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Read the Script: Babar & Co. Verdict

As I write this, an extradition hearing is continuing in the Royal Courts of Justice, the very final one, before judgement is delivered in the cases of Babar Ahmad, Syed Talha Ahsan, Khalid al Fawwaz, Adel Abdul Bary and Abu Hamza. Each case is different with its own individual facts but all contain one common element: a Muslim suspected of involvement in some form of terrorism and wanted by the US government. Having attended part of the hearing yesterday, I am already aware of the decision. In fact, I was aware of it last week as soon as the applications were lodged. But hearing about corruption and collusion is no substitute for witnessing it performed live. As I returned home, so many thoughts reverberated in my head – façade, farce, charade, mockery, theatre, drama, show trial. What I saw yesterday was a pantomime, complete with the one-eyed hook-handed supervillain, with all parties reading from the same script. The sadness of yesterday has turned to anger and bitterness today. Fury of the type the Lord Chief Justice speaks about, also at the system, but for very different reasons. 

Sitting in the courtroom, watching all the protagonists prance about and articulate and pontificate, with their false airs and graces, winking and nodding, smiling and elbowing, as they tried to give a veneer of credibility and legitimacy to a process which has been undermined at the outset by the decision-makers in Washington, I felt increasing resentment in my heart towards almost everyone who has played a part in this never-ending drama. From the police to the prosecutors, the parliamentarians to the ministers, the lawyers to the judges, both British and European, all had colluded and were reading from the same filthy script, smudged with fingerprints of corruption and deception.

How they laughed! How they mocked! At times, it was difficult to discern the barristers from the DPP and Home Office from the judges. But as the old adage goes, ‘he who laughs last laughs best’. The last laugh indeed will be that of those five men, not just in the akhirah but in this dunya too. It is they who will laugh best for the filthy script, as much as the authorities wickedly cackle and take pleasure and pride in believing that it is their own, is only a miniscule chapter in a much greater Script; a Script written 50,000 years before the creation of the heavens and the earth. A Script in which justice prevails, the oppressed rise up and the prisoners are liberated and become leaders.

It was in this same Script that Ibrahim (as) was thrown into the fire by his government who believed that by doing so, they had done away with this troublesome boy. It was in this same Script that Yusuf (as) was imprisoned on two occasions, the first of which involved solitary confinement at the bottom of a well after he is beaten and thrown in by his own blood brothers. He is later in his life thrown into prison for a crime he did not commit. Later in this phenomenal history of the world, Musa (as) is forced to flee his land by a tyrannical ruler after he is betrayed by someone who he tried to help. Likewise the Prophet Muhammed (s) is also forced to flee his city after over a decade of persecution by the ruling classes. Not content with ridding themselves of his preaching and calls to justice, they launch attack after attack on him and his supporters. On each occasion, the evildoers celebrate and view their small successes as evidence of their superiority and power.

But they had not written the Script and did not know of what was to come. Ibrahim (as) emerges unscathed from the fire. Yusuf (as) is rescued from the well and later negotiates the conditions of his release from prison, and ultimately is given authority in the land, with his tormentors now dependant on his generosity and forgiveness. Musa (as) returns to confront Firaun in his own courtyard and before the masses, exposes the corruption and fragile foundations upon which the entire political governance is built. Muhammed (s), who fled Makkah under the cover of darkness with a single companion, returns at the head of a 10,000 strong army, with those who abused and oppressed him at his mercy.

Naturally our brothers may fear the conditions they will be held in once extradited, both because of what they know about it and what they do not. Similarly, we know that a fire burns, it stings, it scalds, it melts the skin and peels the flesh and we imagine how painful it may be but until we are placed in that situation, imagine is all we can do. Think how Ibrahim (as) must have felt as he was strapped into the catapult while the people gathered and made him watch the enormous fire being built in front of him into which he knew he was to be thrown. A fire so large that it burned the birds that flew over it. What thoughts must have been going through his head? However, the One who made the fire hot and gave it the ability to burn and scald, is the One who can make it cool and safe if He wishes.

“O Fire! Be you coolness and safety for Abraham.”(21:69)

Despite the horror stories we have heard about Supermax, if Allah (swt) wishes, it can be a serene garden for the brothers. And we sincerely ask Allah to make their time in America one of bliss and comfort in a manner in which only He is capable of doing.

Allah consoled Yusuf (as) in the well that this situation would not last forever and that he would indeed inform his brothers of what they did. Similarly, we pray that Allah (swt) will be with our brothers even when they feel they are in solitary and that their plight will not last forever, that Allah will aid them, elevate their ranks and place them in positions in the future where they can tell their stories. In such solitude, there is no better companion. The brothers will inshaAllah benefit from this one-to-one training with Malik ul Mulk in preparation for their return inshaAllah.

Like Musa (as), they will return to expose the innate corruption and dishonesty in the system. This process has been ongoing for over a decade. The struggle has exposed the corruption and hypocrisy of several institutions including the police, the IPCC, the CPS, several successive governments, parliament, and the courts, both domestic and Europe. The fundamental doctrines upon which they proudly claim their state is built, such as the separation of powers, habeus corpus, free speech and human rights, has been exposed as nothing more than empty rhetoric subject to the whims and desires of those in power. InshaAllah on their return, the brothers will complete the job in exposing the system. And their return will be like that of the Prophet Muhammed (s), with all those involved in their abuse, torture, incarceration and extradition making public apologies and asking for forgiveness.

Like the great men mentioned above, this extradition experience is designed to give these exceptional brothers the necessary training to fulfil a far greater purpose and role in this dunya, that Allah has chosen for them. We know that Allah must really love them in light of the test He is putting them through. They have done the dawah work, the mentoring, the khutbahs, the circles, the campaigns, the charity drives, the aid convoys, the prison time, and much more. Extradition and Supermax is just another feather in their caps, one which the rest of us will envy on the Day of Judgement. On that Day, with the fear and terror we will all be in, who would not want to be able to say to Allah that he suffered exile and incarceration in Supermax for His sake!

It will shortly be announced that the British and US governments have won and the brothers have lost. If there is anything a reading of the Script informs us of is that the oppressors’ perceived victories are short-lived and in the end, the truth becomes manifest and justice prevails. Throughout the Arab world, this trend is continuing where former prisoners accused of terrorist acts and threatening state security are now governing their countries, their oppressors consigned to the dustbin of history.

The fallacies of the system have been exposed. Like Ibrahim, Yusuf, Musa and Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon them all) and like the Muslim prisoners throughout history, these five men are the winners.

By the Lord of the Ka’abah, they have won!

 

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18 comments

  1. abubakar abbas

    allah is our strength!9
    Thanks my Brother.may Allah strengthen Our bothers where ever they may be.the battle against falsehood has been a long drowned One.allah has promised us victory.allah is your strenght brothers!

  2. The wisdom behind the losses Muslims faced during Uhud
    Source: http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=491&Itemid=46#3

    So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad, and you will be superior (in victory) if you are indeed (true) believers. (3:139)

  3. Such is the planning of the Lord of the Worlds that perhaps the freedom of our dear brothers will come from the blood of the martyrs in Al-Sham and their struggle to establish our Deen for the second and final time. May Allah (swt) grant the Muslims his decisive victory…

  4. Ms
    BarikAllahu feek for this much needed reminder. Well said mashaAllah,it really puts everything into perspective.

    May Allah give them patience and keep them steadfast upon this trial. Ameen

  5. Life is a Prison!!!
    Us Salamu aleikum WRTWB:

    Jazak-Allah for sharing this sad but yet inspiring story with us. May Allah (SWT) Bless them with victories. Soon the government will realize its mistake. We remember the so-called terrorists of yesterday, the Taliban, whom the USA wants to bring so desperately to the peace table and is trying to open an Office for in Qatar. We also know that our Beloved Rasul-Allah (SAW) had said that this world is nothing but a prison for a believer.

    I remember a Bureau of Prison (BOP) Guard telling me that while he was monitoring the prisoners at the Super Max, Florence, Colorado, how the supposedly tough gangsters belonging to the Latin Kings, Blood, Crib as well as the other gangster groups would be lying face down on their beds weeping the night away, but the Muslim prisoners would be spending the night away in prayers and reading the Noble Qur’an.

    If we look back at our lives, all the years we have spent in this world have flown away as if they were seconds and not years and the rest will be gone the same way. The successful amongst us are the ones who Please Allah (SWT). Let’s pray that Allah (SWT) Blesses and Grants all of us an easy entry to Paradise. Ameen thuma ameen.

    Syed Jamaluddin Afghan once told the British Colonial occupiers in Afghanistan that if they incarcerate him, he’ll worship Allah (SWT) more in his prison cell. If they kill him, insha-Allah, Allah (SWT) will Grant him Martyrdom and if they expel him, he’ll be amongst the Muhajereen.

    The Colonial Power did expel him and he ended up in Egypt and established the (Ikhwan-ul Muslimeen) Muslim Brotherhood Party there. His students were Sheikh Muhammad Abdu, Hasan-al Bana (Shaheed), Syed Qutub (Shaheed), and now we see that one of the sons of Egypt has left the prison system and is ruling the country with the Help and Will of Allah (SWT). Allahu Akbar!!!

  6. Us Salamu aleikum WRTWB:

    Jazak-Allah for sharing this sad but yet inspiring story with us. May Allah (SWT) Bless them with victories. Soon the government will realize its mistake. We remember the so-called terrorists of yesterday, the Taliban, whom the USA wants to bring so desperately to the peace table and is trying to open an Office for in Qatar. We also know that our Beloved Rasul-Allah (SAW) had said that this world is nothing but a prison for a believer.

    I remember a Bureau of Prison (BOP) Guard telling me that while he was monitoring the prisoners at the Super Max, Florence, Colorado, how the supposedly tough gangsters belonging to the Latin Kings, Blood, Crib as well as the other gangster groups would be lying face down on their beds weeping the night away, but the Muslim prisoners would be spending the night away in prayers and reading the Noble Qur’an.

    If we look back at our lives, all the years we have spent in this world have flown away as if they were seconds and not years and the rest will be gone the same way. The successful amongst us are the ones who Please Allah (SWT). Let’s pray that Allah (SWT) Blesses and Grants all of us an easy entry to Paradise. Ameen thuma ameen.

    Syed Jamaluddin Afghan once told the British Colonial occupiers in Afghanistan that if they incarcerate him, he’ll worship Allah (SWT) more in his prison cell. If they kill him, insha-Allah, Allah (SWT) will Grant him Martyrdom and if they expel him, he’ll be amongst the Muhajereen.

    The Colonial Power did expel him and he ended up in Egypt and established the (Ikhwan-ul Muslimeen) Muslim Brotherhood Party there. His students were Sheikh Muhammad Abdu, Hasan-al Bana (Shaheed), Syed Qutub (Shaheed), and now we see that one of the sons of Egypt has left the prison system and is ruling the country with the Help and Will of Allah (SWT). Allahu Akbar!!!

  7. Life is a Prison!!!
    Us Salamu aleikum WRTWB:

    Jazak-Allah for sharing this sad but yet inspiring story with us. May Allah (SWT) Bless them with victories. Soon the government will realize its mistake. We remember the so-called terrorists of yesterday, the Taliban, whom the USA wants to bring so desperately to the peace table and is trying to open an Office for in Qatar. We also know that our Beloved Rasul-Allah (SAW) had said that this world is nothing but a prison for a believer.

    I remember a Bureau of Prison (BOP) Guard telling me that while he was monitoring the prisoners at the Super Max, Florence, Colorado, how the supposedly tough gangsters belonging to the Latin Kings, Blood, Crib as well as the other gangster groups would be lying face down on their beds weeping the night away, but the Muslim prisoners would be spending the night away in prayers and reading the Noble Qur’an.

    If we look back at our lives, all the years we have spent in this world have flown away as if they were seconds and not years and the rest will be gone the same way. The successful amongst us are the ones who Please Allah (SWT). Let’s pray that Allah (SWT) Blesses and Grants all of us an easy entry to Paradise. Ameen thuma ameen.

    Syed Jamaluddin Afghan once told the British Colonial occupiers in Afghanistan that if they incarcerate him, he’ll worship Allah (SWT) more in his prison cell. If they kill him, insha-Allah, Allah (SWT) will Grant him Martyrdom and if they expeled him, he’ll be amongst the Muhajereen.

    The Colonial Power did expel him and he ended up in Egypt and established the (Ikhwan-ul Muslimeen) Muslim Brotherhood Party there. His students were Sheikh Muhammad Abdu, Hasan-al Bana (Shaheed), Syed Qutub (Shaheed), and now we see that one of the sons of Egypt has left the prison system and is ruling the country with the Help and Will of Allah (SWT). Allahu Akbar!!!

  8. Jazak’Allahu Khair, Brother
    Maasha’Allah an inspiring, well written and beautiful article.
    May Allah be the Defender of our brave (prisoned)brothers against the chums of Fir’awn in our time.

  9. Beautiful reminder!
    JazakAllahu Khair for this astounding reminder!

    When I first clicked on the link for this article in my email inbox, I was confused at the title, which stated that Babar Ahmed and the other brothers being extradited had won! Confusion led to curiosity and I ended up reading the article.

    SubhanAllah, how eloquent and true! An Eeman booster at it’s best! What a perfect way of describing this scenario and reminding brothers and sisters around the world that indeed Allah’s victory is near! And surely, these brothers have truly been tested and loved by Allah.

    May Allah grant them the best of victories in this world and the Hereafter. May He continue to bless these brothers by making them beacons of light and patience for the Muslim Ummah, and may He reunite them with their brothers in Islam who suffered for a short time but eventually came out as Victors, the Prophets of Islam.

  10. Beautiful reminder!
    JazakAllahu Khair for this absolutely astounding reminder!

    When I first clicked on the link for this article in my email inbox, I was confused by the title, which stated that the brothers being extradited had won. Confusion led to curiosity, and I ended up reading the article.

    The examples of the Prophets and their struggles and victories are just perfect for this scenario. These brothers have truly been tested and loved by Allah.
    May Allah grant them the highest victories in this world and the Hereafter!
    Ameen.

  11. We are free or criminals hell bent on mass murder due to brain washing since birth by political ideology that keeps its females covered up like slaves.

  12. Jazakumullahu khayr
    May Allah ease their suffering and raise them in rank. A very beautiful reminder. MashaAllah

  13. By the Lord of the Ka’abah, they have won!
    By the Lord of the Ka’abah, they have won!

  14. JazakAllah khair
    BarakAllahu feek for this timely and excellent reminder.

    Our thoughts are with our brothers in this time of difficulty and with their families. Yet for them, as mentioned above, Allah ‘Azza wa Jal may have reserved a high place in Jannah. To attain it, He takes them through these trials. And in the reminder of the Akhirah is a reminder for us all to remember, that the disbelievers’ Jannah is right here and now, whilst for the believers their Jannah is to come. It broadens our vision from the confinement of this world, to the vastness of the Hereafter.

    However tiny and restricted our brother’s prison cells may be, May Allah the AlMighty and Majestic make their palaces in Jannah vast and open. How rotten their prison food and drink may be, May Allah The Provider and Sustainer enrich them with the food and drink of Jannah. And as heavy and painful their shackles and chains, May Allah The Generous and Merciful, embelish them with the adornments of Jannah. Ameen.

  15. jazakallaah khair
    jazakallaah khair for this purposeful reminder
    you have alleviated some od the pain in my heart akhi

    they are the winners indeed

    may Allah continue increasing them in rank before Him

    may Allah grant their families sabr and thabaat

  16. miss
    Innalillahi wa innaa ilahi rajioon,

    fa inna ma’al ‘usri yusra
    inna ma’al ‘usri yusra.

    Verily, along with every hardship is relief
    Verily, along with every hardship is relief (i.e. there is one hardship with two reliefs, so one harship cannot overcome two reliefs).

    The truth will prevaile.

  17. Beautiful Patience
    May Allah grant them and their parents and families Sabrun Jameel. Ameen

    [Jacob] said, “Rather, your souls have enticed you to something, so patience is most fitting. Perhaps Allah will bring them to me all together. Indeed it is He who is the Knowing, the Wise.” [Surah Yusuf 12:83]

  18. A much needed reminder
    We have to keep the bigger picture in mind. JazakhaAllah Khair for this timely reminder. May Allah grant the family of Babar Ahmad patience, and may this ummah unite to stand by these brothers. They and their families are securing their Jannah. We need to help them, and worry about ourselves.

    We have to realise at this time of test, who Allah is, and who we are. He is the Master and has Ultimate control. They can have their courts, but Allah will grant victory to the believers.

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