I am greatly disturbed by the current erosion of human rights in the UK. I am embarrassed that it has taken a case which closely touches my life to make me realise the extent to which our society is falling.
Having visited your website I will now write to my MP and to Babar. I would greatly appreciate information on when I can show support for Babar, such as any further court appearances or rallies
James Mulhall, London, UK Wednesday 18th May 2005
I cannot imagine what you are going through at the moment. You should take heart from the fact that your campaign has already made an impact on so many people who are now aware of the injustice you have suffered. But that is only the beginning. The darkest hour is just before the dawn. You must keep on fighting.
Sam O’Brien, Rochdale, UK Wednesday 18th May 2005
They forget the power of that statement which is lodged in your heart and ours:
Moshiur Rahman, London Wednesday 18th May 2005
This is a travesty of justice.
Hearing of this at the Aberystwyth Peace and Justice Festival in March urged those of us that were present to do more to end this militray/police state by stealth that we are increasingly living under.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, and I will be writing to Charles Clarke and Tony Blair urging them to overturn the decision, and ultimately to repeal the law that has allowed this.
“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out-because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out-because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out-because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me-and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
Pastor Martin Niemoeller
Lets speak out for Babar!
Mabon ap Gwynfor, Aberystwyth Wednesday 18th May 2005
Inshallah justice will be done and I make dua that you are united with your loved ones very soon.
Shahin, London Wednesday 18th May 2005
The strength of you and your family amazes me and puts me to shame of how I can sometimes lose hope easily. You are an inspiration to us all. Truly Allah tests those that He loves.
This is not the end.We will fight and continue to fight until justice is dealt inshallah and Allah knows best.
My duas are with you and your family,those who i have come to love as my own.
Usma, East London Wednesday 18th May 2005
Anonymous, Surrey Wednesday 18th May 2005
The fight will go on, there are countless who believe in you and trust in God to bring the ultimate justice.
Don’t lose an ounce of your spirit, it is wonderful to read the messages on this website. You are not forgotton.
Chloe, Wimbledon Wednesday 18th May 2005
All of us should strive to continue to raise awareness of this unjust treaty. This could be achived by writing to the letters section of the main newspapers; starting a thread on an online forum on the newspapers website or by trying to get the BBC to sratt a ‘Have Your Say’ thread on their site. Most people would be appalled once informed of the case of Babar and the other British citizens awaiting extradition without trial to the US.
Kasim, London, UK Wednesday 18th May 2005
I hope and pray that you will not be extradited to the US and justice will prevail in this unjust society that surrounds us today. May Allah continue to grant you and your family Sabr and keep you steadfast in your deen.
Taira, Sheffield,UK Wednesday 18th May 2005
And if i am able to….i will try to visit your family insha’Allah.
Love you for the sake of Allah SWA.!
Rabia, Toronto Tuesday 17th May 2005
I pray that Allah swt protects you and your family today and everyday, and may He also lessen the evil of the world. Ameen
Mariam, Birmingham Tuesday 17th May 2005
When I heard about the verdict today, I was not surprised, but could not prevent the sinking feeling in my heart. I then reminded myself that all this is part of Allah’s plan -and indeed, with certainty, He is the best of planners. My duas are with you, your wife and especially your father and mother. I pray Allah blesses them with the sabr of Yaqub (AS) when his beloved Yusuf (AS)was taken away from him for a time. Whenever I remember Yusuf (AS) or read his story in the Quran, I think of you my brother. Allah is Great! What a blessing He has given you, that people who have never met you such as I, think of YOU when remembering the Prophet’s of Allah.
Stay strong my brother – we will continue striving for your freedom with all the means available to us, but we will not let Satan deceive us into thinking that your fate lies with the people. For surely, we have complete reliance on Allah,the Just, the King and Lord of all the worlds.
Abu Musa, Manchester Tuesday 17th May 2005
Fatimah, London Tuesday 17th May 2005
This is the beginning for our society to start reflecting on their Justice system; whether it really practices what it preaches.
The work does not stop here – our challenges have started and ready to go.
You are in our doas and in our work – may Allah SWT grant you tawfiq and us victory by helping to over turn the judgement.
Umme Thara, Hounslow Tuesday 17th May 2005
‘Ya Allah our feelings can not surpass Your wisdom, please make this decision of Your’s benefit this poor family in the longer term who have been put through this nightmare, the brothers and sisters who have been fighting for the case and the whole of the Muslim Ummah-ammen’
Umm At’ika, Sheffield Tuesday 17th May 2005
Sam, Birmingham Tuesday 17th May 2005
May Allah grant both you and your family the patience of Ayub (AS) and may He, the King of kings, grant you the highest abode of Jannah insha’Allah.
Your cause has touched all the hearts of the sisters here at Mulberry school and 6th form.
JazakAllahu khair for all the naseeha that you have given us and those that you keep giving. Just remember that Allah created the dunya for worship, so whatever happens they cannot take it away from you as long as you are consistent in your salaah, insha’Allah.
Mulberry Isoc, Mulberrry School for Girls, London Tuesday 17th May 2005
“As sabarun jameelah”
Rohana Mir, Leeds Tuesday 17th May 2005
Seeing these messages of support and continuous supplications for Babar Ahmad, reminds me of the hadith, that, when Allah loves a slave, He tells His angels, that ‘Verily I love so-and-so, so love him’, and then Jibril goes off and tells the angels ‘Verily Allah loves so-and-so, so love him!’…And then acceptance is bestowed upon him on earth.
Ibn al-Qayyim, rahimahullah says: ‘So, where are you?and the path is a path that Adam was exhausted upon, and Nūh lamented for, and al-Khalīl (Ibrāhīm) was thrown into the fire for, and Ismā’īl was laid out to be slaughtered for, and Yūsuf was sold for a lowly price and imprisoned for years for, and Zakariyyā was cut by the saw for, and the cautious leader Yahyā was slaughtered for, and Ayyūb was stricken with harm for, and the weeping of Dāwūd was increased for, and ‘Isā was abandoned for, and Muhammad (peace be upon him) experienced poverty and various types of harm for? and you are lost in vain talk and play?’
It is authentically narrated in the Sahīhayn from Sa’ad Ibn Ibī Waqqās (may Allāh be pleased with him) that he said: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allāh! Which of the people is tried the hardest?’ He (peace be upon him) said: ‘The Prophets, then the righteous, then those who are most like them, then those who are most like them. The man is tried according to his strength in religion. So, if his religious practice is sound, then his testing is increased, and if his religious practice is weaker, then his (testing) is lighter, and the believer is continuously tested until he walks on the Earth without any sins on him.'”
Sayyid (Qutb) (may Allāh have Mercy on him) says: “So, there is no option but to train the souls with tests and trials, and from the tests is the resolve and determination in the battle of the truth despite that which causes fear and hardship and hunger and loss of wealth and lives and fruits. There is no other option except to go through this test so that the believers may carry the burdens of this belief (‘aqīdah) so that it becomes solidified within them in accordance with what they have given in its path of carrying its burdens and so that they do not consider abandoning it at the first push that they encounter. So, the burden here is the heavy cost by which the belief is given its honor in the souls of its people before it is honored in the souls of any others. And whenever they are pained in its path, and whenever they sacrifice for its sake, it becomes dearer to them and they become more deserving of it (their belief). Likewise, the others will not know its value except when they see the tribulations experienced by its people and their patience upon that tribulation – and there is no option but to be tried – and likewise, to solidify the outlook of the people of this belief and to strengthen it. So, the hardships encourage the (pursuit of the) essence of strength, and the capacity of one’s ability and opens in the hearts paths to action that the believer would not know except under the presence of hardships.”
And I’ll end with: It was said by Shaqīq al-Balkhī: “Whoever sees the reward of hardship will not want to be relieved of it.”
O Allah grant Aal-Babar patience and tranquility.
Abu Dujanah, London, UK. Tuesday 17th May 2005