After the San Bernadino and Paris attacks, the US President, Barack Obama, announced a global surge to change the beliefs and values of the Muslims, declaring on 6 December 2015, “an extremist ideology has spread… Muslim leaders here and around the globe have to continue working with us to decisively and unequivocally reject ... those interpretations of Islam that are incompatible with the values of religious tolerance, mutual respect, and human dignity.” Then, in response to Obama’s order, the Raheel-Nawaz regime committed fully, including its military leadership in a meeting of 22 December 2015, after which the ISPR declared, “All military leaders resolved to ... help government fight extremism.”
The Raheel-Nawaz regime implements Obama’s order, even though it is built on lies. Certainly, our Islam is not behind the killing of civilians, for Islam staunchly protects the civilian non-combatants from the scourge of war. Even during wars when meeting the enemy, the Messenger of Allah (saw) used to advise the Islamic Army, «وَلا تَقْتُلُوا امْرَأَةً، وَلا وَلِيدًا، وَلا شَيْخًا كَبِيرًا» “Do not kill a woman, or an infant, or an old man.” As for the Khulafa’a Rashidoon, Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, advised his army commander, وَإِنَّكُمْ سَتَجِدُونَ أَقْوَامًا قَدْ حَبَسُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ فِي هَذِهِ الصَّوَامِعِ فَاتْرُكُوهُمْ وَمَا حَبَسُوا لَهُ أَنْفُسَهُمْ... وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا كَبِيرًا هَرِمًا، وَلَا امْرَأَةً، وَلَا وَلِيدًا، وَلَا تُخْرِبُوا عُمْرَانًا “You will find people who locked themselves up in temples, spare them and leave them for what they locked themselves up for… and do not kill the old, nor a woman, nor an infant, and do not destroy buildings.” And Omar, may Allah be pleased with him, advised his army commander, لَا تَغُلُّوا، وَلَا تَغْدِرُوا، وَلَا تُمَثِّلُوا، وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا امْرَأَةً، وَلَا صَبِيًّا، وَلَا شَيْخًا “Do not transgress, do not betray, do not mutilate, and do not kill a woman, or a child, or an elderly.” Moreover, such mercy on the battlefield is not found in the West, which accuses us in our Deen, for the West has always committed crimes against humanity, from which even the wild animals in the jungle would shy from.
However, despite Obama’s lies and hypocrisy, the Raheel-Nawaz regime heard and obeyed. Using the “National Action Plan,” its thugs have been unleashed upon the sincere and aware Muslims, defaming, harassing and arresting Ulema, Islamic activists and other callers to Islam. The regime has threatened journalists to curb Islamic expression in the media and even intimidated the judiciary to stop it providing relief for Islamic politicians. And the regime has reserved some of its harshest brutality for the shebaab of Hizb ut Tahrir, advocates for the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of the Prophethood. The thugs of the regime violate the homes of the shebaab, not caring for the sanctity of their womenfolk, and waving weapons before the terrified children. They seize the shebaab and even their relatives, including the wife with the physically handicapped child. They severely torture the shebaab depriving them of sleep, beating them with bars and even subjecting them to electrical shocks. They throw the shebaab into dungeons, without trial or relief, including the doctor, the engineer, the teacher, the heart patient and the one with diseased, bleeding bowels. The crimes against the Hizb have become so numerous that they have become public knowledge and have now even spilled into the media, despite the regime enforcing a media blackout against the Hizb. And the regime continues its black deeds against the Hizb, even though RasulAllah (saaw) praised and gave good tidings of the Khilafah’s return, proclaiming, «ثُمَّ تَكُونُ مُلْكًا جَبْرِيَّةً فَتَكُونُ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ تَكُونَ ثُمَّ يَرْفَعُهَا إِذَا شَاءَ أَنْ يَرْفَعَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ خِلَافَةً عَلَى مِنْهَاجِ النُّبُوَّةِ ثُمَّ سَكَتَ» “Then there will be an oppressive rule, and things will be as Allah wishes them to be. Then Allah will end it when He wishes. Then there will be a Khilafah according to the method of Prophethood.” (Ahmad).
O Muslims of Pakistan!
Under the banner of the “National Action Plan,” our rulers have joined the West’s crusade to eradicate Islam as a way of life, even though Allah (swt) warned, ﴿وَلَن تَرْضَى عَنْكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلا النَّصَارَى حَتَّى تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ هُدَى اللَّهِ هُوَ الْهُدَى وَلَئِنِ اتَّبَعْتَ أَهْوَاءَهُم بَعْدَ الَّذِي جَاءَكَ مِنْ الْعِلْمِ مَا لَكَ مِنَ اللَّهِ مِن وَلِيٍّ وَلا نَصِيرٍ﴾ “Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you till you follow their religion. Say: ‘Verily, the Guidance of Allah is the only Guidance. And if you were to follow their desires after what you have received of Knowledge (the Qur’an), then you would have against Allah neither any Wali (protector or guardian) nor any helper” [Surah al-Baqarah 2: 120]. And they harm the caller to Islam even though RasulAllah (saaw) said, «ومن عادى أولياء الله فقد بارز الله بالمحاربة» “And whosoever shows hostility to the Awliya (ones close to Allah) of Allah will vie with Allah in belligerency.” (Hakim narrated as Sahih from Mu’aadh bin Jabal). As if this were not enough, the current rulers choose to fight our Islam in an era when the entire Ummah has returned to her cause and the return of the Khilafah appears on the horizon.
Be assured, that victory is near and one of its signs is the increased hardship, for Allah (swt) is with the Muslims and the tyrant is granted only a temporary reprieve, before being seized. And be clear that Allah (swt) will not cause the Khilafah to return from the skies by itself, but will secure us victory as a reward for our defiance, efforts and sacrifices in front of these tyrants. RasulAllah (saaw) said, «كونوا كحواريي عيسى بن مريم، رفعوا على الخشب وسمروا بالمسامير وطبخوا في القدور، وقطعت أيديهم وأرجلهم وسُمِّرت أعينهم، فكان ذلك البلاء والقتل في طاعة الله أحب إليهم من الحياة في معصية الله» “Be like the disciples of ‘Eisa (Jesus) son of Mary: They were, raised on wood, fixed with nails, cooked in pots, and their hands and feet cut off and their eyes punched with nails; yet that scourge and murder in obedience to Allah was dearer to them from life in disobedience to Allah.”
O Sincere Officers of Pakistan’s Armed Forces!
A handful of traitors are exceeding all limits in their war against Islam. It is not enough for them to provide the American crusaders with intelligence and logistics, without which our enemy would be blind and immobile. It is not enough for them to turn Muslim against Muslim in a destructive war of Fitna in the tribal regions, over which only our enemies rejoice. It is not enough for them to herd the tribal Muslims into the maze of negotiations, leaving the battlefield against the occupying crusaders empty. No, all this grave sin was not enough. They now seek to smash the pillars of our Deen, in a land which was established in the name of Islam, whose soil is irrigated by the blood of those seeking martyrdom or victory.
Hizb ut Tahrir stands defiantly in front of the traitors and calls upon you to perform your own duty. You are the men of arms, whose predecessors, the noble Ansaar, may Allah (swt) be pleased with them, ended the era of tyranny by granting Nussrah for the establishment of Islam as a state. Thus, Hizb ut Tahrir calls upon you today to grant it the Nussrah for the return of the Khilafah (Caliphate) upon the method of the Prophethood, making Pakistan truly a fortress of Islam, by whom the hearts of the believers will be healed, our enemies vanquished and our oppressors punished.
Allah (swt) said,
(( وَسَيَعْلَمُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا أَيَّ مُنقَلَبٍ يَنقَلِبُونَ))
“And those who do wrong will come to know by what overturning they will be overturned” [Surah Ash-Shu’raa 26:227]