Abu Ali

May the PEACE, the LOVE,and the COMPASSION of ‘SHE’ who is known as ‘LIFE’, forever now and always be upon you and all Beings…

My name is Abu Ali.  I am 63 years of age, born on October the 15th, 1950, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  On my mother’s side of the family, I am Tsaragi (Cherokee) and Celt (Irish).  On my father’s side of the family, the blood of the Haitian runs through me.

The name Abu Ali means, “Father of the Inspired,” and Abdur’Rahman means, “Servant of THE SOURCE.”  I am of the Hanafi school of thought (school of jurisprudence and ethics).  I’ve been a student of Islam since 1988.  I am also a pastel artist, native american flute player, gospel singer, nature lover, and humanitarian.  Presently I am a member of a subcommittee that concerns “Revolutionizing Domestic Violence,” as I am a survivor.  Thank you for your attention.  “I honor the place in you, which is the same in me.  I acknowledge, we are all one.”  – Namaste

Excerpts from Abu’s writing:

“In today’s world, especially in this country, we mistakenly overlook the principal cause of violence: domestic abuse.  Until a sincere effort is put forth to find meaningful solutions to domestic violence, whether in the confines of the home, the public, or the penal system, violence in general will continue to escalate and the number of people being affected will increase…”

Continue reading A Changing Climate.

“Isolation.  Solitary confinement began with me, a long time ago.  I was born in the year of 1950.  At the age of eight, my father (who is now deceased) a military man, 503rd military police, 82nd airborne, confined me to a clothing closet for a long period of time, as a disciplinary measure…”

Continue reading Abu Ali’s Statement on Solitary Confinement

Listen to Abu Ali singing from his cell on death row here.

Read more about Abu Ali and his case at http://www.abu-ali.org.


One Response to Abu Ali

  1. Violet Davis says:

    Abu-Ali Abdur Rahman is a remarkable man. I admire his strength and courage to still be able to live life after going through what he went through as a child, and spending the better part of his life in prison, only to go through the same thing. Bravo for wanting to make the streets safer for children. When the law ignores things they know is happening, one could only assume that it’s because they don’t care. I applaud any one who wants the world to be better, not just for children, but for everyone. Is Rahman guilty of murder, I don’t think so, he merely provided a service to the community, he simply acknowledged a situation (that the law ignored), and rectified it. Drug dealers get away with murder everyday, and nothing is ever done about it. Some users die right away, while others die slowly, however, they all eventually die. Overdoses, suicide, murdered, no matter how it happens, it started with the “DRUG DEALERS.” One man was killed, it happened so long ago, Rahman has more than suffered every God forsaken day of his life while incarcerated, he deserves to live again. For the life of him, spare this man’s life, he deserves another shot at happiness, allow him to live at least once without the torturing and raping, he has been punished by the courts and the inmates. Just picture yourself in his shoes, how would you feel. It just takes a little bit of compassion and a true understanding of how he came to be Abu-Abdur Rahman. Bless this man with a breath of fresh air, cut the ropes that his father bound him with.

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