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Marcus Robertson (Abu Taubah) June 2013: (I Call on You to Aid Me in this Hardship)

Bismillah, Al-hamdulillaah and Sallallahu wa Sallim ‘ala Nabbiyillaah wa Ba’du
From Abu Taubah
To the Muslims,

As-Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa RaHmatullaah

I personally, and from the bottom of my heart thank you all for the amount of support you’all continuously show me and my family. Jazaakumullaahu khayran. Your support has enabled us to retain legal services of Attorneys Corey Cohen and Daniel Brodersen.

Cohen and Brodersen have excellent credentials and came highly recommended. They believe in our case and because of that have worked out a payment plan different from their normal practice.

I am asking you all to help me pay these men. Some people think that now that we have retained them, the job is done. No, it is not like that. Rather, now that we have gotten them to agree to take the case, we have to pay them for their expertise and services. As you all know, a good legal team is costly but a poor legal team costs even more. I invoke my right as your muslim brother and call on you all to aid me in this hardship.

I remind you all with what comes in the word and tafseer of ayah 177 of Baqarah. “It is not righteousness (Birr) that you Jews and Christians turn your faces in prayer to the East and the West. Rather Righteousness consists of believing in Allaah, the Last Day, the Angels, all of the Scriptures and all of the Prophets. And that even though you love and need money yourself, you still give it in charity to help Relatives, Orphans, the Needy, Travelers who need help getting home, those who Solicite funds for acceptable causes, and for helping Free Slaves and Prisoners. Furthermore, Rightenous people make it their business to offer Salaah five times a day, to Pay the annual Zakaah, to keep their word when they give it, to fulfill their obligations honestly and are Patient under the pressures of poverty, sickness and in the face of danger. These are the ones who have been faithful to Righteous Beliefs, and these are the ones who have taqwaa.”

O my Brothers and Sisters, you all know that I am not a terrorist and that I have never promoted terrorism. So please help me to prove that in court. I ask you all to be patient with me during this Fitnah for as believers we can expect a lot of good out of one difficulty. Their Promise of Allah is True. Let us seek Allaah’s Forgiveness and renew our intentions to be people of Taqwaa. I thank you all again and again and include you all in my private duaas.

Your brother Abu Taubah
Wal-Hamdulillaahi Rabbil-aalameen

Marcus Robertson #201100011051
John Polk Correctional Facility
Seminole County
211 Bush Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773


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Marcus Robertson (Abu Taubah): May 01, 2013 (This Simple Action Will Change Our Lives)

Bismillah walHamdulillah wa salaatu wa salaamu ‘alaa rasulillah.

As salaamu ‘alaa man attabi-ul hudaa. I have been in solitary confinement since November 2012. I am kept in a concrete cell with no mirror and no window. The strong, bright lights that glare from the ceiling never dim or go out. A video camera records me 24 hours a day. I never know what time it is and this has caused me to become a nervous wreck when trying to figure out the times for Fajr and Magrib. WalHamdulillah. All of my mail, legal papers, books – including my Quran have been confiscated. Only a small portion of my legal papers have been returned- a nominal amount to support the claim that they returned something.

What has happened? Towards the end of RamaDaan 2011 I was arrested for constructive possession of a firearm and a conspiracy to submit a fraudulent tax return. Both charges are exaggerations of events in order to enhance me to a terrorist. The government has not officially charged me with terrorism, however they have used a clause to enhance the charges to acts of terrorism.

A young Muslim went about bragging to an undercover FBI agent that he wanted to go overseas and fight Jihad and wanted to die on the battlefield and that he learned these things from me. And it is for this reason that they claim that they are prosecuting me. Claiming that I am a recruiter for al Qaeeda and a terrorist trainer.

In support of their claim they are using as proof that I encouraged the young man to make ‘umrah- they say that this was to cleanse his soul in order for him to become a suicide bomber. They are also using the young man’s statements to the undercover agent- which I had no knowledge of nor was I present for when he stated them – and a video wherein I am telling some students that are memorizing the Quran that they are to be real mujaahideen in preserving and protecting the Quran.

As for my legal standing, I have had 6 attorneys thus far. All of whom have quit except the last one who was removed by the judge when he put forth the motion requesting that the prosecution provide proof of their claim. This is when they placed me in isolation. I have seen my new court appointed attorney very few times.

I believe that I can be cleared by bringing forth witnesses, my writings and my works. But that takes organization. Someone to present the facts in a legal format. And this is what I am not able to get done.

AlHamdulillah I would like to thank all the people who are supporting me, helping my family or just going through this with us. Jazakumallahu khayran it is encouraging. I am, walHamdulillah bi khayr and pleased with Allah as my Lord, Islam as my way of life and Muhammad as my prophet.

Please note that we were moving progressively when we were studying Quran, Arabic and fiQh and that this was such a disturbance to the kuffaar that they have gone so far as to label me a terrorist. I think that my most dangerous statement has been to encourage everyone to recite 10 pages of Quran everyday. And this simple action done consistently will change our lives.

This walHamdulillah,
Abu Taubah


Marcus Robertson #201100011051
John Polk Correctional Facility
Seminole County
211 Bush Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773

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A Message to the Ummah from Ustadh Abu Taubah

Alhamdulillah wa kafaa


From Abu Taubah to everyone:

As Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullah.

I’d like first and foremost to thank everyone for continuing to show support through these difficult times. And I would like to encourage and remind myself and everyone else to continue to be patient.

Recently I sued the prison for their treatment that amounts to torture and now it looks like they are retaliating against me. I have been placed into isolation again. This time with no writing utensils, all of my books have been confiscated (including my mus-Haf). They said that they would return it, but when, they don’t know. I have been placed under a general investigation. Along with this lawsuit against the prison, I have served the prosecutor, FBI and attorney general with a lawsuit. These are two civil cases that I have been implementing because of my religiously biased arrest and incarceration.

And I would like the people to write the two judges in these cases and encourage them to honestly investigate the allegations being made by these lawsuits.

There is an attempt on the government’s side to charge me as a terrorist. But I think it is clear to everyone what my da’wah has been from the start. This is to learn the Arabic language, the Qur’an and the ‘usulu fiqh so that you may learn how to apply the Qur’an. I think by now everyone should know how dangerous this idea is viewed by some non Muslims. I just want to reiterate the point: read at least a Hizb a day and try to understand it according to the basics of the sunnah. That’s it, that is my da’wah.

I may not be able to contact you all as much as I would like to, until this is all over. But it doesn’t mean that you are not in my du’ah.

Again I thank you all, over and over, [who] make this easier for me and my family.

Salallahu ‘alaa Muhammad wal Hamdulillah.


Posted by on December 14, 2012 in Letters from Marcus Robertson, News Items, Risala


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Marcus Robertson: December 2011

From: Abu Taubah
To: Everybody else

As-salaamu ‘alaykum,
Al-hamdulillahi Rabbil-aalameen and salaatuhu was-salaamu on the Prophet Muhammad.

To Proceed:
During the last few days of the month of Ramadan of this past year, towards the end of August 2011, I was arrested by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and eventually charged with, “Constructive Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.”

Constructive Possession means that a firearm was found in an area that a convicted felon had access to and that the convicted felon had knowledge that the firearm was there.
It is not a condition that there be a motive to commit a crime.

A “Convicted Felon” anyone previously convicted of a Felony offense, any crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year.

Fact: The firearm was found in my home. My home is an area I have access to.
Fact: I had knowledge of its whereabouts.
Fact: I am a “Convicted Felon”, having previously been convicted of a felony offense. And I have agreed to plead guilty in this case as well.

This crime holds a sentencing range of “zero to ten years.” Meaning, the minimum sentence could be, “probation”, or “time served” and the maximum sentence could be, “ten years.”
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Posted by on December 31, 2011 in Letters from Marcus Robertson, Risala


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