Adeeb spent 36 years behind bars.
While incarcerated, he realized that his prison life was a simulation of the life he lived on the streets. Hoping for change, he turned to faith, and his inquiries eventually led him to Islam — a tradition that values studying as a means for transformation.
Tayba not only provided his Islamic education; after hearing his story through a fellow student, Shaykh Rami Nsour drew attention to his case at a conference and a donor quickly stepped up to cover the legal fees for a trial. Soon after, his lawyer felt so strongly that he deserved freedom, that she fought and won his case pro bono at the second trial.
Listen to his story now.