More than 40 military factions in northern Syria, Homs, Al-Badiyah and Deir az-Zor displayed their support to the unification of the ranks and the forming of a unified army under the Ministry of Defence as proposed by the Syrian Islamic Council (SIC) and Syrian Interim Government Prime Minister Jawad Abu Hatab attempting to create an entity which will unify the ranks of all groups under one flag.
There is no doubt that Allah (swt) has ordered us to unite and hold fast to His rope as well as He prohibited us from relying on the oppressors, as He (swt) said:
وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا
“And hold fast to the rope of God, altogether, and do not become divided.”
And He (swt) said:
وَلَا تَرْكَنُوا إِلَى الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا فَتَمَسَّكُمُ النَّارُ وَمَا لَكُمْ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ مِنْ أَوْلِيَاءَ ثُمَّ لَا تُنْصَرُونَ
“And do not incline towards those who do wrong, or the Fire may touch you; and you will have no protectors besides God, and you will not be saved.”
Instead He (swt) showed us how unification should be and secured, it is not only unification which is required, rather it is required that the unification should happen for the sake of the mighty Islamic cause and under the banner of Rasullalah ﷺ, and fighting should be for the sake of making Allah’s word the highest. The Prophet ﷺ said: «مَنْ قَاتَلَ لِتَكُونَ كَلِمَةُ اللهِ هِيَ الْعُلْيَا فَهُوَ فِيْ سَبِيلِ اللهِ»“Whoever fights for the sake of making Allah’s word the highest verily it is for the sake of Allah”. Is unification for the sake of founding a civil democratic country which separates Islam from life and society, and where power befalls to the people and not the Islamic law – is that a unification that satisfies Allah (swt) or is it for the satisfaction of the Kaffir West and leaning towards it?! And is unification under the knowledge of the French mandate and setting aside the Prophet’s ﷺ banner a unification that pleases Allah (swt) or is it for the sake of pleasing the Kaffir West and relying on it?! Is handing over of the political leadership to the interim government, created by the West, a unification that satisfies Allah (swt) or for the sake of satisfying the Kaffir West and relying on it?!
O Muslims in ash-Sham:
This act with five principles, released by what is called the Syrian Islamic Council that will be used to unify the ranks, did not give Islam its share. It came to stabilize the rotten nationalism without mentioning the form of the state nor its guarantee, system or apparatus, thereby leaving the door wide open to the democratic state which will separate Islam from life and society and which the Kaffir West created as a roof for the negotiations with the murderer of children, women and elderly people. The act also stressed on the outer layers misleading the public opinion that the problem is only in the person of Bashar and his security forces. Allah (swt) says:
وَمَنْ أَعْرَضَ عَنْ ذِكْرِي فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنْكًا وَنَحْشُرُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَعْمَى * قَالَ رَبِّ لِمَ حَشَرْتَنِي أَعْمَى وَقَدْ كُنْتُ بَصِيرًا * قَالَ كَذَلِكَ أَتَتْكَ آَيَاتُنَا فَنَسِيتَهَا وَكَذَلِكَ الْيَوْمَ تُنْسَى
“But whoever turns away from My Reminder, for him is a confined life. And We will raise him on the Day of Resurrection blind. He will say, “My Lord, why did You raise me blind, though I was seeing? He will say, “Just as Our revelations came to you, and you forgot them, today you will be forgotten.”
He (swt) also said:
فَلْيَحْذَرِ الَّذِينَ يُخَالِفُونَ عَنْ أَمْرِهِ أَنْ تُصِيبَهُمْ فِتْنَةٌ أَوْ يُصِيبَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
“So let those who oppose his orders beware, lest an ordeal strikes them, or a painful punishment befalls them.”
Straying away from the Shariah of Allah’s law is the cause of our misery and the distress of our living. Going against Allah’s commands is the cause of our torment, trouble and disasters. The reward for the revolution of ash-Sham is not only eliminating the regime and its officers and symbols, rather it is also becoming free from the Kaffir states and their influence; and to establish the Khilafah Rashidah state (righteous Caliphate) on the method of the Prophethood, all of which are solid Shariah rulings in the text of the Qur’an and Sunnah.
The Almighty said:
هَٰذَا بَلَاغٌ لِّلنَّاسِ وَلِيُنذَرُوا بِهِ وَلِيَعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا هُوَ إِلَٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ وَلِيَذَّكَّرَ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ
“This is a proclamation for mankind, that they may be warned thereby, and know that He is One God, and that people of understanding may remember.”
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Syria
Wednesday, 15th Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH
No: 1438 /026