Category Archives: Dear Baba

Dear Baba

Dear Baba,

There are all kinds of men and all kinds of fathers. To me, you are not any ordinary man and definitely not any ordinary father. You inspire me with your selflessness, your forgiveness, and your passion towards helping others. You not only look after your own family, but also take it upon yourself to speak up for others who have no voice of their own.

I’m undeniably proud of you and I love you for all you are and all you stand for. You’ve always been my hero, and you’re also a hero of our time. You’ve taught us the greatest lesson of all — to always stand on the right side of history.

Your daughter,

Aseel


Dear Baba

Dear Baba,

It’s strange how life works out, isn’t it? I miss having you around, a lot has changed in the last 4 years and I feel a real need to reconnect with you, away from the prison guards, steel chairs, and one hour limit every two weeks. I will always support you and what you risked to stand up for justice. Many people stay silent and ignore the discrimination in their daily lives, they think this is their only option, to get a house, to keep their jobs, to keep their fake stability.

i can’t believe I’m your daughter, i feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

You have taught us real strength and selflessness.

Forever proud of you.

Love always,

Yara


Dear Baba,

Dear Baba,

It’s been a while. I haven’t spoken to you or seen you in over a month. I have a lot to say and a lot I want to tell you, but mostly I just want to see you safe and sound. I feel strange even writing this down, because all I can think about right now is how you’re doing. I feel powerless in this moment, because I cannot hear your voice. Then I imagine what you’d say, and I feel better. I know you’d tell us to push on and keep our heads held high. I know you’d tell us to ignore the haters and focus on what’s right. I know you’re going to be free soon Baba, and we’re going to see you again. I don’t think I have much left to say, Baba. I don’t want to say anything. I just want to see you again. And we all will, I know it.

From your favorite son,

Sharif Ebrahim Al Sayed


Dear Baba,

Today is day 41. It’s been tough having to wait like this because i know you are innocent. I hope one day this is all just a distant memory. I know you wouldn’t want us to emotionally suffer like this so i keep reminding myself that i shouldn’t allow my life to come to a complete stop. I have tried to keep myself busy but i’m hoping that you will be released in no time. I know one day you’ll be able to read this so i thought i would just update you through this website. I don’t know how long it will take, but i have faith that one day we can hover in front of a laptop reading this page together. When all this is over, we’re definitely going to South Africa! Something about the air there changed my life and i know it will be good for you too. I know you’ll want to stay in Bahrain but maybe just a week in Cape town.. Deal? Ok Great!  Trying to stay positive.. some think it’s naive, i call it faith.

Love always,

Yara Ebrahim Al Sayed