In their forceful suppression of the political call for Islam as a way of life, the rulers of Pakistan have abandoned the high regard that Islam has given for the honor of the Muslim woman. In the very early hours of the night of Monday 13 August 2018, security agency personnel raided the home of Dr. Roshan and abducted her along with her husband. Dr. Roshan is a highly respected, well-known and prominent advocate of the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of the Prophethood in Karachi. For many years, she has worked tirelessly to advance the call for ruling by Islam, giving regular daroos (talks) all over the vast city of Karachi, so that our honored Muslim women can share fully in the reward of working for the resumption of Islam as a way of life. And this abduction comes just a fortnight after Sister Romana was forcefully abducted, after literature of Hizb ut Tahrir was found in her home.
O Muslims of Pakistan! How is forceful abduction being used against the Muslim woman calling for Islam as a way of life, in a state established in the name of Islam? How, when the Ummah of Muhammad ﷺ has mobilized for the honor of the Muslim woman throughout the ages of Islam? How, when RasulAllah ﷺ exiled an entire tribe from the Madinah State, Bani Qaynuqa’a, when it became belligerent after the dishonoring of a single Muslim woman by one of its tribesman? Indeed, protection of the Muslim woman defines us as an Ummah and distinguishes us from the nations of disbelief and disobedience. Thus, we remember with pride how the Khaleefah Mua’tasim demolished the strong fortification of Umairiyah in response to the cry of a single, oppressed Muslim woman. And we remember with deep gratitude how our lands were opened to Islam, after the army of Muhammad bin Qassim irrigated our soil with its blood, in response to the persecution of Muslim men and women at the hands of the tyrant Raja Dahir. So, raise your protest in every forum available to you, so that the Muslim woman can worship Allah swt in complete submission, without fear of retribution.
O Muslims of Pakistan’s Armed Forces and Security Agencies! Is it not a strange state of affairs? For years, the men and women of Hizb ut Tahrir have condemned the brutal attacks on our armed forces, our women and our children, whilst exposing the head of the snake, the vast terrorist American Raymond Davis network. Hizb ut Tahrir has been calling you to use your power and strength to ensure our security, by cutting America’s NATO supply lines, sealing its embassies and consulates and expelling its private military and intelligence. Yet, the US spies and assassins are free to wander the length and breadth of our country, whilst the honest Muslim woman, performing her duty to re-establish Islam as a way of life, is seized with force. So, strive in the obedience of Allah (swt), by answering the cry of the oppressed woman and seizing her oppressor.
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Pakistan
Monday, 02nd Dhul Hijjah 1439 AH