Naveed Butt, the well known and widely respected Official Spokesman for Hizb ut Tahrir in the Wilayah of Pakistan, continues to be held in abduction by the thugs of the regime, since he was first seized on 11 May 2012, almost two years ago. Naveed’s tireless exposure of the colonialist conspiracies against the Muslims and clear presentation of how the ruling by the Deen of Islam will provide Khair for the Muslim World and beyond it, was greatly resented by traitors within the political and military leadership. So these tyrants mobilized to silence Naveed, in blind obedience to the policies of their colonialist masters, who fight the call for the Khilafah wherever it is likely to arise, from Syria to Uzbekistan. Thus, these oppressors added to their many crimes against Islam, by chasing Naveed here and there, until their thugs seized him before the eyes of his small children. And until today, not only do they confine Naveed to their dungeons, they undertake a campaign of persecution against the shabaab of Hizb ut Tahrir. Indeed, the extent of their resentment is such that they send their thugs to chase after the shabaab, wherever they stand to address the people by speech or by the distribution of leaflets, even if it were for a little while!
O Muslims of Pakistan!
Regret and despair is not for Naveed, inshaaAllah, for he is treading the path well worn by those who preceded him in calling to Khair and bearing hardships in the way, from amongst the Prophets (as), the Companions (ra) and those who follow them in Righteousness. Even the long separation from the family is not a cause of regret and despair, for it is the promise of Allah (swt) that the good will be brought together with their families, not for the short span of this life, but forever in Jannah, a blessed reunion with no end. Allah (swt) said,
((جَنَّـتُ عَدْنٍ يَدْخُلُونَهَا وَمَنْ صَلَحَ مِنْ ءَابَائِهِمْ وَأَزْوَجِهِمْ وَذُرِّيَّاتِهِمْ وَالمَلَـئِكَةُ يَدْخُلُونَ عَلَيْهِمْ مِّن كُلِّ بَاب))
“Gardens of perpetual bliss: they shall enter there, as well as the righteous among their fathers, their spouses, and their offspring.” [Surah ar-Ra`d: 23]. Nor is the oppression that those who call for Islam are facing a cause of regret and despair, for it is a confirmation that inshaaAllah the victory draws near. Indeed testing is the fire within which the Iman in Allah (swt) is forged and the pleasure of Allah (swt), His Help and His Victory is truly earned. For Allah (swt) said,
((أَمْ حَسِبْتُمْ أَن تَدْخُلُواْ الْجَنَّةَ وَلَمَّا يَأْتِكُم مَّثَلُ الَّذِينَ خَلَوْاْ مِن قَبْلِكُم مَّسَّتْهُمُ الْبَأْسَآءُ وَالضَّرَّآءُ وَزُلْزِلُواْ حَتَّى يَقُولَ الرَّسُولُ َالَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ مَعَهُ مَتَى نَصْرُ اللَّهِ أَلاَ إِنَّ نَصْرَ اللَّهِ قَرِيبٌ))
“Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, “When (will come) the help of Allah’’ Yes! Certainly, the help of Allah is near!” [Surah Al Baqarah 2:214].
Yes indeed, regret and despair is never for the one who performs his duty before Allah (swt), raising the word of truth before the tyrant. Rather regret and dispair is for the tyrants themselves who persecute the callers to Islam rather then heed their call. Allah (swt) says,
((إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ))
“Those who persecute the Believers, men and women, and do not turn in repentance, will have the Penalty of Hell: They will have the Penalty of the Burning Fire.” [Surah Al-Buruj 85:10]. And regret and despair are both for those who issue the commands of oppression, as well as those thugs who are their limbs, eyes and ears in the execution of those commands, blindly obeying those who disobey Allah (swt) and His Messenger (saw). Allah (swt) said,
(( وَقَالُوا رَبَّنَا إِنَّا أَطَعْنَا سَادَتَنَا وَكُبَرَاءَنَا فَأَضَلُّونَا السَّبِيلَ ))
“And they will say: Our Lord! Verily we obeyed our chiefs and our great ones, and they misled us from the (Right) Way” [Surah Al-Ahzab 33:67]
O Armed Forces of Pakistan!
The abduction and persecution of the callers to Islam is but one oppression committed today, by traitors within the military and political leadership. Indeed they have committed all manner of oppression to the highest level, leaving the country exposed to its enemies and its people languishing in hardship and poverty. And whilst this oppression, this obedience to our enemies and this flagrant implementation of kufr, continues, we will always be afflicted by humiliation, despair, grave affliction and punishment. Allah (swt) says,
((واتَّقُوا فِتْنَةً لاَ تُصِيبَنَّ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا مِنْكُمْ خَاصَّةً وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ))
“And fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial) which affects not in particular (only) those of you who oppress (but it will afflict everyone) and know that Allah is Severe in punishment.” [Surah al-Anfaal: 25]. RasulAllah (saw) said,
” إنَّ النَّاسَ إَذا رَأوُا الظَّالِمَ فَلمْ يَأْخُذُوا عَلى يَدَيْهِ أوْشَكَ أن يَعُمَّهُمُ اللَّهُ بعِقَاب”
“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.” [Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, ibn Majah].
The fact that this oppression continues today is wholly upon you, for you in the eyes of Islam are the people of Nussrah, Material Support, who are capable to end the kufr rule and restore the Islamic ruling. Indeed, it is through approaching your predecessors from amongst the men of arms that RasulAllah (saw) stripped the kufr rule of its physical support that it depended upon for its survival. He (saw) sought the strong, discerning material capability in detail, asking”وهل عند قومك منعة؟” “Do your people have strength?” and rejecting those too weak to secure Islam from its enemies. Thus he met many tribes including; Banu Kalb, Banu Hanifah, Banu Amr bin Sa’asah, Banu Kinda and Banu Shaiban. He (saw) persisted in this methodology patiently until Allah granted success in the matter of Nussrah, with the Ansar (ra), a small but sincere and brave group from within the men of war. And so Nussrah for Islam as a rule was secured by the methodology of the Prophethood, transforming the torn and divided Yathrib into a powerful beacon for Islam, Madinah Al-Manawwarah.
O Armed Forces of Pakistan!
Men like Naveed are neither a surprise nor an exception, for this soil is fertile for acts of bravery fuelled by Iman. Since we first embraced Islam during the era of the Khilafah Rashida, we as Muslims have bled and toiled for Islam. We were victorious over the forces of kufr, ruling by Islam for hundreds of years such that the Indian Subcontinent became the envy of the entire world. We irrigated this soil with our blood, to fearlessly resist the kufr British Raj for over two hundred years. We forced the evacuation of the British troops such that they never dared to return again, so that Pakistan could be established in the name of Islam. During the partition of Muslim India, we laid down our lives in hundreds of thousands, not counting our martyrs, for the pleasure of Allah (swt).
Until today Islam runs in our veins, it is our cause and we live for its sake. And today, right now in this moment, the methodology of the Prophethood for establishing Islam demands Nussrah from its people, which is each and every one of you. So, beware of losing your own Hereafter for the sake of the worldly gains of the oath-breakers that pollute the ranks of our leadership from the Raheel-Sharif regime! Secure the return of the Khilafah on the Methodology of the Prophethood by granting the Nussrah to Hizb ut Tahrir under its Ameer the eminent jurist and statesman, Sheikh Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah. Those who have yet to come forward, must do so now, for the work for the Khilafah is near its end and not at its beginning. So come forwards, knowing that no harm can befall us without the permission of Allah (swt) and that the Believer fears none but Allah (swt). Allah (swt) said, ((أَتَخْشَوْنَهُمْ فَاللَّهُ أَحَقُّ أَنْ تَخْشَوْهُ إِنْ كُنتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ)) “Do you fear them, Allah is more worthy to be fearful of, if you are Believers.” [Surah At-Tawba 9:13]