ولاَ تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَافِلاً عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الأَبْصَارُ
“Do not consider Allah to be unaware of what the wrongdoers perpetrate. He is merely deferring them to a Day on which their sight will be transfixed”
Allahu Akbar! Allah is the Greatest! There is no power and strength except with Allah! The day when we hear about the death of the dictator Islam Karimov has finally come! After a quarter century of his rule in which the people of Uzbekistan in general and in particular the Shabab of Hizb ut Tarhrir have suffered from various types of injustice and oppression, domination and despotism.
In an attempt to test the persistence of Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir, this wretched tyrant imprisoned thousands of them in horrid prisons with no safe water to drink or fresh air to breath, since these prisons are located either in the steppes in the bitter cold, or in the deserts in the extreme heat. Thousands of children orphaned, thousands of wives widowed, and thousands of mothers bereaved because of Karimov’s hatred towards Islam and his perpetration against Muslims.
Yes, this dictator is now under the ground! But it is still too early to rejoice the greater joy. Because we are concerned about the future of Uzbekistan, and what awaits the people of this country in the following days. In any case, we know that Karimov was only a gear in this huge wheel of torture. This gear has now fallen and he will be placed to take his turn in the cycle, it may be as bad or maybe worse. This is the example of Egypt for all to see. Yes, Mubarak had been a tyrant, but Sisi is more brutal and tyrannical than him.
While thousands of Muslims in Uzbekistan are in prisons, while millions of Muslims forced to leave the country in search of food, in search of salvation from the tyrant’s oppression and cannot return home. While thousands of Muslims from the people of Uzbekistan languish in prisons, while millions were forced to leave their country in search of work to quell their hunger, or to escape from the tyrannical oppression, and cannot return to their homes afterwards, the old regime continues to be. Nothing has changed.
O Muslims of Uzbekistan! Dictator Karimov’s death proves once again that every tyrant’s life will come to an end! No tyrants live forever! And their power is not eternal! Their reign is not eternal! The day when we hear the promise of our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ will come soon: «… ثم تكون ملكًا جبرية فتكون ما شاء الله أن تكون، ثم يرفعها الله إذا شاء أن يرفعها، ثم تكون خلافة على منهاج النبوة، ثم سكت» “…After that, despotic kingship would emerge, and it will remain as long as Allah wills. Then, the Khilafah (Caliphate) shall come once again based on the method of the Prophethood” (Abu Daud, Ahmad).
O Muslims of Uzbekistan! It is time for your diligent work to establish the righteous Khilafah (Caliphate) state on the method of Prophethood! Do not allow anyone to fool you with false promises and slogans. Do not be fooled today, as you were fooled in the past. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh), urging Muslims to be prudent and vigilant, said: «لا يلدغ المؤمن من جحر واحد مرتين» “A Believer is not bitten from the same hole twice”. (Bukhari)
The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Monday 3rd Dhul Hijjah 1437 AH
Issue No: 1437 AH / 055