Reflecting on Isolation #8

Reflecting on Isolation #8
Contents of a Ramadan prisoner pack

Keeping our spirits up with Ramadan fast approaching may be challenging for many of us. Let’s take some time to reflect, focus on the positives, and see what lessons we can draw from this period of isolation.


A short inspiring message from IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh on how believers should handle recent upheavals


Below is an extract from Talha Ahsan’s poem This Be The Answer. This poem was written from inside HMP Long Lartin while fighting extradition to USA.

A prisoner on his knees
scrubs around a toilet bowl
and the bristles of the brush
scuttles to and fro
as a guard swaggers over
to yell rather than ask -

Where is your God now?
The rest of this poem is available, along with a collection of others written by Talha during incarceration, from the IHRC Bookshop.


With the ongoing pandemic, we hope and pray for the safety of our loved ones, particularly the most vulnerable. With this in mind, we ask for your support in calling for the release of Sheikh Zakzaky and Muallima Zeenah by writing to your country’s Nigerian ambassador / High Commissioner. For more details, please see the latest alert from the Free Zakzaky Campaign.

To help with your Ramadan preparation, and keeping spirits high, IHRC Bookshop are offering 20% discount on all orders, including Palestinian medjoul dates. Simply add the discount code Ready4Ramadan at checkout.

Feel free to spread the word!

Donate a Ramadan Prison Pack

Muslim prisoners have a difficult time practicing their faith in prison. For female prisoners there are added hardships; many are estranged from their families, prolonged separation from children and the prospects of returning to a community that may judge them.

This year, IHRC continues its annual Ramadan campaign for female prisoners. Each pack contains items helping them make the most of Ramadan.

Contents of a Ramadan prison pack

With prayers and peace,

IHRC Bookshop & Gallery Team

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