Dear Hajj Imad Mughniyeh (R.A.): Now 11 Years Since Your Martyrdom, We Pray For The Day You’re Avenged In The Galilee

Dear Hajj Redwan (R.A.),

Knowing that today is the day you were taken from this world by the accursed and self-proclaimed-“chosen” enemy, I can feel cracks, ever-so-tiny but ever-so-jagged, snap off inside of my heart. That you were snuffed out with a car bomb in the Kfar Sousa region of Syria’s Damascus at this time of the year is a sign from the Most High (SWT)–because the winter does indeed feel a few degrees colder and the hypothermic gusts pierce through our skins down into our bones with a bit more ferocity. Like the flames of the explosion that mutilated your blessed, resistant frame weren’t embers, but manifestations of freezer burn. How is it that we have gone 11 years without your physical presence? A tear drips from my right eye and turns into an icicle, hitting the ground and shattering like the aforementioned shards of my heart. Two more drip from my left eye and transmogrify into ice-bits just as quickly. I can’t stop the lacrimal river. I also don’t know if they’re from sadness or fury. What I do know though is that I miss you and miss the feeling of security knowing that you were out there confronting the Beast. Making it tremble. And planning the Counter-Hegemonic Bloc’s next triumph.

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