Bangladeshi Family's Land Saved
- A Letter of Thanks from Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Dear brothers and sisters,
All praise and glory is due to Allah - the Lord, Whose Worth cannot be
described even by the greatest rhetoricians of all times; Whose
Blessings and Bounties cannot be enumerated by reckoners and
enumerators of all ages, and homage due to Him cannot be adequately
paid even by the most assiduous and persevering attempters.
Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu. I have some good news
to share with you all. Last week, police helped us to evict the goons
that have been illegally occupying my parental properties at Khulshi,
Chittagong, Bangladesh. They even arrested one miscreant, and are on
the look-out for others that were responsible for demolishing 4
houses, evicting 15 families, and cutting thousands of valuable trees
in our territory, let alone other forms of terrorizing that they
committed since April 9.
So, we got back possession to our properties. Alhamdulillah.
As I quoted from Ali (R) above, no words of mine will ever be
sufficient to praise and thank Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala for His
intervention on this matter. It was also you, acting as His agents,
that started a campaign around the world, demanding that the
Bangladesh government right the wrong. Your prayers and pleas have
worked. An honest (deputy) Police Commissioner by the name of
Abdullahel Baki, who had previously served in the UN Peace-keeping
missions in several countries, investigated our case and recommended
to his higher authorities for taking immediate actions to relieve our
pains and sufferings. After a week of that report, the Chittagong
Metropolitan Police, under the leadership of two able and honest
officers - Abdul Majed (Police Commissioner) and Mohammad Moniruzzaman
(Additional Police Commissioner) - raided our compound and secured our
ownership from the hands of the land-grabbing thugs. These honest
police officers were not petrified by the powerful politician who had
earlier asked them that they don't poke their noses into his illegal
activities around dispossessing us. Instead, they feared Allah and did
what was right and moral.
Our family is also indebted to many brave journalists in
Bangladesh - the likes of Shumi Khan, Ahsanul Hoq Bulbul, Tariq
Hassan, and others - who covered our news and made it a national
issue. Our thanks are to the reporters and cameramen in the Saptahik
(Weekly) 2000, Janakantha, Weekly Holiday, Prothom Alo, Dainik (Daily)
Purbokone and other newspapers and magazines for their invaluable service.
It is definitely one of the finest moments in the lives of our
family, and definitely for you all - who had also suffered like a
limb in the same body when attacked by a deadly disease. Your prayers,
your letters, faxes and calls proved once again that there is wisdom
behind collective action and can work miracles even in, otherwise,
very unfriendly terrains. Thanks to you all. May Allah reward you
immensely for a being brother and sister to our family in our troubled
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A note from Karima:
Assalaamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I would like to personally thank you for your adiyah (du'aas) and
tremendous efforts in sending out the thousands of petition letters,
as Brother Habib wrote: "to create a stir worldwide, flooding
embassies and Prime Minister's office with all those petitions." What
a great job all of you did as you can see by the wonderful and happy
results for Brother Habib and his family - Alhamdulillaah.
Allaah Almighty says (interpretation of the meaning): "The believers
are nothing else than brothers (in Islamic religion)." (al-Hujuraat 49:10)
And He describes them (interpretation of the meaning): ".severe
against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves." (al-Fath 48:29)
The level of one's support will be affected by the level of one's
faith. The weaker a person's faith, the weaker his support will be;
the stronger the faith, the stronger the support. Our Prophet, Sall
Allaahu `alayhi wa sallam was the greatest of all people in his
support for his companions, so the more closely his followers follow
him, the greater will be their support for their fellow-believers.
Narrated `Abdullah bin Umar (radiallaha anhu): The Prophet, Sall
Allaahu `alayhi wa sallam said: "The relationship of the believer
towards the people of faith is like that of the head to the body. The
believer feels the pain of the people of faith just as the body feels
the pain of the head." (Narrated by Imaam Ahmad).
The Messenger of Allaah, Sall Allaahu `alayhi wa sallam also told us
that: "A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not
oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever
fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allaah will fulfill his needs;
whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will
bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and
whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of
Resurrection." (Saheeh Bukhaaree Volume 3, Book 43, Number 622)
All of you upheld the amanaat which Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala
entrusted you vis-à-vis support for your brother, Habib et al and
adhered to the teachings of His Messenger, Sall Allaahu `alayhi wa
sallam; you prayed and put your trust in Allaah Almighty's Justice,
knowing He Ta'aala will respond in His own ways and in the best way.
Having read Brother Habib's letter, you and I can see that Allaah
Almighty, most Merciful, most Compassionate, most Just, responded
speedily and in the most beautiful way - Alhamdulillaah!
Last but not least, much appreciation to all the moderators who posted
the Siddiqui petition to their members. A big thank you for your
May Allaah Subhaanhu wa Ta'aala bless and reward all of you for your
collective support. I pray that all of us will always stay strong,
protective and caring with firm resolve towards each other, fee
sabeelillaah and lihubbillaah. Aameen.
"Verily this Ummah of yours is one single ummah, and I am your Lord
and Cherisher, therefore serve Me" (Al Anbiya 21.92).
K a r i m a
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Original post "Action: Land-grabbing menace":
From: Habib Dr Siddiqui
To: dominedirigenos @ access.inet.co.th
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 1:01 PM
Subject: Fw: Good news
Wassalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu.
We have some good news. Yesterday, I heard from my father that the
police raided the hideouts of the goons, arrested one of them, and
then returned the place to us. Right away, we put up boundary walls to
protect our property again from outside intrusion. The police is also
stationed in our compound, which would not encourage the goons to move
back InshaAllah. So, my parents are now at peace after nearly 9 weeks
of ordeal. We still have to fight them in the court for negating their
falsification with our property, which may take years in B'desh. But
more important thing was to get back the possession, and
Alhamdulillah, by the mercy of Allah, and all your prayers and
petitions, Allah has been kind enough to return what was genuinely
ours. People were surprised to see such a quick turnaround. At one
time police did not cooperate at all. Then a couple of weeks ago, a
deputy police commissioner, Abdullahel Baki (may Allah reward him),
probably an honest and good Muslim, made an investigation and wrote a
damning report against the land-grabbers calling them 'thugs.' He also
made a recommendation to his higher authority to step in and restore
our property. It took another two weeks before they helped.
Alhamdulillah. It was like a miracle. I don't know what really
catalyzed the police to eventually step in since the Mafia don -
Salauddin Quader Chowdhury - is Prime Minister's Parliament advisor.
Just imagine the kind of political power he was abusing to solidify
his ill-gains via his front-man Zaker Chowdhury. These are the kinds
of urchins that give bad name to our faith and people. May Allah
destroy their kind!
I cannot thank you enough for being so involved, feeling like my own
sister and doing whatever you could to create a stir worldwide,
flooding embassies and Prime Minister's office with all those
petitions. I am willing to believe that without such an effort on a
global scale, the government would have done nothing against one of
their bad guys. Please, continue praying for us. Thank you from the
bottom of my heart.
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