On 28 Rajab 1342 AH, corresponding to 3 March 1924 CE, the National Assembly held its second session in Ankara at 3:25 pm to 6:45 pm. This meeting ended on this fateful day with the fatal decision to the Islamic Ummah, to abolish the Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate)… The irony is that the vote on the decision was by a show of hands and not by secret ballot, all in an atmosphere filled with fear, it showed the voters by lifting of hands, which is risky for those who vote against the abolition of the Khilafah, they were to meet the same fate of those who opposed the decision before the meeting, who were killed or punished.
With this decision, the Kufr countries, especially the British, with the help of the traitors of the Arabs and the Turks, led by the traitor Mustafa Kamal, have implemented the conditions of the British Foreign Minister and the head of their delegation at the 1922 Lausanne Conference, which stipulated four conditions for the recognition of Turkey’s independence: the full abolition of the Caliphate, the expulsion of the Caliph, confiscating the Caliph’s wealth, and declaring a secular state. Thus committing the biggest crime against the Muslims, they destroyed the Khilafah completely; Islam was destroyed as the constitution of a state, a system of life, and the legislation of the Ummah. Thus, ruling by what Allah has revealed was removed from all parts of the earth, and the rule of Kufr prevailed.
Since that black day and the Islamic Ummah has been suffering in its life and its position among the nations, after it was one Ummah, and one state, the Muslims became more than fifty states, and after Muslims opened the lands and spread the good, their country became a target. Their Caliph was their shield, but the rulers of the Muslims became their enemies, competing in service of the West and competing in evil plotting against them. They surpassed Abu Raghal in treason. Thus, the situation of the Muslims became entangled with sedition, fear, hunger and disease. Their land became a battlefield for the conflicting parties and their wealth is looted for their enemies, their media is a mouthpiece for the trivial people, and their countries host the bases and fleets of the Kuffar.
The solution to this situation is known; it is underlined in the Book of Allah, and is indicated in the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. What we must do is to work to restore the Khilafah. This solution can lead us to lead the world. Allah (swt) blessed this Ummah with wealth that can make them in the forefront of the nations if they had a Caliph and a state; their wealth is underground and on the surface of the earth. It is the first in the production of oil and gas, which the Kuffar in the West depend on to power its factories and achieve its well-being, not to mention the mineral and agricultural resources and the strategic location that links the three continents and controls the world trade routes through the straits and waterways: Gibraltar and the Dardanelles and Bosphorus, and the Suez Canal, the Bab al-Mandab, and the Strait of Hormuz and the Strait of Malacca in Southeast Asia, and above this it has intellectual wealth, and way of life comes from the Lord of mankind, Allah (swt) says:
وَنَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ تِبْيَانًا لِّكُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةً وَبُشْرَىٰ لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ
“And We have sent down to you the Book as clarification for all things and as guidance and mercy and good tidings for the Muslims” [An-Nahl: 89]
Today, human beings have realized the failure of the leadership of the capitalist countries; those aware among them are looking for solutions and treatments for the problems of this system. Capitalism turned men into slaves and women to products, it recognizes only the material value, the countries that adopt it destroy everything, they invade a state to get fuel, initiate wars between countries to run their arms factories, it does not care how many people starve, or how many children die!!
The Khilafah, brothers, is the source of the pride of the Muslims and the title of their strength, and this is known to the colonialists … because they are not sufficed with the destruction of the Khilafah, but seek and exert their efforts to prevent its return. They wage a fierce war on its workers, and therefore they were enraged when they heard of the launch of Hizb ut Tahrir sixty years ago, and that the party made the work for the return of the Khilafah its vital issue. They fought it relentlessly, them and their agents, with all the methods of evil: slander, arrest and torture leading to martyrdom and long prison terms … But they failed in all of this and the party remained standing bowing only to Allah (swt).
Finally, they fought it, by exploiting the crimes of some Islamic movements that declared the caliphate but was not established according to the Shariah, and carried out illegal acts of slaughter, burning, sabotage and destruction. The colonists exploited the crimes of these movements and turned the spotlight on them. This is to terrify the Muslims by showing them that the caliphate they want carry out such crime, making the people hate the real Khilafah. But they failed this time as they failed using their previous means. People understand the Khilafah on the method of Prophethood and can distinguish between it and the supposed caliphate. The real Khilafah is not unknown.
It is a distinct system explained by the Prophet ﷺ and the rightly guided Caliphs followed it after him. The Khilafah is not an empire or a monarchy, or a republic, or presidential, or parliamentarian, or dictatorial system or a democracy that rules by that which Allah, nor any kind of man-made systems, but it is a Khilafah of justice, and its rulers are the successors of imams, the Ummah is protected by them and fight behind them … It is a Khilafah that protects blood, preserves the honour, preserves money, and fulfils covenants … Take allegiance with consent and choice, not coercion and force. People will immigrate to it in safety and will not flee from it in fear.
In the anniversary of this painful occasion of the destruction of the Khilafah State, we invite you to work with us and to reject the ideas that were among the most important causes of its fall: the national and patriotic bond, and to make the great Aqeedah bond the one that brings us together. We do not invite you to come and work, and take you in the world of imagination, but we work among you and with you. We have prepared a comprehensive constitution ready for application in all organs of the state, and it is a clear and pure perception derived from the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger ﷺ and the sources they guide to, of the consensus of the Companions and analogy (qiyas) based on a Shariah reason.
Finally, our enemy is one, it is the Kafir West, so let us make the conflict between us and our real enemy, who plot against us day and night and tries to occupy the Muslims among themselves. Our war is one, our pain is one, our Book is one, our Qibla is one, and our Aqeedah is one. An Ummah that have all of this must have and one leader and one state, and above this and that, Allah (swt) has ordered us to unite and refrain from division. There is no greater division than the establishment of borders, nationalities, passports, visas, flags and constitutions made by the Kafir colonialists and make the people sanctify it as if it’s a revelation from heaven?! It is such ideas that the Kafir West made for us and its puppet rulers that divides us. So let us reject them and re-establish our Khilafah, and Allah is with us and is our support. Allah (swt) says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ
“O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life” [Al-Anfal: 24]
Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Yemen
14 Rajab 1439 AH