The quest of achieving victory is based on principles which the Sharia have defined and clarified their steps. And for those who seek the path of dignity for the Ummah and pursue its glory, and those who wish to achieve Allah’s victory must follow these steps without diverting from them the length of a fingernail, and we trust that all Muslims yearn to witness that great day, a day the believers will rejoice with the victory of Allah.
However, most of them did not take the work to establish the Khilafah (Caliphate) in accordance to the legitimate way defined by Islam as the vital issue for them. This is because, with the fall of the Khilafah the shield that protects us has fell, so, our honours were violated, our blood was shed, our wealth was looted, and we became displaced throughout the corners of the earth. And with the fall of the Khilafah, Islam was lost in practice, so, its provisions were interrupted, and its ideas were targeted, so that it became confined to mosques and corners, and to some personal status laws. Thus, the work to establish the Khilafah according to the legitimate manner that was prescribed by our Lord and fallowed by our Prophet ﷺ is the chief of the obligations.
It was incumbent upon all Muslims to make the establishment of the Khilafah a vital issue for them and to undertake the measures of life and death towards it, so that the Deen would return to the practical application in the arena of life and the Islamic Ummah restores its glory and status that Allah has given to it; the best nation ever to be raised for mankind.
Not only that, but while working for the establishment of the second Islamic state, they must commit themselves to the method by which the Messenger of Allah ﷺ established the first Islamic State in al-Medina. The Almighty says:
قُلْ هَذِهِ سَبِيلِي أَدْعُو إِلَى اللَّهِ عَلَى بَصِيرَةٍ أَنَا وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَنِي وَسُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
“Say: ‘This my way: I invite unto Allah― on evidence clear as the seeing with one’s eyes; I and whoever follows me. Glorified and Exalted be Allah! And I am not among those who associate partners with Allah!’”
This is the address from Allah (swt), the One and Only, to His Prophet al-Mustafa and to those who follow his footsteps, that they must follow a specific path, according to a clear and righteous way, and their call to Allah to be on a clear vision, ie, a clear evidence like the sun in the fourth day, unequivocal and unambiguous.
The struggle between the Truth and falsehood, and between Kufr and its camp, and Iman and its camp, is an eternal struggle, and what happens to Muslims, especially on the land of Ash-Sham, is a clear proof of that. The countries of Kufr and the conspiratorial states gathered their masses and all their tools, to eliminate the revolutionaries who raised Islam as a slogan and have made great sacrifices in the cause of Allah as they work to uproot the regime of criminality and agency for the Kafir West.
It is not enough in this struggle to have the love for Khilafah in the hearts only, and support the Deen of Allah as a slogan only, but we must march on it as our Lord Almighty determined, and proclaim and manifest this in words and in deeds; following the example of our noble Messenger ﷺ, who responded to the order of our Lord when He addressed him by saying:
فَاصْدَعْ بِمَا تُؤْمَرُ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
“Then declare what you are commanded and turn away from the polytheists.”
So, he, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, was challenging and carried his call openly, proclaiming the Truth, he and those who believed with him, despite the tyranny and oppression of the Quraysh.
This is a blatant response to the one who wants to conceal the project under the pretext of pleasing the Kafir West or not to provoke him, knowing for sure that the West will not be pleased with him until he follows their religion. The Almighty says:
وَلَنْ تَرْضَى عَنْكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلَا النَّصَارَى حَتَّى تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ هُدَى اللَّهِ هُوَ الْهُدَى وَلَئِنِ اتَّبَعْتَ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ بَعْدَ الَّذِي جَاءَكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ مَا لَكَ مِنَ اللَّهِ مِنْ وَلِيٍّ وَلَا نَصِيرٍ
“And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion. Say; “Surely Allah’s guidance, that is the (true) guidance”. And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you shall have no guardian from Allah, nor any helper”
Thus, the adoption of the project is a condition of victory, and proclaiming it is part of its method, and one of its necessities. This is the only way to gain the honor of victory and empowerment, and this is what manifests this project to the sons of our Ummah and makes them pursue it with insight and take the work for it a vital issue for them and resort to a great corner. Then the Kafir West project will be defeated, and its dirty tools and rotten systems will fall, and this is what our enemies fear.
In order to break the path of those who are hesitant, disheartening and discouraging, who try to justify their reluctance by fear of the tyrants of the earth and avoid their vengeance and corruption, the Messenger of Allah ﷺ resolved this matter, and he ﷺ said in a hadith narrated by Ahmad:
«لا يَمْنَعَنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ رَهْبَةُ النَّاسِ أَنْ يَقُولَ بِحَقٍّ إِذَا رَآهُ، أَوْ يُذَكِّرَ بِعَظِيمٍ، فَإِنَّهُ لا يُقَرِّبُ مِنْ أَجَلٍ، وَلا يُبَاعِدُ مِنْ رِزْقٍ أَنْ يَقُولَ بِحَقٍّ أَوْ يُذَكِّرَ بِعَظِيمٍ»
“Do not fear the people from speaking the Truth, when it is witnessed or seen, for it will neither shorten the life span nor cause loss in Rizq.”
O the Patient Muslims in the Land of Ash-Sham:
The anguish has prolonged, the distress has intensified, and the price became huge. You have witnessed the crowding of the enemies around us, the abandonment of those who claim to be friends, and we have no protector except Allah Almighty. And He (swt) has promised victory and empowerment to His believing servants who support Him the right support, hold fast to His rope, and march on the guidance of their Prophet and his companions.
So, O you the sincere and patient people come to a covenant between us, and between us and our Lord, to support Allah the right support, to proclaim our Deen, and declare our project, “the project of the second Khilafah on the method of the Prophethood”, not fearing for the sake of Allah (swt) the blame of any blamers. And to put our hands in the hands of the sincere workers, who have vowed to establish it, in order to achieve the victory in this World and in the Hereafter, so that we see only the law of Allah applied, and only the banner of His Messenger is waving. In that is our glory, salvation and the healing of our hearts. And this is not a fantasy, nor an imposter’s delusion, but is a glad tiding of the Prophet ﷺ, the truthful and the receiver of the truth, and the promise of Al- Aziz, Al-Hakim.
The Almighty says:
وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا وَمَنْ كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ
“Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that – then those are the defiantly disobedient.”
Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Syria
18th Muharram 1440 AH