What the Ummah has been afflicted with and what continues to be afflicted of calamities irrespective of the level of severity, does not count for anything before the abominable crime that befell the Muslims at the hand of the criminal of this age and agent of the English, Mustafa Kamal, on the day that he abolished the ruling system of Islam on the 28th of Rajab 1342 AH corresponding to the 3rd of March 1924 and replaced it with the Republican system in Turkey in violation to what Allah Ta’ala has legislated. That is because the Ummah has gone from bad to worse; transformed into a state of lowliness after being in the rank of honour, in a state of decline after being in a lofty position, in weakness after strength of which the enemies were in awe of, and to fragmentation and being shattered after enjoying a single unity and a firm consolidated footing.
The ships of the great Khilafah State traversed the oceans waves raising high the Raayah (banner) of: “Laa Ilaaha Illallah Muhammadur Rasoolullah” whilst none had the courage to obstruct them… The Khulafaa’ would give commands; and the whole world would listen and their armies represented a power that would not be overcome… So where do we stand today as compared to that?! The Muslim lands had been united under the rule of one single Khalifah and so there were no borders or obstructions between them upon the basis of nationality, ethnicity or colour… Rather all were the servants of Allah whose affairs were taken care of by the Khalifah through the application of the Islamic rulings. The Khalifah established justice amongst the subjects and so he exacted vengeance on behalf of the oppressed against the oppressor and led armies himself to teach the enemies the greatest of lessons… which was in confirmation of the speech of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ:
«إنمَا الإمَامُ جُنَّة يُقاتلُ مِن ورائه ويُتقى بِه»
“Verily, the Imaam is but a shield, he is fought behind and protection is found in him”
And his statement ﷺ:
«الإمامُ راعٍ ومسؤولٌ عن رعيَّتِه»
“The Imaam is a shepherd and he is responsible for his flock.”
But where do we stand today in respect to that?! So here we see the lands divided by the hand of the disbelieving colonialists into 50+ entities which have been called states with each possessing its own army and arsenals of weaponry… That is whilst they have no right to mobilize them or utilise them unless it is by a command from the occupying disbeliever who has enforced those lowly rulers upon the necks of the people… Are you not witnessing their tools in Iraq and Syria and in the surrounding lands, in addition to the monstrous Jewish entity in Palestine, the oppression of the cow worshippers inflicted upon the Muslims of India and Kashmir, and the other repressive police regimes which spread corruption upon the face of the earth… This is whilst the armies are capable – by the permission of Allah – of defeating them… had it not been for the America and its allies holding them back and diverting them, under a varied number of pretexts, for the purpose of preoccupying Iraq and the other Muslim lands until they exhaust the resources and capabilities that they possess. And consequently they do not mobilize except to serve their interests and even at the expense of the people’s pain and suffering… And in the blessed revolution in Syria against its tyrants you have the best evidence for what we are saying. The revolution has entered its fifth year and the criminal America has mobilized all of the tyrants of the earth, including Arabs and non-Arabs, in order to stand beside the murderer Bashar. May Allah give him the tidings of Hellfire, along with his likes from amongst the rulers who betray their Deen and Ummah to please their disbelieving masters.
Look at what the people are suffering from in terms of hardship in life, economies in recession, poor services and the lack of them and masses of unemployed carrying educational certifications who are unable to find work opportunities and an honourable dignified living. It is not as they claim due to lack of resources but rather it is because of the rotten capitalist systems that do not allow the feeding of all of the people…! At the very same time as this suffering positions and astronomical salaries are being poured upon their attendant rulers who take pleasure in being subservient and submissive to their precious patrons; the enemies of the Ummah… All of this pain and oppression would not be present if Islam and its rulings were applied upon the people. That is because the Islamic Shariah is the guarantor for the satisfaction of the fundamental needs of the people in terms of food, housing, security, medical care, education and a suitable employment that allows them to attain dignity. The glorious Islamic history is replete of measures undertaken by the Khulafaa’, throughout the ages, to overcome crises however great they were and provide relief to the people no matter how limited the resources were. That was for no other reason other than the honest hands of the rulers represented in the Khulafaa’, the Wulaah (governors), and the ‘Umaal (deputies) the good undertaking of their trusts and their restraint from the public funds.
In conclusion, the time has come for you to investigate the Ahkaam (rulings) of your Deen and to adhere firmly with all devotion to the Sharee’ah of Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla. Within it lies goodness, justice and thriving well-being, the upright well-being of the life of this world and of the hereafter. And at the same time we strive to cast out the false and invalid law of the jungle, the Shariah of capitalist and secular disbelief, the Shariah of Obama and Putin and those like them from amongst the disbelievers and those who harbour hatred against the Ummah of Muhammad ﷺ. And we need to strive to be sincere amongst ourselves so that we go to judgment to the Sharee’ah of our Lord Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala; to that complete Shariah which did not come except to regulate the affairs of life, the state and the society within the domain of a divine policy, clean economy, rightly guided ruling system and just judiciary under the shade of the most honourable and just state. That is the rightly guided Khilafah State (Caliphate) upon the methodology of the Prophethood which lit up the pages of history and brought forth the best examples in respect to scientific and industrial progress and advancements in addition the best examples of justice, military striking power and the realisation of security for every frightened or oppressed person and even if he was a disbeliever. And so it was, by right, the number one state for more than 13 centuries and we ask Allah Al-Qawwiy Al-‘Azeez to provide Tawfeeq (success) to those working to establish it, so that His Promise سبحانه وتعالى and the glad tidings of His Messenger ﷺ will be accomplished.
الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا
“Today I have completed for you your Deen and I have perfected my favour upon you and have chosen for you Islaam as a Deen”
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Iraq
Wednesday, 22nd Jumada I 1437 AH
Issue No: 02/37