Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Rohingya Muslim Women and Children are Slaughtered, Dishonoured, and Displaced and the World Abandons them to their Fate!

Press Release
Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state are fleeing a brutal military crackdown by the conscienceless Myanmar army that followed an attack on border guards on October 9th which was blamed on so-called Rohingya militants. Hundreds of Muslims have been reported to have been killed over the last few weeks – including women, children, and infants – and in the past few days the army has intensified its “clearance operation”, even using helicopter gunships to fire on innocent Rohingya Muslims. Residents reported that around 70 Rohingya, including women and children, were also gunned down as they tried to cross the Naaf River into Bangladesh to flee the bloodbath. Many of those who managed to escape were subsequently pushed away by border guards of the despicable Hasina regime when they reached Bangladesh. The Commanding Officer of the Cox’s Bazar Sector in eastern Bangladesh stated that 86 Rohingya including 40 women and 25 children were pushed back by Bangladesh border guards and the regime has increased border patrolling forces to prevent further Rohingya refugees entering the country. Many are now thought to be stranded at sea. Furthermore, it has been reported that dozens of our dear Rohingya Muslim sisters living in Rakhine state have been raped or sexually assaulted by Myanmar soldiers over the past few weeks. Reuters reported that it had interviewed 8 Rohingya women from the U Shey Kya village who said that Burmese troops had raided their homes, looted property and raped them at gun point. One Muslim sister described how she was gang-raped by 4 soldiers in her own home, who then sexually assaulted her 15 year old daughter. In addition, satellite photos published by Human Rights Watch on November 13th, show evidence of mass arson attacks on 3 Rohingya villages with over 400 burnt buildings which Burmese forces are accused of torching. The Myanmar military has also implemented a lockdown in the Rakhine state since last month, blocking humanitarian assistance, crippling food and medicine supplies, and leaving 80,000 Muslims in desperate need of aid to survive. Alongside all this, Myanmar police have admitted to training, arming and recruiting ethnic Buddhists and other non-Muslim residents in the Rakhine state to form a new “regional police”. In reality it will be a Buddhist militia formed to further slaughter the Rohingya Muslims. 
The murderous Myanmar military is using the bogus, well-trodden narrative of fighting militants to intensify its brutal campaign of mass killing and ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslims. Our Rohingya Muslim brothers and sisters now stand on the brink of a potential genocide and yet the world watches on in silence and not one state moves to protect their lives. The democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, and her party the National League for Democracy which runs Myanmar’s government, the redundant UN, and the self-serving capitalist Western governments have chosen to ignore this blood-bath. To them, saving the lives of innocent Muslim women and children is clearly not worth risking their selfish political and economic interests. It demonstrates further, how the democratic system cannot be trusted to protect the lives of the oppressed. Meanwhile, the spineless regimes of the Muslim world would rather witness Muslims being slaughtered and dying at sea than provide them sanctuary and move their armies to their defense, due to their corrosive nationalistic system.
CMO_Sigflatt  So who will save the stateless Muslims of Myanmar? In today’s criminal capitalistic world-order, innocent women and children are hunted and slaughtered like animals with nowhere to turn for protection. Our dear sisters are dishonoured by filthy criminals and it does not even evoke a response by the rulers of the Muslim lands, not even to condemn or renounce it. Rather they have abandoned the innocent Muslims to face their fate alone. But our dear Rohingya Muslim brothers and sisters will never be abandoned by the future Khilafah State (Caliphate) based upon the method of the Prophethood, whose ruler and army will not rest until they are rescued from their tormentors and provided a secure, dignified life, and their oppressors destroyed! It is the only state that views the blood of the Muslims as sacred as defined by Islam, and hence will not tolerate for one drop of it to be spilt unjustly! So we call all Muslims to intensify their efforts to establish this glorious state with urgency which alone will save all the oppressed believers across the world, both Muslims and non-Muslims.
Dr. Nazreen Nawaz

Director of the Women’s Section in The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

Monday, December 05, 2016

What shall be the Basis of the State in Bangladesh: Secularism in the name of the so-called Spirit of Liberation or Islam?

Bangladesh has been ruled by secularism since the creation of the country, by the Awami League in the name of the so-called spirit of the liberation war and by the Jatiya Party and the BNP with some other slogans. However the Muslims of this country as a part of the global Islamic Ummah did not remain isolated from the Islamic revival worldwide. And particularly since the beginning of this century, the growth, expansion and popular support of Islam as a political ideology and Islamic political activism increased at a rapid pace; and the demand for Islamic rule (Khilafah/Caliphate) has become a popular demand. This worried the imperialist crusading powers, America and her allies, and their corrupt agents; and together they embarked on working to prevent Islam from reaching the rule, plotting and planning without leaving any stones unturned. However the tide did not favour them and the march of Islam and the work for Islamic rule reached new heights with the passing of every moment. So when the Gulshan attack took place they seized upon it as a great opportunity to give their fight against Islam a renewed momentum.
Firstly, they set about defaming Islam and the truthful Islamic political work for establishing the Khilafah by linking Islam and the Islamic rule with mindless killing and violence, and the ISIS which has gained global notoriety for savagery and brutality. Sheikh Hasina pointed her fingers at “youths brainwashed by religion” and her American masters pushed ahead with their claim of the presence of ISIS in the country. The fact is that the Gulshan attack had nothing to do with Islam and such attacks are prohibited by Islam. Moreover, it is known to the aware politicians with understanding of the international situation that the actions of the ISIS organization serve the Americans and their designs. In Iraq, they facilitated its presence in Mosul for the dismantling and division of the country along ethnic and sectarian lines. And in Syria they are using it for supporting the butcher and American agent Bashar al Assad and fighting the peoples’ revolt there. When the people of Syria united against Bashar to remove him and establish the Khilafah, the ISIS emerged and started operations against the revolting groups; and then it declared itself as the Khilafah which is not recognized by the Shari’ah and it has become a tool to defame the Khilafah.
Secondly, tyrant Hasina and the regime started terrorizing the Muslims of the country in an unprecedented manner. Students of private universities, landlords, tenants, bachelors, women, ulema… The whole society is a target and victim of this increased tyranny, and repressive legal-security measures to create panic in the people and instil fear in them in order to subdue the demand for Islam, keep the people away from the Islamic political work and place obstacles in the way of the Islamic Call. And the masters of the regime rewarded Hasina with awards to acknowledge that they are pleased with her for her subservience to them and evil work against Islam and the Muslims.
And last but not least was aggressively promoting the idea of secularism in order to further entrench it in the society. It was as if the increased tyranny was an unsheathed sword being brandished in front of the people telling them, “You must accept secularism or else!” The entire state machinery - the President, Prime Minister, IGP, RAB DG, the sold out intellectuals, newspaper editors and media personalities… all got down to the business of advocating secularism, claiming that it is the only way for peace, harmony and progress and the state in Bangladesh must remain firmly on this foundation. They went to the extent of threatening the people’s proper practising of Islam in their personal actions, those behaviours which they deem to be not suiting the one who is secular. A Muslim who gives “Salam” with the correct Arabic pronunciation is thus to be treated as a suspect. They told parents to look into their son’s actions if he does not have a girlfriend. They told people to keep an eye on the person who did not pray before and was not known to be a practising Muslim and then suddenly became practising and performing the Salah.
﴿أُوْلَئِكَ الَّذِينَ اشْتَرَوْا الضَّلاَلَةَ بِالْهُدَى فَمَا رَبِحَتْ تِجَارَتُهُمْ وَمَا كَانُوا مُهْتَدِينَ
“These are they who have purchased misguidance for guidance, so their commerce was profitless. And they were not guided.” [Surah Al-Baqarah: 16]
The idea of secularism is the creed (Aqeedah) of the Western disbelieving ideology (Capitalism). This idea calls for the separation of all religions (including Islam) from the state and life’s affairs; from ruling, economics, judiciary, education, foreign affairs… According to the idea of secularism, belief in the Creator is a personal matter and it must not be allowed to interfere in organizing the affairs of the country. This is a completely erroneous idea, because either Allah (swt) exists or He does not exist. If He does not exist then it is not even correct to be a personal belief. Whereas if Allah (swt) does exist, which is the truth and definitely proven, then He organizes every affair of man, whether it is a personal matter or a public matter. This is why Allah (swt) says, ﴿أَلاَ لَهُ الْخَلْقُ وَالأَمْرُ “Surely His is the creation and the command.” [Surah Al-A’raf: 54]. Islam rejects the notion that Allah (swt) is the Creator while the legislation is for someone else,﴿إِنِ الْحُكْمُ إِلاَّ لِلَّهِ﴾ “The legislation is for none but Allah.” [Surah Yusuf: 40]. Likewise, Islam states that, ﴿وَلِلَّهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ “And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and earth” [Surah Al-i-Imran: 189]; not as the secularists say, “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s.” Caesar, his throne, his empire and everything in it are subject to Allah’s commands. Islam does not accept that the mosques are for Allah only and the entire state is for Sheikh Hasina, neither does it accept that legislating rules for only prayers and fasting is for Allah while legislating rules for government, economy, judiciary etc is for Sheikh Hasina. To consider as such would be associating partners with Allah (swt),
﴿أَمْ لَهُمْ شُرَكَاءُ شَرَعُوا لَهُمْ مِنَ الدِّينِ مَا لَمْ يَأْذَنْ بِهِ اللَّهُ
“Or do they have partners with Allah who have legislated for them a way which Allah has not ordained?” [Surah Ash-Shura: 21]
As for what the secularists claim that if the state is established upon one religion then it will be the cause of oppression towards the people of other religions, this has no basis with regards to Islam. People of all faiths live side by side under the shade of Islam and no one is coerced in the case of their religious beliefs and practices. RasulAllah (saw) said, «وَمَنْ يَكُنْ عَلَى يَهُودِيَّتِهِ أَوْ عَلَى نَصْرَانِيَّتِهِ فَإِنَّهُ لا يُفْتَنُ عَنْهَا وَعَلَيْهِ الْجِزْيَةُ» “The one who is upon Judaism and the one who is upon Christianity, they are not be coerced away from their faith.”
And he (saw) said,«ألا مٓنْ ظَلَمَ مُعَاهِداً أَوِ انْتَقَصَهُ أَوْ كَلَّفَهُ فَوْقَ طَاقَتِهِ أَوْ أَخَذَ مِنْهُ شَيْئاً بِغَيْرِ طِيبِ نَفْسِهِ فَأَنَا خَصْمُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ» “If anyone wrongs a man with whom a covenant has been made or curtails any of his rights or imposes on him more than he can bear or takes anything from him without his ready agreement, I shall be his adversary on the Day of Resurrection.”
And regarding what they quote of Surah Al-Kafirun in support for secularism, the ayah ﴿لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ “To you be your religion and to me my religion” it is actually the opposite of that. It does not mean what they claim that, “To each is his religion while the state is for all” and therefore the state is not to be based on any one religion. The meaning of the ayah is that Islam is distinct and separate from the religion of the disbelievers. The ayah was revealed as a decisive rejection of disbelief when the chiefs of Makkah offered RasulAllah (saw) to make a compromise between Islam and their deen. He (saw) rejected their offer and announced that he will continue his call until Islam prevails as the only true deen for mankind. As he (saw) said,«وَاللَّهِ يَا عَمِّ، لَوْ وَضَعُوا الشَّمْسَ فِي يَمِينِي، وَالْقَمَرَ فِي شِمَالِي، عَلَى أَنْ أَتْرُكَ هَذَا الأَمْرَ مَا تَرَكْتُهُ، حَتَّى يُظْهِرَهُ اللَّهُ، أَوْ أَهْلِكَ فِيهِ» “By Allah, if they were to put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left hand, so that I leave this matter, I will not leave it until Allah makes it prevail or I perish for it.”
So Islam rejects secularism and adopting it as the basis of the state is disbelief (Kufr). It is prohibited for the Muslims to believe in it, to adopt it, to call for it, to propagate it, to live by it and to accept being governed by it. Islam forbids the Muslims from resorting to other than the Islamic authority in judging their affairs.    
﴿أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ يَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّهُمْ آمَنُوا بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يَتَحَاكَمُوا إِلَى الطَّاغُوتِ وَقَدْ أُمِرُوا أَنْ يَكْفُرُوا بِهِ
“Have you not seen those who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you and that which was sent down before you and they wish to resort to Taghut for judgement (false judges, rulers, leaders) while they have been ordered to reject them.” [Surah An-Nisa: 60]
Islam has ordained the Khilafah as the ruling system for the Muslims as stated in the hadith,
عَنْ النَّبِيِّ r قَالَ: «كَانَتْ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ تَسُوسُهُمْ الْأَنْبِيَاءُ كُلَّمَا هَلَكَ نَبِيٌّ خَلَفَهُ نَبِيٌّ وَإِنَّهُ لَا نَبِيَّ بَعْدِي وَسَيَكُونُ خُلَفَاءُ فَيَكْثُرُونَ» قَالُوا: فَمَا تَأْمُرُنَا؟ قَالَ: «فُوا بِبَيْعَةِ الْأَوَّلِ فَالْأَوَّلِ أَعْطُوهُمْ حَقَّهُمْ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ سَائِلُهُمْ عَمَّا اسْتَرْعَاهُمْ»
“Bani Israel were ruled by the Prophets, every time a Prophet deceased he was followed by another Prophet, and there will be no Prophets after me, there will be Khulafaah and they will number many.” The Sahabah asked, “What do you order us?” To which the Prophet replied, “Fulfil your Bay’ah to them one after another…”
And this is what we call you towards, O Muslims! Reject the Kufr secularism as the basis of your state, do not accept to be governed by it, remove the current regime and establish the state upon the basis of Islam, the Khilafah state which will rule you by the judgements of Allah (swt) in all your affairs, brining for you good in the Dunya and in the Akhirah, insha’Allah.  
﴿وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنْ اللَّهِ حُكْمًا لِقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ
“And who is better in judgement than Allah for people who have firm Faith.” [Surah Al-Ma’idah: 50]

18 Safar, 1438 AH                                                                              Hizb ut Tahrir
18 November, 2016 CE                                                               Wilayah Bangladesh

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Obituary of a Da’wah Carrier - Brother Mahmoud Sa’eed Hussain Jaber

Press Release
Obituary of a Da’wah Carrier
﴿مِّنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ فَمِنْهُم مَّن قَضَىٰ نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَنتَظِرُ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلًا
“Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah. Among them is he who has fulfilled his vow [to the death], and among them is he who awaits [his chance]. And they did not alter [the terms of their commitment] by any alteration” [Al-Ahzaab: 23].
In submission to the command of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and content with His Qadaa, Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah of Jordan mourns to the Muslims in Jordan one of its faithful members, the forgiven by the will of Allah:
Brother Mahmoud Sa’eed Hussain Jaber
He passed away today Saturday, 19/11/2016, at the age of 86 years old, which he spent in the obedience of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, carrying the Dawah, working with Hizb ut Tahrir to resume the Islamic way of life through the implementation of the Khilafah State on the method of the Prophethood. He was steadfast and defiant against the injustice of the oppressors, and against the recurrence of his arrests and imprisonments in the path of the Da’wah, with the latest being when he was 70 years old, his unrelenting courage, and without diverting away from his path, he stayed true to the promise (of Allah) until he was transferred to be near his Lord Almighty…
We ask Allah, the Most Merciful, to show wide mercy towards him, entering him into Jannah with the Prophets, the Truthful Ones, the Martyrs, the Righteous and the best of their company. We also ask Allah to increase the reward of his family and to inspire them with patience and solace, indeed Allah (swt) is The All-Hearer, The All-Wise.
﴿إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
“Verily to Allah do we belong and verily to Allah do we return” [Al-Baqarah: 156]
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