Dear Honourable Brother Dr. Abdul Latif Muhammad Saeed
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh
The Khilafah is an Obligation like the Obligation of Salat. It is not an Experiment
We thank you for your interest in the ideas and solutions we put forward. Which we see as the truth and the way out, not only for Sudan, but for the Islamic world, and the whole world, which strayed from the path of truth, and haphazardly move in the dark, and our rulers marched behind them, and lead us to destruction.
But allow me to respond to some of your comments to my article.
First, it is normal for the colonial kafir West to reject Islam as a system of life; worship and politics. But it is abnormal that a Muslim calls for that after (reading) the verse of Allah (swt): وَمَن لَّمْ يَحْكُم بِمَا أنزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ “And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the wrongdoers” [Al-Ma’ida: 45]. And His saying (swt): فَلاَ وَرَبِّكَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّىَ يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ ثُمَّ لاَ يَجِدُواْ فِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَرَجًا مِّمَّا قَضَيْتَ وَيُسَلِّمُواْ 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” [An-Nisa: 65].
Second: The Khilafah (Caliphate) is not an experiment, but its establishment is an obligation on Muslims.
Allah (swt) says: وَأَنِ احْكُمْ بَيْنَهُمْ بِمَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ وَلا تَتَّبِعْ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ وَاحْذَرْهُمْ أَنْ يَفْتِنُوكَ عَنْ بَعْضِ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ إِلَيْكَ فَإِنْ تَوَلَّوْا فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ أَنْ يُصِيبَهُمْ بِبَعْضِ ذُنُوبِهِمْ وَإِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِنَ النَّاسِ لَفَاسِقُونَ “And judge, [O Muhammad], between them by what Allah has revealed and do not follow their inclinations and beware of them, lest they tempt you away from some of what Allah has revealed to you. And if they turn away – then know that Allah only intends to afflict them with some of their [own] sins. And indeed, many among the people are defiantly disobedient” [Al-Ma’ida: 49]. The Prophet ﷺ says: «مَنْ خَلَعَ يَدًا مِنْ طَاعَةٍ لَقِيَ اللَّهَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ لا حُجَّةَ لَهُ وَمَنْ مَاتَ وَلَيْسَ فِي عُنُقِهِ بَيْعَةٌ مَاتَ مِيتَةً جَاهِلِيَّةً» “One who withdraws his band from obedience (to the Amir) will find no argument (in his defence) when he stands before Allah on the Day of Judgment, and one who dies without having bound himself by an oath of allegiance (to an Amir) will die the death of one belonging to the days of Jahillyya.”
Ruling by what Allah has revealed, Islam, has defined its political entity as the Khilafah (Caliphate), and it has nothing to do with time and place. The Prophet ﷺ said:«كَانَتْ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ تَسُوسُهُمُ الأَنْبِيَاءُ كُلَّمَا هَلَكَ نَبِىٌّ خَلَفَهُ نَبِىٌّ وَإِنَّهُ لاَ نَبِىَّ بَعْدِى وَسَتَكُونُ خُلَفَاءُ يَكْثُرُونَ». قَالُوا: فَمَا تَأْمُرُنَا؟ قَالَ: «فُوا بِبَيْعَةِ الأَوَّلِ فَالأَوَّلِ وَأَعْطُوهُمْ حَقَّهُمْ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ سَائِلُهُمْ عَمَّنِ اسْتَرْعَاهُمْ» “The prophets ruled over the children of Israel. Whenever a prophet died another succeeded him, but there will be no prophet after me. There will be khulafaa’ and they will number many. They (companions) asked, “What then do you order us?” He said, “Fulfil the bay’ah (oath of allegiance) to them one after the other and give them their due right. Indeed Allah will ask them about what He entrusted them with.”
Third: The solutions for human problems as a human being, do not change, because they address the satisfaction of needs found in human nature (fitra) (instincts and organic needs). What changes are the means by which these instincts and organic needs are satisfied.
From the above, the Khilafah (Caliphate) is the political entity of Muslims, and it takes the means of science and technology, and perhaps my dear brother, you know that science and industry, grow by accretion, and the Khilafah state during thirteen centuries, was the pioneer in science and industry, at a time when Europe was reeling from ignorance and backwardness, and when the French Revolution came they took our science, built on it, and developed it. The Khilafah which will soon return, Allah willing, despite the hatred of the disbelievers and hypocrites, will start from where science ended, will develop it, lead the world, and bring it out of the darkness of capitalism to the light and justice of Islam.
Please Accept my Sincere and Cordial Appreciation.
Ibrahim Othman (Abu Khalil)
Official Spokesman of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Sudan
Thursday, 11th Safar 1441 AH
No: HTS 1441 / 08