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UPDATE: Ali Asad Thanks Community Members For Their Continued Support

Written by CP Editor Monday, 21 February 2011
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If you were present at the court for any of the hearings, you must have observed that neither the prosecution nor the court is Muslim friendly.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam:
 
Assalamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
 
All praise belongs to Allah Who has guided us to the Deen of Islam, and may His peace and blessings be on our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam.
 
I ask Allah to grant you all goodness in this world and the next for your continued support and dua'. Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala has indeed blessed me with companions like you who didn't abandon me at the time of need.
 
The support from you all reminds me of a hadith of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam who said “He who removes from a believer one of his difficulties of this world, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection … Allah supports his slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother ...” (Sahih Muslim)
 
If you were present at the court for any of the hearings, you must have observed that neither the prosecution nor the court is Muslim friendly. In the times that we live in, such an attitude does not come as a surprise. What you see in the court is just the tip of the iceberg, but Allah has granted the followers of his true Deen a special honor which none can take away.
 
Prior to my recent return to the court I was reminded of this honor by the Muslim brothers incarcerated with me at the CMU in Terre Haute, Indiana. Many of them are in far worse situations than me. It is due to those reminders that every time I come to the court I imagine that Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam is sitting there watching me to see whether I will maintain the honor of Allah's Deen or not. So every time I come to court, I come with this imagination and attitude.
 
In a hadith narrated by Abu Huraira – may Allah be pleased with him – the Prophet Sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam said “A slave becomes nearest to his Lord when he is in prostration. So increase supplications in prostrations.” (Sahih Muslim) I am mentioning this hadith to tell everyone who has supported me in any way in this difficult time that I make dua' for you in my prostrations, and intend to do it until Allah takes my soul. I ask Allah to help me fulfill this promise.
 
If you would like to send me a letter you can send it to the following address and Insha'Allah it will reach me: The Muslim Link, 5301 Edgewood Road, College Park, MD 20740. JazakumAllahu Khair.
 
Your brother,
 
Ali Asad Chandia, Wassalamu 'alaikum.
 
Source: The Muslim Link
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