One day, the political detainees gathered around Salih Sariyah(رحمه الله) in the courtyard of the appeal prison, during his continous solitary confinement, and they pressed him to submit a pardon request. So he told them with a certainity of a believer,

“What does Anwar Sadat have from his own self that he can extend my life?”. Then he told them, “Look at this dreary prison, the bad food that it gives, and those clogged toilets that we discharge this food, it is this dunya in its reality, so why do we hold on it?”

Prior to execution, the wife of Salih Saraya came with her nine children to have a last visit. He told her, “If you submit pardon request, you’ll be divorced”