The newspaper “Kommersant” in its issue number 122 dated July 15 reported: “37 countries, including Russia, Belarus and Tajikistan, signed on Friday evening at the close of the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council a Chinese statement in support of the policy of the People’s Republic of China in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
“Representatives of nearly 40 delegations sent you and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights a letter expressing appreciation for the progress China has made in the field of human rights in XUAR,” Chen said to the session chairman. – “They expressed their support for the Chinese position on Xinjiang . Over the past three years there has not been a single terrorist attack, and this is proof of the correct course of the Chinese authorities to fight terrorism.””.
The dictatorial regimes that rule over Muslims today in our lands are far from Islam and Muslims. Much to our regret and sorrow, Muslims, deceived by false fatwas about submitting to their ruler, silently watch the crimes of their rulers. Yes, submission to the Muslim ruler is mandatory, and the proof is the Shariah texts. Almighty Allah said in His Noble Book:يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ “O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you” [4:59].
Imam al-Bukhari conveyed from Abu Hureyrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: «مَنْ أَطَاعَنِي فَقَدْ أَطَاعَ اللَّهَ، وَمَنْ يَعْصِنِي فَقَدْ عَصَى اللَّهَ، وَمَنْ يُطِعِ الأَمِيرَ فَقَدْ أَطَاعَنِي، وَمَنْ يَعْصِ الأَمِيرَ فَقَدْ عَصَانِي» “Whosoever obeys me, obeys Allah; and he who disobeys me, disobeys Allah; and whosoever obeys the Amir (leader), in fact, obeys me; and he who disobeys the Amir, in fact, disobeys me.”
These and other Shariah texts indicate obedience to the ruler. But these common texts are due to private ones, which state that the ruler should be legally elected according to Shariah law, the Bayat method, and not a usurper. To rule under the laws of Allah, the orders and actions of the ruler must comply with the orders and prohibitions of Allah. The Prophet ﷺ orders to fight the usurper.
In the Hadith, transmitted by Muslim and Ahmad from Abu Hurayrah, it is said that the Prophet ﷺ said: جَاءَ رَجُلٌ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللّهِ! أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ جَاءَ رَجُلٌ يُرِيدُ أَخْذَ مَالِي؟ قَالَ: «فَلاَ تُعْطِهِ مَالَكَ» قَالَ: أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ قَاتَلَنِي؟ قَالَ: «قَاتِلْهُ» قَالَ: أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ قَتَلَنِي؟ قَالَ: «فَأَنْتَ شَهِيدٌ» قَالَ: أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ قَتَلْتُهُ؟ قَالَ: «هُوَ فِي النَّارِ» “A man approached the Prophet and said the following: “Oh, the Messenger of Allah! What do you say about the person who wants to take my property?” The Prophet ﷺ said: “Do not give him your property.” “And if he starts to fight with me?” The Prophet ﷺ replied: “Fight with him.” The man again asked: “What will you say if he kills me?” The Prophet ﷺ said: “You will die a shahid.” “And if I kill him?” The Prophet ﷺ replied: “He is of the inhabitants of the Hell”.
Such is the hukm of a person who illegally seizes anything. This hukm also extends to a man who seizes power by violence without the consent of the Ummah. Anyone who seizes power by force is a usurper ruler, and he must be fought until the power returns to the Ummah. In one of the hadith the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: «لَا طَاعَةَ لِمَخْلُوقٍ فِي مَعْصِيَةِ الْخَالِقِ» “There is no obedience to the creation wherein there is disobedience of the Creator” (Imam Ahmad). The rulers over the Muslims in our countries today do not rule under the laws of Allah. Moreover, they are at enmity with Islam and Muslims. Allah Almighty says in His Noble Book:فَاصْبِرْ لِحُكْمِ رَبِّكَ وَلَا تُطِعْ مِنْهُمْ آثِمًا أَوْ كَفُورًا “So be patient for the decision of your Lord and do not obey from among them a sinner or ungrateful [disbeliever]” [76:24].
Today, when the pagans of China pursue and kill our Muslim brothers Uigurs, usurpers of our countries support the crimes of the pagans and encourage their crimes. The letter supporting the policies of the pagans of China are signed by the tyrants of Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Syria, Pakistan.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to China said that the Xinjiang people live happily in a prosperous country. The hereditary prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed ibn Salman Al Saud, during his visit to Beijing supported China’s right to fight extremism, that is, against Xinjiang Muslims. Human rights organizations talk about the existence in China, in the seized Muslim land in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the so-called “re-education camps” in which forcibly held, from 1 million to 3 million people, not only the Uighurs, but also Kazakhs, Kirghiz and other Muslims.
The freedom from the oppression of tyrants who rule over us will only be with the revival of the Second Righteous State of the Khilafah (Caliphate). The freedom from the oppression of the disbelieving colonizers, who seized our lands and destroy the Muslims, will be only with the revival of the Second Righteous State of the Khilafah (Caliphate). The Righteous State of the Khilafah (Caliphate) is a state under the rule of the righteous rulers, the noble companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – Abu Bakr, Umar al Khattab, Usman ibn Affan and Ali ibn Abu Talib (r.a.).
Hizb ut Tahrir conducts ideological and political work according to the method of the Prophethood for the revival of the Second Righteous State of the Khilafah (Caliphate). Hurry up to join Hizb ut Tahrir. Hurry to the revival of the Islamic way of life led by the righteous ruler, Imam. The Prophet ﷺ said: «إِنَّمَا الإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ» “The Imam is a shield, behind whom you fight and protect yourself”.
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