Slander Campaign against Hizb ut Tahrir
At a time that the Muslims of Pakistan already possess strong awareness of Hizb ut Tahrir and its methodology, the regime is busy undermining itself by persisting in the style of lies and allegations against Hizb ut Tahrir. On 2nd March 2017, the Daily “Aaj” of Peshawar published a typical government agencies’ report, devoid of any journalistic ethics, alleging the arrest of four activists of Hizb ut Tahrir, whilst distributing leaflets and further claiming that weapons were recovered from them. Such lies only harm the regime itself as the Muslims of Pakistan are well aware that Hizb ut Tahrir strictly adheres to the Methodology of RasulAllah ﷺ in its march to restore Islam to governing the affairs of Muslims. They know well that Hizb ut Tahrir confines itself political and intellectual actions only and adheres strictly to the forbidding by RasulAllah ﷺ of resorting to arms to establish Islam as an authority and state.
As for the regime maligning the Hizb by saying that it would change its methodology through frustration and desperation, it is well known that Hizb ut Tahrir strictly adheres to Islam in all its stances and its shebaab have endured severe torture and embraced martyrdom for decades throughout the Muslim World, without disobeying Allah سبحانه وتعالى and His Messenger ﷺ. As for frustration and desperation, it best describes the state of Pakistan’s rulers themselves, who deploy slander now even though such slander failed when Hizb ut Tahrir was far less well-known and respected. Indeed, frustration and desperation at the sight of the Khilafah’s impending return has paralyzed the regime’s ability to reason, for its slander only serves to expose itself further before the aware within the people of power.
Yes, it is expected that the wicked regime, rebellious against Allah سبحانه وتعالى and His Messenger ﷺ, would slander the Khilafah project and its advocates. However, it is regrettable that some elements of media would assist the regime in its sin, whilst the rest of the media does not hold them to account for deviating from the Truth. Indeed, the least of accounting would be to insist that if such elements cannot speak good of the Khilafah project, they can at least not speak ill of it. RasulAllah ﷺ said,
«مَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَلْيَقُلْ خَيْرًا أَوْ لِيَصْمُتْ»
“Whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him speak good or keep quiet.” [Muslim and Bukhari]
A better level of accounting is to insist that such reports from the wicked government are verified with Hizb ut Tahrir itself, for Allah سبحانه وتعالى said,
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن جَاءكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَأٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا أَن تُصِيبُوا قَوْمًا بِجَهَالَةٍ فَتُصْبِحُوا عَلَى مَا فَعَلْتُمْ نَادِمِينَ
“O you who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, verify the truth, lest you harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what you have done.”
(Surah al-Hujaraat 49:6)
And the best of the accounting is to insist that such elements should repent and seek expiation of their sin by printing this clarification prominently and assisting Hizb ut Tahrir in its exposing the regime and its crimes against Islam and Muslims from now on.
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Pakistan
Sunday, 06th Jumada II 1438 AH