Pakistan's Hizb ut-Tahrir Spokesman abduction issue
An open letter to Media, Journalists, Owners of Media Houses, TV Anchors, Reporters and Columnists
From Mrs. Naveed Butt, wife of Pakistan's spokesman for Hizb ut-Tahrir
You all know my husband very well. In order to fulfill his professional obligations he remained in touch with most of the people in media. And you also know very well that on Friday, 11th of May 2012, he was abducted by government thugs when he just reached his home after picking his children from school. In front of my three innocent children and neighbors, they dragged him from the car and placed him in the typical white Suzuki high roof van used by ISI and then ran away.
Respected representatives of media!
My husband was working in media for the last twelve years to develop awareness regarding Khilafah. He met a lot of people amongst you as a spokesperson of Hizb ut-Tahrir. He wrote letters and provided literature and books of Hizb ut-Tahrir to you. He had no personal interest with any of you, neither did he expect worldly or financial gains in this thorny path. He only wanted from you that you should join him to combine our efforts in order to establish the Khilafah state and to fulfill this mutual obligation. We spent twelve years in this fear that if not today may be tomorrow, thugs of the government agencies may kidnap him. This danger has also been faced by every sincere Muslim living in this country who wants the comprehensive implementation of Islam and who is struggling for the establishment of Khilafah. Many of our members and supporters have been harassed, imprisoned and abducted by these agencies. Our public Islamic dars's teaching people Quran and Sunnah, were raided and people were arrested. At the moment apart from Naveed Butt, member of Hizb Habibullah Saleem is in illegal detention of agencies for more than a month.
My husband spent a lot of time amongst you so that you should realize that the current democratic capitalist system and current governments and politicians have failed and will remain a failure even after hundred years. He also told you that the only possible solution which can lead us out of this miserable situation is to implement the same thing which Allah سبحانه وتعالى gave to His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم and he صلى الله عليه وسلم implemented it and it remained in place till 1924. Under the shade of Khilafah Muslims remained strong, mighty and the most powerful nation on the earth. This is the only solution which is the demand of our Aqeedah and it is an obligation on us to implement it. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
إِنْ الْحُكْمُ إِلاَّ لِلَّهِ
"The ruling rests only with Allah." [Yusuf, 12:75]
وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الظَّالِمُونَ
"And whosoever does not judge by that Which Allah has revealed, such are the oppressors (Zalimun)." [Al-Maida, 5:45]
But unfortunately most of you did not reply to this call and the call of your conscience and preferred your temporary benefits, jobs and the glitter of this world. But you must remember the way things are moving within the Muslim World soon you will lose these worldly benefits. At this time not only Pakistan but the whole Muslim Ummah and even the entire human race could only be saved with the implementation of the system of Allah سبحانه وتعالى. You must remember that this worldly life is momentary and no one can die before his time. Your fear not only lets you down in this world but also you will not get anything except indignity and disrespect on the Day of Judgment. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
وَمَنْ أَعْرَضَ عَنْ ذِكْرِي فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنكًا وَنَحْشُرُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَعْمَى
"But whosoever turns away from my reminder (Quran) verily for him is a life of hardship and we shall raise him up blind." [Taha, 20:124]
RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
أَلَا لَا يَمْنَعَنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ رَهْبَةُ النَّاسِ أَنْ يَقُولَ بِحَقٍّ إِذَا رَآهُ أَوْ شَهِدَهُ فَإِنَّهُ لَا يُقَرِّبُ مِنْ أَجَلٍ وَلَا يُبَاعِدُ مِنْ رِزْقٍ
"Fear of the people should not stop any one of you from speaking the word of truth when he sees and witnesses it, verily saying the word of truth neither brings your death closer nor pushes away your sustenance." (Ahmad)
Therefore you must come out of this fear and openly discuss the name and struggle of Hizb ut-Tahrir. Discuss its harassed and abducted members. I ask you who is responsible for raising the word of truth against these tyrant rulers? Is it not the responsibility of media? If you remain anxious to mention even the name of Hizb, let alone covering its sacrifices for the establishment of Khilafah all over the world, then neither the situation of your personal matters nor the national or international situation would improve for the better.
Respected Anchor persons, Reporters and Columnists!
At this time when my husband has been abducted since 11 May 2012 by these government thugs, and on 24 May these agencies sent a message to us, threatening to kill Naveed Butt and to dispose of his body if he does not desist from his call. Now it is your religious, ethical and professional obligation that you must write and present programs against this vicious and illegal act because being a spokesperson of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan he remained in touch with you. If you remain silent on this oppression, then these agencies which have been made the slave of the rulers will become more daring in their repression.
The Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَتَأْمُرُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَلَتَنْهَوُنَّ عَنْ الْمُنْكَرِ أَوْ لَيُوشِكَنَّ اللَّهُ أَنْ يَبْعَثَ عَلَيْكُمْ عِقَابًا مِنْهُ ثُمَّ تَدْعُونَهُ فَلَا يُسْتَجَابُ لَكُمْ
"(I vow) by the One in Whose hands my soul rests, you have to enjoin the good and forbid the wrong, otherwise Allah will be about to send upon you a punishment from Him, then you would pray to Him but He would not answer you". (Ahmed and Tirmidhi)
Only you people have the weapon of pen and camera which can scare these rulers and inform the people of their tyranny. Then what matter is stopping you to help bring the real change? My husband told you on several occasions that it is only Hizb which is presenting systems of Islam as a detailed practical and implementable program. It is only Hizb which has a comprehensive and practical constitution based on Quran and Sunnah. Also it has a team of best experts, politicians and a people who have global vision who are even today successfully running the affairs of the world's biggest political party spread out in more than forty countries under the command of a single Ameer. Then what hinders you to become a part of this movement of truth and real change? You know very well that whether it is Nawaz Sharif or Fazul ur Rehman or Imran Khan or the so called religious political parties, they all belong to the same cadre. Amongst them no one is the real opposition and also they do not pose any danger to America and its agents Kayani, Zardari and Gilani. Because all of them want the continuity of this corrupt system and share of government in order to squander national wealth. Imperialists, including America and Britain, only feel threatened from Hizb ut-Tahrir and from its call for Khilafah. This is the only reason for banning Hizb ut-Tahrir all over the world. Our members are abducted, tortured and killed. My husband who has been fulfilling his obligation of accounting tyrant rulers with his pen and paper is being kept under illegal detention but on the other hand plunderers, thugs and agents of the imperialists are free to move around with full government security.
Respected members of media!
My husband Naveed Butt has been abducted by ISI officials on the orders of Kayani because he was strongly opposing the opening of NATO supply line and declaring Kayani, Zardari and Gilani traitors because they have helped America in order to spill the blood of thousands of Muslims in the name of war on terror. Tell me what is wrong in it or is it a crime to talk about the establishment of Khilafah in a country which was created in the name of Islam? Now it is an obligation upon you to raise your voice against this grave injustice otherwise you will not be able to explain your position in this world after the establishment of Khilafah nor will any excuse on the Day of Judgment will save you from the wrath of Allah. Therefore you have a golden opportunity to respond to the call of Allah and his Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم and save your Dunya and Aakhira. Allah Tala says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ
"O you who believe! Answer Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to that which will gives you life." [Al-Anfal, 8:24]
May Allah help you.