The following text is the letter that Sheikh Nimr left to his mother before his martyrdom:
For My Patient Mother Umme Ja’far’:
My mother! always be grateful to God and accept the fate that is awaiting to you; because what God has foreordained for you is better than its human one, and what he has chosen for us is more wise than what we want for ourselves. It is true that we need to pray and to ask Him, but he knows our interests better than us.
Praise be to God, who orders people while they are living under the shadow of his rule, [so] nobody can change anything unless the will of God be at that way. My mom! Be aware that God is all-seeing of what people are doing even the smallest deeds and [our works] are not out of his will; it is enough for us to know that what happens to us is only on the basis of divine providence and nothing else.
At the end, I leave you and all people to God who is the best guardian and protector.