Assalamu alaykum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh.
Many of you may be aware that the authorites have targetted yet another valuable member of the community.
Syed Talha Ahsan was arrested under the Extradition Act 2003 two days ago (Wed 19th July). This brother masha-Allah was a role model to our youth. He was a regular at Tooting Islamic Centre Masjid and well known to most of the community.
His parents are elderly and are completely devastated. His friends and siblings are already feeling the emptiness of his absence. He has now been kidnapped by the British Authorites on the request of the United States under the same Treaty that is shipping Babar Ahmad to the U.S. Talha has not been charged with anything in this country, nor have the U.S provided any details of any evidence (probably because they are too busy trying to make something up in the interim).
Talha and his family need our utmost support at this testing time. Yesterday it was Babar, today it is Talha, tomorrow (Allah forbid) it could be one of you.
Talha and Babar are denied the chance to see or challenge any evidence against them in a British Court of Law. They risk being put in Guantanamo Bay and even being tortured.
You can all earn a bit of reward this weekend by helping Talha. The first few days in prison are the hardest and most stressful for the family and the prisoner. Please could everyone write to Talha and post it by first class post by MONDAY morning. Even if it is a few lines or a card or a picture drawn by your kids. Even if it a few verses from the Quran or a hadith reminder. Tell him he is not forgotten, tell him you are praying for him, tell him Allah will look
after him and his family.
His address is
Syed Talha Ahsan
This ten minute deed could be the deed that saves our faces from the Fire on the Day of Judgement, when we will be most in need of Alalh's Mercy to get us into Paradise. Please, write to him asap.