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The Two Messages From Ustadz Aman Abdurrahman From Inside The Prison

05 May 2010

By Abu Sulaiman Aman Abdurrahman

1st Message From Ustadz Aman Abdurrahman From Inside The Prison

To all the ikhwans

Assalamu 'alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

All praises only belong to Allah, Who tests His slaves with ease and hardship. May Salawat and salam be showered upon His Prophet, followed by his household and Sahabahs.

Ikhwani fillah, know that the value of tawheed is high and the consequences is huge, to the extent that it must be paid with a lot of sacrifices, whether it be in the form of being killed, cruelty of torture by the enemies, as well as imprisonment or seizure of wealth and properties.

The commitment to tawheed in this era of the ghurbah will always be enveloped by the feeling of fear and worry towards the cruelty of the enemies, like Prophet Musa and his followers in Egypt and just as experienced by Rasulullah and the Sahabahs in the early period of Islam. But don't let those feelings of fear and worry cause you to abandon this tawheed, as that is the character of the people whom Allah condemn in His verse:

"There are among men some who serve Allah, as it were, on the verge: if good befalls them, they are, therewith, well content; but if a trial comes to them, they turn on their faces: they lose both this world and the Hereafter: that is loss for all to see!" [Al Hajj : 11]

Namely, the people who want to commit to tawheed when the condition is easy and happy, and when the condition is grappling and dreadful, they abandon it.

But you must become the people whose belief in the truth of this tawheed increases in this time of ferocity with regards to the enmity of the thaghut and their ansar towards the adherents of this tawheed, who are not willing to be enslaved by them. But, were you to turn away from this tawheed, then Allah will replace you with others who love Allah Ta'ala more, just as He says:

 "If ye turn back (from the Path), He will substitute in your stead another people; then they would not be like you!" [Muhammad: 38].

And His verse:

"O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his Faith, soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him." [Al Maidah: 54]

Ikhwani fillah..... refrain for a moment from the pursuit of pleasures that can never end... Pay attention to your brothers who are currently in prison... be polite to the families of the Shuhada's and those who are detained in the path of Allah, they are the Fuqarâ' (poor) who are ashamed to ask, they are only the Hawa and the children who are incapable of doing anything except in shedding the tears of sadness and sorrow, they are the weak people whose do'a are answered by Allah. Rasulullah said, "That you are given victory and rizq is only because of the weak people amongst you."

Ikhwani... What I believe in matters of tawheed along with their relations to today's reality have been poured out in my writings and translations, be fervent in learning, be graceful in accepting the truth and always make do'a to Allah and ask for guidance. Don't let shubhah shadow the faith because when shubhah is allowed to exist in the thoughts, it will become a disaster when accompanied by the desires of wanting to live freely and lavishly, like those who do not practice tawheed.

Therefore, bear the shubhah with faith that are sourced from the 'ilm of Al Kitab and As Sunnah, and face the desires with patience.

I pray to Allah to give guidance, fortitude and patience, and husnul khatimah to us all....

Amin ya Rabbal 'Alamin.....

Akhukum Fillah

2nd Message From Ustadz Aman Abdurrahman From Inside The Prison

By Abu Sulaiman Aman Abdurrahman

To the ikhwans who are being tested with the feelings of worry and fear…

Assalamu ‘alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

All praises are for Allah only, Who says:

“Be ye not afraid of them, but fear Me, if ye have Faith.” [Ali ‘Imran: 175].

May salawat and salam be showered upon His Rasul, the sahabahs and the people who follow him until the judgment day.

Ikhwani

It has become a sunnatullah that the journey of the tawheed da'wah and its adherents are experiencing moments of fear and worry from the evilness of the enemies who are in power. Where the thaghut authorities are using their power to silence the Muwahhideen people with paralyses in the forms of arrests and injuries, by murders, as well as expulsion and deportation just as Allah says in His verse:

“Remember how the Unbelievers plotted against thee, to keep thee in bonds, or slay thee, or get thee out (of thy home).” [Al Anfal: 30]

Also His verse about the threat by fir’aun to Prophet Musa:

“(Pharaoh) said: "If thou dost put forward any god other than me, I will certainly put thee in prison!.” [As Shu’ara: 29]

and His verse:

“Said Pharaoh: "Leave me to slay Moses; …” [Al Ghafir: 26].

Therefore, in a condition like this, the Muslims who are oppressed are enveloped by the feelings of fear and worry, like what had been experienced by the Mu'mineen of Bani Israel in the time of fir’aun:

“But none believed in Moses except some children of his people, because of the fear of Pharaoh and his chiefs, lest they should persecute them.” [Yunus: 83]

and as experienced by Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam and the sahabahs in the early period of Islam, as Allah says:

“Call to mind when ye (the Muhajireen) were a small (band), despised through the land, and afraid that men might despoil and kidnap you…” [Al Anfal: 26].

And it is the reality of today where tawheed and its adherents are becoming strange again, just like in its early emergence. Just as Rasulullah said in a saheeh hadith:

"Islam came as strange, and will become strange once again, so glad tidings to the Strangers."

The Muwahhideen people are all in a grappling and dreadful condition from the cruelty of the apparatuses of today's fir’aun who know no mercy towards the children, the weak women and the elderlies, much less the male youths. Where, when the present time fir’auns and their apparatuses are apprehending the Muwahhideen, they are truly behaving as enemies who are ready to vent out their hatred, just as Allah tells us:

“If they were to get the better of you, they would behave to you as enemies, and stretch forth their hands and their tongues against you for evil: and they desire that ye should reject the Truth. ” [Al Mumtahanah: 2]

and His verse:

“whereas seeing that if they get an advantage over you, they respect not in you the ties either of kinship or of covenant.” [At Taubah: 8].

And that is the reality, where they are not heeding the humanitarian norms, the kinship and covenant, because the war for them is a way of venting out their vengeance and carnal desires. But that is the journey of the tawheed da'wah, it is sure to experience the trials of oppression and persecution from the enemies who are in power, and that is the decision of Allah that cannot be changed and which had happened to the Rasuls and will be experienced by every one who carries what was brought by the Rasuls, just as Allah Ta’ala says:

“And verily, rejected were the apostles before thee: with patience and constancy they bore their rejection and their wrongs, until Our aid did reach them: there is none that can alter the words (and decrees) of Allah.” [Al An’am: 34].

Waraqah ibnu Naufal said to Rasul Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam:

“Not even one person who comes bringing what you are bringing, except that he would surely be ill-treated and fought against.” (HR. Al Bukhari).

But this phase of persecution is a phase that must be gone through in heading towards the tamkin (state of being well-established) on this earth, where it is not impossible that it would not be enjoyed by the people who are formidable in confronting these persecutions, but would be enjoyed by the people who come after them, who continue the journey of this struggle until they are able to see the destruction of the power of the fir’auns of this era, just as Allah Ta’ala says:

“And We made a people, considered weak (and of no account), inheritors of lands in both east and west, - lands whereon We sent down Our blessings. The fair promise of thy Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel, because they had patience and constancy, and We levelled to the ground the great works and fine buildings which Pharaoh and his people erected (with such pride).” [Al A’raf: 137]

and His verse:

“And We wished to be Gracious to those who were being depressed in the land, to make them leaders (in Faith) and make them heirs, To establish a firm place for them in the land, and to show Pharaoh, Haman, and their hosts, at their hands, the very things against which they were taking precautions.” [Al Qasas: 5-6]

Whereas, what were feared by the fir’aun of the past, as well as the present fir’auns and their chronies, are the replacement of the ideologies that hold their sovereignty and the destruction of their worldly interests, just as what the fir’aun of the past uttered:

“Said Pharaoh: "Leave me to slay Moses; and let him call on his Lord! What I fear is lest he should change your religion, or lest he should cause mischief to appear in the land!” [Al Mu’min: 26]

On that account, be patient O my Brothers, rely on Allah and ask for guidance from Him. Know that nothing can bring benefit and harm except Allah. Be patient, because after the journey in this dry and barren field full of wild beasts, there lies a refreshing and beautiful meadow.

 

 

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