The most disgraceful and greatest calamity in the Islamic history, and the most severe and devastating for a long time is the abolition of the Khilafah (Caliphate) on March 3, 1924 by the colonizer and his local agents. The removal of the Khilafah is not like the removal of any state in history but by its removal, the legal provisions are removed from reality, the Islamic leadership is disintegrating and the Ummah is torn apart, and this is what happened. After that, there was no calamity left but befell on the Islamic Ummah, which lost its dignity, prestige and greatness; its territory was dreadfully occupied, and its children were brutally killed and its wealth was wasted. And with the destruction of the Khilafah, the Islamic Ummah was distanced from its Deen and lost its political will, military strength, economic wealth and its strategic strength.
The destruction of the Khilafah did not take place overnight, but for three centuries they were drawing up plans for its long-term destruction in a comprehensive and sustained manner. As colonial countries, and in particular the Western countries, the Kuffar, for their very good knowledge of the seriousness of the Khilafah on them, have worked to demolish it and to prevent its re-establishment after being demolished with all their might. First: to tear down the Islamic countries and appoint loyal agents to them and impose their Kufr systems, ideas and way of life. Secondly, placing the Muslims under permanent occupation and making them in a permanent state of war and sentenced to death, extermination and subjugation. The most prominent example of this is the planting of the Jewish entity as a dagger in the waist of the Muslim Ummah.
Not only that the colonists did so, but they resorted to various ways so that the Ummah could not stand on its feet, unite and meet again under the leadership of the Khilafah, which is the shield behind which it fights. So, they spread fallacies to distance the Muslims from the idea of Khilafah. They claimed that Khilafah is not a legitimate obligation but a historical phenomenon; they run campaigns to blacken the pages of Khilafah, to alienate Muslims from it, and left no injustice except inflicting it on the Muslims who are working to establish the Khilafah again.
Despite all these desperate attempts, they could not remove the idea of Khilafah from the mind and heart of the Islamic Ummah. But today the Ummah feels more the absence of the Khilafah and has realized its importance, so it begun to demand and defend it with determination. So, who is currently working against it and hindering its re-establishment? Surely, they are the colonists who destroy crops and animals with all brutality! They are their agents who seek their glory without Allah and follow their orders! They are the foolish and the unwise who have distanced themselves from the Islamic way of life!
Khilafah is the goodness, pride and dignity for Muslims, and is evil, humiliation and defeat to the enemies of Islam. When it is established, the occupied Muslim lands will be liberated, the fragmented Muslim Ummah will be united and will regain what it has lost. It will destroy the world colonial system and will take the position of the first country in the world, with Allah’s permission. The justice of Islam will embrace all the humanity, which is tempered by the fire, injustice and corruption of capitalism, and not Muslims alone.
O Muslims! Khilafah is an obligation (Fardh) on you, rather, it is the crown of all obligations. Furthermore, it is the promise of Allah and the glad tiding of His Messenger ﷺ. Allah will accomplish his promise, and it will be Khilafah Rashidah (righteous Caliphate) as His Messenger ﷺ gave tidings to. Khilafah is not a fantasy idea for Muslims. It and the liberation are the Truth and will be achieved, with Allah’s permission.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: «ثُمَّ تَكُونُ خِلَافَةً عَلَى مِنْهَاجِ النُّبُوَّةِ» “Then there will be a Khilafah on the Method of Prophethood”.
Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Turkey
14th Jumada II 1439 AH