Monday, 13 August 2012

The Forgotten Believers


This short film is about prisoners who have converted to Islam whilst in jail (in the US) and have tried to reach out into the Muslim community for support and education. The story follows brother Yusef Wiley who, after 21 years in prison and many years of letters and phone calls to a Shaykh on the outside who was teaching him, is released and they meet for the first time.

A really inspiring story and a reminder for us to NOT FORGET the forgotten ones and to appreciate our every day freedoms, the beauty of our surrounds (as you will see!)!

If you have Muslims in a prison in your locality, take the initiative to organise regular visits, phone calls, or letters. Perhaps it may even be possible to organise for a Shaykh in your community to teach there. Make the effort and you will be rewarded inshallah.

"Alhamdulillah The ugliness of this prison and my imprisonment is balanced by my ties of Iman and Islam to you and other Mu'minoon. The harshness of my existence is softened by Allah's mercy manifesting itself through you and the Mu'minoon. Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah." Yusef Wiley

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