CAIR-Chicago honors Nelson Mandela

A true legend has passed. Rest in peace Nelson Mandela, you’re forever on our “wall of inspiration.”

Mandela sacrificed hard. He paid an exorbitant price of physical freedom, psychological torture, and grave injustice for the most prime decades of his life, with no hope in sight, all for the “crime” of simply saying and doing the right thing under the devilish system of apartheid.

And yet, he never lost hope, or patience. He never lost his soul. And in the end, his faith and perseverance and that of his colleagues like Ahmed Kathrada, defeated the whip, the bullets, and the handcuffs, ushering in a new era of drastic changes.

May you be blessed in the next life, and a lesson for this one.