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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
USA

 

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Abu Taubah’s Imprisoned Voice: What Have I Taught You? [Letters Needed before July]

 UPDATE: Abu Taubah’s hearing is scheduled for July 2013

If you have already sent a letter, please resend with signature and testimonial clause (see below). If you have not sent a letter… do it now!

As the United States government aggressively seeks to redefine the constitution and its relation to Islam, many prominent Muslim theologians and students have fallen victim to increasingly hostile prosecution against religious beliefs. Abu Taubah’s recent arrest and other such test cases challenging religious and political freedoms, portend a bleak future for all Muslims in the West.
In Abu Taubah’s own words:

(Transcript found here)

Write your testimony today!

  • Read what Abu Taubah is asking of you
  • Explain how Abu Taubah’s teachings reflect a striving towards the authentic practice of Islam
  • If you are able to, cite specific classes or seminars in which you have grasped the meaning of Abu Taubah’s message and teachings
  • Define key vocabulary such as “sunnah” and “salaf” and concepts such as “seeking knowledge”, “learning Qur’an”, or “performing Hajj” in light of what Abu Taubah himself has taught
  • Share how Abu Tuabah’s educational endeavours have had a positive impact on your life and spirituality
  • Affirm the non-violent, practical, holistic, and positive nature of the “Each One Teach One” approach
  • Refrain from unnecessarily criticizing the blatantly prejudicial application of law
  • Even if you have never attended a class by Abu Taubah, but have had the opportunity of hearing a lecture online, or viewing a recorded khutbah, elucidate to the best of your ability on the Islamic concepts you have garnered from his own words
  • If you are unfamiliar with Abu Taubah, read a short biography of him or watch this inspiring interview.
  • Make sure letters have at the end with this testimonial clause:
    I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
  • Please be sure to sign the letter (physically or upload a digital signature), and if you can, get it notarised.
  • Each letter should be written this way  and is to be treated as though the writer is an ACTUAL witness in a federal court of law. Any other letter, the prosecution can call hearsay and dump the letter.
 
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Posted by on June 3, 2013 in Campaigns, Videos

 

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The 50K Letter Campaign to Help Brother Amir (aka Loon) before July 15th Hearing

Judge Letter Writing Campaign

On 17 November 2011, brother Amir (formerly known as the rap artist ‘Loon’) was on his way to deliver a lecture in Belgium when he was arrested by Interpol at the behest of American authorities. After many months of uncertainty in a Belgian prison, he was finally extradited to the United States where he has remained in pre-trial detention ever since.

Currently facing drug related charges for events that allegedly transpired before his conversion to Islam, his family is requesting that you, in your quest to gain reward and in your love of aiding a brother in hardship, write a letter on his behalf.

What a letter, or rather 50,000 letters, might do, B’ithnIllah, is convince a judge of what the world already knows: that Chauncey Hawkins is a changed man since December 2008 when he took the life altering decision to embrace Islam and become belovedly known as brother Amir Junaid Muhaddith.

Please take a moment of your time to write down what you know of his reformed character and inspirational talks:

  • Please address your letter to: The Honorable Judge James C. Fox
  • Briefly introduce yourself (i.e. My name is…., I am from….)
  • How you came to know of Mr. Hawkins (brother Amir)
  • What you know of his character and civic work after 2008
    See short bio here with quotes from Amir
    Read some of his letters here
          See his AlJazeera interview after he performed Umrah
    See this address to the youth in order to discourage the “bad boy” lifestyle
    See this interview about his conversion
          See this autobiographical lecture and another one here
  • Share how Mr. Hawkins’ (brother Amir’s) endeavours have had a positive impact on your life and spirituality
  • Conclude by requesting that the Judge kindly take into consideration Mr. Hawkins’ (brother Amir’s) peaceable and positive contributions to communities across the globe.
  • Please refrain from unnecessarily criticizing the blatantly prejudicial application of law
  • Please mail your letter to brother Amir’s lawyer at:

 

James Quander
Winston Tower Suite 2020
301 North Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
USA

Since the government has frozen all of brother Amir’s financial assets since his arrest and because the trial has been postponed repeatedly since his initial arrest in 2011, his family is need of financial support. Please donate through paypal to the following account: loon2amir.legalfees@gmail.com
or click the Give Button to the right.

Brother Amir and his family have expressed their sincere gratitude to those who have donated to this cause thus far. There is still a considerable amount needed, so please continue to support the cause by sharing the news about brother Amir, this 50K letter campaign, and donating to his legal fund.

Alternately you may send your donation to the following P.O Box. Cheques & Money Orders should be made out to Nona Crowd (Amir’s family who are handling the funds):

Nona Crowd
P.O.Box 1167 
Hackensack NJ, 
07602-1167

If you have further questions, please e-mail admin@loon2amir.com; also keep updated with the campaign and the satus of Brother Amir and his family, as well as the case, by following the twitter account Amir Junaid Hawkins (@Loon2Amir) and by frequenting his Facebook page and official website: loon2amir.com.

You can also show your support by writing to Amir and letting him know that you are aware of his situation an that he and his family remain in your du’a and concern.

Chauncey Hawkins #360281
New Hanover County Detention Facility
3950 Juvenile Center Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
USA
 
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Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Campaigns

 

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Take Time for Abu Taubah: Support the ‘Glimpses of Qur’an’ Campaign

We Praise Allah and are pleased to announce Mercy Mission’s special release of ‘Glimpses of Qur’an: Imam Abu Taubah’s highly acclaimed 30-part series on the relevance of Qur’an in daily life.

The Official Release of Glimpses of Quran

Glimpses of Quran (pictured above is not actual box set; actual product will vary)

This limited-time offer not only features the beloved Ustadh reviewing the essence of each juz in his distinctly straightforward manner, but showcases a valuable opportunity to support Abu Taubah and his family.

With the sudden arrest of Abu Taubah in 23 August 2011, his twelve young children and wives were flung into a world of uncertainty. Struggling not only with the indefinite detention of the Imam characterised by the spectre of wildly fabricated charges, the family can barely cope with the astronomical legal costs of defending Abu Taubah’s innocence in addition to maintaining the everyday needs of an extraordinarily special family.

With the purchase of this box set, one can contribute directly to Abu Taubah’s support fund and simultaneously support the dawah that the Imam dedicated his scholarly life to. But the benefits of seeking knowledge while helping the prisoners does not stop here; in order to reap a greater reward of this exciting opportunity, please share the ‘Glimpses of Quran‘ Campaign with friends, family, fellow students, and community members.

If you wish to contribute directly to the fund, please see here. Remember to always keep Abu Taubah and his family in and your duas, and don’t forget to write to him to lend him your support and share insights about the DVD box set you just bought:

Marcus Robertson #201100011051
John Polk Correctional Facility
Seminole County
211 Bush Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773
USA
 
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Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Campaigns

 

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HHUGS Emergency Appeal: May “Cease to Operate in a Matter of Months”

Dear Donors, Supporters and Friends,

We write to you at a critical time for HHUGS. The mere survival of the charity is at risk and we require your generous support once again to ensure that the work of HHUGS does not come to an end. For this reason, we urge you to read the message below and come to our aid in this blessed month of Dhil-Hijjah.

As many of you know, the HHUGS bank account was unexpectedly closed down earlier this year without any stated reason. As a consequence of this inexplicable action, we lost all our regular standing orders that had steadily built up over the course of many years. While we were desperately trying to open a new bank account, which took a painstaking three months, our regular income had stopped altogether and donations had reduced to a trickle. Nevertheless, the work of the charity continued unabated supporting over 80 families across the country.

The closure of the previous bank account has taken a huge toll on our finances. Since the inception of the new bank account, only a small fraction of the standing orders have been reinstated by our donors.  It is important to note that the income from regular monthly standing orders is critical to every charity and is the rock on which a charity is built. It provides stability and ensures the charity’s long term survival. Without this, we have been suffering huge losses and our funds are dwindling rapidly as monthly expenditure far exceeds our income. If we continue like this, then HHUGS will cease to operate in a matter of months.    Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Campaigns

 

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Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan: End the Silence!

It has now been one month since Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan were extradited to the US. Without being permitted to even make one final telephone call to their loved ones, they were transferred into the custody of US marshals and flown to Connecticut, where they are now in 23 hour solitary isolation.

Since their extradition, neither Babar nor Talha have been able to telephone their families or write to them despite sufficient funds having been transferred to them to do this. Furthermore, letters which the family members have sent to the men have not been given to them, increasing their isolation. The families have no idea what condition Babar and Talha are in or why they have been unable to communicate.

We request all campaigners and supporters to write to the British Foreign Secretary, the British Ambassador to the US and and your own Member of Parliament to request that they urgently intervene to ensure that regular contact is established between the men and their families.

Sample letters are below for your convenience (please do not forget to insert your name and and full address) but it is always more effective to use your own words. It is also possible to send your comments using Twitter and Facebook.   Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2012 in Campaigns

 

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Umm Taubah’s Appeal: “There I was, having a seizure out of fear…”

Umm Taubah, wife of Abu Taubah, recounts the harrowing morning of her husband’s arrest and the devastating effect it has had on the family.

Abu Taubah’s twelve children are still suffering, and his family is in dire need of duaa, financial and logistical support.

If you live in the Orlando area and can offer assistance to the family with respect to child care, hot meals, clothing, or medical care, please contact admin@myfiks.org. If you have any legal expertise or would like to refer a legal representative appropriate to Abu Taubah’s case (see here, here, here, and here), please also email the above email address.

Please continue to contribute to the Abu Taubah Family Support and Legal Fund online (enter any amount for Khutbah price):

or by sending checks/money orders payable to:

Makeen Abdus-Salaam
8583 Lake Winddham Ave
Orlando, FL 32829USA 

Or electronic bank transfers to:

Bank: Wells Fargo Bank NA
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Account Name: The FIKS
SWIFT : 
WFBIUS6S
ABA121000248
ACCT: 2120911090

Send letters or cards of support to assure Abu Taubah that he and his family are not forgotten in your duas:

Marcus Robertson #201100011051
John Polk Correctional Facility
Seminole County
211 Bush Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773
USA
 
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Posted by on November 5, 2012 in Campaigns, Collateral Damage, Videos

 

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