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.