O Muslims of Pakistan!
At the time of complete ruling by the truth of Islam, Ramadhan was glorified by great worship of Allah (swt). The Muslims did not restrict themselves to fasting, tarawih and invitations to iftaaris, rather they ensured that Islam was applied to all spheres of life, individual and collective, including economics, foreign policy and education. So, those who cried for help were secured from harm, the poor relieved of their burdens, the enemies’ armies feared facing the Muslims in Jihad and the flags of Islam, La Ilaha Ilal Allah Muhammadur RasulAllah, were raised high throughout the world. This is how Ramadhan has been the month of victory for Muslims, from victory over the Quraysh to Badr, the Opening of Makkah, the defeat of the Persians at Al-Buwayb, the Opening of ‘Amooriyah and victory over the Tartars at Ein Jaloot.
However, today, without the Islamic Khilafah state, we find ourselves in defeat and disgrace, both inside and outside Ramadhan. We find that despite having vast lands, abundant resources and huge armed forces, we are devastated by insecurity, such that our eyes widen in terror, we are drowned in poverty, such that our backs are broken by hardship, and we are disgraced before our enemies, such that some of us even imagine that victory is only the right for the enemies, who hoist their flags of Kufr over the bloodied bodies of our children, women and elderly. Our declined state is because the ruling by Islam has been untied, the Khilafah abolished in 1342 AH, 1924 CE, and now one after the other, our matters are unraveling! RasulAllah (saw),
«لَتُنْقَضَنَّ عُرَى الإِسْلاَمِ عُرْوَةً عُرْوَةً، فَكُلَّمَا انْتَقَضَتْ عُرْوَةٌ، تَشَبَّثَ النَّاسُ بِالَّتِي تَلِيهَا، فَأَوَّلُهُنَّ نَقْضًا: الحُكْمُ، وَآخِرُهُنَّ: الصَّلاَةُ» “The knots of Islam will untied, one by one, and every time a knot is untied the people will hold fast to the one that follows it. The first of them to be untied is the Ruling (الحكم), and the last of them is the Salah.” [Reported by Ahmad in his Musnad, Ibn Hibbaan and al-Haakim].
O Muslims of Pakistan!
Ruling by Islam is a life and death issue for each and every one us and Allah (swt) has warned us about the rulers who rule by other than Islam. A ruler who both denies Islam and does not rule by all that Allah (swt) has revealed, has been described as a Kafir. Allah (swt) said,
((وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الْكَافِرُونَ)) “And whosoever does not judge by all that Allâh has revealed, such are the Kâfirûn.” [Surah al Mai’dah 5:44]. As for the ruler who does not deny Islam, yet still does not rule by all that Allah (swt) has revealed, he has been described as a wrongdoer and oppressor, liable to severe punishment by Allah (swt). Allah (swt) said,
((وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الظَّالِمُونَ)) “And whosoever does not judge by all that Allâh has revealed, such are the Zâlimûn.” [Surah al-Mai’dah 5:45]
((وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الْفَاسِقُونَ)) “And whosoever does not judge by all that Allâh has revealed, such are the Fâsiqûn” [Surah al-Mai’dah 5:47]
The rulers of Pakistan today are negligent in the highest order. The death of the one who neglects the Khilafah, which must be practically realized as a Bay’ah (Pledge of Allegiance) to a Khaleefah on the necks of the Muslims, is as the death of Jahiliyyah, such is the enormity of the sin. RasulAllah (saw) said, «وَمَنْ مَاتَ وَلَيْسَ فِي عُنُقِهِ بَيْعَةٌ مَاتَ مِيتَةً جَاهِلِيَّةً» “And whosoever dies without having a Bay’ah upon his neck (i.e. without a system of Bay’ah existing), dies the death of Jahiliyyah.” Although the sin is greater upon the rulers, their neglect does not release us from the Obligation (فرض) of establishing the Khilafah. It is an unavoidable Obligation, with no choice or complacency in it and any neglect in performing this Duty is a great sin.
No, certainly, the neglect of the rulers in implementing Islam over us is not their personal matter alone, for Islam has mandated upon us to speak against the unjust ruler and change our situation. RasulAllah (saw) said, «أَفْضَلَ الْجِهَادِ كَلِمَةُ حَقٍّ عِنْدَ سُلْطَانٍ جَائِرٍ» “The best Jihad is the word of truth before the unjust rulers” [an-Nisai]. Accounting the ruler is our matter, each and every one of us, and neglect of this duty is only inviting punishment to visit us. RasulAllah (saw) said,
إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَا يُعَذِّبُ الْعَامَّةَ بِعَمَلِ الْخَاصَّةِ حَتَّى يَرَوْا الْمُنْكَرَ بَيْنَ ظَهْرَانَيْهِمْ وَهُمْ قَادِرُونَ عَلَى أَنْ يُنْكِرُوهُ فَلَا يُنْكِرُوهُ فَإِذَا فَعَلُوا ذَلِكَ عَذَّبَ اللَّهُ الْخَاصَّةَ وَالْعَامَّةَ
“Allah will not punish the public people (general masses) because of the action of particular people until they see the Munkar (committed) in their midst, and they are able to Forbid it, but they do not denounce it. If they did so, then Allah would punish the particular people (Khassah) and the public (‘Aammah)”. [Ahmad].
O Muslims of Pakistan!
This Ramadhan, let us all work for ending the rule of oppressors and restoring the Khilafah. The situation is on our side, the entire world is talking about Islam, the Ummah is turning to its Deen with seriousness and the discussion about the need for Shariah, Islamic constitution and Khilafah has reached every area and level of our country, including our powerful armed forces. Not only is the situation on our side, we have the Help of Allah (swt) whose promise of Help is not only for the Prophets (as) only, but for all the Believers. Allah (swt),
((إِنَّا لَنَنصُرُ رُسُلَنَا وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَيَوْمَ يَقُومُ الأَشْهَادُ)) “We will indeed make victorious our Messengers and those who believe in this world’s life and on the day, when the witnesses will stand forth” [Surah Ghafir 40:51]. And the good news of RasulAllah (saw) is that after the oppressor rulers, the Khilafah will be restored to us again. Ahmed narrated that RasulAllah (saw) said,
«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 rule of force, and things will be as Allah wishes them to be. Then Allah will end it when He wishes. And then there will be a Khilafah on the Methodology of the Prophetood.” And then he fell silent.
Let us work from now with Hizb ut Tahrir. Hizb ut Tahrir is fully prepared for the return of Islam as a way of life, state and constitution. Hizb ut Tahrir has prepared an entire Constitution for the Khilafah, of 191 articles in two substantial volumes, containing evidences for the articles from the Quran and the Sunnah. Hizb ut Tahrir has a library of essential books for the establishment of Khilafah, covering subjects from the Islamic Belief, Islamic Personality to the Khilafah State Organizations and the Economics System in Islam. And Hizb ut Tahrir has prepared armies of capable politicians, men and women, who strive against the tyrants, fearing none but Allah (swt). RasulAllah (saw) said,
«أَلَا لَا يَمْنَعَنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ رَهْبَةُ النَّاسِ أَنْ يَقُولَ بِحَقٍّ إِذَا رَآهُ أَوْ شَهِدَهُ فَإِنَّهُ لَا يُقَرِّبُ مِنْ أَجَلٍ وَلَا يُبَاعِدُ مِنْ رِزْقٍ» “Do not fear the people from speaking the Truth, when it is witnessed or seen, for it will neither shorten the life span nor cause loss in Rizq.” [Ahmad]
O sincere officers within Pakistan’s armed forces!
You are the men whose praised predecessors, the fighting men of the Ansaar of Madinah (ra), gave Nussrah for the establishment of the ruling by Islam, as a state and constitution. This Ramadhan, it is upon you to grant the Nussrah (Material Support) to 000 000, under its Ameer, the eminent jurist and statesman, Sheikh Ata Bin Khalil Abu al-Rashtah, so as to establish the Khilafah. Only then will this traitorous and criminal regime be ended, the rule of Kufr abolished and Islam restored as a state and constitution, with Ramadhan glorified as it was for centuries.
Allah (swt) said,
((إِن يَنصُرْكُمُ اللَّهُ فَلاَ غَالِبَ لَكُمْ وَإِن يَخْذُلْكُمْ فَمَن ذَا الَّذِى يَنصُرُكُم مِّنْ بَعْدِهِ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ))
“If Allah helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you And in Allah (Alone) let believers put their trust.” [Surah Aali-Imran 3:160].