Source: Boston Review
A Little Help
David William Turner
Mohammad Shafiq Rahman / Andrew Propp
In a deep-blue button-down shirt and pressed slacks, Mohammad Shafiq Rahman waits at a busy bus stop in Portland, Maine with his $1.50 fare in hand—more than he has earned in the past year.
On May 13, 2010, Rahman, a native of Pakistan, was wrongfully accused of aiding would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad. Rahman spent the succeeding 105 days in Maine’s largest prison. Since his release, he has been mired in a Kafkaesque bureaucratic immigration process that has left him unable to work legally.
Holy Prophet (sm) mentioned that one should be always in good company. This reminds us that his instruction is even more important today where a group of extremist is high jacking Islam from it’s peaceful followers.