I knew Babar Ahmad whilst at Imperial College as we trained in the same martial arts class. I always found Babar to be a considerate and sensitive man who treated everyone with kindness and respect. I am shocked by the allegations he faces.
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 have been meaning to write to express my support to you for some months now. Your wife came to address a meeting at Didsbury mosque in Manchester and spoke very eloquently and movingly about your case. I was shocked but not unfortunately surprised to hear about your treatment at the hands of our justice system. I have written to my MP and my Euro MP to protest against your continued detention and the outrageous decision by the court to approve your extradition.
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

 

Some forget that Allah is eternal and that He has not yet forsaken us. The fight is not over, we are still with you brother and we are not letting them take you away that easily.
They forget the power of that statement which is lodged in your heart and ours:
La-ilaha-illallaah Muhammadur-Rasulullah

Moshiur Rahman, London Wednesday 18th May 2005

 

The plight of Babar is a clear example of the terrible justice system that we now live under in this so called ‘civilised’ state.
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

 

Dear Brother Babar, may Allah keep you and your family strong. The brutal regime in these countries cannot be mightier than Allah (SWT) and all the duas that are with you and your family.
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

 

Words cannot describe how I am feeling right now, after having heard the verdict. I was not surprised at the outcome as I no longer have any faith in this so-called justice system, but i was still very much shocked and gutted.
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

 

This is very upsetting to see what is happening to us Muslims, but i think we need to remember that Allah (SWT) in Quran did say that us Muslims will suffer and all we can do is stick together and make our faith stronger as Allah is always there for us and remember to pray for one another.

Anonymous, Surrey Wednesday 18th May 2005

 

My heart goes out to all of Babar’s family. Yesterday was a black day for British Justice.
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

 

Many will be disheartend at yesterdays verdict. However we should remember that Allah is the Best of Planners and we do not know what is best for us. Taking an example from the Seerah, we saw in the incident of the Treaty of Hudhaibiyah how dishartend most of the companions were when they signed the treaty and were prevented from completing their Hajj. However as we know the treaty was paving the way for the bloodless conquest of Makkah.
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 met your father when he travelled to Sheffield to discuss the unjustified hardship and oppression that has and continues to be inflicted upon you. Hearing your father speaking so eloquently and describing the brutal manner in which you have been treated by the British criminal justice system brought tears to my eyes and touched my heart. It was clear that many others who had attended were also affected very deeply. Even as I write this message, words fail me, and cannot do justice to the daily suffering both you and your family will be experiencing. Please do not despair my dear brother, seek solace in the fact that your are in the Duas of your Muslim brothers and sisters and we will not allow your plight to be forgotten, Inshallah. This world is merely a small speck on the time of the aakhirah where your Creator, Allah (SWT) will reward you for your suffering eternally, Inshallah. As my Muslim brothers and sisters have so beautifully stated in their messages to you, Allah (SWT) is the greatest planner of them all and will most verily seek to right the injustice you have suffered.
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

 

You have my full support bro Babar!
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

 

It saddens me to read about your plight and to see the injustice you and your family face by the hands of our vicious government.
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

 

To my brother Babar, I have never met you but I love you and your family like my own. I have never spoken to you, but your words of wisdom have touched my heart. I have seen people talk about trying your hardest in difficult times whilst relying on Allah, but in your family I have seen this in action. MashAllah, have no doubt that Allah has blessed you.
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

 

We are all making duaa’s for Brother Babar, I urge all Muslims to make duaa, inshAllah justice will be done. Allah (SWT) says in the Quran: “Indeed With every hardship there is ease”. We stand with you by the will of Allah.

Fatimah, London Tuesday 17th May 2005

 

Dear Brother Babar, even though we don’t know you but we are suffering too because you are suffering like the others.
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

 

I was so distraught on hearing the outcome of the court hearing this morning. I just collapsed into my chair and cried. I also prayed to Allah, the All-Hearing and All-knowledged,
‘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

 

God is Most Just and Fair and one day justice will be done!

Sam, Birmingham Tuesday 17th May 2005

 

‘Allah tests those whom He loves’.
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

 

We journey through this short life as travellers through a town. Any pain suffered is a way to expiate our sins … what is the most important thing is our destination, which lies with Allah SWT alone.
“As sabarun jameelah”

Rohana Mir, Leeds Tuesday 17th May 2005

 

‘Sometimes words fail to describe, due to the weakness of the describer. But sometimes they fail due to the greatness of the one described’.
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

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