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Prisoner of war

Prisoner of war

 

Trapped – Alone, with nothing but four walls

 

The mind wanders to cherished memories and beyond

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Time continues to go by but life stalls

 

I’m losing my strength to hold on.

 

Imprisoned for believing, for hearing and obeying

 

Punished for testifying and affirming the Truth

 

Prisoner of War of conflicting ideologies

 

Flawed system which detains indiscriminately

 

No evidence, no proof – a threat to national security.

 

Counting each day, each month, each year behind these metal bars

 

Stripped of my honour, my dignity, and free speech

 

Humiliated by the media, every trial, court hearing,

 

Wild accusations, slander and lies

 

As they try to vilify

 

My character, the core of my being,

 

I silently scream to be free.

 

I long to feel the cool morning breeze

 

And hear the fajr birds sing

 

To see Autumn leaves fall from the trees

 

And the magical moments that freedom can bring.

 

A flame of hope continues to burn bright

 

By the letters I receive, which my brothers write

 

My heart delights as I read each word again and again

 

Golden words of comfort, calling me to patience

 

Provide solace to the soul and a shred of humanity

 

In this cell my home, devoid of any luxuries

 

Helping me to retain my sanity.

 

I preoccupy myself with remembrance of Allaah

 

Console myself with the stories of the Prophets of the past

 

I’m not the first to be illegally detained

 

Sadly, I doubt I’ll be the last.

Hadeeth Newsflash

Reported by K`ab bin Malik (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Two hungry wolves sent in the midst of a flock of sheep are no more destructive to them than a man's greed for wealth and fame is to his Deen.'' [At-Tirmidhi]

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