إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
May Allah have mercy on you and make your grave a garden from the gardens of Jannah. May He raise you with the Prophets and those whom you loved more than your own self. May He, subhanahu watala’ala, make your positive efforts a form of sadaqa jarriya. It doesn’t matter if the people were not pleased with you, as long as Allah is.
My love for Rasulullah (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), the Sahabah, and the Anbiya of Allah took root through you. My heart ached when you were imprisoned, but your courage and satisfaction with Allah’s decree took me out of the narrowness of this world and into the vastness of the akhirah. I can never condone extremism in any form, but I also believe that our circumstances shape our view of this constricted dunya, and yours were certainly extraordinary.
As devastated and disgusted many may be, I know there is nothing more that you could have asked for.
May Allah forgive you for any wrong ideas, accept you as a shaheed, protect your family, and make what is ahead of you far, far better than what you left behind. Allahumma Ameen.
Just being real.
Muslims are not supposed to regard their religious scholars as infallible saints. When they err in their judgements, they should be corrected by other scholars and be ignored for those opinions which are contrary to the religion. When Muslims listen to the series of lectures by Anwar al-Awlaki, they will always remember him as the Imam who brought so much good into their lives, but that will always exist against the backdrop of knowing that the abuse carried out against him, led him to another path and a door closed on bringing some semblance of peace between two worlds which seem to be moving further apart. – The Muslim Link