The martyrs were elevated to the Most High, who for long years were denied freedom by the repressive regime, the regime of the Jew Karimov who hates Islam and Muslims, for nothing other than that they worked with Hizb ut Tahrir for the return of the Islamic way of life,
((إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ)) “Verily we are for Allah and to Allah we will return.”
One of them is Amanov Hameed Allah, from the city of Osh in Kyrgyzstan. The Uzbek security forces kidnapped him from there and imprisoned him, and then transferred him to the prisons of Uzbekistan, and deprived him of freedom by sentencing him to long years in prison.
Our brother was an example of piety and courage to the many other prisoners in the prisons of the criminal Karimov. Despite the oppression and torture that Hameed Allah experienced at the hands of the oppressive regime to discourage him from his beliefs and make him abandon his aim, like forbidding him from undertaking the most basic observances of worship like prayer and fasting, and to forbidding him from enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil; despite all that, he still carried out these acts fully and completely. And with his insistence on this he was an example for the other prisoners. The agents of the regime could not tolerate the courage and steadfastness of our brother and added another term to his sentence. Hameed Allah had carried out his first sentence in the Jaslik Prison that is known among the people as “who enters goes missing”. And in 2007, under various accusations, a year and a half was added to his term, and he was transferred to a prison located in Zarafshan. After eight years of his sentence had passed, two additional years were added, and he was transferred to a prison in Bukhara. Then for the third time, a new term was added and he was sent to a prison in the city of Chirchiq in the state of Tashkent. And the fourth time they sent his family the following cable:
“The Judicial Department, which is entrusted with viewing and acting upon criminal acts, informs you that on April 13, 2013 Amanov Hameed Allah, who was convicted under Article 221 Section 2 Band “B” of the Criminal Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan, has passed away on 4/4/2013 due to a heart attack”, and it was signed by the Justice of Criminal Acts in the town of Chirchiq, M. M. Othmanov. He sent the cable to Prison 33/64 in the city of Qarchi, and then it was sent to our brother’s family signed by Z. Raushanov, the head of the prison in Kasan in the state of Qashqadaryo, to notify them of their son’s death. It had been sent to reach them in the city of Osh on the same day, but the staff of the Interior Ministry in Kyrgyzstan deliberately delayed the cable from being sent to our brother’s family with the excuse that they feared causing trouble.
And when our brother’s relatives received the cable they headed to the city of Qarshi in Uzbekistan to receive the body of their son, and when they arrived at the prison, the warden informed them: “We have buried him here, because you were late in coming to receive the corpse.”
The other martyr is Abdul Rahimov Mirgalem, from the city of Qarhasu in the state of Andijan. He was born in 1966 and had been imprisoned for his affiliation with Hizb ut Tahrir.
Abdul Rahimov, may Allah have mercy on him, had been afflicted with tuberculosis resulting from extremely poor prison conditions, in addition to the torture and inhumane treatment that the regime uses against prisoners for their adherence to Islam or their political activism to change the regime. Due to his poor health, Abdul Rahimov was sent to Sankard Hospital in Tashkent specialized for prisoners. When his condition worsened he was released from prison in April of 2013 in accordance with the court’s decision that the state of his health did not allow for the completion of his prison term. He passed away ten days after his release from the hospital, on April 12, 2013.
It has been reported by Al-Hakim from Jabir that the Prophet (saw) said:
”سَيِّدُ الشُّهَدَاءِ حَمْزَةُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْمُطَّلِبِ، وَرَجُلٌ قَامَ إِلَى إِمَامٍ جَائِرٍ فَأَمَرَهُ وَنَهَاهُ فَقَتَلَهُ”
“The master of martyrs is Hamza bin Abdul-Muttalib and a man who stood to an oppressor ruler where he ordered him and forbade him so he (the ruler) killed him.” [Haakim]
We ask Allah (swt) that He inspires patience, fortitude and solace in the families and relatives of these two brothers, and that He makes their status that of the master of martyrs, and that He gathers them with the Prophets, Companions, martyrs and the righteous. And such great companions they were. Ameen, Oh Lord of the Worlds.