All praise is to Allah the Lord of the worlds and prayers and peace upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, companions and those who follow him.
How great is our calamity, and how severe is our torment? The murder, destruction and violation of honours navigates through the Muslim lands one after another … This is Ash-Sham which the disbelievers of the earth have all gathered against to devote their efforts to murder and displacement … And that is Yemen which is set ablaze by the firepower of the Arabs … And Libya within which they kindle murder and destruction.
This is Iraq where they drive the people away from their towns and fragment its land … And our people of Burma who are set ablaze and driven from their towns and villages anyone to deliver them from distress … And the Blessed Land and Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa is defiled by the tyrannical Jewish Entity’s occupation … And before that there was Afghanistan, Grozny and Kosovo …
Today and yesterday Halab was shaken was levelled and devastated, upon the heads of their women, children and elderly. Their calls for help made the most rugged rocks cry from their pain and fury.
The Khilafah was destroyed and Islam became absent from our lives … And our affair was handed over to agent rulers … Those who fight against Islam just like the Jews and Christians fight against it … So the Muslims await, following the destruction of the Khilafah and the absence of Islam, for a dignified honourable life or a decisive victory against the enemies… No, by Allah …
Verily, what afflicted Halab has afflicted Homs and Hamaa before … And what has afflicted Ash-Sham has afflicted the Rohingya, Kosovo and Grozny …
And the Muslims in Algeria because they desired Islam in the elections of 1992 … The election was annulled and more than 30 thousand were arrested … Villages were torched, towns were destroyed and more than 100 were killed … And when the Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev showed his desire for the application of Islam after its separation from the Soviet Union … The Russians killed him, destroyed Grozny and killed its people and displaced others … No house remained in Grozny except that it had been bombed … And the same now applies to Ash-Sham … Your revolution was launched to bring down the tyrant … And you called to the application of Islam and the establishment of a state upon Islam …. And so those near and the far away all conspired against you … And now the people of Ash-Sham are being provided with the choice between being killed or submission to the dictates of the disbeliever … However, Allah is dominant over His affair and even if most of mankind are unaware.
The Muslims had been careless and negligent in respect to their Deen … The crusaders attacked our homelands, violated the inviolable and usurped the sanctities … However, the victory in the end was not for them as the Muslims became alert to the affair of their Deen … And embraced their sincere leadership to Allah, followed it and gathered around it, which was followed by the Battle of Hitteen and the liberation of Bait ul-Maqdis … The Muslims became heedless once again in respect to their Deen … The Tatars then came and made the spilling of blood and the violation of honours fair game … Then the Muslims awoke from their carelessness and sought refuge in their Lord … And they gathered around a sincere leadership that led them to ‘Ain Jalut.
Today, has not the time come for the Muslims to become alert and awaken from their heedlessness and neglect?! … Has not the time come for the Muslims to embrace the sincere from their Ummah who call them day and night to that which will give them life and please their Lord?! … They call them to their unity and the establishment of the Deen of Allah within the rightly guided Khilafah upon the methodology of the Prophethood, so that they can restore alongside them the path of path of victories and conquests.
O Brothers and Sisters:
What is currently taking place within the Muslim lands in general and the lands of Ash-Sham in particular confirms the true reality of the agency of the rulers, their conspiring and criminality … And it confirms the true reality that the states of the West and the East are hostile to Islam and the Islamic Ummah … And it confirms the true reality that the initiatives of the disbelievers and their agents are for the purpose of striking Islam and fighting the sincere. It also confirms the affliction caused by political money that the fighting groups tied themselves to and then consequently became tied to the will of the rulers, reaching the point to where they refrained from supporting their brothers, their people and honours based on flimsy arguments.
The events have come to pronounce the true realties that the Muslims must pay attention to:
The rulers of Iran, Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi and all of the Arab states are partners to Russia and America in the war to exterminate that targets our people in Ash-Sham … And they are allies to the Jewish entity in their day and night protection of their entity.
As for the mother of crimes, then that is for the armies of the Muslims to be utilized for the service of the disbeliever and to defend its interests … These Arab coalition aircraft are bombing Yemen day and night … And they pay no regard or attention to going to the support of Al-Aqsa and the weak and oppressed in Ash-Sham … The Egyptian planes and its war machine bombs the villages in Sinai and displace their people … That is whilst Al-Aqsa and the people of Gaza cry out for help … But there is no one to answer and bring relief … And the Jordanian army spends its late nights protecting the Jewish entity and protecting the throne that sprouted out from agency and treachery … That is whilst all of them have abandoned and betrayed Halab and its heroic people by not coming to their aid and support!
By Allah in respect to you … Is the Turkish army, that fights the Muslims in Ash-Shaam under the pretext of terrorism, incapable of providing relief to the weak and oppressed in it … And is the Egyptian army incapable of liberating the destination of the Messenger of Allah’s ﷺ night journey?
O sincere Muslims:
How what is happening in Ash-Sham resembles what is happening in Palestine … Palestine the Blessed Land has been defiled by the Jewish entity for decades whilst the issue of its liberation has been left to the weak and oppressed from amongst the people who fight and rise up against the Jewish entity with stones and whatever light weapons they can get hold of … As for the armies, which are armed to the teeth and whom it is within their capability to remove the Jewish entity within a matter of hours, then they are left stationed in their barracks …
And when Palestine turned into an issue of factions … And each of these factions received support from this state and that state … And between that faction and that … Palestine was lost … Indeed, more than that, the legitimacy of the occupation was consolidated under what was called the ‘peace process’ … And today we witness in Ash-Sham the same model being repeated, as if the issue in Ash-Shaam has become an issue of factions and an opposition … The major factions or groups refrained from supporting Halab because they responded to the call of Turkey that they have given their loyalty to, whilst others froze in their positions guarding hills and their prior gains because they are implementing the commands of Qatar and Saudi. Others still cling to areas and regions abandoning the people of Ash-Sham to die out of fear that they will be moved away from their locations and lose their estates or mini-kingdoms!! And others have come to represent a shield to protect the regime because they prevent the sincere from crossing across regions and areas that they control. In this way, the people are dying, the land is being scorched and the criminal collapsing regime is being strengthened, due to waiting for the fighting groups to unify and for their leaders to be sincere to Allah.
We warn our people in Ash-Sham of a major slaughter that may be coming towards them. That is because the enemy has gathered them together in Idlib to make it easy for them to kill them. If they do not free themselves from their political leaderships which have been pawned to the West and the agent regimes, and be led by the sincere leadership that is calling them to the Khilafah and its clear project. Therefore, the danger is very great indeed … So place the consciousness of Allah within you O Mujaahideen and come to us so that we proceed together towards what Allah has commanded. And it is Allah Subhaanahu, Al-Qawiy Al-Qaahir over His servants, in whose hand lies the dominion and the victory:
إِنْ يَنْصُرْكُمُ اللَّهُ فَلَا غَالِبَ لَكُمْ وَإِنْ يَخْذُلْكُمْ فَمَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَنْصُرُكُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
“If Allah supports you, no one can overcome you; but if He should forsake you, who is there that can support you after Him? And upon Allah let the believers put their reliance”
(Aali ‘Imraan: 160)
Our trust in Allah is very great … And our confidence in the Ummah of Muhammad ﷺ is great … And we are certain of the coming victory of Allah Ta’Aalaa … And that what afflicts us here and there will never harm us apart from pain … That is because the Islamic Ummah is the best Ummah raised up for mankind. Allah Ta’Aalaah said:
كُنْتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَلَوْ آمَنَ أَهْلُ الْكِتَابِ لَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُمْ مِنْهُمُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَأَكْثَرُهُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ * لَنْ يَضُرُّوكُمْ إِلَّا أَذًى وَإِنْ يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ يُوَلُّوكُمُ الْأَدْبَارَ ثُمَّ لَا يُنْصَرُونَ
“You are the best nation produced (as an example) for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient. They will not harm you except for (some) annoyance. And if they fight you, they will show you their backs; then they will not be aided”
(Aali ‘Imraan: 110-111)
Verily, Islam is the Deen of Allah … which He has guaranteed to protect, take care of and make dominant:
هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ
“He it is who sent His Messenger with the guidance and the Deen of truth to make it prevail over every Deen although those who associate partners with Him detest it”
And we ask Allah Ta’Aalaa to make us from His servants that He has chosen to establish His Deen …
And our call to the armies and the sincere is for them to come to the aid of Ash-Shaam and Halab; support the weak and oppressed, women and children, free yourselves from the grasp of the agent rulers, mobilize your columns and your multitudes to bring down the tyrant and announce your objective to be the rightly guided Khilafah upon the methodology of the Prophethood. To then go on to complete the mission after that towards supporting all of the weak and oppressed Muslims and to liberate their lands from the colonialist and their lackeys.
Our message to the fighting groups and brigades in Ash-Sham is to free yourselves from the political money and your allegiances to states and to unite upon that which pleases Allah in respect to your land, to unify upon the Ummah’s objective and project that the honourable ones first came out for the sake of, the great Islamic project. At that time, victory will be your ally and Jannah your recompense.
There is no problem with the Islamic Ummah … Because it is on course upon its appointment with the victory of Allah, the rightly guided Khilafah upon the methodology of the Prophethood, that the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth will be pleased with … And what afflicts us today will only increase the determination of the Ummah to accomplish its objective … And it will increase the gathering around of the sincere ones who connect their nights to their days to lead the Ummah towards the pleasure of Allah and the victory in the life of this world and the hereafter.
You have Allah, O people of Ash-Sham … You have Allah, O people of Yemen … You have Allah, O people of the Blessed Land … You have Allah, O people of Al-Kinaanah (Egypt) … You have Allah, O people of Iraq and Turkey … You have Allah, O Muslims in every part of this earth … And He is the Best of Protectors and the Best of Supporters.
O Allah, aid us and do not aid those against us, and grant us support and victory and do not grant victory against us … O Allah, heal our hearts … And unify our ranks … And unite our word … And grant us victory over whoever aggresses against us.
O Allah, we ask, by Your greatest name and Your complete perfected words, Your most elevated of attributes and Your beautiful names, to grant us from Yourself an authority and supporter.
O Allah, grant us Your victory that You promised … O Allah grant us Your victory that You promised … O Allah grant us Your victory that You promised.
إِنَّا لَنَنْصُرُ رُسُلَنَا وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَيَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْأَشْهَادُ * يَوْمَ لَا يَنْفَعُ الظَّالِمِينَ مَعْذِرَتُهُمْ وَلَهُمُ اللَّعْنَةُ وَلَهُمْ سُوءُ الدَّارِ
“Indeed, We will support Our messengers and those who believe during the life of this world and on the Day when the witnesses will stand. The Day their excuse will not benefit the wrongdoers, and they will have the curse, and they will have the worst home”
And Prayers O Allah upon our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his family and companions … Al-Hamdu Lillahi Rabb il-‘Aalameen.
Hizb ut Tahrir, The Blessed Land – Palestine
17th Rabii’ ul-Awwal 1438 AH