A Little Help

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.

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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.


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