Reacting in times of danger

It was the Wal Fajr-3 Operation. Hemmat said, “I want to closely examine the situation in order to have a better command and control over the front lines.”

We started moving towards the front. As we were moving, an enemy jet flew over us. I got nervous and did not know what to do. The jet was hovering over us and I began to tremble. I had a bad feeling that something was going to happen. At that moment, I saw a big rock and thought it to be a nice hiding spot. I drove the jeep towards the large stone for refuge. As I stopped the jeep, Hemmat cried out, “why have you stopped?” I replied saying, “Did you not see the jet?” He said, “So what? Are you scared of it?” I replied, “Its flying close to the ground and will definitely hit us”. With complete calmness, he replied saying, “La Hawla Wa La Quwwata Illa billah (there is no power except with Allah), please keep driving”. I had no option but to obey him.

The plane started firing at us. Some bullets hit the back of our car. As I glanced at Ibrahim, he was completely calm and composed. It boosted my spirit when I saw his reliance on Allah and so, I kept going.

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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