The state-run Anatolia news agency has reported that around 200 suspected members of Hizb ut-Tahrir have been arrested in Turkey. According to a Press TV Report Turkish Special Forces carried out the simultaneous raids across 23 provinces in the country. The raids come two days before Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Turkey Khilafah conference that was scheduled to take place this Sunday.
We pray that Allah سبحانه وتعالى gives them sabr through this test. Indeed Allah سبحانه وتعالى tests those he loves. These arrests are in fact an act of desperation by the Turkish government and testament to the strength of Hizb ut-Tahrir and the growing call for Khilafah in Turkey. Erdogan and his government should know that these arrests will not stop or delay the victory of Allah سبحانه وتعالى and the re-establishment of the Khilafah.
The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
بدأ الإسلام غريبًا وسيعود غريبًا كما بدأ فطوبى للغرباء قالوا يا رسول الله ومن الغرباء؟ قال »
.« الذين يصلحون عند فساد الناس
“Islam began as something strange, and it shall return to being something strange, so give glad tidings to the strangers.” It was asked, “Who are those strangers, O Messenger of Allah?” He صلى الله عليه وسلم replied, “Those that correct the sunnah when the people become corrupt.”
Narrated by Sahl b. Sa’d as-Saa’idi in at-Tabaraani’s al-Kabeer.
The Turkey Khilafah Conference Poster
Photos of the Arrests