Press Release: Free the Advocates of Khilafah: Justice Demands the Immediate Release of those who Call for Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of Prophethood
Free the Advocates of Khilafah:
Justice Demands the Immediate Release of those who Call for Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of Prophethood
On 24th December 2016, the Supreme Court Chief Justice-designate, Mian Saqib Nisar, said, “I promise there will be no pressure on the judiciary and no one could dare question our transparency. I cannot sacrifice my life in the Hereafter for any worldly benefit.” Indeed, the rightly guided judge is the one who judges by Islam in order to earn Jannah. And woe to the one who rules by other than Islam! Rasullallah (saaw) said,
«الْقُضَاةُ ثَلَاثَةٌ: وَاحِدٌ فِي الْجَنَّةِ، وَاثْنَانِ فِي النَّارِ، فَأَمَّا الَّذِي فِي الْجَنَّةِ فَرَجُلٌ عَرَفَ الْحَقَّ فَقَضَى بِهِ، وَرَجُلٌ عَرَفَ الْحَقَّ فَجَارَ فِي الْحُكْمِ، فَهُوَ فِي النَّارِ، وَرَجُلٌ قَضَى لِلنَّاسِ عَلَى جَهْلٍ فَهُوَ فِي النَّارِ»
“The judges are of three types: one is in heaven, the other two are in fire. As for the one who is in Jannah, he is the man who knows the truth and judges by it, whereas the one who knows the truth and aggrieves it in judgment, he is in fire. And the man who judges for the people upon ignorance is also in fire.” [Abu Dawud].
Tragically, in a country established in the name of Islam whose noble people aspire to sacrifice for the hereafter, the Muslims in general, and the advocates of Khilafah in particular, are afflicted by great injustice. Many Muslims that are striving for Islam have suffered severe torture, including sleep deprivation, merciless beatings, forced mind-altering medication and electric shocks. Some advocates of Khilafah have been imprisoned over long periods without sentencing, including those who were arrested on 5 December 2014, over two years ago. And some have been abducted, including Naveed Butt, the Official Spokesman of Hizb ut Tahrir in the Wilayah of Pakistan, who has been missing for over four and a half years, since his abduction on 11 May 2012 by government agencies. Therefore, it is expected that the Chief Justice-designate and other judges are true to their good intentions and free all Muslims that are striving for Islam, without hesitation, fearing none but Allah (swt).
The gross injustice against Muslims striving for the supremacy of Islam takes place even though the implementation of Islam is an Obligation, for Allah (swt) said,
﴿وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الظَّالِمُونَ﴾
“And whosoever does not judge by all that Allah has revealed, such are the Zalimun (oppressors)” [Surah Al-Maida 5:45].
This injustice takes place even though advocacy of Khilafah is a noble pursuit, for RasulAllah (saaw) foretold of its return, as being the cause of the end of oppression,
«ثُمَّ تَكُونُ مُلْكًا جَبْرِيَّةً فَتَكُونُ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ تَكُونَ ثُمَّ يَرْفَعُهَا إِذَا شَاءَ أَنْ يَرْفَعَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ خِلَافَةً عَلَى مِنْهَاجِ النُّبُوَّةِ ثُمَّ سَكَتَ»
“Then there will be an oppressive rule, and things will be as Allah wishes them to be. Then Allah will end it when He wishes. Then there will be a Khilafah according to the method of Prophethood.” Then he (RasulAllah) (saaw) fell silent.” [Ahmed].
And this gross injustice takes place whilst the real criminals are free, namely, the current rulers who rule by Kufr and collaborate with the colonialists, looting and plundering in plain sight, making mockery of the judiciary. These corrupt rulers depend on their survival the pressure on all of Pakistan’s institutions from their masters in Washington, whom they seek to please day and night, despite all the calamities that befall Pakistan as a consequence. Indeed, it is this same pressure that ensures that those that are working for the re-establishment of Islam as a state, which Washington fears above all else, are abducted or imprisoned.
O Sincere Judges of the Judiciary! It is clear from the intervention of General Raheel to secure the flight from justice of General Musharraf in March 2016, that the power to relieve pressure on the judiciary lies in the hands of Pakistan’s most powerful institution, the armed forces. Moreover, whilst the judiciary continues within the current system, under the current rulers, it can never be expected to establish justice according to Allah (swt) and His Messenger (saaw). Thus, it is upon you all to use your considerable influence to demand from the sincere officers of our armed forces to extend the Nussrah (Material Support) to Hizb ut Tahrir for the immediate restoration of the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of the Prophethood. Only then will we see the true justice that we all desire as Muslims. Finally, we will see a rightly guided judiciary that will try the current rulers for their numerous violations of Islam, for which a severe punishment awaits them at the hands of Allah (swt). Allah (swt) said,
﴿وَلاَ تَحْسَبَنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَافِلاً عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ ٱلظَّالِمُونَ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ ٱلأَبْصَارُ * مُهْطِعِينَ مُقْنِعِى رُءُوسِهِمْ لاَ يَرْتَدُّ إِلَيْهِمْ طَرْفُهُمْ وَأَفْئِدَتُهُمْ هَوَآءٌ﴾
“Consider not that Allah is unaware of that which the Zalimun do, but He gives them respite up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror. (They will be) hastening forward with necks outstretched, their heads raised up (towards the sky), their gaze returning not towards them and their hearts empty (from thinking because of extreme fear).” [Ibrahim: 42-43]
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
in Wilayah Pakistan
Tuesday, 28th Rabii’ I 1438 AH