I was once sitting in a conference room listening to Muslim scholars who had come from all over the world. Big names, yet no so convincing speeches. Then came the turn of IMAM JAMIL, reminding all of us, and the great Shuyukh in particular, of the very essence of Islam. Curing the heart, showing human solidarity, and standing courageously for justice. A powerful speech from the heart, he literally made me cry.

A few years later, he was jailed by the States. An unbelievable accusation based on a series of inconsistent statements, lies, and race profiling. A shame, a shame, a shame. One more in the dark avenues of the US's judiciary system when it comes to Blacks and Muslims. He has been unjustly kept in jail since 2000. So many kept quiet, so many forgot him... and so many American citizens, among them Muslims, have preferred to remain silent. Another shame indeed.

Sisters and Brothers, if you want to be an added civil and social value in the US society, it starts by never accepting injustice, racism, and/or insane domestic or international policies. This is your ethical duty and your morale distinctiveness. Be visible not only through your skin colour, mosques and dress but more importantly, through your values, principles, behaviour and courage.

Tariq Ramadam
link here for original

Letter From Imam Jamil To The National Jamaat

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
I bear witness there is no God but Allah and Muhammad (Ibn Abdullah) is his Prophet and Messenger (the seal of the Prophets) and to whom the Quran was revealed (Peace and blessings be upon him)
I seek Allah’s (Az Za Wa Jal) protection from Shatan the accursed and may he always be accursed.
I seek refuge from the evil of myself.
I ask Allah to guide my heart and guide my tongue. I feel refuge with Allah from misleading and from being mislead, from betraying and being betrayed into ignorance by others.  

Liberating the Soul

Slaves are trained and freedom for the slave is never “free.” The state cannot give freedom, and the state cannot take it away. Freedom from man’s oppression is a gift from Allah (swt); you are born with this and then one day someone tries to deny it. Yet, the extent to which you Resist is the extent to which you are Free. Mis-education is a strong link on Slavery’s chain. When amendment repair, Your constitution means despair, Impact, Impale, Impaired.