Hizb ut Tahrir mourns its Ameer and leader, the eminent Scholar Abu Yusuf Sheikh Abdul Qadeem Zallum, to the Muslim Ummah. Allah the Almighty took him back to Him on Tuesday night, the 27th of Safar 1424 AH, corresponding to the 19th of April 2003 CE, at the age of eighty years, spent in obedience to Allah (swt) and obedience to His Messenger (saw), as an active scholar, carrying the Islamic Dawah in the ranks the Hizb for over fifty years. He became the leader of the Hizb during this period, under difficult circumstances, for about twenty-six years, without compromising his path or faltering his resoluteness. He confronted the oppressors, far away from his family and his son for the sake of Allah, spending his utmost effort to resume the Islamic way of life by establishing the rightly guided Khilafah.
But Allah the Almighty had determined that Abu Yusuf would join his companion, the founding Ameer Abu Ibrahim, the eminent Scholar and Sheikh Taqiuddin An-Nabhani, without witnessing the establishment of the rightly guided Khilafah. Nevertheless his brothers after him continue to walk the same path drawn by the Messenger of Allah (saw) through revelation from his Lord. They are determined, Allah willing, to move forward without fearing anyone but Allah, in order to establish the rightly guided Khilafah, so that its flag waves in all corners of the world, so that it will shade the pure soil that bears their graves, to dignify Islam and Muslims.
That day the Muslims will rejoice in the victory from Allah!
May Allah bestow His mercy upon the first Ameer, Abu Ibrahim, and may Allah bestow His mercy upon the second Ameer, Abu Yusuf. May Allah gather them with the Prophets, the Truthful, the Martyrs, the Sincere and those, who form the best company.
Indeed, the eyes are overflowed with tears and the heart grieves, and we are struck by your departure, oh Abu Yusuf! But we do not say except that which pleases Allah (swt).
((الذين إذا أصابتهم مصيبة قالوا إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون))
“Who, when disaster strikes them, say, ‘Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.’” [Al-Baqarah: 156]
Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un.