Press Release: The Time has come for the Ummah of Islam to Assume its Responsibilities of Proclaiming the Word of Truth

The Time has come for the Ummah of Islam to Assume its Responsibilities of Proclaiming the Word of Truth

After a long patience, Muslims in the town of Hamuriya and other cities of East Ghouta in Damascus broke their silence against the abuses practiced by some of the fighting factions against the people; in the name of the Unified Command. Instead of these factions working to alleviate the suffering of Muslims and break their siege, here they are increasing their suffering as a result of arbitrary arrests against the people accusing them of splitting row sometimes, and of loyalty to ISIS at other times, and against trading with their means of living through the control of the tunnels that are the lifeline for the people of Ghouta; and make it another method of pressure exerted on the people of Ghouta…  As a result of these irresponsible behaviors, people revolted against these factions and expressed their message against the injustice after keeping patience for too long in hope that the condition will be corrected. Nevertheless, these factions have only faced the demonstrations with live bullets; on the method of the criminal regime of Bashar in repression and tyranny, and forgot or neglected that they did not take up arms, except under the pretext of defending the peaceful demonstrators who came out against the injustice of the regime of oppression and criminality. And they failed to realize that those who revolted against the injustice once will revolt against it again, and that the people of ash-Sham will not remain silent on the injustice however it lasts; thus the Ummah’s silence is not a sign of weakness; for the “Authority” belongs to them and it is them who have the first and the final say in determining their fate which they announced it clearly when their throats chanted “We Will Not Kneel Except to Allah” and “The people want Khilafah again”.

O Muslims in the Dignified Ash-Sham: You have seen how you shook the tyrant of ash-Sham and his henchmen with your revolution, despite his strength and his use of all means of repression and criminal methods to suppress your revolution. However your steadfastness was greater and the voice of truth, which you raised in the face of injustice and oppression was higher, and your determination to bring down his system and establishing the Shariah of Allah in its place was stronger; so do not hesitate to proclaim the word of truth in the face of all other oppressors; reliant on Allah alone, fearing no blame in the truth but Allah. Let us remember that the Messenger of Allah (saw) made the word of truth of the best Jihad, the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: «أفضل الجهاد كلمة حق عند ذي سلطان جائر» “The best of Jihad is (to say) a word of truth before an oppressor ruler”. And he (saw) made the one who is killed for speaking the word of truth, the master of martyrs. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: «سَيِّدُ الشُّهَدَاءِ حَمْزَةُ بن عَبْدِ الْمُطَّلِبِ، وَرَجُلٌ قَامَ إِلَى إِمَامٍ جَائِرٍ، فَأَمَرَهُ وَنَهَاهُ فَقَتَلَهُ» “The master of the martyrs is Hamza ibn Abdul Mattalib, and a man who stands (in front of) an oppressive ruler and enjoins the good and forbids the evil and so is killed for it”.

O Militant Factions: You have taken up arms against the tyrant of ash-Sham in defense of your people, so do not disappoint them, and do not be helpers for the enemies of Islam against them. Cut off all ties you have with the states that call themselves supportive of the revolution and their intelligence services, for they are, in fact, supportive of their own interests and the interests of their masters. Those states if they were truthful in their claim to support your revolution; they would have mobilized their armies to save you from murder and displacement that you and your people face day and night by the butcher Bashar, and this criminal would not have remained five years practicing all kinds of bombing and destruction against us. And know that the political money that is provided by these states had brought us woes; it turned off the fronts and confiscated decisions; and engaged you with fighting that exhausted your energies, and sent hope to your enemy. And that your enemy, the West, led by America, and with it its crony Muslim rulers, the traitors to your Deen, are now planning for infighting among you in Damascus after the withdrawal of Bashar from it, ensured and banished, for you to continue his course in murder. So do not give these states a means over you through their dirty political money. And know that if it was not the Ummah standing with you and formed an embracing fortification for you, you would have been eliminated a long time ago; and the regime would have chased you to the mountains. So take heed of what is happening in Libya, Iraq, and beware not to detach from your incubator and your people, and abandon every division, holding firmly to the strong rope of Allah; and adopting a clear political project which is the project of the Khilafah Rashidah on the method of the Prophethood, so that you and your Ummah become a fortified blockade in the face of all conspiracies woven by the West and its henchmen to abort the revolution and to derail it from its course. Only then, no force on earth will be able to prevent an Ummah wanted to map out its future by itself, a future that its features were determined by Islam; and its systems were set by the Creator of the universe, humanity and life. Now is the time for Khilafah; and the caravan is about to arrive; so do not miss the opportunity, for Allah inevitably gives His victory to His Deen; by you or by others.

He (swt) says:

وَإِنْ تَتَوَلَّوْا يَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُوا أَمْثَالَكُمْ
“And if you turn away, He will replace you with another people; then they will not be the likes of you” [Muhammad: 38].

Ahmad Abdul Wahab
Head of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Wilayah of Syria