Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa Ilaaha Illallah…
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa Lillahil Hamd
All praise belongs to Allah and prayers and peace upon the Messenger of Allah and upon his family, companions and those who follow him and tread the path that he has trodden; thus making the Islamic Aqeedah the basis of his thought, the Ahkam Ash-Shar’iyah as the measure of his actions and source of his rulings…
O Muslims in every place…
It pleases us in the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir to convey to the Islamic Ummah as a whole on the blessed occasion of Eid, the congratulations of the Amir of Hizb ut Tahrir, eminent Scholar Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah, may Allah protect him. It also pleases us to convey his congratulations to the male and female Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir who connect their nights with their days in confronting the regimes of the oppressive era and in struggling against them to raise high the word of Allah via the establishment of the rightly guided Khilafah state (Caliphate) upon the methodology of the Prophethood, which the slave of Allah and His Messenger ﷺ gave glad tidings of its return.
This Eid comes to us at a time when the wounds afflicting the Ummah are many. However, this suffering that we are living through is in itself an indicator of the awakening of the Ummah in its efforts to liberate itself from the colonialist hegemony that has been implemented over it since the Kafir West destroyed the Khilafah state in 1924. So, from the womb of the suffering the hope of an end to this oppressive colonial era increases. In spite of what has befallen the Ummah we all nevertheless have confidence in the promise of Allah that His Deen will prevail over all other Deens and that the glad tidings of His Messenger ﷺ of the establishment of the Khilafah upon the methodology of the Prophethood will be realised and that this may be near. In respect to this, Allah Ta’Aalaa says:
وَعَدَ اللَّـهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَىٰ لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا وَمَن كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُولَـٰئِكَ 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”
This is the true promise of Allah and Allah does not break His promise even though liars spread their lies and hypocrites practise their hypocrisy justifying the servitude of the Ummah to the Kafir West under deceptive slogans. The purified Prophetic Seerah has taught us that some of the hypocrites of Al-Madinah used to say: Muhammad used to promise us that we would eat from the treasures of Kisra and Caesar whilst today any one of us cannot even make the call of nature feeling safe.
وَإِذْ يَقُولُ الْمُنَافِقُونَ وَالَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌ مَّا وَعَدَنَا اللَّـهُ وَرَسُولُهُ إِلَّا غُرُورًا
“And [remember] when the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is disease said, ‘Allah and His Messenger did not promise us except delusion’”
And despite that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ had promised Suraaqah when he asked him how he would feel if he was to wear the bracelets of Kisra. Then when ‘Umar (ra) arrived with the bracelet, belt and crown of Kisra he called upon Suraaqah Bin Maalik and then gave it to him to wear. So he declared, “Allahu Akbar, All praise is to Allah who removed them from Kisra Bin Hurmuz who used to say that he was the Lord of people and then gave them to Suraaqah Bin Malik Bin Ja’sham, a Bedouin from Bani Madlij, to wear”.
Therefore all that is required of the sincere believers of this day is to hold fast to the rope of Allah, have sincerity of worship and submission to Him, the determination to support His Deen in accordance to the Shar’i direction that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ taught us, patience upon the harm and perseverance upon that Allah comes with His decree.
As I convey to you and the Islamic Ummah congratulations of the Head of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir and all of those who work in it, I make Du’a to Allah ‘Azza Wa Jal that the next Eid comes whilst the Ummah lives under the shade of the Rayah of Al’Uqaab and that it would have been united, victorious and regained its honour by the permission of Allah, in addition to having regained in its leading position in the world. Verily, He Almighty is the Guardian over that and Capable of making it happen.
O Allah, Ya Hayy Ya Qayyoom, Ya Hannaan Ya Mannaan, O Who has raised the skies without any visible pillars honour us with the rightly guided Khilafah upon the methodology of the Prophethood, sooner than later, and the Bai’ah be given to the rightly guided Khalifah who will lead the Ummah in the liberation of humankind from the disgrace of servitude to man… to remove mankind from the servitude and worship to other men to the worship of the Lord of all people, from the constraints of the life of this world to its vastness, and from the oppressiveness of the rotten capitalist civilisation to the justice of Islam and its mercy.
May Allah accept your good acts of obedience
Wasalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu,
Glorified are you O Allah and Your Praise is due. We bear witness that there is no god other than You. We seek your forgiveness and turn to you in repentance.
The eve of the blessed Eid ul-Adhaa for the year 1436 AH.
Director of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Sunday 9th Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH
Issue No: 1437 AH / 055