I never met you but I love you for the sake of Allah.

Picture of Dilawar when he was arrested

Dry the tears of yours face, they can hurt you no longer. You are now in flowing rivers and palaces in the forgiveness of your Lord. It was only 5 days of pain, but now you are the winner.

To your family, I give you glad tidings, that it was only 5 days he suffered, but now he is in true happiness. Don’t be sad, but be happy, Allah chose to take his soul and he will be of those without any reckoning, insha-Allah.

Dilawar was an innocent taxi driver who was handed over to the Americans on suspicion of terrorism but never received a trial but instead died while being interrogated by American Troops. He left behind a father, brother, wife, and one daughter. I learned about him from this Oscar winning documentary that I watched called “Taxi to the Dark Side (full video)” (1 hour 20 minutes long). This video shows how from the very highest levels of U.S. government they allowed the torture to take place. The frontline troops are merely pawns in the big game of power and control that the American elite are playing. The troops are very much replaceable, and they are the very ones who were punished for what happened. However, the ones who signed the orders for the torture, they were not held to account for their war crimes.

Tim Golden writes about Dilawar here: In U.S. Report, Brutal Details of 2 Afghans Deaths, and he is interviewed in the movie as well.

Allah says in Surah Rahman,

41: The Mujrimun (polytheists, criminals, sinners, etc.) will be known by their marks (black faces), and they will be seized by their forelocks and their feet.
42: Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny?
43: This is Hell which the Mujrimun (polytheists, criminals, sinners, etc.) denied.
44: They will go between it (Hell) and the boiling hot water!
45: Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny?
46: But for him who [the true believer of Islamic Monotheism who performs all the duties ordained by Allah and His Messenger Muhammad SAW , and keeps away (abstain) from all kinds of sin and evil deeds prohibited in Islam and] fears the standing before his Lord, there will be two Gardens (i.e. in Paradise).

Salam alaykum ya shaheed