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He would always say, “the two years of military service were the worst years of my life”. The reason for this was the lack of piety there, at the time of the oppressive shaah.

Since he was fast and efficient in his works, he was made to be responsible for the kitchen. He narrated this story himself saying, “It was the holy month of Ramadhan. I instructed those in the kitchen to prepare Sahari [the morning meal before the fast] for the troops. There were approximately 300 boys. Nᾱji, our commander, came to know about this and gave the order for the boys to gather at the frontline. He had brought water with him and forced the boys to drink one by one. Every boy had to break their fast. I had never seen such an infidel in my entire life. I asked Allah, “O Lord! If we are supposed to fast for you, what are we to do in this situation? O Lord, yourself punish him yourself”.

The next day, I gave an order for the kitchen to be cleaned completely. After the kitchen was cleaned, I spilled oil on the kitchen floor. I knew that Nᾱji would come at night to make sure that there was no food prepared for sahari, and that’s exactly what happened…. After his inspection, as he made his way towards the door, he slipped on the oil. He slipped so badly that he broke his foot! They had to take him to the hospital, and he was forced to stay there until the end of the holy month of Ramdhan…. Since then, every night we made food so the guys could have something to eat for sahari, and as such, they were able to comfortably fast.”

This was a story from the life of Shahid… Ibrahim Hemmat.. a young and active youth, who gave his all for Allah’s sake, and left this world as a shahid

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