By the will of Allah, Muslims soon will be ushering in the Islamic New Year 1440 AH. For every Muslim who pursues the Muslim Ummah’s situation within and outside the country could despair on how Islam and Muslims are being oppressed in every corner. For instance, here in Kenya how many Muslims have been killed and abducted and Islam ridiculed and their sanctities violated by the War against Terrorism and Extremism? How many Muslims are languishing in prisons for unfounded accusations on Terrorism in the neighboring countries of Tanzania and Uganda? How many thousands of Muslims have been murdered in the Central Africa Republic (CAR)? If we look at the Middle Eastern countries, they are ruled by treacherous agents who have sold their souls to the Western colonialists against their noble Muslims brothers; and instead have made Washington and London as their Qibla. While the first Qibla for Muslims Al Quds is being violated by the Jewish entity in collaboration with the ignorant rulers (Ruwaibidha). If we look at Central Asia (Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan etc.) we witness thousands of Muslims languishing in prisons for accusations of trying to strictly abide by Islam in totality. Currently our brothers in Rohingya, Uyghur, Syria, Crimea, Afghanistan, Libya, Kashmir etc. live under brutal attacks behind which are perpetrated by the enemies of this noble Muslim Ummah.
These atrocities facing the Ummah should occupy every Muslim who is certain about the Day of Judgment and should ask himself/herself what contribution is s/he giving so that to change the situation? In addition, is s/he sure that the contribution is the right one to achieve the change, which will save this Ummah from local and international disasters and aggression?
Indeed, these problems are as a result of the destruction of the Khilafah (Islamic Leadership) which the scholars termed it as the mother of all obligations. The Islamic Khilafah was destroyed by Britain in collaboration with France and some agents within the Muslim Ummah on 28th Rajab 1342 corresponding to 3rd March 1924. Until the destruction of the Khilafah, the West worked to infiltrate Muslims with dangerous and poisonous concepts in their minds such as nationalism, tribalism and patriotism. This was after seeing the Khilafah is unconquerable militarily for 13 centuries! Yes, Muslims initially were undefeatable in war because their creed was pure in their hearts while fighting in Jihad to protect peoples’ blood and to remove every obstacle on the face of spreading justice of Islam. The Jihad notion was deeply rooted in the strong hearts full of piety that was widespread in the Islamic State since the time of the Messenger (saw) to the last Caliph Abdulmajid II. It is then that they conspired to abolish the Uthmani Khilafah by starting an intellectual warfare against it especially after the last Khilafah started declining intellectually which resulted to a relapse in extraction of divine rules (istinbaat). For example, failure to distinguish between civilization and material progression what should be taken and what should be shunned. Which led to failure to take advantage of Industrial Revolution which emerged in Europe and other like phenomena and thus resulting to division within the State.
After the destruction of our State, they brought us secularism (separation of religion and life) and established upon us their false capitalist ideology and its wicked systems with profit/loss/harm/benefit as a criterion. Furthermore, divided the once one Khilafah State into 54 statelets with some being ruled by monarchies, while others by presidents etc. but are all as agent servants of the colonialists who destroyed the noble Islamic State, the Khilafah. Since then this Umma has been deeply suffering the pain of the destruction of their State and turned as orphans with no shield to defend them and that is why today we have become miserable on the face of the earth where every weak fool could belittle and oppress us to an extent of even killing us in millions with various excuses!
Therefore, it is the responsibility of every Muslim wherever he is to be active and ensure that Muslims return to their living in accordance with Islam. And this is through working hard day and night to re-establish the Islamic Khilafah State upon the methodology of Prophethood. Indeed, the return of the Khilafah is a promise from Allah (swt):
وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْوَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَىٰ لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا ۚ يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا ۚ وَمَنْ كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ
“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. (An-Noor: 55)
And a prophecy from the Messenger (saw):
ثم تكون ملكاً جبريا، فتكون ما شاء الله أن تكون، ثم يرفعها إذا شاء أن يرفعها، ثم تكون خلافة على منهاج النبوة، ثم سكت
“…Then there will be a tyrannical rule, it will be there as long as Allah wishes it to be there then Allah will remove it when He wishes to remove it, then there will be Khilafah upon the methodology of Prophethood,” then he remained silent. (Ahmad)
Your brothers in Hizb ut Tahrir call you to join them in carrying this heavy responsibility which has led some and many among them to languish in prisons of the ignorant rulers (ruwaibidha) and the colonialists. Including the recent abductions of female members, “Romana Hussain” – in the early morning of 30th July 2018” and “Dr. Roshan and her husband – in the early morning of 13th August 2018” by the intelligence apparatus of Pakistan while others are killed and others their whereabouts are unknown. By understanding that it is a promise of Allah and a glad tiding of the Messenger (saw); those despicable acts have not deterred Da’wah carriers or made them despair in front of these puppets whom Allah (swt) is giving them time before He torments them with an unimaginable punishment. Assassination, Harm, Imprisonment or Relegation etc. all that is Sunnah in the course of the Da’wah and are Allah’s (swt) plans if He has decreed for us:
قُلْ لَنْ يُصِيبَنَا إِلَّا مَا كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَنَا هُوَ مَوْلَانَا ۚ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
“Say, “Never will we be struck except by what Allah has decreed for us; He is our protector.” And upon Allah let the believers rely.” (At-Tawba: 51)
Therefore, let us be active oh, brothers and sisters now is the time:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ
“O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered.” (Al-Anfaal: 24)
Ali Nassoro Ali
Member of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Kenya