London, UK, March 3rd 2009 – Today marks 85 years since the colonialist agent Mustafa Kamal abolished the Islamic Khilafah state. Since then, the Muslim Ummah has endured division, occupation, economic stagnation and foreign domination. However, thanks to Allah (swt), evidence points to an unstoppable momentum for change and a greater call for the Shariah, Islam, and Khilafah.
Commenting on this important anniversary, Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain said, “Since 1924, we have ended up divided into more than fifty weak and insignificant states whose rulers have systematically colluded with colonial powers against their own people, as our brothers and sisters have been massacred in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and elsewhere. Without the Khilafah, we are without a shield, exposed to the most vicious colonialist attacks.”
“However, things are changing across the Muslim world and the signs are there for all to see. The Ummah reacted as one to massacres in Gaza, calling for the removal of the agent rulers and for Muslim armies to move and liberate Palestine. The Ummah can see the failure of global Capitalism as the financial crisis unleashes a disaster upon humanity. The Ummah has seen the false promises of ‘freedom and democracy’ exposed in the prisons of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.”
“Having tried – and seen the failure – of dictatorship, socialism, democracy, monarchy, and nationalism, Muslims now increasingly yearn for the re-establishment of the systems of Islam under the righteous Khilafah. Alhamdulillah”
“Re-establishing the Khilafah in the Muslim lands is a collective obligation on this Ummah. In addition to this, many can now see what the absence of this Islamic institution has meant. Without political unity of the Muslim lands under a new leadership, the complex and diverse problems that exist from the Atlantic coast of Morocco to the Pacific coast of Indonesia, are almost impossible to solve, viewed in isolation or through the outmoded prism of the nation state. It is an astonishing fact that the Muslim world possesses approximately 20% of the world’s population, over 60% of the world’s oil reserves and 55% of gas reserves, approximately 37% of the world’s gold and forex reserves, and almost 25% of the world’s defence personnel. Yet, weak, divided and colonised as it is, it possesses little political influence and has no leadership to harness these bountiful resources.”
“The Khilafah is the alternative to corruption and tyranny in the Muslim world and it is only the Khilafah that can take power away from the feudal landowners and tyrant rulers, implement a real rule of law, produce economic prosperity for the many and not the few and ensure political decisions on the future of the Muslim world are made in places like Cairo, Istanbul and Islamabad, not London or Washington.”
“It is time we work to re-establish the Khilafah which will unify the Muslim lands and answer the cries of the Palestinian, Iraqi, Somali and Kashmiri mothers. It is time the winds of change blowing across the region, carrying with them the ideas of Khilafah, Shariah and Islam, become a reality that blows away the suffocation of the past nine decades.”
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain