ad-Duha

Ebrahim College

 

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Tayseer Seminary

 

Dalia Mogahed

ISPU

 

Imam Dawud Walid

Member of Michigan Imams Council

 

 

Dr. Asim Yusuf

UK

 

 

Dr. Ovamir Anjum

University of Toledo

 

Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick

USA

 

Shaykh Hani Saleem

Islamic Center of Detroit

Dr. Shabbir Ally

Toronto

Shaykh Furhan Zubairi

Dean of IOK Seminary

 

Dr. Ihsan Bagby

University of Kentucky

 

Shaykh Mohammed Faqih

Islamic Institute of Orange County

 

Shaykh Bilal Ali Ansari

Khalil Center

Mohammad Elshinawy

Yaqeen Institute

 

Shaykh Abdur Rahman Khan

Co-Chair of National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue

 

Shaykh Sulaiman Gani

London

 

Dr. Hamid Slimi

USA

 

Mufti Taha Karaan

South Africa

Shaykh Sadullah Khan

South Africa

Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi

Chairman of Fiqh Council of America

 

 

Shaykh Taha Abdul-Basser

USA

Imam Ibrahim Hindy

Dar al-Tawheed Islamic Center

 

 

Dr. Basma Abdelgafar

Vice President of Maqasid Institute Global

 

Prof. Jasser Auda

President of Maqasid Institute Global

 

Laila Mehar

Former President of UConn SJP

Hartford

Dr. Osman Latiff

Jamia Masjid and Islamic Center

 

Imam Abdul-Malik Ryan

DePaul University

 

Imam John Ederer

Muslim Community Center of Charlotte

 

Shaykh Amer Jamil

Scotland

 

Shaykh Bilal Ismail

Imam Development Project

 

Shaykh Muhammad Mustaqeem Shah

Walsall

 

Dr. Bekim Hasani

Imam and Activist

Australia

 

Imam Imran Salha

ICA

 

Dr. Tajul Islam University of Leeds

 

Dr. Mustapha Sheikh

University of Leeds

 

Dr. Ahmed Soboh

Religious Director of Chino Valley Islamic Center

 

Dr. Rafaqat Rashid

Al Balagh Academy

 

Imam Shafi Chowdhury

Leicester

 

Buthaina Hawas-Neveln

Iraqi Journalist

 

Shaykh Salmaan Parkar Australian Islamic College

 

Muslema Purmul

The Majlis

Dr. Mohammad Ilyas,

University of Florida

 

Dr. Asif Hirani

Imam and Resident Scholar of Worcester Islamic Center

 

Shaykh Ahmad Kutty

Resident Scholar of Islamic Institute of Toronto

 

Shaykh Mohammad Aman Haque

Norway

 

Imam Mazhar Mahmood

Director of Islamic Foundation of Peoria

 

Ishraq Ali

Organizing Director of MPower Change

 

Usman Qamar

Muslim Chaplaincy of Waterloo

 

Mawlana Zakariyah Harneker

 

Shaykh Shahinur Rahman

al-Rahma, UK

 

Shaykh Abdul Wahab Saleem

Salik Academy

Dr. Usaama Al-Azami

Markfield Institute

Ustadh Samir Hussain

ISNA High School

 

Shaykh Tariq AtaDr. Zaid alBarzinji

Maqasid Institute

Shaykh Abdur Rahim Reasat

SeekersGuidance

Mufti Liaquat Zaman

Birmingham, UK

 

Imam Salim Astewani

Cheshire, UK

 

 

Shaykh Tabraze Azam

SeekersGuidance

 

Dr. Sharif El-Tobgui

Brandeis University

 

 

Ismail Royer

USA

Imam Qasim Rashid

Al-Khayr Foundation

 

Dr. Yvonne Haddad

Georgetown University

Omar Usman

Executive Director, MuslimMatters

 

Shaykh Muhammad Abuelezz

Muslim Association of Canada

 

Mufti Ismail Syed

London

Mawlana Safwaan Navlakhi

Al-Ma’aly Institute

South Africa

 

Dr. Ildus Rafikov

ISTAC

Aamir Ansari

ICNA

Shaykh Hassan Rabbani

Zia-Ul-Quran Mosque

Scotland

Ustadha Umm Jamaal ud-Din

Islamic College of Australia

Dr. Munir Elkassem

President, Islamic Institute of Interfaith Dialogue

Dr. Yusuf Salah

Khalil Foundation

 

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