Muhammad (saw) said, «وشِرَارُ أَئِمَّتِكُمْ الَّذِينَ تُبْغِضُونَهُمْ وَيُبْغِضُونَكُمْ وَتَلْعَنُونَهُمْ وَيَلْعَنُونَكُم»
“...The worst of your leaders are those whom you hate and they hate you, and you curse them and they curse you…” [Sahih Muslim]
Isn’t the tyrant of this land, Sheikh Hasina from amongst the category of worst rulers, oh people? We hear what is in your hearts and mouths in terms of your rejection of her rule, your hate for her, cursing her and earnestly making du’a to Allah (swt), the Lord of the worlds to free you from her tyranny. She has transgressed in the land arrogantly, causing much suffering for the people on the one hand and shutting their mouths with bullets on the other hand, anyone who tries to expose or speak against the mischief of her government.
((الَّذِينَ طَغَوْا فِي الْبِلاَدِ * فَأَكْثَرُوا فِيهَا الْفَسَادَ))
“Who did transgress beyond bounds in the lands. And made therein much mischief.” [Surah Al-Fajr: 11-12]
Hasina began her tenure in the most heinous way by massacring the army officers in Pilkhana at the behest of her foreign masters. Then she embarked on committing acts of treachery against the interests of the country and fulfilling her masters’ interests one after another, and thus she continues till today. And her government has been no different to that of Khaleda Zia in terms of looting the people’s wealth and failing to take care of the people’s affairs. And she increased in that. Moreover, her Godless regime’s enmity to Allah, His Messenger (saw) and the Believers is beyond bounds such that it has become the touchstone of her government.
When her mischief and that of her government caused the people to reject her, she resorted to suppression and force by use of iron and fire to compel the people to submit to her rule, abducting and arresting whoever expresses their discontent and firing at any gathering of people, whether it was for making demands or protesting the excesses of the government. “No Demands and No Protests” is her policy. Hasina is fully aware that her rule has no support among the people, so her brutalities increase and the people’s blood has become cheap to her, in an attempt to tame the people and humiliate them until they accept that which is implemented upon them.
This is not your fate, to have a ruler like Hasina or her counterpart Khaleda Zia ruling over you is not fate. Muhammad (saw) informed us of better rulers for the Muslims,
«خِيَارُ أَئِمَّتِكُمْ الَّذِينَ تُحِبُّونَهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَكُمْ وَيُصَلُّونَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَتُصَلُّونَ عَلَيْهِمْ... »
“The best of your leaders are those whom you love and they love you, and you pray for them and they pray for you…” [Sahih Muslim]
And this is not restricted, having rulers like Abu Bakr and Umar (ra), rulers who care for you, who love you and pray for you is not restricted for the Muslims of the times of the Sahabah (ra). The hadith did not state so and specify the information by a time period. Moreover, there are other ahadith which confirm that the Muslims will soon have the second Khilafah Rashidah state, ruling them with compassion, caring for them, acting as their guardian rather than being an enemy to them like the tyrants of today. And justice will spread in the land for its people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, provisions will be abundant and the Ummah will have her honour and glory restored.
And the matter will be like this, oh Muslims, if you chose to undertake the right actions for correcting the situation. The first of this is the rejection of the entire kufr ruling regime, hating it and cursing it like your hatred and curse for Hasina. You have to shun every call and every caller to the democratic system and to democratic movement and those who present themselves as an alternative force but within this democratic political set up. It is this rotten democracy which created and made space for the likes of Hasina to enter politics, corrupt it and reach the authority. So even if fresh elections were to take place which was so called free and fair and even if she was voted out of power, you know very well that the one replacing her will be no better and then soon after Hasina herself will return to power, through another election. Stop this circus, oh people, stop putting these corrupt transgressors in authority by your own hands!
Secondly, reject all forms of foreign intervention in your affairs and resist those who are calling for applying foreign pressure and involvement in ensuring fresh elections. The foreign powers’ involvement, the involvement of US-Britain-India, their involvement in our affairs is the worst of matters and they have made matters like the way it is today. Are they not the backers of Hasina and Khaleda? Then who other than the shallow and the ignorant or worse still, an agent of the imperialists, disguising himself as an intellectual or a politician would call for this?
Thirdly, undertake the political struggle with Hizb ut Tahrir against Hasina and the Kufr regime. Do not stay silent against the tyrant; otherwise her brutalities will keep increasing. Moreover, accounting the tyrant ruler is an obligation upon you:
عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ
«...كَلَّا وَاللَّهِ لَتَأْمُرُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَلَتَنْهَوُنَّ عَنْ الْمُنْكَرِ وَلَتَأْخُذُنَّ عَلَى يَدَيْ الظَّالِمِ وَلَتَأْطُرُنَّهُ عَلَى الْحَقِّ أَطْرًا وَلَتَقْصُرُنَّهُ عَلَى الْحَقِّ قَصْرًا»
“Nay, by Allah, you have to enjoin the good and forbid the evil and hold the hand of the tyrant and force him on the truth and restrict him to the truth.” [Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi]
Finally and most importantly, call upon the sincere officers in the military to perform their duty towards Islam and the people by overthrowing Sheikh Hasina. Your fathers, brothers, sons, nephews, friends and known ones from amongst the officers, all of them, owe a duty to Allah, His Messenger and the People. So demand from them to fulfill their duty, they are the ones who have the material power to remove Hasina and the ruling regime. Making the sincere officers to switch sides, making them abandon the regime and to take the people’s side is the assured way to change the regime when they overthrow it, not for taking power for themselves, rather for transferring the authority to sincere and aware politicians, those politicians who will build the regime on a new basis, the Islamic basis and declare Bangladesh as the Khilafah. These sincere and aware politicians, those who are aware of how to solve the people’s problems according to the Qur’an and the Sunnah, how to industrialize the country, how to face regional and global challenges, are to be found in Hizb ut Tahrir and not in any other party, the combination of the two - sincerity and deep awareness - does not exist in any other party. Indeed, you have in Hizb ut Tahrir, its leader Sheikh Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah and its members, aware politicians who sincerely care for you, love you, pray for you and cry to Allah (swt) in their du’as to bestow upon you all the good in the Dunya and in the Akhira.
So demand from the officers whom you know and you meet that they overthrow Sheikh Hasina and transfer the authority to Hizb ut Tahrir to establish the Khilafah. And may be Allah (swt) will honour you and honour them in the Dunya and the Akhirah due to this noble deed of yours, if you did it, insha’Allah, in the same way He (swt) honoured the Ansar (ra) who provided material support to RasulAllah (saw) to establish the Islamic rule in Madina and their families.
Oh Sincere Officers, the People of Power!
The return of the Khilafah is an inevitable matter, it is from the decreed matters of Allah (swt) and it will be soon, insha’Allah. But it will not fall from the sky. So the question is not is it possible for the Khilafah to be re-established, rather the question is by whose hand Allah (swt) will cause it to return and accordingly He (swt) honours them. Who from you seeks this honour; who from you wants to become the means for the return of Islam in ruling and the liberation of the people from this tyranny? Who from you has the courage, which an officer is supposed to have, to be the supporters of Islam and the people? We are aware that the regime is indoctrinating you with the motto of “safeguarding the constitution” and other such nonsense which mean nothing but being loyal to Hasina and the regime. But what about your loyalty to Allah (swt), His Messenger and the People? What about the blood of the people, is there not among you an officer or officers who will say not one more bullet shall be allowed to be fired at the people by tyrant Hasina and her henchmen? Oh officers! Respond and do not delay; respond to the command of Allah (swt) and His Messenger (saw) and respond to the call of the people. Be the vehicle for the fulfillment of Allah’s promise; overthrow Sheikh Hasina and transfer the authority to Hizb ut Tahrir to establish the Khilafah. May be He (swt) will honour you and your families in the Dunya and the Akhira like He (swt) honoured the Ansar (ra) and their families.
وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُم فِي الأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا يَعْبُدُونَنِي لاَ يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا وَمَنْ كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الْفَاسِقُون
“Allah has promised those among you who believe and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession (to the present rulers) in the land, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practice their Deen which He has chosen for them. And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Fasiqun.” [Surah An-Nur: 55]