At the 54th Munich Security Conference, on 17 February 2018, General Bajwa said, “The concept of caliphate which is more of a nostalgic response,” whilst adding that, “In Pakistan, the notion of caliphate has not found any traction.” Thus, at a conference of the major colonialist powers that have waged war on the Ummah for decades, the commander of the world’s largest Muslim army undermined the concept of the Khilafah (Caliphate).
Certainly, the Khilafah is not mere nostalgia; it is an Obligation upon the Muslims, the neglect of which is tied to the worst of all deaths, dying upon other than Islam. RasulAllah ﷺ said, «مَنْ مَاتَ وَلَيْسَ فِي عُنُقِهِ بَيْعَةٌ مَاتَ مِيتَةً جَاهِلِيَّةً» “Whosoever dies without the bay’ah on his neck dies the death of Jahilliyah.” (Muslim). The Khilafah is an obligation upon us in every age about which the Final Prophet ﷺ said«وَإِنَّهُ لَا نَبِيَّ بَعْدِي وَسَتَكُونُ خُلَفَاءُ فتَكْثُرُ» قَالُوا: فَمَا تَأْمُرُنَا؟ قَالَ: «فُوا بِبَيْعَةِ الْأَوَّلِ فَالْأَوَّلِ وَأَعْطُوهُمْ حَقَّهُمْ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ سَائِلُهُمْ عَمَّا اسْتَرْعَاهُمْ» “There is no Prophet after me, but there will be Khulaf’aa. They asked, “What do you order us to do?” He replied, “Give them bay’ah one after another, for Allah will ask them about what He entrusted them with.” (Bukhari) And the Imam of the Prophets ﷺ gave glad tidings of its return after the rule of oppression, for he ﷺ said,«ثُمّ تكونُ مُلْكاً جَبريَّةً، فتكونُ ما شاءَ الله أنْ تكون، ثُمّ يرفعُها إذا شاءَ أنْ يرفعَها. ثُمّ تكونُ خِلافةً على مِنهاج النُّبُوَّة، ثم سكت» “Afterwards there will be an oppressive rule, and it will last as long as Allah wishes it to last, and then Allah will raise it up if He wished. Afterwards there will be a Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood.” [Reported by Ahmad]
And certainly the call for the Khilafah has not only found traction in Pakistan, it is now the popular demand of the Muslims, including those in the armed forces. That is why Pakistan’s rulers are forced to address it by name, whilst assuring their crusaders masters that it will not return to haunt them again, as it did for centuries before. That is also why the rulers of Pakistan wage a campaign of slander, persecution, arrest, torture and abduction against the advocates of the Khilafah. Hizb ut Tahrir/ Wilayah Pakistan invites all the Muslims to work with it to fulfill the Obligation of the Khilafah, for the good pleasure of Allah (swt). And it calls upon the officers of the armed forces to grant Nussrah (Material Support) now, so that the Deen of Truth is again implemented in the Muslim Lands.
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Pakistan
Sunday, 02nd Jumada II 1439 AH