Indeed Allah (SWT) has spoken the Truth when He (SWT) said,
وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الظَّالِمُونَ (المائدة: 45
“And whosoever does not rule by that which Allah has revealed, such are the Zalimun.” [Al-Ma’idah: 45]
In this ayah Allah (SWT) gives the most accurate description of the current democratic regime and the Hasina government. This democratic system is a system of zulm and the Hasina government is a zalim government:
- Imposing non-Islamic laws upon the people who believe in Islam is an act of zulm
- Depriving millions of people of their basic needs and compelling them to live a life in poverty is an act of zulm
- Implementing the capitalist economic system which makes people work their socks off for earning a bare necessary income, then making them dig deep into their pockets to afford the increased prices of essentials due to adopting the paper currency which makes people’s money worthless is an act of zulm
- Implementing a discriminatory education system which forces parents to spend their last penny on graduating their children, and then failing to provide these graduates with jobs, thus creating hundreds of thousands of ‘educated unemployed’ is an act of zulm
- Failing to create decent jobs and thus forcing people into hard labour such as pulling rickshaws is an act of zulm
- Privatizing public property and setting up rental power plants to generate electricity, then raising the price and yet failing to supply power to the people even for half a day, thus leaving them to roast in the summer heat is an act of zulm
- Amassing the people’s wealth in the treasury through an unjust taxation system and then looting that wealth is an act of zulm
- Harassing, arresting, abducting and torturing people for criticizing Hasina or her government’s policies is an act of zulm
- Establishing a network of spies to spy on the people and thus making the people live their life in fear of being abducted and tortured is an act of zulm
- Harassing, arresting, abducting and torturing people for carrying the Islamic dawah is an act of zulm
- Creating a climate of fear through killing army officers (which Hasina did in Pilkhana) and purging the military through arrests, abductions and dismissals so that no officer dares to stand for Islam or the national interests is an act of zulm
This is just a small list from among the countless acts of zulm perpetrated against you by the current democratic regime and the Hasina government, agent of India and crusader America and her allies. What is your duty in this situation? What will you do? Will you keep busy with acquiring your personal needs? Or will you go about your daily business as if this was your fate and there is nothing you can do? Or will you wait for the next elections to vote for the other face of this criminal democratic regime – the BNP alliance, agents of crusader America and her allies – so that they can carry on perpetrating the same zulm? Or you will wait for a time when the Americans and their allies sense that your frustration against Awami League and BNP is reaching a boiling point and thus they bring some other civilian or military faces in power from amongst their agents; will you wait for that time to become nothing more than spectators to the cruel game being played against your lives?
If you do any of the above and remain silent against the tyrannical democratic regime and tyrant Hasina then listen to these words of Allah (SWT),
وَاتَّقُوا فِتْنَةً لاَ تُصِيبَنَّ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا مِنْكُمْ خَاصَّةً وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ (الأنفال: 25
“And fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial) which falls upon not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong (but it affects all the good and bad people), and know that Allah is Severe in punishment.” [Al-Anfal: 25]
And the Prophet (SAW)
“If the people witness an oppressor and they do not take him by his hands (to prevent him) then they are close to Allah covering them all with punishment.” (Reported by Abu Dawud, Tirmizi, Ibn Maja)
Know that it is not a difficult task for Allah (SWT) to bring about the predicted earthquake and flatten your capital city in the blink of an eye or to bring about some other punishments. So we, Hizb ut-Tahrir, call upon you to take the tyrant by his hands before the arrival of that punishment when you will stand stunned, running to and fro senseless, witnessing your beloved ones gone from you, forever.
You have an outstanding example in the believer in the court of Fir’aun,
وَقَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ ذَرُونِي أَقْتُلْ مُوسَى وَلْيَدْعُ رَبَّهُ إِنِّي أَخَافُ أَنْ يُبَدِّلَ دِينَكُمْ أَوْ أَنْ يُظْهِرَ فِي الأَرْضِ الْفَسَادَ (غافر: 26
وَقَالَ رَجُلٌ مُؤْمِنٌ مِنْ آلِ فِرْعَوْنَ يَكْتُمُ إِيمَانَهُ أَتَقْتُلُونَ رَجُلاً أَنْ يَقُولَ رَبِّيَ اللَّهُ وَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ (غافر: 28
“Fir’aun said: Leave me to kill Musa, and let him call his Lord! I fear that he may change your religion, or that he may cause mischief to appear in the land!” [Mu’min: 26]
“And a believing man of Fir’aun’s family, who hid his Faith said: “Would you kill a man because he says: ‘My Lord is Allah,’ and he has come to you with clear signs (proofs) from your Lord?” [Mu’min: 28]
This is the correct course of action for you to follow. Allah (SWT) named an entire Surah in the noble Qur’an – Surah Mu’min – after this believer, who stood in front of the tyrant of tyrants, Fir’aun, the tales of whose tyranny are vividly remembered till this day and he took him to task in the most exemplary way. We do not call you stand in front of Fir’aun or his likes. We are calling you to stand in front of Hasina, who is a minor, compared to Fir’aun.
The Prophet (SAW), whom you love more than yourselves and more than anyone or anything else in this world, has obliged upon you the task of enjoining the ma’roof and forbidding the munkar.
“By the One in whose hand is my soul, you have to command the good and forbid the evil or Allah will be about to send a punishment upon you then you will ask Him for help and He will not answer you.” (Reported by Tirmizi)
Listen to his words; he (SAW) swears by Allah (SWT) that if you do not enjoin the ma’roof and forbid the munkar then your dua will not be answered by Allah (SWT). How true are his words, is it not the case that day by day your lives are becoming more miserable and your sufferings increase while every day, fives time a day or even more you make the dua, “Rabbana aatinaa fiddunya hasanatan,” O our Lord! Grant us the good in this dunya?
Let there be no misconception in your minds that the order to enjoin the good and forbid the evil is an individualistic work and is only to be carried out amongst yourselves where you enjoin each other but keep the ruler out of the ambit of this. Islam is a political deen and its commands cover the ruling and the rulers. Thus Muhammad (SAW) has clarified the command in clear language and specifically ordered holding the hands of the tyrant, enjoining the ruler to do good and forbid him from evil.
“Nay, by Allah, you have to enjoin the ma’roof and forbid the munkar, and hold the hand of the tyrant, and force him on the truth and restrict him to the truth.” (Reported by Abu Dawud and Tirmizi)
And he (SAW) has described this as the best Jihad. Jihad is the peak of the deen and the Prophet (SAW) commended the work of uttering a word of truth before a tyrant as the best of Jihad.
“The best of Jihad is (to say) a word of truth before an oppressor ruler”. (Reported by Abu Dawud Tirmizi, Ibn Maja)
Furthermore he (SAW) descried the person who got killed while performing this task as the master of martyrs, comparing him with the master of martyrs, Hamza (RA).
“The master of martyrs is Hamza, and a man who stood up to a tyrant ruler to enjoin him (with the good) and forbid him (of the evil) and got killed.” (Reported by al-Haakim)
Do we need say anymore? The command is decisive, the value of this work is high and the reward for its performance is great and the punishment for non-performance is severe.
O People of Power!
What applies to the people applies to you and what applies to you is more than what applies to the people. The Prophet (SAW), whom you love the same as the people do, more than yourselves and more than anyone or anything else in this world, has obliged upon you the task of using your hands to remove the munkar.
“Whoever of you sees evil, let him change it with his hand, and if he is not able then with his mouth and if he is still not able then let him hate it within his heart and that is the least of Iman.” (Reported by Muslim)
There is no question that you are able to use your hands. You posses the material power in your hands to overthrow the regime and Sheikh Hasina, the killer of your fellow officers. Therefore your accountability is this much more. Words of protests or hatred in the heart will not absolve you from the sin, not mention that it is the least of Iman. Therefore extend your hands in providing the Nusrah to Hizb ut-Tahrir to overthrow this regime of zulm and the zalim Hasina government, and to re-establish the Khilafah.
O Muslims! O People of Power!
It is only the Khilafah which will end the zulm being perpetrated against you by resuming the ruling with what Allah (SWT) has revealed. The Khilafah is the system which secures the basic needs of the people. It guarantees decent jobs and the provision of goods and services to the people at an affordable price. It does not privatize fuel and electricity leaving the people to pay high prices for that which they are the owners of in the first place. It does not impose an unjust taxation system, such as the VAT, which is a tax the poor suffer the most from. It does not loot the wealth of the people, nor does it protect the looters or allow them to enter politics. The Khilafah does not spy on the citizens, nor does it abduct and torture them. The Khilafah does not kill its military officers to serve the imperialist enemies.
The Khilafah is your true saviour from the zulm of the kufr democratic regime and the zalimun Hasina-Khaleda. So rush to establish it by starting a unified struggle against the zulm and the zalimun without the least amount of fear. We say to you that there is nothing to fear from this regime, nor from Hasina. The fear that you feel in your hearts for yourselves, your loved ones or your livelihood and the fear you feel of harassment, arrests or abductions is from the accursed Shaytan.
إِنَّمَا ذَلِكُمْ الشَّيْطَانُ يُخَوِّفُ أَوْلِيَاءَهُ فَلاَ تَخَافُوهُمْ وَخَافُونِي إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ (آل عمران: 175
“It is only Shaitan (Satan) that suggests to you the fear of his Auliya’ (supporters and friends), so fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers.” [Ali-Imran: 175]
Take inspirations from your brothers in Arab countries who have shattered the wall of fear and are tearing down regime after regime. Guns and bullets, tanks and jets have been useless in protecting the tyrants. Such is the true nature of tyrants and tyrannical regimes; they are weak and timid in front of the rising sea of enraged people. If you all gathered together your strength then this regime will fall and Hasina and her entourage will board the planes in flight like Ben Ali or they will hide in sewage tunnels like Gaddafi or they will be caught and dragged through the courts, which eventually will send them into coma like Mubarak, the modern Fir’aun. Thus fear Allah (SWT) alone, and start uttering the word of Truth, side by side with Hizb ut-Tahrir, against this democratic regime and the zalim government.
“Let not anyone of you belittle himself. They said: Ya RasulAllah, how can anyone of us belittle himself? He said: He finds a matter concerning Allah about which he should say something, and he does not say it, so Allah (azza wa jalla) says to him on the Day of Qiyamah: What prevented you from saying something about such-and-such and such-and-such? He says: out of fear of people. Then He says: Rather it is I whom you should more properly fear.” ( Reported by Ibn Majah)
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلاً سَدِيدًا (الأحزاب: 70
يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَمَنْ يُطِعْ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزًا عَظِيمًا (الأحزاب: 71
“O you who believe! Fear Allah and say a word directed to the Truth. He will purify your deeds and forgive your sins. And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed achieved a great achievement.” [Al-Ahzab: 70-71]