May 11

Statements by family members of Maulana Nizami

Statement by Fatema Mohsina, daughter of Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami hours before his hanging:

One’s tears are for Allah – this was the saying of my beloved father, Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami, who spent his entire life wishing good for his countrymen, through working for the establishment of Islam. Those who know him well will be witness to how he sacrificed his personal needs, career, wealth and everything else for Allah and the establishment of his Path (Islam).

Perhaps it may be true that a family member or a clone one will always praise his/her loved one. But in this regard, it is not just me, but every person who knew him from whichever corner of the world he travelled to, who will testify to the fact that he was a good person. Even his enemies today will be in agreement that all differences with him stemmed from ideological enemity; nobody questioned his good character. This good person is facing heavy injustice today. What was his crime? In the language of the Quran,

“And they resented them not except because they believed in Allah , the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy”  (Al Buruj, Verse 8)

Every day, we traverse freely in this free world, yet our beloved father has been held for 6 years. Whenever the thought comes to my mind, everything becomes meaningless. Time stops. Yet reality is so cruel that everything needs to be resumed at normal pace.

Alhamdulillah, because of our involvement in the Islamic movement, the meaninglessness of living in this world again becomes meaningful. I try to make my life normal; I try to adjust. I find solace in the pages of the Al-Quran,

“With hardship comes ease…” (Surah Al Inshirah, Verse 5)

Today, we do not ask any of mankind, but to Allah, the Creator of All Mankind; the Sustainer of the Worlds. O Allah, engulf us in your mercy at all times. We will be pleased with the way that you will be pleased in us. Make our matters easy for us. O Maalikul Quddus, we are in anticipation of your merciful ease.

Source: Newsevent24 (in bangla)