Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
From Umm Sulaim, Allah’s slave-woman to my brother. Peace be on whoever follows Guidance.
The second day of Ramadhan, still not fasting and still in pain. I had slight feverish conditions. I spent the day in bed.
I was dazed. I could not believe I would make up for the first days of Ramadhan.
Instead of the usual Sahur (predawn meal), I had spent the hour before dawn of yesterday attending to non-Ramadhan related activities, though I had expected to fast.
My brother, always hope for the best and make preparations for it, though when and how you taste of it depends on your Creator. And, please, pardon the lateness of this letter: financial problems. Even if I am unable to contact you, I act in your interest to the best of my ability.
May Allah your Rabb and my Cherisher grant you the best. Aamiin!!
The recipient was accorded a code name by the British government.
As there were a number of such detainees to whom I addressed my letters, I am unable to identify this particular prisoner.
Sent: 17:26 hours, Monday 24th, Ramadhan, 1427
[October 16, 2006]