Edward, unlike your homeland, you are free now

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"The ink of a Scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr"
       --Muhammad, peace be upon him, Messenger of Allah

Only God's calling would have stopped this most beautiful man from his life's mission and passion, the physical and intellectual freedom for his people and the promotion of justice for humanity.

Edward lived his life without roots, a citizen stranger in the very nation that unconditionally supports his uprooting from his homeland along with millions of his countrymen. Palestinian men, women and children denied their very humanity, dispossessed of their land, homes, and dignity by a transported stranger from far away lands to soothe the historical guilt and conscience of Christian Europe. The "Jewish Problem" became the "Palestinian Problem".

Truth is treated like a commodity bought and sold to justify:

  • The crusades against the "barbarian" in Europe or the "Infidel" in the Holy Land
  • The colonialism of the "dark" peoples of the southern hemisphere under the guise of the "White Man's Burden"
  • The capitalist "Robin Hoods" who rob from the poor to enrich the rich
  • The invading of the "Fertile Crescent" for its oil under the guise of fabricated threats and lies

All of this occurring in a "civilization of images" that moves the masses and troops by utilizing today's most powerful weapon---the Media and Hollywood.

In the streets of Washington DC truth is traded when we use hundreds of millions of tax dollars to build and maintain a Jewish Holocaust Museum while denying monetary support for the very American veterans of WW II who died liberating Jews from Nazism and Fascism.

Edward Said, the "Happy (Said) Warrior" dedicated his entire life to ensuring the world does not forget that it's conscience and humanity will be wounded for ever until the Palestinians have a soil of their own. Edward, our teacher, you died too soon.

It was the supremacy of Zionist words, lies, and myths that stole Palestine; but rest assured, Edward, that it will be your unforgettable words of truth that will reclaim Palestine for your people, a people whose cause will be carried on by every man and woman in this world who loves truth, justice, and peace. We will carry your banner of truth and justice until we plant an olive tree in your name in Jerusalem. We will make you proud, I promise you.

You were most brilliant when you shined your pen upon the western intellect immersed in their ignorance of the eastern culture. You dimmed their "Enlightenment" with truthful and painful words that exposed a Teflon conscience, self-absorbed in the logic of Machiavellian expediency. You played the game of "Truth or Dare" with the strategic brilliance of Socrates and the military genius of the Macedonian Alexander. For your gift to our humanity you suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous lies perpetrated by the supporters of Israel's occupation. Yet you persisted and persevered until they ran out of arrows. In 2000, when you threw a small stone toward an Israeli guardhouse on the Lebanese border, it landed like an asteroid carrying with it all the crimes of humanity against the Palestinian people.

Edward, the void you have left for your family, I and the rest of the world pray for their patience and comfort for their loss. Upon the countless students you've touched through your long and distinguished academic career and your millions of readers around the world, your words will continue to soak their minds and hearts. Above all every Palestinian child will never forget the path of truth and justice you have shown. They will never give up and never surrender to suffering, until they have their own homeland in Palestine (Inshallah, God Willing).

Edward, you have not left me, for your books surround and inspire me to continue the fight of "truth, justice, and hope", not just for the victimized Palestinians but for the Jews, Christians, Muslims and people of all faiths around the world who honor justice and truth and who are joining the "right path" of peace for all people.

Edward, you battled your illness with the courage, integrity, grace, and strength you exhibited in battling the Zionists. While death defeated you, in death your legacy shall defeat the Zionists.

May you rest in peace and may the Zionists never know peace until Palestinians breathe the free air of Palestine and eat from the freed olive tree.

May God take you into His everlasting love and mercy and may He comfort your immediate family and your worldwide family who've loved and respected you for your selfless life of a "Happy (Said) Warrior".

With my Love and Respect.


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NEAGATIVE FROM UAE said:
A real man!
A real intellectual!
A real Arab!
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YAHYA BERGUM FROM USA said:
Actually, there was respectful mention of Professor Edward Said (may Allah bless him) at Haaretz - reporting his passing away.
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S. EDRISSA BAHOUM FROM THE GAMBIA said:
We in the small Gambia salute the efforts of this hoourable and distinquised son of Palistine.
We pray that Allah in His majestic might will make his dream and wish a reality. Inshallah.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.
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ABU MOUNIR FROM INDIA said:
I was shocked to learn about the death of Prof Edward said in your site. How strange his death was not widely reported in the mainsteam media the world over.
Dr Said writings reflected a balanced, rational mindset.His heroic intellectual struggle for the cause of the Palestinians against Israeli oppression often led many to believe Dr Said was a Muslim when he was actually a Christain.
May Allah keep his family in peace and give them the strength to overcome his demise.
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AHMED FROM UK said:
Andak01 you've been here before under a different name claiming that the Quran justifies Israel's existence.
A fairly transparent deception aimed at the ignorent and delusional. You didnt cite the verses which chronicle the expulsion and exile Jews got for their disobidience. Thats a new one, Israelis trying to justify their artificial state on the Quran...laughable indeed. Almost as laughable as the fact that the Torah forbids Zionism. Palestine belongs to the Palestinian people, not to non-semetic Khazarite European rejects like yourself. The late and great Edward Said is a true son of Palestine, one who will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.
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MUHAMMAD A.OMAR FROM SAUDI ARABIA said:
Edward,Rest in Peace. And may your Family & Friends find peace at this difficult time. Your truth will remain forever.
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DAVID GOLDEN FROM USA said:
Your tribute to Edward Said was very moving. Anyone,
regardless of their personal religious beliefs, had much to
learn from him. He was by far the most eloquent examiner
of the evils of colonialism and the terrible toll that it has
taken on societies all over the world.
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ARSHAD SIDDIQUI FROM USA said:
Brilliantly written. Please try to give it as wide a circulation as possible, as I will.
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MUHAMMAD SESTH ABD RAHMAN FROM SINGAPORE said:
A tragic loss but will be remembered by many who have read his books.
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SKIES OVER MONTANA FROM USA said:
Andak01:

You are right, in one instance after another, the Quran "reminds" the Children of Israel how God gave them the land to live and worship him as he ordered them, he reminds them of his favors upon them.

Look at Israel now: 16,000 abortions per year, pornography galore, atheists live happily in it, not to speak of murder of innocent people including children...I don't want to go on, but you get the gist, Is this what God wanted of the COI? I absolutely do not believe so.

Just because they're allowed to go on like this means not He's ignoring them. There will the same kind of reckoning as the one you find in the very chapter you quote from. Read on to verses 7 and up.
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JALAL NOUR EL-DIN FROM U.S. said:
Indeed Edward Said was carrying the torch of truth for the whole world to expose the suffering of the forgotten people of Palestine. Edward Said has left a big mark on the world with his unique way of approaching the truth about the endless nightmare, that the sons of so called "Israel?" been waging on the Palestinians from babies to old people to youths without any discrimination of what tools of war and weapons they use to exterminate every living will those courageous people are going through. Edward Said Allah with you.
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JALAL NOUR EL-DIN FROM U.S. said:
Indeed Edward Said was carrying the torch of truth for the whole world to expose the suffering of the forgotten people of Palestine. Edward Said has left a big mark on the world with his unique way of approaching the truth about the endless nightmare, that the sons of so called "Israel?" been waging on the Palestinians from babies to old people to youths without any discrimination of what tools of war and weapons they use to exterminate every living will those courageous people are going through. Edward Said Allah with you.
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JALAL NOUR EL-DIN FROM PALASTANIAN AMERICAN said:
Indeed Edward Said was carrying the torch of truth for the whole world to expose the suffering of the forgotten people of Palestine. Edward Said has left a big mark on the world with his unique way of approaching the truth about the endless nightmare, that the sons of so called "Israel?" been waging on the Palestinians from babies to old people to youths without any discrimination of what tools of war and weapons they use to exterminate every living will those courageous people are going through. Edward Said Allah with you.
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ANDAK01 said:
the Quran recognizes Israel belonging to the Jewish people in the Surah 17. Isra', The Night Journey, Children Of Israel 17:104: And We said thereafter to the Children of Israel, "Dwell securely in the land (of promise)"
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NASIR HASAN FROM USA said:

Let us ensure that the efforts of the courageous and talented Mr. Said are not in vain, and his struggle for justice continues in the words and actions of those who survive him. Ending the occupation of Palestine is a difficult but not impossible task. Who could have envisaged 30 years ago that the mighty Soviet Union would not survive into the 21st century?

Let us resolve to do our utmost to help the struggle of our fellow Palestinians in regaining their land, by supporting those organizations, such as the International Solidarity Movement, that are pursuing a peaceful campaign for their rights.

The pen is indeed mightier than the sword, and, I.S.A., justice will prevail, knowledge will ultimately triumph over ignorance.
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WALI ABDUL HASIB FROM UNITED STATES said:
Professor Edward Said did a lot to help Americans understand, to some extent, Al-Islam and Arabs but like most immigrants, he had no respect and appreciation for African Americans.
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MOHAMED YAZID FROM CANADA said:
I would simply like to present my most heartfelt condoleances and sympathy to the family (in its largest sens) of Mr Edward Said. May you rest in peace.
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ANN EL-MOSLIMANY FROM USA said:
A great article, but I wonder why the writer is not
identified in these very personal words.
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KHALIDA FROM USA said:
My heart broke when I heard of Dr. Said's demise. We all must go, but he was a man of truth and justice. For years I believed he was a Muslim, but he was a good Christian. This shows that Allah did create a brotherhood of man. We are all brethren of one another, it is time to speak up for what we beleive is true and just without fear of critics. May Allah (swt) rest Dr. Said's soul in peace. I do believe he is in a very high place inshallah. Let us begin by taking responsiblity.
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MEERA FROM USA said:
Can anyone identify the source of the below quote?
Thanks.

"The ink of a Scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr"
--Muhammad, peace be upon him, Messenger of Allah
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ABDULL RAHMAN FROM USA said:
I pray that Allah has a place next to Muhammed (SAWS) and his loved ones for Happy (Said) Warrior.

I wish for Muslims to (READ)and follow the guidence of the Quran surly Allahs Victory is with
the ines on the right path


Time for a total Islamic Revelution.

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JORDAN FROM USA said:
All must remember Mr. Said and his distinguished
courage and fervor to end Israel's crimes against
humanity. Mr. Said will be foreever remebered for his
beautiful intellect and passion to help humanity
progess forward. May Allah help us all and may He aid
the Palestinian people wherever they are to acheive
justice and peace.

Wonderful article. Words are not enough to desribe the
grief we feel, but they are helpful to let us cope and
help us to never forget our struggle.
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SURRAYYA FROM USA said:
some people strive for their goal in life no matter how big the obstacle. I remember the first time I came across Dr. Said's book Orientalism, just the cover was enough, I didn't have to read his biography.
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DR.NAIYER HABIB FROM CANADA said:
What an appropriate heading on his death!
Edward Said's pen left a permanent stamp on palestinian issues. I wish he would have seen resolution of the problems of his homeland in his life time. Palestine remains under seize by THE WORLD BODY(because of its inaction for fear of the only super power.) led by Israel and backed by USA.
No end in sight. USA may become humble with experience in Iraq.
God bless Edward Said!
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ZAIN FROM USA said:
I was so shocked when I first read the headlines of this article. Edward Said was amazing and I've always been a huge fan of his work. How sad that Palestinians are deprived of a competent spokesman. Said was articulate, intelligent, and compassionate. I never attended any of his lectures firsthand, never met him, but my eyes are filling with tears for a man who went against public opinion, denouncing popularity among collegues, and one who really did try to do the right thing.

All we can say now is "Innal lil laahi wa innal ilayhi raaji'oon." May Allah (swt) forgive his sins and provide him with peace, Insha'Allah.
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SHUJA FROM TORONTO, CANADA said:
One of the finest Palestanians I have known.

Shuja Syed
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ANAZEE FROM CANADA said:
To God we belong and to Him we must return. I felt a great sense of personal loss at the passing of Edward Said, one who wrote so eloquently and passionately about our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Let us continue his work and bring the Plight of the Palestinians to the world's attention and combat the constant barrage of media manipulation against the Palestinians.
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ABU AKRAM ALOMARI FROM USA TODAY, PALESTINE TOMORROW said:
Asalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahe wa barakatuh:

First, to Brother Mohamed Khodr, the author, jazaka Allahu khairan for your kind and considerate extention of respect towards Edward Said, his family, and all those whom loved him and his writing, even though the majority of us never knew him.

I pray that the next Edward Said(s) are given media attention during their life and not shunned and ignored until after they are no longer with us.

The temporary Zionist entity and apartheid occupiers feared the intellectual much more than any military force.

However, they never would've imagined that on such a day as today, there are 'Jews for Palestine' whom are now demanding that ALL Palestinians be allowed to return to Palestine, and just yesterday, Jewish pilots have decided to stop bombing innocent civilians in Palestine.

Therefore, I pray to Allah that he grants victory and that we witness Allah's promise, "....and Allah will complete this light, even if it's hated by the rejecters".

One day insha'Allah, when Allah decrees, truthood and its supporters will prevail and falsehood and its supporters will perish.

With respect and gratitude to Mr. Edward Said, I say 'Thank you', and to your family, may Allah comfort your hearts and surround you with love constantly.

wa salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahe wa barakatu.

Abu Akram Alomari

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ABU RAHIM FROM USA said:
Some people wake to a cloudy day and become depressed because of it. Others awake to the same day and feel a sense of profound wonder and excitement at Gods creations. And there are people who could speak out against injustice in the world but choose to turn away, preoccupied with their own self-indulgence.

Edward W Said saw a need and met the challenge. I never met him but I loved him. He gave the West an opportunity to reconsider its view on Palestine. But sadly to say too many see Palestine as one of those gloomy, cloudy days that depresses and it much better to preoccupy ones self with self-indulgence than to speak out and fight for a cause--- the way of Professor Edward Said.

May God be please with his work.
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RASHAD ABDUL-AZEEM FROM USA said:
As-Salaamu-Alaikum,

Allah (swt) gives life and He takes it and to Him we are all returning. The world has indeed lost a scholar par-excellence. Dr. Edward Said was an articulate spokeman for cause of freedom and justice for humanity in general and for the Palestinians in particular.

I have always enjoyed reading his insightful articles and when I saw them I would print and save them for future reference.

I pray to Allah (swt) that He will accept the work of Dr. Said and admit him to His paradise and bring mercy and relief to his family.
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NAZIM HAQQANI FROM USA said:
Indeed what a tragic loss for all of us, esp. the Palestine cause. There was no one even comparable to Dr. Said in wit and genius; no one more bold and principled to his conviction. YOu will truly be missed. I know I will. However you didn't leave us empty handed, all of your eminent work that you left for us is like a banner that we must study, teach others, and uphold now. Thanks for making the greatest scholarly and intellectual arguments on behalf of Palestine, Palestinians, Arabs and even Islam (though you were not a Muslim). Inna lil la hee wa inna elayhee rajee yuun.
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YAHYA BERGUM FROM USA said:
I am personally imagining that Professor Said is a martyr, in addition to having been a scholar. Insha'Allah Palestine will come to enjoy prosperity, in addition to having liberty - and exercising authority with equal justice for all citizens of the Palestinian state.

May Allah grant eternal peace to Edward Said. Ameen.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un.

Assalamu alaikum.

--Yahya Bergum
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AHMED FROM UK said:
Rest in peace Dr.Said, you will be sorely missed.
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