Today marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Mullah Muhammad Said Varol
Mullah Muhammad Said Varol, who was a prominent figure of Hizbullah Jamaah, is being commemorated on the fourth anniversary of his death.
Mullah Muhammed Beşir Varol has spoken to Ilke News Agency about his brother Mullah Muhammed Said Varol, who died in a traffic accident on June 12, 2018, elaborating his scientific ability, his loyalty to the Islamic cause, his exemplary character as well as the difficult experiences that he went through in his life.
Stating that his brother, Muhammed Said Varol, is at the status of a martyr despite being killed in a traffic accident, Muhammed Beşir Varo said: “We call my brother Mullah Said Varol a martyr for three reasons. We call my brother Mullah Said a martyr for three reasons. First of all, as our Prophet (PBUH) has stated, if someone dies in Hijrah (migration), he is a martyr. Secondly, as our Prophet (PBUH) has stated, when a person who is busy with knowledge dies, he is a martyr. Third, if someone dies as a result of a natural disaster such as an earthquake, he or she becomes a martyr. We can include those who died in the traffic accidents in this class. Therefore, we call Mullah Said a martyr.”
Talking about his brother's process of studying Islamic Sciences, Muhammed Beşir Varol said: "Our father would not allow us to come home more while we are studying Islamic knowledge. And that's because he wanted us to study Islamic knowledge all the time. For these reasons, we didn't spend much time at home together when we were little. But then I took my brother with me to further study Islamic knowledge. We had the opportunity to spend time together at the madrasa. We even finished our madrasah books in that time.”
"He was a very decent individual with exemplary character"
Muhammed Beşir Varol said: “My brother was a very decent individual with exemplary character. His dialogue with people was very good. He was also very successful in his schooling at the madrasah. Everyone loved my brother for that. In fact, I loved Said more than any other brother. My brother later took lessons from many scholars. For example, Mullah Muhammed Şerif is one of them. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, my brother received his diploma from Mullah Muhammed Şerif. He also stayed in Tillo for a while in the process of studying Islamic knowledge. Of course, my brother had a lot of decency, so his teachers there loved him. They talk about him all the time. Even today, we are witnessing this situation. My brother came to Silvan after completing his studies in Tillo.”
“He was successful in the trade as well as intelligent”
Stating that his brother was as skilled in the trade as he was in all fields, Varol went on to say: “I was running a bookstore in the Silvan district of Diyarbakır province. In the bookstore, I could not make much profit because I could not find much time and I did not understand much about trade. However, when Sait came and started to work with me, we began to make a profit.”
Pointing out that his brother was involved in Islamic activities at the bookstore as well as trade, Varol added: “My brother also had the opportunity to raise students at the bookstore. In the 80s, bookstores were multi-functional. It could operate almost like a foundation or an association. In other words, bookstores were central to teaching Islamic knowledge and doing useful work for religion at that time.”
"He had an austere lifestyle”
Varol emphasized that Mullah Said got his good morals from the Islamic organization he was in, and said: “My brother had an austere lifestyle. he didn't want to come to the forefront. Of course, I think he got this good moral from Hüseyin Velioğlu, our martyred leader. Because Said was very intimate with him. He used to be there for him and learn from him. Other than that, my brother had a morality that was far from hypocritical. When we looked at it, his friends who were with him knew my brother's morals very well.”
“He did his activities so discreetly and quietly that those who did not know him did not know his activities very well. For example, some people like to grow up and brag when they do something very small. But my martyr brother would never do that. He did great services, but no one would even know. So, there was a lot of abundance in his services. That's how my brother and I were running services in Silvan. In the 90s, we had some unwanted events. We had problems with the PKK even though we didn't want to. So, I went to Batman. My brother stayed in Silvan. Thus, my brother and I didn't see each other very often for a long time.”
“He spent all of his time in prison on the Islamic knowledge”
Speaking about the Islamic studies carried out in prison, Varol said, "Of course, my brother was constantly giving himself to Islamic knowledge when he was in prison. During the day, about 20 inmates could come together in the prison. My brother used to make use of this opportunity to teach inmates Islamic knowledge. That's how he spent all his time in prison. He even became ill because of this situation as he constantly taught Islamic knowledge to many inmates in prison."
“He used to serve his friends”
“He continued to teach even when it was very cold. Even during the winter days, he kept up with the schedules. That's how he got sick. He was taken to hospital after becoming ill. He even had surgery on his gallbladder during his treatment here. In general, my brother dedicated his all life to Islamic knowledge and worship,” Varol noted.
Varol concluded as follows: “Besides teaching Islamic knowledge, my brother also served his friends a lot. He was very humble. In prison, he would listen to his friends' troubles and try to remedy them. In addition, he would do many services to his friends in prison, from cooking to washing dishes and cleaning. I mean, he was never arrogant. Therefore, all his friends and everyone that he spent time with loved him very much. (ILKHA)