It is not disputed that the rulings of the Khilafah State (Caliphate) are of the practical jurisprudence, and not of matters of the creed. Also it is not disputed that there is no existence of Islam in practice in its absence. The application of the rules of the Shariah is an obligation of sufficiency (Fard Kifayah) on the Ummah that will delegate on their behalf the Imam who will look after its affair according to the rules of Islam, and will follow policies to deter those who plot against the Ummah and its Deen, and will lead foreign policy in order to spread the message of Islam to the world.
The enemies of the Deen and the Muslims work relentlessly to prevent the resumption of Islamic life. They have not only destroyed the Khilafah State by the hand of criminal Mustafa Kamal 97 years ago (Hijri), but they have plotted to eradicate the Islamic Aqeedah from existence, or at least from the hearts and minds of Muslims. They did not only disrupt the rules of Deen but they imposed man-made law imported from Western civilization, rather they worked and still do, to distort the rules of Islam on the one hand and to decorate the concepts of the Western civilization which are bankrupt from any argument, proof or anything else.
Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Ruling and the Deen are twins, the Deen is the origin and the Sultan (ruling) is the guard, and that which has no origin will be destroyed and that which has no guard will be lost”. Thus, after the removal of the guardian Sultan, the West embarked on persistent attempts to uproot the Islamic creed from the hearts of the Muslims, if not through the means of intellectual invasion, and the imposition of imported systems and laws and the decoration of the corrupt Western civilization only; it is also through inventing wars with many justifications, by the hands of the agent Muslim rulers sometimes. (As witnessed in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya, and the last air strike carried out by the Afghan Air Force, in the province of Kunduz in the north of the country, on a school during the graduation ceremony of a group of memorizers of the Qur’an, killing 100 and wounding 50 others). And through its armies at other times, after setting up military bases and made the sons of Muslims targets to experiment on them its modern lethal weapons.
But this Ummah did not and will not die, and Allah (swt) has pledged to preserve this Deen, and even to make it prevail over all ways of life:
يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّهُ إِلَّا أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ * هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ
“They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it. It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion, although they who associate others with Allah dislike it”
The Islamic Ummah has been torn apart, divided and has lost its Khilafah since ninety-four years (in the Gregorian calendar) or ninety-seven Hijri years. We say enough is enough! It is high time that this Ummah gather around an astute, prudent and sincere political leadership that will restore the Ummah’s glory and utilize its resources for the service of its sons, and will remove the hegemony of its enemies over the Muslims and will implement the Shariah of its Lord. Therefore this year Hizb ut Tahrir on the anniversary of the destruction of the Khilafah is mobilizing Muslims, in various parts of the globe from east to west, to work diligently with it in order to restore Islam to the reality of life through the establishment of the rightly guided Khilafah state (Caliphate) on the method of the Prophethood. Holding of seminars and conferences and organizing marches and issuing statements and publications, in the cities of Turkey, the capital of the Uthmani Khilafah (Ottoman Caliphate), in the east, central and west, and in Palestine from the heart of (Al-Quds) Jerusalem to Gaza Hashem, and in Lebanon, which the West wanted it to be the spearhead of diffusing the poison of its rotten civilization, and in Sudan and Tunisia, Kairouan, to Malaysia and Indonesia.
We pledge to the Ummah to sacrifice our souls for this great Deen, we call upon every Muslim who is protective of Allah’s sanctities and His Shariah to work with us to realise the Messenger of Allah’s glad-tiding ﷺ: «ثُمَّ تَكُونُ خِلَافَةٌ عَلَى مِنْهَاجِ النُّبُوَّةِ» “Then there will be a Khilafah on the Method of Prophethood”
And to achieve Allah’s promise:
وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَىٰ لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا وَمَنْ كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ 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”
O Allah, grant us your promise, and honor us with the pledge of allegiance to the Caliph to rule by your Book and the Sunnah of your Prophet ﷺ. You are the guardian of that and capable of it. Alhamdulilah Rab Alameen in the beginning and end.
Dr. Osman Bakhach
Director of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Friday, 26th Rajab 1439 AH
Issue No: 1439 AH /021