Libya S.O.S.: The last moment of martyr Omar Mukhtar [History repeat itself] | omar muhktar the sheihk of martyrs | Scoop.it
The biggest scholars of his time from the Sanusies, who previously fought with him against the French and British, did not come to his aid in time. Instead, many of them became loyal to the Italians by giving them Muslim lands in exchange for clemency, montly salaries, and free taxation from the latter.

Mukhtar was tried, convicted, and sentenced to be executed by hanging [by Italians] in a public place. The fairness of his trial has been disputed by historians and scholars. When asked if he wished to say any last words, he replied with the Qur'anic clause:
“Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.”
"From Allah we have come, and to Allah we will return."


Via Libya S.O.S.