On this very day, the third of March 1924 CE, corresponding to the twenty-eighth of Rajab 1342 AH Mustafa Kamal perpetrated a heinous crime by officially announcing the abolition of the Khilafah system and Turkey was declared a secular republic, and he forsook the rest of the Muslim countries that were part of the Khilafah. Truly it was the greatest calamity affecting the Ummah of Islam; the life of Muslims became darker as a result, and the sun of their pride and dignity became absent on the day they lost their Khaleefah, the one who looks after their affairs, and defender of their rights, whom the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم described as:
«إنما الإمام جُنة، يقاتل من ورائه، ويتقى به»
“Verily the Imam is but a shield, who is fought from behind, and is protected by.”
Not only that, but Allah’s laws, the basis of justice, were removed, and were replaced by Western unjust laws, and the Islamic doctrine was replaced by that of the Kaffir West, the separation of religion from life. Muslim countries were exposed to the European Kaffir invaders, they ransacked the land through division and the looting of its resources, and humiliation of its people and sowed the division among them through claims of nationalism and patriotism and lifting injustice off ethnic minorities. And now the Muslim began killing his brother for an inch of land, we see the blood of Muslims being spilled morning and evening, without a rescuer, and a handful of agents rulers who control them, they do not exceed the number of their dead and their wounded, and not one of them dares to condemn anything for fear of the wrath of his masters!
How is this compared to the past glory of Islam in the East and the West of the earth? The Muslim traveled earth from end to end fearing Allah alone and worried that the wolf will attack his sheep? How this is compared to the justice of Omar, and the determination of Haroon and the courage of Al Mutassim and the insistence of Suleiman the Magnificent who built edifices of Justice and made the Caesars and Chosroeses tastes bitter defeats and they liberated the countries and the people? They were in command of the world seas; no one could enter them without their permission.
Do you not see what has become of Muslims under democracy and secularism: the religion of their rulers, the guards of treacherous America of vice! Uncle Sam has become the sole ruler of the Muslims countries, he conducts treaties, deals, conferences, and even declares war and move armies whenever he wants and wills without anyone’s objection, and all Muslim rulers do is foot the bills, and justify the American ransacking. Is there a worse fallen position than a Muslim ruler’s Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم is insulted and he goes to the land of the Kuffar to follow their way and declares that he stands side by side with them, in defiance of the Muslims’ sentiments and under the eyes and ears of the so called Muslim Scholars?! It is By Allah a disaster, the saying of Allah سبحانه وتعالى truly depicts them:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَى أَوْلِيَاءَ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ وَمَنْ يَتَوَلَّهُمْ مِنْكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ ‘ فَتَرَى الَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ مَرَضٌ يُسَارِعُونَ فِيهِمْ يَقُولُونَ نَخْشَى أَنْ تُصِيبَنَا دَائِرَةٌ فَعَسَى اللَّهُ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ بِالْفَتْحِ أَوْ أَمْرٍ مِنْ عِنْدِهِ فَيُصْبِحُوا عَلَى مَا أَسَرُّوا فِي أَنْفُسِهِمْ نَادِمِينَ
“O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people So you see those in whose hearts is disease hastening into [association with] them, saying, “We are afraid a misfortune may strike us.” But perhaps Allah will bring conquest or a decision from Him, and they will become, over what they have been concealing within themselves, regretful”
Yes O Muslims, we believe in our Lord سبحانه وتعالى, and we are certain of the truth of His promise of the victory for the Ummah of Islam, and the domination of its Deen over all religions, and the signs of victory seem close by His سبحانه وتعالى might and strength, and that day no one who oppressed us or insulted our creed and our Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and snatched our rights will escape the punishment.
وَسَيَعْلَمُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا أَيَّ مُنْقَلَبٍ يَنْقَلِبُونَ
“And those who have wronged are going to know to what [kind of] return they will be returned”
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Iraq
Monday, 11th Jumada I 1436 AH
Issue No: 02/36