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Chauncey Lamont Hawkins: July 17th, 2013 (The Expansive Umbrella of Conspiracy)

Assalamualikum Warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

Alhumdulillahi wassalaatu wassalaam ala rasulillah wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa ajmaeen

My brothers and sisters in Islam, first and foremost I want to start with alll praises due to Allah subhana wa ta’ala, Lord of the Mighty Throne. May peace and blessings be on the Messenger of Allah, his family, his companions, and those who follow their way until the Day of Judgement.

First I wanted to express my gratitude for everyone’s patience through the duration of this amazing trial that Allah subhana wa ta’ala has placed on me and my family. I know many of you had concerns, and I would like to apologize first and foremost for the delay because my family and I are very very grateful for all of the support from around the world. May Allah subhana wa ta’ala reward you all immensely.

As many of you may know, my court date was scheduled for the 15th, which is close to the 16th, which is the following day, and Alhumdulillah, QadrAllah Mashafa Allah, we are in a state of gratitude for which many of you brothers and sisters are not aware of. Also I want to explain in detail the charges I was charged with in the federal indictment in the eastern district of North Carolina. I was charged with conspiring to posses with the intent to distribute one or more kilo of heroin.

Now Allah subhana wa ta’ala is a Witness over all things; this is something that me and my family hold very very dear to our hearts in understanding that the way things are decreed for the Muslim, it is incumbent upon us to accept it, regardless of how horrific things may seem.

For many of you who don’t understand or aren’t aware of what a conspiracy is, it doesn’t mean you actually did it, it just means you conspired to do something. Mathalan, for example, if someone were to call you on the phone and make statements in regards of engaging you in some form of an illegal act, the moment that you answer that person’s questions or answer that person in general, you automatically fall underneath this umbrella of ‘conspiracy’.  It means at that point you are conspiring to join that individual who called you to do something illegal.

So in my case, back in 2008, before Islam, Alhumdulillah, I was affiliated- not even affiliated, I don’t want to say that, but some individuals had crossed my path who were interested at one point in the music business. And at some point these individuals called me in regards to something that was totally away from the lifestyle and the life that I was living. The fact that I responded to these individuals, placed me under the umbrella of ‘conspiracy’.

Therefore, after these individuals were apprehended by the United States government, they chose to implicate me in their situation and also implicated me in having a leadership role knowing that my involvement was very very minute and limited. But because of the way the United States government works, they used the information of the informant to come up with an elaborate story to make me look like I had a leadership role in the ‘conspiracy’.

[end of phone time]

Assalamualikum warahmatullah, excuse me for the interruption. As I was saying, these individuals, in their very very evil ways had conducted a whole array of different crimes that destroyed a lot of lives today in North Carolina. And by my mere, very mere and minute correspondence, placed me under the radar of this whole conspiracy.

Many of you are aware of when I accepted the religion of Islam, I left behind many things. I share these things in my talks as far as my life in the music industry. I was born on the streets of Harlem, just being exposed to some of these things, it started with people with emptiness, it came with success, it was easy for me to abstain from these things because of the difficulty that I faced with many things in my life. this was why I was able to submit to the Will of Allah subhana wa ta’ala and follow the sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, sallahhu alihi wassalam.

And the reason for avoiding any dialog regarding the case is because of the sensitivity of the matter; the position I was placed in it was very much incumbent upon me to remain quiet until I understood fully first and foremost the severity of what I was involved in or the severity of what I was being accused of being involved in.

Of course, naturally my first approach was to take the case to trial, but because of the morals of the people who collectively united against me to try to alleviate or lighten their own sentences for the crimes they committed, these individuals basically collectively got together to try to throw me in the situation where I was the leader or primary motivator behind this whole ‘conspiracy’ which is extremely far from the truth.

Because I also possessed a prior criminal history, basically I was convicted of a felony at the age eighteen in 1993, and I was also convicted of a felony 2006. So with the two felonies and trying to take this case to trial and fight against the United States government and a whole list of informants who all collectively tried to turn against me and give me a leadership role in a conspiracy that had nothing to do with me.

If I had gone to trial or made a decision to go to trial with the two prior convictions I would be looking at life in prison, mandatory, meaning life my entire life in prison with no hope parole or anything. So based on that, I was pressured into a situation where I had to accept responsibility for this minor role that fell under the umbrella of conspiracy and at that point the charge carried 10 years to life.

So my court date prior to the one on the 16th, I had to accept responsibility for something I really had no dealings with and was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make in my life. And for the sake of not risking going against the United States government and its whole list of informants and evil individuals who committed these crimes and did not want to uphold their actions tried to turn around and implicate me in their situation, I was forced to accept responsibility from them for things I had no dealings with. And like I said, at that point the charges were 10 years to life, versus going to trial and possibly losing and getting mandatory life.

On the 16th , this [recent] court date was actually a sentencing for that, my presentencing report game back and my criminal guidelines were 135 months to 158 months which is like 11 and a half years to 14 years. My attorneys, who were very good attorneys, fought to get the statutory minimal which was ten years which was the least [sentence] I could obtain through the whole duration of this lengthy trial. And unfortunately the judge chose to take the higher end of my criminal guidelines, which was 158 months.

So on July 16th I was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison but because of time I’ve already been incarcerated, which is 20 months, I’m only obliged to serve only 85% of the 14 year sentence, which would be around 11 years and some months, minus 20 months that I’ve been incarcerated. minus a year for completing a program then being released for six months in a halfway house, leads roughly 8 and half years.

So eventually I will have to serve 8 and half years in federal prison and the reason why I say Alhumdulillah is because when I entered the situation, I was oblivious to first why I was even arrested, why I was even stopped in Belgium, why, why, why. By being patient and being steadfast in my ibadat, and constantly seeking refuge in Allah subhana wa ta’ala, gradually things started to come into the light. By praying istikhara through the duration of every decision I’ve made, that lead to the conclusion of the decree of Allah subhana wa ta’ala that I was sentenced to 14 years of which I’ll only have to serve Inshallah eight and half years  .

The reason why my family and I are so grateful, first and foremost I praise Allah subhana wa ta’ala for making this trial easy for us in ways that I cant really explain, its amazing. Then Allah subhana wa ta’ala also had brought into our lives many brothers and sisters from around the world, so many that I can’t even count. May Allah subhana wa ta’ala reward you all for your prayer and supplication and charity and all the good. My family and I are truly grateful to Allah subhana wa ta’ala for the supprot from our brothers and sister from all around the world.

And once again the reason why I say Alhumdulillah, in facing this situation where the possibility is life in prison and I had never been in prison in my life. Yes, as I mentioned I had prior convictions, but Alhumdulillah I was able to be issued probation, and I completed my probation but I had never been incarcerated no longer than 1 month and a half. This has been the longest time I’ve ever been incarcerated and the only time I’ve ever been incarcerated. But to be looking at a situation where you may never see daylight again, never be able to be with your family, never be able to spend that time with your companions, visit your brothers and sisters, all the type of things that Allah subhana wa ta’ala has allowed me to do these past four and a half years that I’ve been Muslim… it’s a very very very difficult situation to be facing.

And then, as I failed to mention, going into the sentencing because of my prior convictions there was a fear of me being charged as a career offender. Basically saying that this was my whole career. You look at a felony that was committed in 1993 for which the statutory limit is 15 years, so it can be used, but there is another one in 2006, the United States government is in a position where they could have used both of these felonies, in a way saying these two felonies plus this case would make you a career criminal. Basically saying that my whole life my whole career was a drug dealer. And that being said, I would have been sentenced to a minimum of 25 years.

Only from my presentencing to come back that I wasnt a career offender, that my guidelines were 135 months to 158 months. Brothers and sisters I would like…

[end of phone]


Assalamualikum wa rahmatullah

Continuing from where I left off, like I said, I ask that all of you, Alhumdulillah, may Allah reward you all, to continue to pray and make dua for my family and I, and that Allah subhana wa ta’ala continues to gradually remove this burden, and give to you the understanding once again conspiracy, in the depth and detail of a conspiracy charge in that anything that falls under that umbrella of conspiracy, you can be held accountable in the court of law in the United States government.Like I said, being faced with the situation where you could receive life imprisonment, being narrowed down to the possibility of 25 years or more, down to the 11 years, at this point, and Allah is the Best of Planners, as of now, to fourteen years of prison of which I Inshallah will only have to serve 8 and half years,

Because also the severity of the situation, having myself to understand the severity of the situation I was facing, basically for introducing one individual to another individual, was enough to put me in a situation where I fell under the conspiracy, and once these individuals were incarcerated, some of them received life sentences, some of them received 20 or 30 year sentences, in order to save themselves, they turned around and said, “Loon was the guy who was supplying us, Loon was the guy who was doing this…” so forth and so on.

QadrAllah, I accept what Allah has decreed, and I’ve been very  focused on all of the good thats been transcended through the duration of the time that I’ve been incarcerated these 20 months, and through the duration of this time nothing has stopped me from worshiping Allah subhana wa ta’ala, nothing has stopped me from inviting the people to alIslam, nothing has stopped from playing a role in my family, nothing has stopped me from being a husband to my wife, nothing has stopped me from being a father to my children, nothing has stopped from being a servant of the Most Merciful,

So I was in a situation where I was faced with two evils, and I accepted the lesser evil, and that was to accept responsibility for the situation that I played no significant role in, but based on the elaborate scheme that the United States government put together in accordance with the informants and evil people, may Allah guide them or destroy them, falls down to your brother in Islam having to accept a plea to being sentenced to 14 years, of which Bi’ithnillah I only have to serve 8 and a half years,

So once again I would like to express my gratitude to Allah subhana wa ta’ala for making this journey a benefit, in this life and hopefully in the next, and also for bringing the Muslims together to aid a Muslim in a time of hardship, may Allah subhana wa ta’ala reward you all. And I ask that you continue to pray and supplicate for my family, that Allah subhana wa ta’ala gives them the strength to continue on. Alhumdulillah Allah subhana wa ta’ala has blessed me with a beautiful family. My family has taken this situation extremely well, they have accepted the decree of Allah subhana wa ta’ala and we’ve all remained very firm and steadfast, and I ask you all to continue to pray and ask Allah subhana wa ta’ala to continue to give us strength when we are weak and continue to give us knowledge when we are ignorant, and continues to increase us in Imaan and Taqwa and increase us in Patience, and gratitude,

Inshallah ta’ala I hope this is sufficient for everyone who is concerned, may Allah bless you all, may Allah reward you all and your families, and Inshallah ta’ala I will continue like I mentioned in my last talk, I will continue my efforts to do Da’wah, I will continue the completion of writing my book, I will continue to do all the good things that Allah subhana wa ta’ala has placed in my life, and Allah subhana wa ta’ala will continue test me and test us all until we return to Him. I’m very grateful that I’ve had strength, I’m not depressed, and I will never despair of the Mercy of Allah subhana wa ta’ala because He is the Most Merciful.

So I ask you brothers ans sisters, do not worry, but just remain firm, and also try to obtain all the benefits of this holy month of Ramadan, because our fasting and praying for Allah subhana wa ta’ala eventually leads to extreme ease, and makes my acceptance of anything Allah decrees for me and my family easier.



Barakallahu feekum

Assalamualikum warahmatullahi wabarkatuhu


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Chauncey Lamont Hawkins: May 24, 2013 (Response to Woolwich Killing)


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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

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:
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, 

If you have further questions, please e-mail; 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:

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
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Chauncey Lamont Hawkins: April 19, 2013 (Upon Witnessing Gaflah, Parts 1 and 2 with Sound)

[UPDATE: July 15th Hearing, Still in need of legal funds due to postponing of trial ]

Alhumdulillahi Rabbilalamin
Wassalaatu wassalaam ala rasulillah wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa ajmaeen

My brothers and sisters in Islam, Assalamualikum waRahmatullahi wa Barkatuhu, this is your brother, Amir calling from New Hanover County Detention Facility in Castle Hayne, North Carolina.

Inshallah ta’ala, first I would like to praise Allah subahana wa ta’ala, and I would also like to say Jazakumullahu Khayran for all of the support, for all the prayers, and dua from all the brothers and sisters

Inshallah I would like to share with you all some of the major benefits and experiences that I’ve endured these past seventeen months that I’ve been in federal custody.

Alhumdulillah, from the very beginning I was fortunate enough to make the pilgrimage to the Ka’bah, Meccca. I was able to make Hajj in 2007, and I was able to sit with some of the major scholars of Ahul Sunnah, and some of the Tulaab as well, many of the students in Madinah University. Alhumdulillah, those two [events] together are the start of the many benefits that I’ve endured during the seventeen months that I’ve been incarcerated.

After leaving Hajj, I returned back to Egypt where I was living and studying Arabic and Quran. I stopped there for about an hour,  to drop off some books and things that I bought for my family from my stay in Saudia. About an hour later I made my way to the airport to travel to Belgium to give a talk at the grand mosque in Belgium and also the Islamic University. By the decree of Allah subhana wata’ala I was stopped in the airport by Interpol and was told I had a federal indictment in the eastern district of North Carolina. And this marks the start of the many benefits that I’ve endured, starting in Belgium.

Just to bring everybody up to speed, I would like to take the time to share with you just the benefits from this point to the point of my release and return home to my family, inshallah ta’ala; these benefits that come with this test and trial that Allah subhana wata’ala has placed upon me and my family.

So first and foremost, in Belgium  Alhumdulillah, being in a prison where 90% of the inmates there were Muslim, the only thing that was very difficult for me in the very beginning is that I don’t speak French and I don’t speak Dutch. But by the Mercy of Allah subhana wata’ala and the little bit of Arabic that was distilled in me from my studies in Egypt, I was able to communicate with many of the Muslims there through their [versions?] from Morocco, Algeria, Lybia, things of this nature. So Alhumdulillah, I was able to communicate with my brothers in the prison, and this acted as one of the major benefits of being incarcerated in Belgium.

But one of the hardest things for me to endure was, and May Allah make us better, was the negligence of some of the Muslims there. Because there was another brother there by the name of Sami, May Allah preserve him and increase him in good, we were very adamant about establishing the Salat and establishing all the things that are obligatory upon us as Muslims.

So there would be times I would enter the yard and there would be like 30 or maybe 40 Muslims: “Assalamaualikum Brother amir! Kaifa Haluk akhi? Assalamualikum!” “Waalikumsalaam” Alhumdulillah, I would enjoy the energy in the greetings from the Muslims.

But Subhanallah, when my brother Sami would call the Athan and the ranks were filled, there would be, subhanallah, maybe five of us. Five Muslims making a Salat. After entering the yard, there were 40-45 Muslims  all giving the greeting upon entering the yard, but once the Athan was called, five of us were praying.

And this is one of the harships to me; seeing that there were Muslims  majority of them born and raised as Muslims in Muslim countries, neglecting the obligation that Allah subhana wata’ala has commanded us to observe.

The first thing after accepting Islam, the first thing that becomes obligatory after the Shahadah is Salat. So this is one of the hardships of being in this situation form the very beginning. The warm embrace that came from the Muslims and the brotherhood that comes with Islam; this is one of the benefits. But one of the hardships, and may Allah increase us and make us better, was the negligence that comes from many of the Muslims today who neglect their obligation of worshipping Allah subhana wata’ala in the manner He commanded us to worship Him.

So hearing the Athan being called by the brother, who mashallah had a beautiful voice, who called the Athan so beautifully that it would incline your heart toward the worship of Allah subhana wata’ala. So after the Athan was called, I would find myself or my brother Sami leading the Salat, standing shoulder to shoulder, with only four or five muslims,

Later on I will bring you up to speed on the first six months I spent in Belgium. This was one of the benefits; being around the Muslims and the major hardship was being around Muslims who neglected the obligation of worshipping Allah subhana wata’ala. May Allah subhana wata’ala rectify our affairs. May Allah increase us in Eeman and Taqwa. May Allah increase us in our obedience to Him and our worship to Him,and our remembrance of Him. And may Allah subhana wata’ala make us amongst those who are righteous and make us amongst those who are patient and enduring of all hardships.

Jazakumullahu Khayran wa Barakallahu feekum

Assalamualikum waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

Alhumdulillahi Rabbilalamin
Wassalaatu wassalaam ala rasulillah wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa ajmaeen

My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, Assalamualikum waRahmatullahi wa Barkatuhu, May this message reach you in the best state of Emaan and Taqwa, May Allah subhana wata’ala forgive all your sins and shortcomings, and may He subhana wata’ala reward you for all your good deeds done solely for His pleasure. And may He ‘azza wajal ta’ala protect you from all things evil that He ordains, Ameen.

My brothers and sisters in Islam, first and foremost I’d like to praise Allah subhana wata’ala and I’d also like to thank you all immensely and ask Allah subhana wata’ala to reward you all immensely for all your support, all your prayers, all your dua for my family and myslef . Jazakumullahu Khayran, wa Assalamualikum waRahmatullahi waBarkatuhu.

Allah subhana wata’ala mentions in His Glorious Book: And the life of this world is nothing but play and amusement. But far better is the house in the Hereafter for those who are Al-Muttaqun. Will you not then understand? (Suratul An’am 6:32) My dear brothers and sisters, I mention this as a reminder first and foremost to myself, and a reminder to you, barakallhufeekum. Many times we have been constantly reminded in the Book of Allah and in the authentic sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhummad salallahu alaihi wassalam, about abstaining from the evil in the dunya and striving hard for that which is with Allah subhana wata’ala, al Jannah.

As Muslims we have been giving the greatest incentive for being obedient to Allah subhana wata’ala and His messenger salallahu alaihi wassalam and staying firm upon the Quran and Sunnah, with the understanding of the sahabah radhiallahuanhum,

Know that we will be held accountable to the warnings from the Quran and Sunnah, and from the scholars of Ahlul Sunnah past and present. We continue to neglect the fact that Allah azza wajal has a care He placed in those who believe in His Oneness and strive hard in obedience to Him and His messenger salallahu alaihi wassalam.

So why do we allow our hearts to focus on the love of this dunya? Do we not understand? Do we honestly believe the life of this world is better than the hereafter? Aouthubillah. I want you to understand: I love you for the sake of Allah subhana wata’ala and I want for you what I want for myself and my family. And I must warn you  that the life of this world is nothing. Absolutely nothing compared to that which is with Allah subhana wata’ala.

And Allah ‘azza wajal says that Day He gathers the muttaqun unto the Most Beneficient, like a delegate presented before a King of Honor. (Surah Maryam, 19:85) So I ask you my brothers and sisters in Islam, do you not want to be gathered amongst the righteous like the delegate presented before a King of Honor?

My dear brothers and sisters, it brings great pain to my heart to see so many Muslims  whether born and raised or reverted to Islam, destroying themselves by imitating those who chose the life of the dunya over the hereafter.

Please ponder on the verses of Allah subhana wata’ala and the many favours He has bestowed upon you, and ask yourself where you want your final abode to be; Jannah or Jahannam?

May Allah subhana wata’ala purify our intentions, increase us in Eman and Taqwa, Patience and Gratitutde, May Allah subhana wata’ala continue to bestow His mercy and favour upon us and our families, and May Allah ‘azza wajal make us from amongst the people of Jannah, inshallah ta’ala .

I mentioned this as a reminder to myself first and foremost. For the seventeen months thus far that I’ve been incarcerated, I’ve seen many benefits of being patient, and enduring with patience, and being grateful for the blessings that Allah subhana wata’ala has bestowed upon me and my family. And once again, I would like to thank everyone who supported us, who prayed for us, who made dua for us, and who have contributed in this time of trial and adversity, inshallah ta’ala may Allah reward you in abundance and May Allah subhana wata’ala increase you in that which brings Him pleasure and that which earns us His Mercy, and by way of His Mercy we shall enter Paradise, inshallah ta’ala.

Jazakumullahu Khairan wa Barakallahu feekum

Assalamualikum waRahmatullahi waBarakatuhu


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Chauncey Lamont Hawkins: March 25, 2013 (And Certainly, We Shall Test You…)

All praise is due to Allah, and the Salaat and Salaam be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family and his companions.

AsSalaamu Alaykum wa RahmatuAllah wa Barakatu, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam.

May this letter reach you in the best state of Emaan, Taqwa, Patience and Gratitude. May Allah (the Most High) forgive all your sins, and may He (the Most High) reward you for all your good deeds done solely for His pleasure. Ameen.

First, I wanna say JazakumAllah Khayran for all your du’a, your prayers and your charity. May Allah (the Most High) make your good deeds heavy on your scales on the Day of Judgement. Ameen. May Allah tabaraka wa ta’ala bless you, your families, your health, your wealth and your food. Ameen!

Allah (the Most High) says in his glorious book, “And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirun (the patient). (Surah Al-Baqarah: 155)

My brothers and sisters, Allah explains in His Book that He will test His slaves with fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits. And He starts by saying, “And certainly,” which means that the believers will certainly be tested by that which Allah Wills. But He (the Most High) concludes the ayat by giving the glad tidings to those who are Patient.

So what we should take from this great ayat is that Allah subhana wa ta’ala will certainly place His servants in some sort of trial that will test our Emaan, and challenge us in our worldly affairs. But for those who endure these calamities with Patience, Allah (the Most High) gives the glad tidings of paradise to whomever He chooses. And I pray Allah (the Most High) makes us from those who are Patient, and from those who by His Mercy earn the glad tidings of Paradise. Ameen.

As many of you may know BarakAllahu Feekum, I have been incarcerated for over a year now. Awaiting my trial which is scheduled for April insha’Allah [UPDATE: postponed until July 15th]. And by the Mercy of Allahu ta’ala I’ve been able to reflect on many Blessings Allah (the Most High) has bestowed upon me and my family. And the greatest Blessing of them all, was guiding my family and I, into the fold of Islam. And 2nd, was guiding us to the Sunnah of Muhammad (may peace be upon him).

And the reason why I mentioned these great Blessings, is to remind myself and you my dear brothers and sisters, that by the Mercy of Allah we were chosen to be servants of the Creator of the Heavens and Earth and everything in between. And by His (the Most High) Mercy we are Muslims. Meaning, the one who submits to the Will of Allah. And unfortunately, many of us take this great Bessing for granted. Allah Musta’an.

But my dear brothers and sisters BarakAllahu feekum, as I mentioned in the beginning of this letter, my gratitude is to Allah (the Most High), then to you for all your support during this time of trial. But know my brothers and sisters, I pray for you as well. And I ask Allah (the Most High) to increase you in Emaan and Taqwa, in Patience and Gratitude, and may He (the Most High) make your hearts firm upon Islam. And may Allah subhana wa ta’ala increase you in obedience to Him, remembrance of Him, and most IMPORTANTLY, worship to Him. Ameen!

I love y’all for the sake of Allah’s Pleasure,

your brother,
Amir Junaid- Hawkins

Chauncey Hawkins #360281
New Hanover County Detention Facility
3950 Juvenile Center Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

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Amir Junaid Muhadith (aka Loon): One of the Many Reasons Why Muslims Should Unite and Support

A close friend and dear brother of Amir, Mutah Beale (aka Napoleon) reminds us of the beauty of Islam and its quality of transcending outward barriers.

In this video appeal, produced by, Mutah delivers uplifting updates about brother Amir’s current state and the importance of uniting and maintaining support for him and his family (find out more here how to donate to his legal fund).

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Posted by on October 22, 2012 in Campaigns, Videos


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US Mailing Lists Updated: These are Days of Golden Oppurtunities

During these blessed ten days of Dhul Hijj, we strive to weigh down our scales with that which is pleasing to our Lord.

An easy and fruitful way to increase in our beneficial deeds is to send Eid greetings to an imprisoned brother or sister. Addresses can be found here. To find out more about how you can deposit sadaqa directly into an inmate account, see here.

Wrenched from their families and communities, the ever increasing percentage of our Ummah confined behind bars will Insha’Allah appreciate this small token of brotherhood.

Of note in this month’s update is that our Smiling Somali has been transferred to New York, away from the only community he has ever known since his confinement in America.

Quazi Nafis (not listed) was arrested Wednesday in an entrapment scheme; his family lives in Bangladesh and will most likely be unable to see him.

After being assaulted by a guard and silenced in ADX five months ago, Ahmed Ajaj has returned to USP Marion where the attack took place, along with former Marion residents Ehsanul Sadequee and Wali Shah.

Ismail Royer has been moved out of Florence ADX along with Adham Hassoun.

Ziyad Yaghi is launching an appeal to his conviction and may finally be out of isolation.

Rezwan Ferdaus will be sentenced on November 1 and is expected to receive a 17 year term and is currently being housed in the Wyatt Detention Center.

Although Abu Hamza is only allowed to use his prosthetics for a limited time daily, he is to be fitted with new arms at an unknown time in the future.

It’s unclear how Mustafa copes during the times he’s without his fake limbs. He has appeared in court handless and helpless, the rounded ends of his arms — both cut off shortly after the elbows — in plain sight.

Jose Padilla has been transferred to Miami perhaps in connection with ongoing lawsuits concerning torture although an appeal was rejected earlier this summer.

Nidal Hasan will face court martial for the 2009 shooting at a military base after an appeals court ruled that his beard will be forcibly shaved for the trial.

Colleen LaRose faces a possible life sentence in December after pleading guilty over a year ago.

Mahamud Said Omar, extradited from the Netherlands, is the first Somali to go to trial (another 11 or so plead guilty) in the ethnically targeted sweep known as “Operation Rhino.” He was found guilty on 5 counts and faces a life sentence although no sentencing date was set.

18 year old Mohammad Hassan Khalid pleaded guilty earlier this year, and will be sentenced in late November facing a 15 year sentence; his family has been visibly absent at court proceedings.

The trial for drug-related charges for Amir Muhaddith (aka Loon) has been moved from October to December.

Trial for Imam Abu Taubah has been postponed indefinitely.

As always, remember them and their families in your duas, and be sure to let us know of any returned mail, incorrect addresses, missing prisoners, or updates you would like to share.

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Posted by on October 21, 2012 in News Items


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