Press Release: Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Jordan Reads out the Penultimate Call!!
Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Jordan Reads out the Penultimate Call!!
Today, the first Friday of the month of Ramadan 1436 AH, corresponding to 19/06/2015 CE, Hizb ut Tahrir issued a call to the Muslim Ummah in general and its people of power in particular, after the Friday Jummah prayers in most of the capitals in the Muslim land, in which the Head of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Jordan read this penultimate call in front of the University of Jordan Mosque in the capital, Amman. And here is the text of this call:
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The Penultimate Call… from Hizb ut Tahrir
To the Muslim Ummah in general…and its People of Power in particular
Praise is for Allah and peace and blessings upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, companions and all those who follow his way.
Dear brothers and sisters: May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you. We direct this call to you in the blessed month of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting about which Allah Subhanahu wa Taa’la said,
شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ
“The month of Ramadan is the one in which the Qur’ān was revealed as guidance for mankind, and as clear signs that show the right way and distinguish between right and wrong.” [Al-Baqarah: 185]
Similarly, the Messenger of Allah (saw) said about it in the hadith Qudsi related by Abu Hurayra (ra),
…»قَالَ اللَّهُ: كُلُّ عَمَلِ ابْنِ آدَمَ لَهُ، إِلَّا الصِّيَامَ، فَإِنَّهُ لِي وَأَنَا أَجْزِي بِهِ «
“Every act of the son of Adam is for him except fasting. It is for My sake, and I will give a reward for it.” (Extracted by Bukhari)
On the authority of Abu Hurayra (ra) narrated that Messenger of Allah (saw) said,
»إِذَا جَاءَ رَمَضَانُ فُتِّحَتْ أَبْوَابُ الْجَنَّةِ، وَغُلِّقَتْ أَبْوَابُ النَّارِ، وَصُفِّدَتِ الشَّيَاطِينُ«
“When Ramadan begins, the gates of Jannah are opened, the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are chained.” (Extracted by Muslim)
We ask Allah, Glorified and Exalted, the Almighty, that your hearts open to us and your ears hear us such that you respond positively to this call, making you thereby of those about whom Allah (swt) said,
الَّذِينَ يَسْتَمِعُونَ الْقَوْلَ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ أَحْسَنَهُ أُولَئِكَ الَّذِينَ هَدَاهُمُ اللَّهُ وَأُولَئِكَ هُمْ أُولُو الْأَلْبَاب
“Those who listen to what is said, and then follow the best of it. Those are the ones whom Allah has guided, and those are the ones who possess understanding.” [Zumar: 18]
Dear Noble Brothers and Sisters: You are no doubt witnessing what has befallen us and what continues to befall. The Kaffir colonialist states have gathered against us. Our lands have become coveted by every greedy soul, a target of exploitation for every person of evil intent. They are divided with nothing to unite them. Our blood has been shed with impunity, our resources exploited and our lands attacked from all sides, nay from its heart as well!
The Jews have occupied the blessed land of Palestine, the land of al-Isra’ wa al-Mi’raj, the land of the first qibla. They have established a state for themselves in it, spreading corruption and more corruption therein. They expelled its people, removing them from their homes, denigrating their sanctities. They killed and shed blood, and continue to fill the land with corruption and injustice. America spilled the blood and destroyed the lands of Iraq and Afghanistan. It conspired against us in every land: Dividing Sudan, separating East Timor from Indonesia, facilitating Greek rule over most of Cyprus, and so on. Britain partook with America in all this corruption. If it was able by itself to kill and shed blood, it would have proceeded to do so. If it found itself unable, it partakes in the crime with America, by its side or behind it. It partook with it in the massacres of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. France too followed them in their massacres of Muslims, joining them in some and independently committing others, such as in Central Africa.
Then there is Russia and its massacres in Crimea, the Caucasus, Chechnya and Tatarstan; as well as China and its hostility of Islam in Turkistan; India in Kashmir where Muslims are ruled by Hindus through massacres and unspeakable crimes. Even the smallest of states are now partaking in the killing of Muslims! Burma, for instance, has subjected Muslims there to open slaughter and the denigration of their sanctities and the domination of the Buddhists over the Muslims… and much more.
This blood is not shed at the hands of the Kaffir colonialists alone. Nay, their agents and tools from among our own people fight amongst themselves shedding each other’s blood. Some of the naive Muslims join them in this, thinking they are partaking in good. Thus they fight in Syria amongst themselves as one fights the worst of enemies. Likewise they fight in Iraq as if they are in the first Jahiliyya. So they fight fiercely in Libya and fight violently in Yemen and, to a lesser extent, in Egypt and Tunisia. This violence across these lands has witnessed immense crimes the like of which is unprecedented in Muslims fighting amongst themselves… and much more.
These bloody physical attacks are not the only thing that ravages the Muslim body, at the hands of other Muslims and the Kaffir colonialists. Nay, there are also attacks that do not injure the body but rather destroys the minds and hearts. The Kaffir colonialists have expended all efforts through means of deception, plots and plans, and various insidious tactics to target the call for Khilafah and those who work for it. At times they do this themselves, and at times through their agents. When their efforts to subjugate those who work for the Khilafah and push the Muslims away from the Khilafah failed, some Muslims stood and undertook what the Kaffir colonialists themselves could not. They convened conference after conference to distort words from their [proper] usages, propagating the idea that the Khilafah was a historical reality but not a Shariah obligation in Islam.
Others went further in the war against the idea of Khilafah, defaming its name, committing atrocities and crimes under its title. They claimed a Khilafah for what was anything but and undertook under its name the likes of which the human mind could not fathom, facilitating the path thereby for the Kaffir colonialists and all the enemies of Islam to exploit these crimes which were highlighted to the people to claim that the Khilafah is but mounting crimes and atrocities. They sought by this to make the people hate the Khilafah and to distance themselves from it, such that their positive conception of it as a noble, illuminating reality would change to a negative conception of it as repressive darkness!
Thus the state of the Muslims today is one of escalating darkness, a result not of the actions of the Kaffir colonialists alone, but also those who partook with them, or went beyond them, from among those who ascribe themselves to Islam, but those who harmed it, whether by raising slogans against it or raising slogans in its name!
O Muslims in general …O People of Power in particular!
The affairs of the Muslim Ummah will not be set right except by what set them right in the first instance, namely ruling by Islam in the Khilafah Rashidah, under the shade of the Uqab, the banner of the Messenger of Allah (saw). This will only occur by the same method by which the Messenger (saw) did it: Through the formation of a group based on Islam alone which then interacting with the Ummah and seeking the nusrah from the people of power in it, persisting on this path until Allah Exalted Almighty gives it the nusrah and it establishes the rule of Islam and the State of Islam. This is the rectification of our condition, and by this alone will the Ummah revive from its decline, reviving its previous course: a Khilafah Rashidah that implements Islam internally and carries it to the world through da’wah and jihad, such that Allah the Mighty, the Wise, gives it victory.
إِنَّا لَنَنْصُرُ رُسُلَنَا وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَيَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْأَشْهَادُ
“Surely We do help Our messengers and the believers in the worldly life as we as on the Day on which witnesses will stand (to give their testimony).” [Ghafir: 51]
The necessity to work for the Khilafah is not just because the Khilafah is, in assessing the reality, the only path of salvation and victory. Rather, it is necessary, first and foremost, because it is a great obligation, the mother of all obligations and crown of obligations, by which the Shariah is implemented and the hudud established, and without which neither is possible…and that without which an obligation is not complete is itself an obligation. The establishment of the Khilafah and the appointment of a Khalifah are major obligations. Indeed he who does not work for them whilst being able to commits a grave sin such that he dies a death like the death of Jahiliyya, which indicates the severity of the sin. The Prophet (saw) said,
»وَمَنْ مَاتَ وَلَيْسَ فِي عُنُقِهِ بَيْعَةٌ، مَاتَ مِيتَةً جَاهِلِيَّةً«…
“He who dies whilst not having a bay’ah on his neck, he dies a death of Jahiliyya.” (Muslim)
Indeed, the establishment of the Khilafah and the appointment of a Khalifah are great obligations. Hence the Muslims began with it even before they proceeded with the funeral of the Prophet (saw) and his burial, notwithstanding the great importance of the latter. All this was due to the utmost importance of the Khilafah such that the senior Sahabah gave it priority over another great obligation: The burial of the Prophet (saw).
Further, it is the Khilafah that delivers the opening and liberation of lands under the leadership of the Khalifah, the Imam. The Prophet (saw) said,
…»وَإِنَّمَا الإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ«…
“The Imam is but a shield, behind whom the Muslims fight and by whom they are protected.” (Muslim)
Thus the Khalifah and the Khilafah are a shield, that is a protection and he who has protection is, by the leave of Allah, supported and victorious in the end. He does not lose his rights or his land. His enemies dare not come near him. This is what the history of the Khilafah speaks of. Where, for instance, are the Byzantine monarchs and their scepters of grandeur? Where is Mada’in and Chosroes (Persian Emperor)? Who proclaimed and extended the sound of the takbir in those lands across their length and breadth from the Pacific to the Atlantic except for the State of Islam, its soldiers and its justice? If the Khilafah knew of lands beyond these two oceans, east and west, it would have taken on their burdens to call toward Allah, the Gracious, Merciful, the Mighty, the Wise.
O Muslims in general …O People of Power in particular!
We directed a call to you twice in the past:
• The first time on 20 Rabi’ al-Thani 1385 AH / 17 August 1969 CE, almost fifty years ago.
That call was sounding the alarm about the danger from the thwarting of the Islamic ideas and rules among the Muslims because this rattling had a reality affecting the Muslims in a palpably perceivable manner. And because the Hizb is the guide who does not mislead its own people, it struggled against this as much as possible to revive the confidence and trust of the Muslims in the ideas and rules of Islam and it succeeded in this noticeably, and praise is for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
• We called upon you the second time on 28 Rajab 1426 AH / 2 September 2005 CE, about ten years ago.
This call was in a fiery political environment. The West, led by America, saw that the Hizb and other sincere Muslims had thwarted its attempts of many years to shake the confidence of the Muslims in Islam and that the Muslims were moving in the direction of working of Khilafah. When the West saw this, its attacks against the Hizb increased, directly at times and through its agents at times. It had also by now waged wars, declared as “crusades”, in Iraq and Afghanistan out of plain hostility against Islam and Muslims. Thus our second call clarified this hostility of the West, led by America, against the Khilafah, its advocates in particular and the Muslims in general. It showed that the enemies of Islam wished to hinder the Muslims from working for the Khilafah. We also elucidated that the Muslims were capable of defeating the West if they adhered to the judgments of Islam and were sincere with Allah with regards their Deen and returned to Him, the Powerful, the Mighty.
• Now, we direct this penultimate call to you at a time in which the Khilafah has become the public opinion of the vast majority of Muslims…
Nothing remains now except the command of Allah for an Ansar to come forth like the Ansar and a Saa’d like Saa’d… men who would support their Deen by supporting those working for the Khilafah, by supporting Hizb ut Tahrir, establishing thereby the second Khilafah Rashidah, a Khilafah on the way of Prophethood after the present tyrannical rule we are in, as per the promise of Allah Almighty,
وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ
“Allah has promised those of you who believe and do good deed that He will grant them authority/leadership (istikhlaaf) in the Earth …” [al-Nur: 24]
Also the glad tiding of His Messenger (saw),
»ثُمَّ تَكُونُ مُلْكًا جَبْرِيَّةً، فَتَكُونُ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ تَكُونَ، ثُمَّ يَرْفَعُهَا إِذَا شَاءَ أَنْ يَرْفَعَهَا، ثُمَّ تَكُونُ خِلَافَةً عَلَى مِنْهَاجِ نُبُوَّةٍ«…
“…then there will be tyrannical rule. It will remain as long as Allah wills it to remain, then He will lift it when He wills. Then there will be Khilafah on the way of Prophethood.” (Ahmad)
– This is the penultimate call we direct to you for we wish the best for you. So move swiftly O Muslims, move swiftly O you who have power! Join the da’wah and give the nusrah. Move swiftly to establish the Khilafah with the Hizb, not to be left as mere witnesses of it, for the goodness and reward you will gain by joining the ranks today is not the like goodness and reward you will gain by joining tomorrow, even though there is goodness in both.
لا يَسْتَوِي مِنكُم مَّنْ أَنفَقَ مِن قَبْلِ الْفَتْحِ وَقَاتَلَ أُوْلَئِكَ أَعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً مِّنَ الَّذِينَ أَنفَقُوا مِن بَعْدُ وَقَاتَلُوا وَكُلاً وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الْحُسْنَى وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ
“Those who spent before the Conquest (of Makkah) and fought are not at par (with others). Those are much greater in rank than those who spent later and fought, though Allah has promised the good (reward) for each. Allah is well aware of what you do.” [al-Hadid: 10]
– This is the penultimate call we direct to you, so do not fear anyone except Allah Almighty, al-Aziz al-Jabbar. Do not say, “America and the West will stand against us if we support you”, for the enemy’s stand will falter and their strength will collapse in front of the one who believes, assists and supports for the sake of Allah. He (swt) says,
وَكَانَ حَقًّا عَلَيْنَا نَصْرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“And it is an obligation upon Us to help the believers.” [Rum: 47]
– This is the penultimate call in which we emphasize for you what we have said previously that you are, by the leave of Allah, capable of defeating your enemies. The Kaffir colonialist states are strong in appearance but weak in reality. They have advanced weapons but no real men. Weapons without men are of weak effect in front of a believing contingent who might be lesser in weapons but are more severe in fighting. This is a reality articulated by the wars fought by the Khilafah against the disbelievers. Thus superiority in material weapons alone does not suffice in war against the Muslims because they possess a true and vibrant creed which gives them a fighting ability unmatched by the tyrants led today by America. However they will see this truth with their own eyes when the dawn of the Khilafah rises, by the leave of Allah, and it moves from victory to victory, pushing the tyrants back to the lands, if, that is, there remains for them any land…
وَلَتَعْلَمُنَّ نَبَأَهُ بَعْدَ حِينٍ
“You shall certainly know of its truth after a while.” [S’ad: 88]
– This is the penultimate call we direct to you, seeking your support, so join those who have preceded you in supporting us. We extend to you our hands, so grasp them and join the people of influence who have already pledged their support to us, for the caravan is about to set off so join the journey.
وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَى هُوَ قُلْ عَسَى أَنْ يَكُونَ قَرِيبًا
“They say, ‘When will that be?’ Say, ‘Perhaps it is near.’” [al-Isra’: 51]
We on our part are at ease with the support of Allah and His promise.
وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ * بِنَصْرِ اللَّهِ يَنْصُرُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ
“That day the believers will rejoice, in the victory of Allah. He gives victory to whom He wills. He is the Mighty, the Merciful.” [Al-Rum: 4-5]
The peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.
Wa Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa Barakatahu
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
in Wilayah Jordan