O Sincere Officers in the Military!
Assalamu Alaikum, wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu
We want to begin this call by reminding you that you are officers of the Muslim Army whose birth was noble, whose forefathers were brilliant commanders and generals, whose history is a glorious history and whose duty is raising high the flag of “La ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah.” This Army was established by none other than the noble Prophet, Muhammad (saw). After 13 years of determined and painful struggle RasulAllah (saw) founded the Islamic State in Madina and established the Muslim Army. This Army produced brilliant and courageous commanders such as Usama bin Zayd (ra), Khalid bin Walid (ra), Salahuddin Ayubi, Tariq al Ziad, Muhammad bin Qasim and others. They opened land after land, bringing these lands under the Khilafah and bringing glory for Islam and the Ummah. It was in this process that Bakhtiyar Khalji opened Bengal for Islam and the Muslim Army was set up in this land. These are your forefathers and you, O Officers, are the descendants of these brilliant men who are forever honored and praised in history. So this is your identity. You are not the Bengali Army or the Bangladeshi Army, or any other ordinary army; rather your first and foremost identity is that you are officers of the Muslim Army.
So, it is not befitting for you to be known to the world as “peace keepers”, which is nothing but a fancy term for mercenaries coined by crusader America and the West who are unwilling to send their soldiers to Africa and other places. Your life is not to be driven by the materialistic goal of earning some meager dollars by guarding the interests of America and the West. Love of this world and greed for meager worldly gains drives the Jews and polytheists, not Muslims and the Muslim Army.
It is neither befitting for you to be ruled by the enemy, the tyrant Hasina and to capitulate to her purge. It cannot be that your officers are brutally massacred and you let it pass without an appropriate response, without inflicting a humiliating defeat upon Hasina, the real killer and her accomplices.
Nor is it befitting for you to desert the oppressed people in the land in the hands of the tyrant Hasina. It cannot be that you ignore the demands of the people who are calling for your material support and you provide material support to the ruling regime which the people want to remove. Acting as protectors of despots like Hasina is a prohibited act just like committing zina, eating riba or giving and taking bribes.
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ليأتين عليكم أمراء يقربون شرار الناس ، ويؤخرون الصلاة عن مواقيتها ، فمن أدرك ذلك منكم فلا يكونن عريفا ، ولا شرطيا ، ولا جابيا ، ولا خازن
“A time will come when you will have idiotic and despotic rulers over you putting forward the most evil of people and following them in their choices and they will delay the Prayer from its fixed times. So if you are in that time, then do not be a corporal, a policeman, a tax collector or treasurer…” (Sahih Ibn Hibban)
O Sincere Officers in the Military!
With Hasina holding onto power, the people have only one alternative to be free from the death, destruction and injustice of the Awami-BNP ruling regime. That alternative is establishing the Khilafah under the leadership of Hizb ut Tahrir. The Hizb has the qualities of true leadership that the country needs - intelligence, awareness and courage. The Ameer of the Hizb, Sheikh Ata Bin Khalil Abu al-Rashtah is an eminent statesman, a jurist, and a scholar in political and socio-economic matters. And he has proven his courage by his struggle when he was the first spokesman of the Hizb (in Jordan) and suffering in the prisons of tyrants. Under his leadership and guardianship the members and activists of the Hizb are courageously struggling against tyrants, including the tyrant Hasina, facing her bullets and suffering in prisons. They are also mature in understanding Islam, affairs of politics as well as educated in a multitude of subjects.
Regarding the Khilafah which the Hizb is calling towards, it is an obligation upon the necks of all Muslims. It was narrated from Nafi’ that Abdullah ibn Umar (ra) said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) say:
«قال رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ خَلَعَ يَدًا مِنْ طَاعَةٍ لَقِيَ اللَّهَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ لَا حُجَّةَ لَهُ وَمَنْ مَاتَ وَلَيْسَ فِي عُنُقِهِ بَيْعَةٌ مَاتَ مِيتَةً جَاهِلِيَّةً»
“Whoever withdraws his hand from obedience (to the Khaleefah) will find no proof for himself when he meets Allah on the Day of Judgment, and whoever dies without having an oath of allegiance (Bai’ah) on his neck he would die the death of Jahiliyyah.” (Muslim)
And providing material support in its establishment is an obligation on you, who have the power in your hands. It is the true aspirations of the people who are eager for its establishment so that they can resume living by their Deen. The members and activists of Hizb ut Tahrir who are facing Hasina’s bullets for the sake of the Deen deserve your support in overthrowing her and replacing her with the party’s Ameer as the Khaleefah of the Muslims.
Before we end we want to address what may come to your mind that overthrowing Hasina might be a risky affair. Let us remind you firstly that just like the love of worldly gains, fear is also a characteristic of the Jews and polytheists. It is not a character of the Muslims, let alone the Muslim army and it is not even the characteristic of a genuine army, let alone the Muslim Army. You are supposed to strike terror in the hearts of the enemy. Moreover what you fear is in fact the whispering of Shaitan, upon which the tyrants thrive, upon which Hasina thrives by creating a sense that her spies are everywhere and everyone is being spied on.
((إِنَّمَا ذَلِكُمْ الشَّيْطَانُ يُخَوِّفُ أَوْلِيَاءَهُ فَلاَ تَخَافُوهُمْ وَخَافُونِي إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ))
“It is only Shaytan (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]
O Sincere Officers in the Military!
So do not fear. And shun the meager worldly gains, the few dollars earned from U.N. missions. Strike Hasina and the Kufr regime of which she is a ruler before it is too late and she escapes the punishment for killing the army officers in Pilkhana. Take the people’s side and rescue them, free the oppressed people of the country from the tyranny of tyrant Hasina. Fulfill your duty of providing material support in establishing the Islamic rule. Hurry to gain the Good in the Dunya- the honour of being the Ansar for establishing the Khilafah. And gain the Good in the Akhira - the reward of Jannah for being the Ansar for establishing the Khilafah, Insha’Allah.
((وَفِي ذَلِكَ فَلْيَتَنَافَسِ الْمُتَنَافِسُونَ))
“And for this let all those strive who want to strive.” [Al-Mutaffifeen: 26]
Instructions for the People:
1. Contact and deliver this Call to the officers in the Military; and
2. Demand from them to remove the tyrant Hasina and the ruling Awami-BNP regime; and provide material support to Hizb ut Tahrir in establishing the Khilafah.