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.
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?
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.
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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.
With prayers and peace,
IHRC Bookshop & Gallery Team
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