Dear Brothers in Islam,
We begin this invitation with the greeting of Islam; as-salamu a’laikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. We, in Hizb ut Tahrir, decided to make this invitation to you for nothing other than the following two reasons:
Firstly, to fulfill our Islamic responsibility, as your Muslim brothers, to invite you to what is right and forbid you from what is wrong. Allah (SWT) says in the noble Qur’an al-Kareem,
((وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتُ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ يَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ المنكر ...)) التوبة (71)
“And the believers, both men and women, they are protecting friends one to another; they command what is right and forbid what is wrong”. [TMQ At-Tauba: 71]
So, we distinguish you from the corrupt ruling regime and we are confident that, unlike the leaders who belong to this regime, you will respond to the call for adhering to what is right and rejecting what is wrong. We believe in your sincere Iman in Allah (SWT), His Book and His Messenger (SAW). We believe that your true loyalty is not to this party or that party or this leader or that leader but first and foremost it is to Allah (SWT), His Messenger (SAW), the Deen of Islam and the Ummah of Islam. So if you find in this invitation words of truth then accept it and follow it; and Allah (SWT) will reward you amply for adhering to what is right and rejecting that which is plainly wrong.
Secondly, as your Muslim brothers we love for you what we love for ourselves and we pray for you what we pray for ourselves. Our beloved Prophet, Muhammad (SAW) said,
“None of you (truly) believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.”
We wish good for you in this world and we pray that in the hereafter, Allah (SWT) makes you of the people of Jannah. As you are engaged in taking care of the affairs of the people, the responsibility which lies on your shoulders is indeed a great one. If you fulfill this responsibility in the correct manner, then the reward for it, in the hereafter, is also great. Therefore we want to direct you to the correct manner of fulfilling the responsibility which will salvage the dire situation of the people of this country and the Muslim Ummah, and Allah (SWT) willing, if you respond to our call then there will be good for you in this world and the hereafter.
Dear Muslim Brothers,
Allah (SWT) says in the noble Qur’an,
((وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ إِلَّا تَفْعَلُوهُ تَكُنْ فِتْنَةٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَفَسَادٌ كَبِيرٌ)) الانفال (74،73).
“And those who disbelieve are allies of one another, (and) if you (Muslims) do not do so (i.e. become allies, as one united block under one Khaleefah), there will be Fitna and oppression on earth and great mischief and corruption”. [TMQ Al-Anfal: 73]
This is our invitation to you, the members and activists of Awami League, BNP and all the other parties:
Hizb ut Tahrir calls upon you to immediately start with us a unified political struggle against the imperialists and their agents; and resist their conspiracies against the country. Furthermore we invite you to rush towards working for re-establishing the Khilafah state which will free the Muslims from the clutches of the enemies of Islam and the Ummah. We know your eyes shed tears, as do ours, when you witness the mass murder of your Muslim brothers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Kashmir. We know your blood boils, as does ours, when you see the thuggish infidel and polytheist soldiers brutally rape your sisters who cry earnestly for help and there is not a single brave ruler in the Muslim world who responds to their cries. Dear brothers, these very murderers and rapists are now in Bangladesh welcomed by the leaders of this country, both the government and the opposition alliance.
The avowed enemy of Islam, crusader America is holding military exercises in the country, one after another. As you may already know from our leaflet issued on April 30, 2010, the US will hold a military exercise ‘Tiger Shark-2’ in Chittagong and Sylhet through late-May. ‘Tiger Shark-1’ has already taken place in November 2009. After that exercise, from mid-February to mid-March 2010, in the name of so-called ‘port calls’ three American warships held naval exercises in the Bay of Bengal. Plans have already been made to organize more exercises; ‘Tiger Shark-3’ will be held in July and ‘Tiger Shark-4’ will be held in September.
The Americans are also implementing a project to subjugate Bangladesh into collaborating with polytheist India to prevent the rise of Islam as a political ideology in the region as well as to contain China. They implemented the same project in Pakistan through General Musharaf and his successors, Zardari-Gilani, which is the main reason for the current destabilization which we see in Pakistan. Crusader America and polytheist India reached a compromise whereby America will instruct the rulers in the region (especially Pakistan and Bangladesh) to solve the long standing issues with India which will free India’s hands and then these two enemies of Islam can develop their partnership to consolidate their foothold in the region.
Therefore we see that on the one hand the Hasina government is giving in to India’s demands and at the same time securing American presence in the country especially her military’s presence so much so that Bangladesh has become a training base for America’s murderous soldiers whose hands are drenched with the blood of Muslims. And the leaders of the opposition BNP alliance are silent about America’s military exercises and her evil project to subjugate Bangladesh into collaborating with polytheist India. They are spineless and unable to utter a single word against their American masters. They tremble at the sight of the Americans and cannot refuse to sit with the representatives of the American enemy. They fool the nation with their oft-repeated meaningless words against India merely as political stunt. Even this they do not do as loudly as they scream and shout about Khaleda Zia’s house or keeping Zia’s name on signboards. That too is meek. All of this is because of the instructions of their American masters not to jeopardize the US-India compromise and not to undo the political process which is a result of this compromise.
This is the reality of the evil imperialist plots against the country. And the current ruling regime is the tool executing the imperialist designs against the country. Your current leaders are consolidating the foothold of US-India-Britain in the country and surrendering the people to these enemy states. There is no difference between the current leaders of the country in their betrayal of the people. Is this what you struggled for over the decades? These leaders have time and again shown you false dreams and engaged you in cheap struggles for secularism, democracy, ‘nationalist Islamic values’, waves of development, and digital Bangladesh etc. Many of your brothers and friends have lost their lives in the process; we pray for their souls. But the end result of all this is that the leaders have exploited the time and effort of thousands of you in the political movements or elections which only act as the vehicle for bringing them to power. And after achieving power, instead of giving you a modern education they have armed you with latest weapons. Instead of giving you jobs they have turned you into extortionists and tender snatchers. The cruelest truth in all this is that taking lessons from their colonial masters, they use the most potent weapon against you, ‘divide and rule’. Thus while they engage you in inter-party and intra-party fighting they secure their own good on the one hand and surrender you and the people to the enemy of Islam and Muslims on the other hand.
Hizb ut Tahrir calls upon you to take the following measures to correct this grave situation:
1. Immediately start with us a unified political struggle against the imperialist US-India-Britain and resist their conspiracies against the country. Your tears for the Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Kashmir and the rage that runs through your veins will be meaningful only if you raise your voice against the presence of American soldiers in the country and say no to all forms of collaboration with polytheist India. Allah (SWT) orders the Muslims not to allow the disbelievers to have authority over our countries,
((.. وَلَنْ يَجْعَلَ اللَّهُ لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ سَبِيلًا)) النساء (141)
“And never will Allah allow the disbelievers to have authority over the believers” [TMQ An-Nisa: 141]
2. Detach yourself from the current ruling regime and the treacherous leaders who act as the agents of the imperialists. Do not think that I am part of the ruling party or I am part of the opposition. You must realize that whatever promises the leaders make to you, they are masters in breaking promises. And as we have made clear in this invitation, they are surrendering you to the enemies and remember the enemies do not distinguish between the Muslims – whether in Hizb ut Tahrir, Awami League, BNP or any other Muslim – when they fire their missiles and drop their bombs. Moreover, if you do not detach yourself from the regime and these leaders, your affairs in the hereafter will be indeed very painful.
((وَأَنِ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ ثُمَّ تُوبُوا إِلَيْهِ يُمَتِّعْكُمْ مَتَاعًا حَسَنًا إِلَى أَجَلٍ مُسَمًّى وَيُؤْتِ كُلَّ ذِي فَضْلٍ فَضْلَهُ وَإِنْ تَوَلَّوْا فَإِنِّي أَخَافُ عَلَيْكُمْ عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ كَبِيرٍ)) هود (3).
“And (commanding you): “Seek the forgiveness of your Lord, and turn to Him in repentance, that He may grant you good enjoyment, for a term appointed, and bestow His abounding Grace to every owner of grace. But if you turn away, then I fear for you the torment of Great Day.” [TMQ Hud: 3]
If you continue supporting the treacherous leaders you will be deprived of the meeting with Muhammad (SAW) at the Hawdh al-Kauther, which every Muslim yearns for. He (SAW) said,
“There will be rulers after me, whoever testifies to their falsehood and lies and helped them in their treachery, he is not from me, and I am not from him (i.e. I have nothing to do with him). He shall not come near me at the cistern (Hawdh Kauthar). And whoever does not testify to their falsehood and does not help him in his treachery, he is from me and I am from him and he shall meet me at the Hawdh.”
3. Join the work for re-establishing the Khilafah state. The current ruling regimes will not come to the aid of your brothers and sisters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Kashmir. Only the Khilafah can produce leaders who are aware and brave enough to challenge the imperialist disbelievers and polytheists; liberate the Muslims from imperialist aggression and end this Dark Age for the Ummah through replacing the current failing states with one strong super power state. Moreover working towards re-establishing the Khilafah state is an obligation on the neck of the Muslims. It was narrated from Nafi’ that Abdullah ibn Umar said:
“I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say: ‘Whoever withdraws his hand from obedience (to the Amir) will find no proof for himself when he meets Allah on the Day of Judgment, and whoever dies without having an oath of allegiance (Bay’ah) on his neck he would die the death of Jahiliyyah.”
In this hadith the Prophet (SAW) obliged every Muslim to have a pledge of allegiance (bay’ah) on his neck. He describes the one that dies without having such a bay’ah on his neck as dying a death of jahiliyyah. After the Messenger of Allah (SAW), bay’ah is only given to the Khaleefah. Since the hadith obliges the existence of a bay’ah on the neck of every Muslim it also obliges the appointment of a Khaleefah.
You should know that working to establish Khilafah is not an obligation on Hizb ut Tahrir only, rather it is an obligation upon every Muslim including you. When we establish the Khilafah state with help of the Muslim Ummah including the sincere ones among you it will not be Hizb ut Tahrir’s government, rather it will be for every single Muslim on this earth including you. And the Khilafah state will keep you under the shade of Allah (SWT) in this dunya; Muhammad (SAW) said,
“The Sultan (Khaleefah) is the shade of Allah on earth.”
And if you were to spend your time and effort to establish Allah’s deen especially those of you who are in your youth then He (SWT) will shade you under His shade in the hereafter. Muhammad (SAW) said,
“Seven types of people Allah will shade them by His shade on the Day of Resurrection when there will be no shade except His shade. They will be a just ruler, a young man brought up in the worship of Allah, ………”
((يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ)) الأنفال (24).
“O you who believe! Answer the call of Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life and know that Allah comes in between a person and his heart. And verily to Him you shall (all) be gathered.” [TMQ Al-Anfal: 24]