Allah Al-Haqq Tabaaraka Wa Ta’Aalaa says:
لَقَدْ مَنَّ اللّهُ عَلَى الْمُؤمِنِينَ إِذْ بَعَثَ فِيهِمْ رَسُولاً مِّنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِن كَانُواْ مِن قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلالٍ مُّبِينٍ
“Certainly did Allah confer [great] favor upon the believers when He sent among them a Messenger from themselves, reciting to them His verses and purifying them and teaching them the Book and wisdom, although they had been before in manifest error”
(Aali ‘Imraan: 164)
We are passing through this remembrance on the 12th Rabii’ ul-Awwal, the remembrance of the birth of the Messenger, Muhammad ﷺ. So, what does this blessed excellent remembrance signify for the Islamic Ummah and humanity as a whole?!
The birth of the most noble Messenger ﷺ signifies the birth of a great Ummah that carried the message of guidance to the whole of mankind! That is because the Arabs, prior to Islam, lived a life full of oppression and darkness in all of its types, forms and colours. They were divided, insignificant and disputing peoples and tribes, nothing brought them together, there was no bond to bind them, they had no weight or value and they possessed no distinguished culture and civilisation. Indeed, they were in a constant state of being lost, misguidance, wasteful loss and rivalry!! This description does not differ much from the current state of humanity, including the Islamic Ummah, in the current time under secularism, capitalism and democracy, the Jaahiliyah of our modern time.
And when the Noble Messenger ﷺ came with this great message, the message of Islam, they became an Ummah distinguished amongst mankind, they became a unified unit, worshipping One Lord instead of many various ones that did not avail them in the least, nor could they bring any harm or benefit!! They came to be worshipping Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’Aalaa by applying Islam in their life and regulating all of their relationships according to the divine rulings. Their worship of Allah was not restricted or limited to religious symbols and rituals alone.
For that reason, the Arabs and the other people became through this great Deen, the best Ummah to be raised up for mankind upon the face of the earth. It became the most powerful of nations and the most advanced in civilisation and knowledge until it became distinct and distinguished amongst the nations … The borders of their state reached to the Pacific Ocean in the East, the Atlantic Ocean in the West, to the centre of Africa in the South and Siberia in the North. The historians said: The sun does not disappear from the domains of the Islamic Khilafah!! On the knowledge and scientific advancement plain, then there is not enough space here to mention what the Ummah of Islaam reached to under the ruling of Islam in terms of scientific and knowledge based progress, flourishing and other aspects related to the affairs of civilisation. That was whilst the West remained in its cultural and economic backwardness throughout the period that it isolated itself from Islam and the West did not begin to flourish and revive until it began to come in contact with the Muslims, politically, in areas of knowledge and in trade. Then the European thought awoke from its slumber that lasted for centuries, as a result of the Islamic sciences, literacy, arts that came to them, to inherit all of this treasure, so that the industrial revolution would happen that the West boasts about now before the Islamic Ummah!!
The method of the Ummah’s revival by the message of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ occurred via the presence of pious rulers taking charge of the caretaking of the Muslim’s affairs. They took care of their Ummah in the best manner and they applied the Ahkaam (rulings) of this Deen in a correct and complete manner which was not deficient. So, here we have Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq (may Allah be pleased with him) addressing the Muslims after assuming the position of ruling after the Messenger of Allah ﷺ saying: “I have been appointed over you and I am not the best of you, obey me as long as I have obeyed Allah in respect to you. If I have disobeyed, then there is no obedience due upon you to me … Verily the strong amongst you is weak in my view until I have taken the Haqq (right) from him and verily the weak amongst you is strong in my view until I return the right to him”!!
And this is the Khalifah ‘Umar Al-Farooq (may Allah be pleased with him) ascending the Minbar (pulpit) after assuming the post of the Khilafah saying: “Whoever sees in me crookedness then he must straighten me”!! A man from amongst the general masses then responded to him saying: “By Allah O ‘Umar, if we see crookedness in you we, will oppose you with the sharp edge of our swords”. ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) then smiled and said: “All praise is to Allah who has made from the Muslims the one who will oppose the crookedness of ‘Umar with the sharp edge of his sword …”!!
The honour and might of the Ummah was sustained and preserved through the Ummah undertaking the obligation of Al-Jihaad and making conquests. And so it was Salaah ud-Deen Al-Ayoubi who said: “How can I laugh and smile, or sleep comfortably whilst the Blessed Masjid Al-Aqsa, the destination of the Messenger of Allah’s ﷺ journey, is in the hands of the crusaders?!”
And then you have Al-Mu’tasim mobilizing the armies to liberate a woman who cried out to him saying: WaMu’tasimaah …!!
And ‘Uqbah Bin Naafi’ (may Allah’s mercy be upon him) who stood before the Atlantic Ocean after having opened one region after another in North Africa and said whilst addressing the sea: “By Allah, O sea, if I knew that there were people beyond you I would have plunged into you with the hooves of my horse as a Mujaahid in the way of Allah”!!
So, what is the situation of the Muslim rulers today and what about the Muslim armies stationed in their Barracks, those who if they do mobilise, do so to kill their people to protect the agent regimes to the West? And where do they stand compared to those great Muslim leaders and how has the situation become under their rule?! The great Khulafaa’ of the Ummah have been succeeded by smallest of people who do not give their Deen any weight or worth nor do they give their Ummah any consideration. They are weak and lowly before the disbelievers and mighty and brave against the sons of their Deen from amongst the Muslims. They are drowning in their pleasures, desires and shamelessness … They do not disobey a single command or forbiddance from the states of disbelief like America, Britain, France, Russia and the Jewish entity, and do as they are commanded …!!
O Muslims in the land of ‘Uqbah Bin Naafi’!
Your capability has been constrained by these criminal rulers. The blood of honour and dignity has moved in your veins and you have felt the humiliation and shame practised over your necks by those vile and minuscule Ruwaibidaat (vile people). So, you have stood up upon your feet crying out at the top of your voices: “Get away from us” … We have had enough of humiliation, shame and being degraded … Get away from us, because you have brought upon us sources of poverty, disbelief, division and dispute, even amongst the sons of one single land!! Get away from the land of the Muslims as even the rock complains about your oppression and the dumb beasts are harmed by your presence and even the birds in the sky and the whales in the seas!! However, your revolution has not been completed because you have not found supporters (Ansaar) for your revolution from the people of power and protection, like the Ansaar of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, when they gave him the Nusrah (support) and supported his Deen, so that he established the first Islamic state in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah with them!! Therefore, when the armies of the Muslims let you down, your revolution became still and it is still waiting the completion of the equation of real change. Waiting for the zeal of the people and their desire for the ruling to be by the Deen of their Lord to be meshed and interjoined with their people of power from amongst the people who have preventative force within the armies and those of influence within the society. As long as the people of power and prevention have not fulfilled their obligation, then the people of this land and other Muslim lands, will not be able to uproot and remove the agent secular regime and establish the state of might and honour, that rules by the Kitaab of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet ﷺ. And in doing so, realise the prophesy of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ who gave glad tidings of it in the Noble Hadeeth: «…ثم تكون خلافة على منهاج النبوة» “Then there will be a Khilafah upon the Methodology of the Prophethood”. As for the tricks and snares of democracy and the rotating of those in authority then these are just sly and clever tricks to consolidate the West and make their control continue over our lands.
The true celebration of the remembrance of the birth of Al-Mustafa ﷺ will be when the Islamic Ummah celebrates in the courtyards of Masjid Al-Aqsa after its liberation and when they will chant at the top of their voices “Allahu Akbar and the ‘Izzah (might and honour) belongs to Islam” and “Say: The truth has come and the falsehood has departed, indeed falsehood was (by its nature) ever bound to depart”!! At that time the Ummah will trample upon the borders and obstructions which have split up the Muslim lands, dissolved their union, divided their Jamaa’ah (collective), and broken up their unity and political entity into states and fragile weak mini-states …!! And it will be when the armies of this Noble Ummah have united under the Raayah (banner) of: “Laa Ilaaha Illallah Muhammadur Rasoolullah” and carry the slogan “Allahu Akbar and the ‘Izzah (might and honour) belongs to Islam”. Then these armies will march to open up regions upon regions to Islam just like their predecessors did at the time of the pious Khulafaa’!
We, in Hizb ut Tahrir in the Wilayah of Tunisia, call you, O Muslims, to work alongside us to establish the rightly guided Khilafah state upon the methodology of the Prophethood. We call you to urge the people of power and prevention to provide support to this Deen and support Hizb ut Tahrir, the pioneer that does not lie to its people, to establish the rightly guided Khilafah (Caliphate) upon the Methodology of the Prophethood. Hizb ut Tahrir has prepared a complete system derived from the Book of our Lord and the Sunnah of His Prophet ﷺ. At that time, we will celebrate with the victory of Allah in the remembrance of his birth ﷺ.
وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ * بِنَصْرِ اللَّهِ يَنصُرُ مَن يَشَاء وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ * وَعْدَ اللَّهِ لَا يُخْلِفُ اللَّهُ وَعْدَهُ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
“And on that day the believers will rejoice. With the victory of Allah. He gives victory to whom He pleases and He is Al-‘Azeez Ar-Raheem. It is the promise of Allah, Allah does not break His promise but most of mankind do not know”
Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Tunisia
12th Rabii’ ul-Awwal 1438 AH
Corresponding to 11/12/2016 CE