Recently, the Afghan and Pakistani troops clashed yet again over Goshta, the border district of Nangarhar province, which left a few soldiers dead and injured from both sides. An Afghan soldier, killed during the incident, was widely covered by the Afghan media and in social networks. He was celebrated in gatherings, debates, round tables, web pages and entire media outlets as a martyr (Shaheed) and hero.
We herewith draw the attention of Afghan and Pakistani Muslims to the following points:
The current borderlines that separate the Ummah are a devil plot from the Kuffar. Splitting Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Durand line was a fusty idea from Mortimer Durand from the British Empire, in order to preserve its colonial hegemony across the Indian peninsula and maintain its interests in the region. In 1893, the Durand line was signed between the Afghan monarch Abdur Rahman Khan and Mortimer Durand, the British civil servant to the East Indian Company of the colonial British India. After Pakistan declared its so-called independence in 1947, the Durand line dispute heated up between Afghanistan and Pakistan, which remained vague and unsettled until now. Separating Afghan and Pakistan Muslims, the Durand line was signed between the colonial British Empire and its serf Abdur Rahman Khan. Recognizing and maintaining the Durand line and its like are not according to Shariah, it is totally Haram.
1. Muslims are brethren to one another, as Allah (swt) has clearly declared it:
((إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُون))
“The believers are nothing else than brothers so make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allâh, that you may receive Mercy.” [Al-Hujarat: 10]
Allah (swt) has ordered in the aforementioned verse (Ayah) to reconcile the hostile Muslims who are indeed brethren to one another. Moreover, He has ordered the avoidance of matters that lead to war among the Muslims, in order to gain Allah (swt)‘s mercy upon them.
2. And the Sunnah of Rasul of Allah (saw) also indicates that the Ayah is about brotherhood among the Muslims. As narrated by Abdullah Ibn Umar (ra) that Rasoolullah (saw) said:
الْمُسْلِمُ أَخُو الْمُسْلِمِ لاَ يَظْلِمُهُ، وَلاَ يُسْلِمُهُ، وَمَنْ كَانَ فِي حَاجَةِ أَخِيهِ كَانَ اللَّهُ فِي حَاجَتِهِ، وَمَنْ فَرَّجَ عَنْ مُسْلِمٍ كُرْبَةً فَرَّجَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ كُرْبَةً مِنْ كُرُبَاتِ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ، وَمَنْ سَتَرَ مُسْلِمًا سَتَرَهُ اللَّهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ
“A Muslim is brother to a Muslim, he neither oppresses him, nor he submits him (to the enemy). And he who fulfills his brothers needs, Allah (swt) satisfies his needs. Whosoever cheers up his brother of a severe mourn, Allah (swt) will perish his mourn. And he who conceals his brother’s deficiency, Allah (swt) will cover his deficiency.”
O’ you, the Muslims who reside in Afghanistan and Pakistan!
O’ you, the brave offspring of the Ummah, and O’ you the Armies of the Islamic Ummah!
This is the true concept of brotherhood that Allah (swt) and His Prophet (saw) have declared to us. The Durand line is undoubtedly a devil plot drawn by the colonial British Empire, in order to further split the Islamic Ummah. Whilst Allah (swt) has ordered:
((وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ))
“And hold fast, all of you together, to the rope of Allah (i.e. This Qur’an), and don’t be divided among yourselves”
It is also narrated by Abu Hurairah (ra) that Rasoolullah (saw) said:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَرْضَى لَكُمْ ثَلاَثًا وَيَكْرَهُ لَكُمْ ثَلاَثًا فَيَرْضَى لَكُمْ أَنْ تَعْبُدُوهُ وَلاَ تُشْرِكُوا بِهِ شَيْئًا وَأَنْ تَعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُوا وَيَكْرَهُ لَكُمْ قِيلَ وَقَالَ وَكَثْرَةَ السُّؤَالِ وَإِضَاعَةَ الْمَالِ
“Verily Allah likes three things for you and He disapproves three things for you. He is pleased with you that you worship Him and associate nor anything with Him, that you hold fast the rope of Allah, and be not scattered; and He disapproves for you irrelevant talk, persistent questioning and the wasting of wealth.”
O’ you officers in the Afghan Army!
You should bear in mind that you are the children of the Islamic Ummah. You should realize that all the tyrant rulers across the Islamic land are the servants for the Kuffar; they will definitely betray you, as they did with the rest of the Ummah. They encourage you to protect the English Durand line, which consequently raises clashes among the Muslims in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in which countless Muslims are killed. The Afghan puppet government, on the other hand, tried its best to sign strategic agreements with the US, England, France and many other crusaders, and allowed them to establish their military bases in this part of the Islamic land. In Islam, it is a basic rule that there is no border among the Muslim Ummah, and the only border the Islamic land has is with the Dar ul-Kufr. To best prove their loyalty to their masters, the Afghan and Pakistani rulers have been trying to secure this infamous border line between the Muslim people. Whereas, they do not recognize any border while signing strategic agreements with American and Western crusaders. Your blood and efforts, hence, will be wasted in maintaining and applying the devil policies set forth by such tyrant rulers.
O’ Muslims in Afghanistan and Pakistan!
Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Afghanistan, herewith, calls upon you to hold fast to the Qur’an and the Sunnah, in order to find the right path. The agreement that the British colonial Empire signed with its loyal servant Abdur Rahman Khan, can not split the Muslims residing in both sides of the border. The only solution for the cross border dispute, in accordance to the divine rules of Allah (swt) and the Sunnah of His Prophet (saw) is not to fight and kill one another because of it. The only solution is to remove the borderline and re-establish the Islamic Khilafah, in order to achieve Allah (swt)‘s pleasure and be victorious in your life ever after.
Your brothers and sisters in Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Afghanistan and Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Pakistan, are working hard to revive the Islamic State based on the path of our beloved Prophet (saw). Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Afghanistan calls upon the Muslims in Afghanistan to join your brothers and sisters in Hizb ut Tahrir in order to combine our potential vigor and efforts all together to re-establish our glorious Khilafah, which is the only government that can pull the Ummah out of all miseries. Let us work for the revival of a true Islamic life under the banner of the Khilafah, which defends the glory of Islam and the Ummah and is the major victory in the Hereafter as well.