Issues, Side Feature, The Khilafah

Removing Obstacles Set by Colonialists on the Path to Working to Return the Khilafah

For the colonialist powers, destroying the Khilafah was not enough. They wanted to ensure that the Khilafah could never rise again among the Muslims.

As the Ummah reflects upon the great loss of the Khilafah this month Rajab, recalling the historical circumstances and recollecting the dark days of the 26th, 27th, and 28th Rajab is necessary.

The Ummah recalls how its enemies, Britain and France, played a pivotal role in destroying the Khilafah and carving up the Muslims lands between them. Britain most significantly achieved its political agenda of abolishing the Khilafah through its nurtured agent Mustafa Kemal. On the 3rd March, 1924 (28th Rajab 1342 AH), Mustafa Kemal, using force and terrorising his political opponents, managed to achieve the abolition bill of the Khilafah whereby the total abolishment of the Khilafah, the expulsion of the Khalifa beyond borders, the confiscation of asserts and the declaration of Turkey as a secular state were achieved.

For the colonialist powers, destroying the Khilafah was not enough. They wanted to ensure that the Khilafah could never rise again among the Muslims.

Lord Curzon said, “We must put an end to anything which brings about any Islamic unity between the sons of Muslims. As we have already succeeded in finishing off the Caliphate, so we must ensure that there will never arise again unity for the Muslims, whether it be intellectual or cultural unity.”

Since destroying the Islamic State, the colonialists have persevered in their bid to place obstacles in the way of the re-establishment of the Islamic state. They have concentrated their efforts to prevent its formation again after having abolished it from the face of the earth. They placed a number of obstacles in the path of re-establishing the Khilafah such as:

  1. The introduction of the non-Islamic concepts in the Islamic world such as patriotism, nationalism, socialism and secularism and the colonialists’ encouragement of political movements based on these ideas.
  2. The presence of educational curriculum set up by the colonial powers, which have remained intact for 80 years, and that made the majority of the graduated young people and those in the educational institution as proceed in a direction contradictory to Islam.
  3. The presence in Muslim countries of governments founded on a secular basis, implementing the Capitalist ideology and the democratic system upon people, having strong political ties with Western countries, and founded on nationalism.
  4. The economic strangulation of the Muslim world by Western governments and companies such that the people are forced to focus on solely upon feeding themselves and their families whilst turning away from the true role of the colonialists.
  5. The deliberate legacy of dividing the Muslim world around contentious borders and territories such that Muslims would permanently be engaged in petty issues.
  6. The creation of organisations, such as the Arab League and later the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC), that diluted the bonds of Islam and continued the disunity of the Muslim world whilst failing miserably to solve any problem or issue.
  7. The imposition of a foreign state, “Israel”, into the heart of the Muslim that would spearhead the Western powers assault upon defenseless Muslims while perpetuating the myth of Muslim inferiority.
  8. The presence of tyrant rulers in the Muslim countries, whose allegiance is to their Western masters, and who oppress and torture the Ummah; they are not from the Ummah and hate the Ummah just as much as the Ummah hates them.

However, despite these obstacles, plots and plans of the colonialists, the re-establishment of the Khilafah is once again a reality for the Muslim world. We must take this opportunity on the anniversary of the destruction of the Khilafah to reflect on the current situation of the Muslims and ensure that only working to bring back the Khilafah can we truely achieve the success in this life and the next.

وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُم فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا

“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”

(Surah Al-Nur: 55)


Tsuroyya Amal Yasna