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Al-Sharq Al-Awsat’s Fabrications against Hizb ut Tahrir

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(Translated)

Praise be to Allah that the conflict between the truth (Haq) and falsehood (Batil) is revealed. There is no excuse for Al-Sharq Al-Awsat Newspaper, published by the Saudi Research and Publishing Company, to promote the lies of the oppressive organs of the Russian-Putin regime, that surpassed the Stalinist regime in criminality.

The newspaper not only quoted the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Information Office on the detention of a Hizb ut Tahrir’s member in Muslim Tatarstan, (in its Issue No. 14563, Friday 2/Safar 1440AH-12/October 2018 CE), but it added more accusations against the party, and published fabrications that it “uses acts of terror to achieve its objective”, adding, “It is clear that Hizb ut Tahrir in addition to its efforts to recruit more Muslims in Russia and to organize interconnected cells with hierarchical structures, has supported outlawed terrorist organizations and gangs in the Middle East with volunteers after convincing them to carry out terrorist acts”. The newspaper also prevented comments on this report on its website, as we sought to put our comments, as we did with all websites that published this report, but we were unable to post any comment on Al-Sharq Al-Awsat’s website!!

So now we question whether we have to deal with the criminal guards of the Putin regime, who exhaust themselves to extinguish the light of Allah, morning and night, and carry out brutal crackdown on the Muslims, and regard their demand to implement the law of Allah as a punishable crime with severest penalties OR should we expose the lies and refute the slander of the Saudi Research and Publishing Company owned by the traitor of the two Holy Mosques, who take the pure slogan of “there is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah” as a cover for its blatant betrayal!

Not much effort is needed to refute the newspaper’s false accusations and blatant slander that Hizb ut Tahrir uses terrorism to reach its objective. The party is candid in its call proclaiming the word of truth, without fearing the Putin regime and its peers, the tyrant regimes in the Muslim countries. From its inception the party announced that it seeks to resume the Islamic way of life by establishing the Khilafah state (Caliphate), following the methodology of the Prophethood based on intellectual and political struggle, and working with the Ummah and urging her to work to implement Allah’s law. This is not new, nor is the failure of all criminal regimes to discourage it from its work, despite the great and continued efforts that have been made. This is because of the work of faithful men who believe in Allah and His Messenger, who decided to carry the burden of the trust, which Allah honored Muslims with, i.e. the call to His Deen and the implementation of His law, and to take the role of being witnesses to mankind by propagating the call of Islam as stated in Allah’s (swt) saying:

وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطاً لِّتَكُونُوا شُهَدَاءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ عَلَيْكُمْ شَهِيداً﴿

“And thus we have made you a just community that you will be witnesses over the people and the Messenger will be a witness over you” [Al-Baqara: 143].

Since the obligation is on the accuser to provide his evidence, we challenge Al-Sharq Al-Awsat to submit evidences proving its false claim that Hizb ut Tahrir carries out (terrorist) acts, if it does not, and it will not, then we call the sincere believers to hold accountable the editors of this newspaper that spread lies about the Dawah carriers and promote the lies of the enemies of the Deen. The newspaper described Muslim Tatarstan as “Russian!” Denying its people the status of Islam! This land that its people entered Islam with passion are believers who adhere to their Deen, defending it with all their possessions. We ask Allah (swt) to avenge us from this newspaper, and the likes, that are mouthpieces to all evil against Islam and the Muslims. We trust and believe in the victory of Allah even if the Kuffar and the hypocrites, the enemies of the Ummah who are from the sons of this Ummah, detest it. Praise be to Allah who decreed the victory for the believers, and on Allah we depend, He is the best Supporter.

إِنَّا لَنَنْصُرُ رُسُلَنَا وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَيَوْمَ يَقُومُ الأَشْهَادُ﴿

“Indeed, We will support Our messengers and those who believe during the life of this world and on the Day when the witnesses will stand” [Ghafir: 51]

وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ * بِنَصْرِ اللَّهِ يَنْصُرُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ﴿

“And that day the believers will rejoice * In the victory of Allah. He gives victory to whom He wills, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful” [Ar-Rum:4-5]

 Dr. Osman Bakhach
Director of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir