This past Ramadan i bought a blank card and got some local brothers and sisters to sign it with a short message for an imprisoned brother i write to
sometimes. He really appreciated it and i intend to do the same again now that Eid al-Adha is round the corner. The reason i'm mentioning this is to
encourage brothers and sisters who read this blog to do something similar as it raises the spirits of the prisoner and he's reminded that there are people on
the outside who are still thinking of him. Its also not too time consuming to get people to put their name and a short message on a card.
Here are three prisoners i am going to be writing to:
Alexandria Detention Centre
2001 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
Randall Todd (Ismail) Royer 46812-083
Rafil A Dhafir 11921-052
Both Dr. Rafil & Ismail can be written to at this address:
FCI Terre Haute
Federal Correctional Institute
PO Box 33
Terre Haute, IN 48708
On another note, do you guys know of anyone who combines knowledge of shari'ah and counselling/psychology? For those who don't know i've been training for about 18 months to become a counsellor, and i want to speak to an academic/professional in this field about how Islamic ethics are combined with this field work. I've heard of a Dr. Abdullah al-Sabeeh at Imam Muhammad bin Saud university - does anyone have his contact details?
And finally, i came across a rumour which would be amazing if it were true (desis only read beyond this point). Everyone has seen Sholay right? And you remember the end scene where the ex-cop Thakur Saab is about to kill Gabbar Singh but the police stop him? Well, apparently in the original Director's cut, Thakur Saab DOES kill him!! The rumour is that the Indian Film Board refused to licence the film with the orignal ending because they reckoned it would be harmful for society if they were to see an ex-cop take the law into his own hands and murder a criminal. Amazing or what?