Ninety-three years passed since the colonialists Kaffir destroyed the Khilafah state in Istanbul at the hands of the British agent Mustafa Kamal on the 28th of Rajab 1342 AH corresponding to 3rd of March 1924 CE. Since then, Muslims have been living without an Imam that unites them under his banner, and without someone to look after their affairs, and without a protector of their wealth, and without a defender of what they hold sacred and without a guard of their sanctities, and without someone to punish those who slander the best of creation, the noble Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم. By the destruction of the Khilafah, the post of the Imam whom we fight from behind and are shielded by from the Kaffir’s aggression on us is vacant.
«إِنَّمَا الْإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ»
“Verily, the Imam is but a Shield, behind whom we fight and are protected by.” (Muslim from Abu Huraira)
Allah سبحانه وتعالى did not only obligate the laws of prayer, fasting, and Hajj, but He سبحانه وتعالى also required us to appoint a Khaleefah, to carry out Jihad, and implement the penal code… and other laws of looking after the affairs of the Ummah. The Shariah prohibited on Muslims to spend more than three nights without one Khaleefah for all the Muslims. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
«مَنْ خَلَعَ يَدًا مِنْ طَاعَةٍ لَقِيَ اللَّهَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ لاَ حُجَّةَ لَهُ وَمَنْ مَاتَ وَلَيْسَ فِي عُنُقِهِ بَيْعَةٌ مَاتَ مِيتَةً جَاهِلِيَّةً»
“Whoever withdraws from an obligation, he will meet Allah without having an excuse, and whoever dies without a pledge on his neck, dies the death of Jahiliyah” (Muslim from Abdullah Ibn Umar).
The structure of the Ruling System is not permitted to be other than the Khilafah, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
«كَانَتْ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ تَسُوسُهُمْ الْأَنْبِيَاءُ كُلَّمَا هَلَكَ نَبِيٌّ خَلَفَهُ نَبِيٌّ وَإِنَّهُ لاَ نَبِيَّ بَعْدِي وَسَيَكُونُ خُلَفَاءُ فَيَكْثُرُونَ قَالُوا فَمَا تَأْمُرُنَا قَالَ فُوا بِبَيْعَةِ الْأَوَّلِ فَالْأَوَّلِ»
“Banu Israel were ruled by Prophets, whenever a Prophet dies another succeeds him, but there will be no Prophet after me, there will be Khulafaa and they wil number many, they said: so what do you order us? He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: Give bay’ah to them, one after the other.” (Bukhari from Abu Huraira).
The rulers of Muslims after the Prophethood of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم are the Khulafaa, as evidenced by the consensus of the Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them) after the death of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم of the obligation to appoint a Khaleefah. Therefore, it is not permissible to have a democratic ruling system, or a republic, federal, an empire, monarchy, but the structure of the ruling system in Islam is the Khilafah.
While the work to establish the Khilafah is a fard of sufficiency, but this obligation is not removed as long as the Muslims do not have a Khaleefah. The method to establish this obligation must be the same method of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and in any other method, in response to the saying of Allah سبحانه وتعالى,
لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الآخِرَ
“There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often”
In fulfillment to the saying of Allah سبحانه وتعالى,
وَمَا آتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَاكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانتَهُواْ
“And whatever the Messenger has given you – take; and what he has forbidden you – refrain from. And fear Allah; indeed, Allah is severe in penalty”
And in adherence to the Seerah (life) of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم since the Divine Revelation to the establishment of the state and the transforming Dar Al-Kufr to Dar-Al-Islam, and transforming the Jahilliya society to an Islamic society.
Khilafah is the promise of Allah سبحانه وتعالى and the glad tidings of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says,
وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُم فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْناً يَعْبُدُونَنِي لاَ يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئاً وَمَن كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ
“Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that – then those are the defiantly disobedient.”
The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
«تكون النبوة فيكم ما شاء الله أن تكون، ثم يرفعها إذا شاء أن يرفعها، ثم تكون خلافة على منهاج النبوة، فتكون ما شاء الله أن تكون، ثم يرفعها إذا شاء أن يرفعها، ثم تكون ملكاً عاضاً فيكون ما شاء الله أن يكون، ثم يرفعها إذا شاء أن يرفعها، ثم تكون ملكاً جبريةًّ، فتكون ما شاء الله أن تكون، ثم يرفعها إذا شاء أن يرفعها، ثم تكون خـلافة راشدة على منهاج النبوة، ثم سكت»
“The Prophethood will be among you as long as Allah wills, then he will eliminate it if he so wills. Then a Khilafah on the model of Prophethood will prevail so long as Allah wills, then he will eliminate it if he so wills. Then there will be a biting monarchy as long as Allah wills, then he will eliminate it if he so wills. Then there will be an oppressive monarchy as long as Allah wills, then he will eliminate it if he so wills. Then a Khilafah on the way of Prophethood will prevail and he kept silent.” [Musnad of Imam Ahmad]
The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم ended his Hadeeth with a glad tiding for the Ummah; which is the return of the Khilafah upon the method of the Prophethood once again after the oppressive rule.
Today we see the Ummah started to find the way for its salvation, we see the signs of its return as the best Ummah brought to mankind, as it expresses its wrath on the face of the tyrants, and the beginnings of its awakening and regaining its stolen authority, while it demands the source of its Glory, the rightly guided Khilafah.
So rise O Muslims to remove this darkness, and to return the light of the Khilafah one again. Then we stay in this life under the shade of the Banner of Okab, the Banner of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and in the Akhira we will be shaded by His Shade سبحانه وتعالى on the day when there is no shade but His Shade, and Allah willing, we will be amongst the ones that Allah سبحانه وتعالى said regarding them,
فِي مَقْعَدِ صِدْقٍ عِنْدَ مَلِيكٍ مُقْتَدِرٍ
“In a seat of honor near a Sovereign, Perfect in Ability”
Your liberation and the Ummah’s from the oppression of your rulers and their control will not be except by supporting Islam and work with those working to establish the Islamic state, which will punish the oppressors and their supporters
And who follow them, so that you win both the good of this Dunya and the Akhira, Allah willing. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
لا يَسْتَوِي مِنكُم مَّنْ أَنفَقَ مِن قَبْلِ الْفَتْحِ وَقَاتَلَ أُوْلَئِكَ أَعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً مِّنَ الَّذِينَ أَنفَقُوا مِن بَعْدُ وَقَاتَلُوا وَكُلًّا وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الْحُسْنَى وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ
“Not equal among you are those who spent before the conquest [of Makkah] and fought [and those who did so after it]. Those are greater in degree than they who spent afterwards and fought. But to all Allah has promised the best [reward]. And Allah, with what you do, is acquainted”
And Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
إِنَّمَا كَانَ قَوْلَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذَا دُعُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَهُمْ أَنْ يَقُولُوا سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا وَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الْمُفْلِحُونَ
“The only statement of the [true] believers when they are called to Allah and His Messenger to judge between them is that they say, “We hear and we obey.” And those are the successful”
Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Kuwait
21 Rajab 1435 AH