Alhamdulillahi Rabbil A’lamin, that He (swt) has made us witness the month of Ramadan again. In this blessed month in which the Qur’an was revealed, the gates of Jannah are opened and the shaiyateen are chained we, Hizb ut Tahrir, make this call to the people and the sincere military officers who seek the Jannah, to reject the system of the shaiyateen i.e. the democratic system and Awami-BNP rule; and establish the ruling by the Qur’an and the Sunnah i.e. the Khilafah state. We will not talk about the evil, the corruption and the failures of Awami-BNP here. Everyone in the country is well aware of that, in fact victims of that. Rather we wish to remind all the Muslims about the obligation of ruling by Islam, for which Allah (swt) revealed the Qur’an. Allah (swt) says,
((إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ لِتَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ بِمَا أَرَاكَ اللَّهُ))
“Verily, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Qur’an) in truth that you might rule between men by that which Allah has shown you…” [An-Nisa: 105]
And He (swt) says,
((وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الظَّالِمُونَ))
“…And whosoever does not rule by whatever Allah has revealed, such are the Zalimun.” [Al-Ma’idah: 45]
So implementing the Deen through the Khilafah state is an integral part of Islam. The above Ayat and numerous other Ayat that talk about ruling leave no room for the Muslims to neglect this obligation and they will be sinful if they did that, even if they prayed and fasted.
The Khilafah is the saviour of the Muslims from the death of Jahiliyyah. RasulAllah (saw) said,
قال صلى الله عليه وسلم: “مَنْ مَاتَ وَلَيْسَ فِي عُنُقِهِ بَيْعَةٌ مَاتَ مَيْتَةً جَاهِلِيَّةً.”) صحيح مسلم)
“Whoever dies without having an oath of allegiance (Bay’ah) on his neck he would die the death of Jahiliyyah.” (Sahih Muslim)
The Khilafah is the protection of the Muslims from the plots and aggressions of the imperialists, US-Britain-India and others. Muhammad (saw) said,
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: “إِنَّمَا الْإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ.”)صحيح مسلم)
“Indeed, the Imam (Khaleefah) is the shield from behind whom you fight and protect yourselves.” (Sahih Muslim)
And the Khilafah is the only guarantee for the progress and prosperity of the country. Allah (swt) says,
((وَلَوْ أَنَّ أَهْلَ الْقُرَى آمَنُوا وَاتَّقَوْا لَفَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ بَرَكَاتٍ مِنْ السَّمَاءِ وَالأَرْضِ))
“And if the people of the towns had believed and had the Taqwa, certainly, We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and the earth…” [Al-A’raf: 96]
Here, we wish to clarify to the Muslims the practical method which will lead to the establishment of the Khilafah and liberation from the oppression of Awami-BNP. The removal of the corrupt Awami-BNP regime will not come about through elections. It is only the advocates of the regime and the ones who wish to deceive the people who tell us that the way to change governments and systems is through democratic elections. They say it is the only way and the legitimate way, in order to secure the kufr regime from any changes regardless of who comes to power, even to the point that they say the people and the military should guard and guarantee the continuation of this process! If the people want change they should wait for their turn to vote in elections every five years. Even the Islamic groups have become affected by this falsehood so much so that they think Islam will be established in authority through elections. The truth is democratic elections are the way of guarding and guaranteeing the continuation of the corrupt regime, not achieving real change. Through elections either the corrupt Awami League comes to power or the corrupt BNP comes to power. In other words democratic elections only bring the corrupt ones in authority.
In order to bring real change to the country’s fortunes through establishing the Khilafah, we need to emulate the Sunnah of RasulAllah (saw) who established the first Islamic State. This was through a method other than elections. Once the Islamic state was established, elections were a means for selecting the Khulafah, after the death of RasulAllah (saw) and this is approved by Islam. But for removing the kufr regime and establishing Islam in authority in the first place, the method for that is other than elections. Muhammad (saw) and His Sahabah (ra) established Islam in authority through an intellectual-political struggle against the chiefs of Quraysh, and creating public support for the Islamic Call. After that RasulAllah (saw) approached various tribes and influentials who had the military power for Nusrah (material support). When He (saw) achieved the Nusrah from the chiefs of Madina who had the military power i.e. the Ansar (ra), He took over the state authority and became the head of state in Madina. This is the Sunnah of RasulAllah (saw). The removal of the current regime by sincere military officers, and the transfer of authority to sincere and aware politicians who will establish Islam in authority is the Sunnah.
This is the way in which Hizb ut Tahrir is working relentlessly to change the regime in the country headed by the Awami-BNP, which implements kufr ruling, economic, judicial and education systems etc and establish the Khilafah which implements Islamic ruling, economic, judicial and education systems etc. The Khilafah will be established and the country will be freed from the clutches of the corrupt and treacherous Awami-BNP rulers when the people and sincere military officers join hands with the Hizb in this noble work. When the effort of the Hizb, and the effort of the people and the sincere officers under the leadership of the Hizb is combined then the fall of the current regime and return of the Khilafah will only be a matter of time, inshaAllah. Hizb ut Tahrir has prepared the necessary materials to rule by Islam including a complete Islamic Constitution with 192 articles to implement in the Khilafah state immediately from the day of its establishment.
After having clarified the obligation of Khilafah and the practical method for establishing it, our call to the people is as follows:
1. Reject the rule of Awami-BNP and their secular system. Turn away from them completely. Do not wait for the elections to once again vote and bring either of them to power. It will only worsen your situation, not make it better; remember that over the last two decades the rule of each government has been worse than the previous one, which is due to their ruling by other than Islam.
2. Join with Hizb ut Tahrir in struggling against the Hasina government and the current regime and working for establishing the Khilafah.
3. Demand from your fathers, uncles, sons, relatives and friends among the military officers to overthrow the Hasina government and the regime; and transfer authority to Hizb ut Tahrir for establishing the Khilafah to rule by the Qur’an and the Sunnah.
And our call to the sincere officers in the military is as follows:
1. Fulfill your responsibility as Muslims. The duty to establish the Khilafah is upon your neck as much as any other Muslim; in fact it is even more as you hold the key to authority i.e. the material power.
2. Fulfill your oaths which you took to serve the people and the country. Your oath is not to guard the regime which oppresses the people and serves their enemies. So do not be the protectors of Hasina, the killer of army officers, the killer of the Ulemah and pious Muslims.
3. Emulate the Sunnah of RasulAllah (saw) and be the Ansar for establishing the second Khilafah State. With the help of the Ansar (ra), RasulAllah (saw) established the first Islamic state in Madina and that state continued until 1342 Hijri (1924 CE). If you become the Ansar for the second Islamic state, Allah (swt) will reward you in the same way as the first Ansar (ra), inshaAllah. Therefore overthrow the Hasina government immediately and transfer the authority to Hizb ut Tahrir for establishing the Khilafah.
We end this call of ours by reminding all Muslims, the people and the sincere officers, of the accountability on the Day of Judgement for neglecting to fulfil the Islamic obligations and the reward for performing them. So respond to the command of Allah (swt) to remove the current regime and establish the Khilafah as you responded to His command to fast in Ramadan.
((كَلَّا إِذَا دُكَّتِ الْأَرْضُ دَكًّا دَكًّا * وَجَاءَ رَبُّكَ وَالْمَلَكُ صَفًّا صَفًّا * وَجِيءَ يَوْمَئِذٍ بِجَهَنَّمَ يَوْمَئِذٍ يَتَذَكَّرُ الْإِنْسَانُ وَأَنَّى لَهُ الذِّكْرَى * يَقُولُ يَا لَيْتَنِي قَدَّمْتُ لِحَيَاتِي * فَيَوْمَئِذٍ لَا يُعَذِّبُ عَذَابَهُ أَحَدٌ * وَلَا يُوثِقُ وَثَاقَهُ أَحَدٌ * يَا أَيَّتُهَا النَّفْسُ الْمُطْمَئِنَّةُ * ارْجِعِي إِلَى رَبِّكِ رَاضِيَةً مَرْضِيَّةً * فَادْخُلِي فِي عِبَادِي * وَادْخُلِي جَنَّتِي ))
“Nay! When the earth is ground to powder. And your Rabb comes with the angels in rows. And Hell will be brought near that Day; on that Day will man remember, but how will that remembrance (then) avail him? He will say: “Alas! Would that I had sent forth (good deeds) for (this) my life!” So on that Day none will punish as He will punish. And none will bind as He will bind. (It will be said to the pious:) “O (you) the one in (complete) rest and satisfaction! “Come back to your Rabb, well-pleased (yourself) and well-pleasing (unto Him)! “Enter you then among My (honoured) slaves. “And enter you My Paradise!” [Al-Fajr: 21-30]
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