Sunday, July 8, 2012

Remember Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

Remember Aafia This Ramadhan

Following on from the success of our Independence Day appeal, where the efforts of campaigners far exceeded our expectations, we are launching our Ramadhan appeal for Aafia.
As we will soon enter the blessed month of Ramadhan, busying ourselves with its days and nights in worship until we reach the joyous occasion of Eid, we ask you to remember our sister Aafia, whose health continues to deteriorate in prison. The least we can do in light of that is to send her a reminder for the cost of a mere postage stamp that we have not forgotten her; a reminder that, throughout this blessed month, she'll remain at the forefront of our prayers and thoughts.
Utilise the numerous opportunities in Ramadhan, night prayers (tarawih), Friday prayers, iftar gatherings, and Eid congregational prayers to distribute our Ramadhan and Eid Greeting cards and obtain signed messages of support.

To download and print
 our Ramadhan and Eid Greeting card for Aafia, click here.

If you are in the UK,
 simply email us at with your name, full address including postcode, and the quantity of postcards desired and we will post them out to you in the coming days.

 For the time being Aafia is only accepting postcards. Please do not send long messages or letters. Please avoid political discussion, anything that could be considered inflammatory, controversial or which could be misconstrued in a way that is detrimental to Aafia and her case.

FMC Carswell
Federal Medical Center
P. O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX. 76127


CN said...
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CN said...

Aafia who clearly asked for NO violence in her name and who even forgave Judge Berman who sentenced her. Non-violent action and research is also the flavor, tone and intent of a contest in Aafia's name for BUILDING UP a nation and a people through education, fairness and other peaceful means.

Therefore, I am removing a post due to a comment below it which was not in keeping with the tone of this wonderfully-conceived contest in Dr. Aafia's name. My hope is to find a way to add extra checks to commenting -- at least for such item.

The competition asked students to do research to help build up their nation -- based on AAFIA's own dream, education and degrees -- and looks marvelously constructive -- in my view.

Perhaps Pakistani students -- at home or abroad -- who have not yet seen the info may want to look it up here: and various other sites and newspapers. Be sure the version of this competition you use is in keeping with Aafia's own integrity and the official family site: )

A special prayer for students here -- for your ongoing studies and research!

Allah Hafiz