If they kill me, it will be martyrdom for me. If they expel me, it will be migration for me; if they expel me to Cyprus, I will call its people to Allah so that they answer me. If they imprison me, it will be a place of worship for me.
—Ibn Taymiyyah [d. 728AH] on being killed or imprisoned
(Nahiyah min Hayah Shaykh al-Islam, p. 30, ibn al-Qayyim)
(Read on pg xiv, Ibn Taymiyyah, The Relief From Distress: An explanation to the du’a of Yunus. Daar us-Sunnah Publishers. UK: 2006.)