In a statement by Dr. Essam Ahmad Al-Bashir, President of the Islamic Fiqh Council, reported in “Al Mijhar As-Siyasi” Newspaper, Issue No. 1113 on Saturday 4th July, 2015, as saying, “The idea of the Islamic Khilafah State at the moment is impractical; it is not a priority and it is not an obligation on Muslims to follow…”
We in Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah of Sudan in the face of this deliberate deception of a man sitting on the presidency of the Islamic Fiqh Council, emphasize the following facts:
First: The obligation of the Khilafah is no longer a subject of dispute between Muslims, since the Khilafah became the demand of the masses of the Ummah, which the Kuffar of the West stand in the way to prevent its establishment by conspiring against the Ummah, and the creation of wars and igniting them, and by trying to tarnish the brilliant image of the Khilafah with whatever means of deception, cunningness, and maliciousness, using the Muslim rulers, who are repressive against the Muslims and humiliate them and engage with the West in its war on Islam, and they are helped by bad scholars, Sultans’ scholars; who are content with this life instead of the Hereafter, who sold their religion with little dirhams, and perishing posts, and gave false Fatwas, La Hawla wa La Quwata iIla Billah (No Might and Power except in Allah).
We did not need to write a statement regarding the obligation of the Khilafah if it wasn’t for such words by those who are in the position of knowledge and Scholars. Didn’t the Prophet ﷺ say:
»وَمَنْ مَاتَ وَلَيْسَ فِى عُنُقِهِ بَيْعَةٌ مَاتَ مِيتَةً جَاهِلِيَّةً«
“The one who died without a pledge of allegiance on his neck, has died a death of (the days of) ignorance.”
And the death in the days of ignorance is a sinful death, and all scholars of the predecessors and successors said the pledge of allegiance (bay’ah) mentioned in the Hadeeth is the allegiance (bay’ah) to the Khaleefah, so how is it not a Shariah priority, and an obligation of the greatest and elevated obligations, but it is the crown of obligations, as the righteous scholars said?!
Second: Is there a revelation after the Prophet ﷺ that was revealed to those who say that this is not the time for the Khilafah?! So when is its time, when it is an absent obligation, and Muslims must work to establish every absent obligation, and especially in the question of the Khilafah. It is by the consensus of the companions (ra), that it is not permissible for Muslims to lodge three nights without a Khilafah, they (ra) delayed the burial of the body of our beloved Prophet ﷺ for this great obligation.
Third: The Khilafah will liberate the Ummah from the domination of the Kaffir West, America and its allies, and by the Khilafah the Ummah will be unified under one banner, the banner of Al-‘Uqab (Rayat Al-‘Uqab)), the banner of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, the banner of monotheism, the banner of there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah (La Ilaha Ila Allah Muhammad Rasoolulah). Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلا تَفَرَّقُوا
“And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided”
And He سبحانه وتعالى says:
إِنَّ هَذِهِ أُمَّتُكُمْ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً وَأَنَا رَبُّكُمْ فَاعْبُدُونِ
“Indeed this, your religion, is one religion, and I am your Lord, so worship Me”
The Khilafah protects the creed from misguidance and protects the great book of Allah, the Qur’an from desecration, and protects the honour of our beloved Muhammad ﷺ from abuse, and protects the honour of the Muslims, their blood, and their money.
Fourth: As for the statement that: “the work for Khilafah at the moment is impractical”, what is the standard and reference for it? If the reference and the evidence is Shariah as it should, then this is the time for it because it is absent now; it has filled the corners of history for thirteen centuries, in which the Khilafah was the glory and victory of the Ummah, and it was even the leader of the world, the number one state. Today, it is the vital issue for the Ummah and the Obligation of the era that they should be working for with full speed and maximum power. By the Khilafah the Muslim countries will be united and become Islamic land which implement the laws of Allah and prepares the armies, and opens the countries to spread the guidance and light, and get people out of the darkness of the oppressive capitalism, into the light of Islam and its justice.
Finally we say that the Khilafah will return soon, Allah willing, in spite of the Kuffar and their deceitful and subordinate agents from the sons of the Muslims.
Ibrahim Othman (Abu Khalil)
Official Spokesman of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Sudan
Saturday, 17th Ramadan 1436 AH
No: HTS 32/2015