To Brother Mohammed Abdullah Yaqub
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,
We have seen your article in the column “Safar al-Qawafi” under the title: “Hizb ut Tahrir and Fadhil’s Israeli Friendliness!!” In Al-Ahram Alyoum Newspaper, on Monday, 6 Dhul Hijjah, 1438 AH, corresponding to 28/08/2017, we would be grateful if you would post the following reply in your column.
First, your article stated that Hizb ut Tahrir does not have a popular base … We do not know where you came up with that information?! If you follow the activities of Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah of Sudan, you would have been unbiased and relayed the truth, which is known to every follower of Hizb ut Tahrir’s work. It is enough to remind you that Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah of Sudan mobilized more than 8,000 people in 2009 for the World Economic Conference, (if the issue is with numbers), and mobilized thousands in marches that marched all or most of the streets of Khartoum to reject the secession of the South. As well as the party held a rally for the armed forces, in addition to other huge public works that confirm that the Ummah is with our project for its conviction that we carry its Islamic political project truthfully and sincerely. Which is recognized by enemies before friends, that Hizb ut Tahrir carries an integrated and detailed political project, based on the Ummah’s creed, and we are not driven by emotion as you mentioned my dear brother! But what drives us is the Islamic Aqeedah and what emanates from it a system for life, and in response to the command of Allah Almighty, who obliged us to resort to the arbitration of Islam, and by Islam, the Almighty said:
فَلا وَرَبِّكَ لا يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّى يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ ثُمَّ لا يَجِدُوا فِي أَنْفُسِهِمْ حَرَجًا مِمَّا قَضَيْتَ وَيُسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا
“But no, by your Lord, they will not [truly] believe until they make you, [O Muhammad], judge concerning that over which they dispute among themselves and then find within themselves no discomfort from what you have judged and submit in [full, willing] submission”
Secondly, we deal with the reality in accordance with the provisions of Islam, and we do not change or alter our positions according to the whims of the oppressors. Meaning that the reality for us is not a source of the solutions or thinking, but is the platform of the solutions by the ideology of the great Islam. So those who you mentioned that they need to be gratified, if a betrayal is made by those who do not represent the Ummah, but they torture them, they are considered by Islam to be traitors, they betrayed Allah, His Messenger and the believers, for it is not permissible to compromise in an Islamic land no matter what the circumstances are, so what if the land is the Holy Land that Allah bless it and its surrounding?! If they can not be men, like Salahuddin and Abdul Hamid II, let them lift their hands and choose impotence on debauchery. Abu Hurayrah (r.a) said: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: «سَيَأْتِي عَلَى النَّاسِ زَمَانٌ يُخَيَّرُ الرَّجُلُ بَيْنَ الْعَجْزِ وَالْفُجُورِ، فَإِنْ أَدْرَكْتَ ذَلِكَ فَاخْتَرِ الْعَجْزَ عَلَى الْفُجُورِ» “A time will come to pass when man has to choose between helplessness and debauchery. Those living at that time should prefer the former on the latter”.
Until Allah Almighty will bring forth men whom He loves and they love Him, humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers, Allah grants triumph at their hands, and fulfill the promise of Allah:
فَإِذَا جَاءَ وَعْدُ الْآخِرَةِ لِيَسُوءُوا وُجُوهَكُمْ وَلِيَدْخُلُوا الْمَسْجِدَ كَمَا دَخَلُوهُ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ وَلِيُتَبِّرُوا مَا عَلَوْا تَتْبِيرًا
“Then when the final promise came, [We sent your enemies] to sadden your faces and to enter the temple in Jerusalem, as they entered it the first time, and to destroy what they had taken over with [total] destruction.”
And to achieve the glad tiding of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, Muslim extracted in his Saheeh from Abu Hurayrah: that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: «لا تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى يُقَاتِلَ الْمُسْلِمُونَ الْيَهُودَ، فَيَقْتُلُهُمُ الْمُسْلِمُونَ…» “The Hour will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews, the Muslims will kill them…” In another narration, he ﷺ said:«تُقَاتِلُكُمُ يَهُودُ، فَتُسَلَّطُونَ عَلَيْهِمْ» “The Jews will fight you and you will dominate them.”
As for your statement, that Arab and Islamic States have normalized relations, this does not mean that normalization is permissible. Treason remains treason even if it is done by most people, and falsehood remains falsehood, even if it is done by all the corrupt states that exist today without Islamic legitimacy.
Finally, we say to you that the Khilafah (Caliphate) that we seek to establish with the Ummah, is a Fardh (obligation) as all other obligations, rather it is the crown of all the obligations, and neglecting its establishment is a sin that Allah will hold accountable all those who neglect and did not work for it, so what about those who betrayed or underestimated the matter?! The Prophet ﷺ says:
«وَمَنْ مَاتَ وَلَيْسَ فِي عُنُقِهِ بَيْعَةٌ مَاتَ مِيتَةً جَاهِلِيَّةً»
“And who ever dies while there were no Bai’ah on his neck, his death would be as that of the days of Jahiliyyah (ignorance).”
We ask Allah to help us to what He loves and wants, and to hasten the establishment of the second Khilafah Rashidah (righteous Caliphate) on the method of the Prophethood, and we are reassured that the Khilafah will return after this forcible rule, with the permission of Allah, the Prophet ﷺ said:
«ثُمَّ تَكُونُ مُلْكًا جَبْرِيَّةً، فَتَكُونُ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ تَكُونَ، ثُمَّ يَرْفَعُهَا إِذَا شَاءَ أَنْ يَرْفَعَهَا، ثُمَّ تَكُونُ خِلاَفَةٌ عَلَى مِنْهَاجِ النُّبُوَّةٍ، ثُمَّ سَكَتَ»
“Then there will a forcible rule, as long as Allah wants, then Allah will remove if He so wants, then there will be a Khilafah on the Method of Prophethood, and then he ﷺ was silent”.
Ibrahim Othman (Abu Khalil)
Official Spokesman of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Sudan
Monday 6th Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH
No: HTS 62/1438