The Russian authorities have arrested Sister Jannat Bespalova from her home since November 2017 on charges of belonging to Hizb ut Tahrir, which has been classified by Russia as a terrorist organization whose sentences against its members can reach up to twenty years imprisonment, and her trial will be on 16 of this month.
This is not the first time that the Russian authorities have arrested Muslim women on charges of belonging to Hizb ut Tahrir and confiscated publications and books which Russia regards as a real threat as if they are physical weapons. Documents and leaflets that are seized in the houses of the detainees, men and women, are treated by Russian agencies as a dangerous weapon, and a sufficient evidence to punish those accused of possessing the so-called threat to Russian security, and according to the law of “terrorism”, Hizb ut Tahrir is a “terrorist” organization although it does not adopt material work.
Vladimir Putin’s statement a few months ago was clear when he said: “Moscow will not allow Russia to become a quasi-Caliphate State” in response to a question by an American producer. He continued, “We will not allow that to happen, pay attention so that Washington does not become a Caliphate State”, in an attempt to warn and address the danger that awaits the cities of the Western world. While he pointed out earlier that the Russian security agents are observing Russian citizens. Here, it should be noted that Muslims now account for 20% of Russia’s 140 million population, while researchers expect Islam to become the first religion in Russia by 2050.
The inclusion of Hizb ut Tahrir on the list of the most dangerous parties for promoting the idea of ”Global Islamization”, and the building of the Caliphate State which will challenge Russia, America, Europe and the whole world by its intellectual, political and material strength… This is what makes the Kufr states gather to fight and prosecute its members, including women and mothers of young children. Russia, spiteful against Islam and Muslims does not care about the position of the international community or human rights and international organizations or the United Nations’ denunciations. We have seen the horrors of its crimes in Ash-Sham, where it killed children, infants, women and men and used internationally prohibited weapons and committed the most horrible massacres against our brothers and sisters in Syria, with all belligerence and rebellion, and full support for the criminal Bashar. Putin himself has confirmed that he does not support Bashar as much as supporting the Syrian state, fearing that the Khilafah (Caliphate) will be established on its territory.
Therefore, it is the Khilafah Rashidah (righteous Caliphate) and the establishment of the state of Islam that terrifies them. It is the nightmare that persecutes Russia and makes it haunt Muslim men and women inside and outside its borders, and fights Islam; its ideology, provisions, individuals and groups in a desperate attempt – even if it seems to them successful – to cut off the ever-growing Islamic tide despite the assembly of all the forces of evil and disbelief against him.
What terrified them in the pure and the chaste Jannat (Bespalova), is this pure Aqeedah (doctrine) which she believes in, so it increased her steadfastness, firmness and strength, and made her see their weakness and their dread despite their possessions and equipment, but they are weak and cowardly. They do not trust their religion or their ideology and ideas, so they fight the power of thought with the power of hegemony, because they do not realize that this idea is a stronger weapon and more powerful than all their weapons. Their weapon destroys humans, stone and trees, but it can not destroy the great idea of Islam. The idea that this Deen will prevail, the idea that Allah is predominant over His affair and the idea that this Aqeedah will rebuild a state and a civilization that destroys all their structures.
Here my sister Jannat are all the prayers for you to remain firm, for you have terrorized them by your personality and your thinking, and by your Iman in the promise of Allah (swt) and the glad tiding of His Messenger. ﷺ:
وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَىٰ لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا
“Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that – then those are the defiantly disobedient.”
This verse alone is sufficient to build in us determination and firmness and increase our steadfastness and resolve because they fight us in them!