بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Today, Friday 10 July 2009, marks the sixth day of brutal hostilities against the Muslims of East Turkestan by Chinese government forces, together with Han Chinese gangs supported by these forces, leaving nearly two hundred dead and hundreds injured. Then came the peak of hostilities against the Muslims, when authorities forbade Jumm’a prayers and closed the main Masjid in Urumqi the capital of the region that China calls Xinjiang, rather than its real name “East Turkestan” a part of the Central Asian state of Turkestan, which Muslims opened to Islam in the First Century AH, corresponding to the beginning of the Eighth Century CE, and was occupied forcibly by China in the middle of the last century, i.e. 1949.
What makes China and others dare to occupy Muslim lands?
And what makes China and others dare to perpetrate tyranny and brutal, bloody hostilities against the Muslims?
And why is it that the Muslims are a “soft target” for every villainous aggressor?
And what makes the Muslims a target for plunder and an easy mount upon which to ride, even by the unworthy?
And why is it that the Islamic Lands are considered as a place only for the spilling of the pure blood of the elderly, women and children, a place for distress calls from the bereaved, for division and dismemberment and for control by enemies and allies alike?
Why is it that Muslims are poor and destitute, when their lands are lands of wealth and power?
There is only one reason, which anyone who has a heart, hearing and sight can comprehend, and that is the Muslims have lost the caretaker who looks after their affairs. They have lost the Imam who protects them and behind whom they fight, as RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
إِنَّمَا الْإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ» أخرجه مسلم
“The Imam is a shield, behind him you fight and by him you are protected.” [Muslim]
So, they have lost the rightly guided Khaleefah who will protect the sanctity of Islam and guard the frontiers. And they have lost the Mu’atasim who will answer the distress call of the afflicted, the cries of the oppressed and the screams of the subjugated!
The Muslims today number more than one and a half billion, but they are without a state that rules by all that Allah has revealed and fight Jihad fee sabeelillah, but instead they have rulers that rule by everything other than Islam and fight everyone other than the enemies of Allah, His Messenger and the Believers. They look and listen to all that occurred in East Turkestan, but they did not mobilize to help them, for they are deaf, dumb and blind and have no sense. Their example is that of one who speaks, but the speech is merely words without any action and yet he insists he is doing good.
And what has become of the Muslims is the rulers’ doing: large in numbers but light in weight, froth like froth on a stream, so true is the saying of RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم,
بَلْ أَنْتُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ كَثِيرٌ وَلَكِنَّكُمْ غُثَاءٌ كَغُثَاءِ السَّيْلِ وَلَيَنْزَعَنَّ اللَّهُ مِنْ صُدُورِ عَدُوِّكُمْ الْمَهَابَةَ مِنْكُمْ وَلَيَقْذِفَنَّ اللَّهُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ الْوَهْنَ فَقَالَ قَائِلٌ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَا الْوَهْنُ قَالَ حُبُّ الدُّنْيَا وَكَرَاهِيَةُ الْمَوْتِ» رواه أبو داود
“Rather you will be numerous on that day, but you will be like froth as froth on the stream and Allah will remove fear of you from the hearts of your enemies and strike you hearts with Wahan.” And RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم was asked, “O RasulAllah what is Wahan?” And he صلى الله عليه وسلم answered, “Love of life and fear of death.” [Abu Dawud]
The Muslim commander Qutaiba bin Muslim Al-Bahilee opened Turkestan – the West of Central Asia and opened its two major cities, Samarkand and Bukhara, in 94 AH, and then he turned towards the east until he reached Kashgar, which in those times was the capital of East Turkestan, which China now calls Xinjiang, and he completed its opening in the year 95 AH. He then stopped at the gates of China and his army was about to set foot on Chinese soil. When the Chinese Emperor heard about him, he was stricken by fear and panic and sent a delegation to the Muslim commander to pay Jizyah and sent him soil in which he could fulfill his oath to step on Chinese soil; such was the glory of the Muslims and Islam! The Muslims had been granted dignity by their Lord, strengthened by their Deen, standing as a strong and powerful wall that no-one who hated Islam and Muslims would dare to approach, let alone assault.
Indeed what you face in all corners of the earth is enough for you to make you reflect and think and march in determination, or the following applies to you:
أَوَلَا يَرَوْنَ أَنَّهُمْ يُفْتَنُونَ فِي كُلِّ عَامٍ مَرَّةً أَوْ مَرَّتَيْنِ ثُمَّ لَا يَتُوبُونَ وَلَا هُمْ يَذَّكَّرُونَ
“See they not that they are put in trial once or twice every year Yet, they turn not in repentance, nor do they learn a lesson (from it).” [at-Tawba, 9:126]
Hizb ut-Tahrir calls upon you to work hard with it to support it in establishing the Khilafah, so the Ummah is restored as the best nation brought forth to humankind and the state which is the leading state in the world returns. A state which will cut the necks of those who attack the Muslims and Islam, and maim the hand that reaches out to them with evil intent whether it is in Turkestan or anywhere else in Islamic Lands, with a Mu’atasim answering the distress calls, to retaliate against those who oppress, and the earth again will be enlightened by the radiance of the new Khilafah.
وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ * بِنَصْرِ اللَّهِ يَنْصُرُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيم
“And on that day, the believers will rejoice – With the help of Allah. He helps whom He wills, and He is the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.” [Ar-Rum, 30:4-5]
17 Rajab 1430 AH
10 July 2009