Thursday, September 20, 2007

Make Ramadhan the month of victory again

O Muslims! Make Ramadhan the month of victory again by re-establishing the Khilafah

Alhamdulillah, the blessed month of Ramadhan is upon the Muslims again. Ramadhan is the month within which al-Quran al-Kareem was sent down from Lauh al-Mahfooz to Bayt ul-Izza. It is the month within which there is a night, Laylut al-Qadr, which is better than a thousand months for those who witness it in worship. And it is the month in which Allah سبحانه وتعالى commands the Muslims to fast, ties up the Shayateen, locks the gates of Hell and opens the gate of Heaven, allowing the Muslims to raise themselves in piety and draw strength from their Lord, Al-Qawwy, Al-Azeem.

Previous generations of Muslims, in the period of ruling by the Book of Allah سبحانه وتعالى, drew from the abundant blessings of Ramadhan to achieve victory over the kuffar. Under the leadership of RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم the Islamic State defeated the leading tribe amongst the Arabs, the Quray’sh, at the battle of Badr. This was despite the fact that the Islamic State’s army was small in number, poorly equipped and outnumbered three-fold by a powerful and experienced adversary. Allah سبحانه وتعالى said,

وَلَقَدْ نَصَرَكُمْ اللَّهُ بِبَدْرٍ وَأَنْتُمْ أَذِلَّةٌ فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ

“And Allah already helped you in Badr when you were a weak little force. So fear Allah and be grateful to him.” [Surah Aali-Imran 3:123]

Also, during Ramadhan, the Islamic State undertook the Opening of Makkah (Fatah Makkah) that finally brought the Qur’aysh under the Islamic authority, ending their tyranny over others and paved the way for the rapid expansion of the Islamic State throughout the lands. After the Opening of Makkah, Allah سبحانه وتعالى said,

إِذَا جَاءَ نَصْرُ اللَّهِ وَالْفَتْحُ
وَرَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ يَدْخُلُونَ فِي دِينِ اللَّهِ أَفْوَاجًا

“When the Help and Victory of Allah comes. And you see the people enter in droves into Islam.” [Surah An-Nasr 110:1-2]

And in the centuries of Islamic rule after the era of RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم and the Khulafa’a Rashida رضوان الله عليهم, the Islamic Khilafah State achieved major victories during Ramadhan whilst facing formidable enemies. The Muslims succeeded in expelling the occupying Crusaders from Ash-Sham even though they had settled on some parts of it for well over a century. The Muslims prevailed over the barbaric Tartars at Ein Jaloot, even though they had reigned terrible destruction upon the Muslims before.

So, whilst the Muslims ruled by Islam, with their affairs governed by all that Allah سبحانه وتعالى has revealed, Ramadhan was the month of victory over the enemies of Islam and Muslims. However, this Ramadhan, without the Islamic Khilafah State, the Ummah faces subjugation by the kuffar in almost every sphere of life.

This Ramadhan the Muslims count their dead as the kuffar nations enforce their occupation of Muslims Lands in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Kashmir. This Ramadhan, the armies of the Muslims are withheld from helping the Muslims but are sent without hesitation to protect the kuffar from the Muslims. This Ramadhan, the Muslims face an onslaught against their most precious possession, their deen, as the Western colonialists spread corrupt Western culture through reforming the education syllabuses as well as through the media and advertising. And this Ramadhan, Muslims face mounting hardships as the Western colonialists exploit the immense resources of the Ummah.

So, despite the fact that the Ummah is a giant in terms of its lands, material resources, population and armies and its greatest asset, the one true deen, Islam, it lies in humiliation before the kuffar. This matter was inevitable because without the Islamic Khilafah State, politics and ruling are no longer about ordering the Ma’roof (Good) and forbidding the Munkar (Evil). Instead politics and ruling have been reduced to ordering what the colonialists desire and forbidding what the colonialists detest. Politics is no longer about looking after the affairs of the Muslims by seeking the good pleasure of Allah سبحانه وتعالى. Instead politics has been sullied into to a cheap competition to please the colonialists, between the current rulers and those who seek to succeed them in ruling.

O Muslims of Pakistan!
This Ramadhan, with the Ummah suffering immensely due to the mischief of the kuffar, you must not be satisfied by turning to Allah سبحانه وتعالى through prayer and fasting alone. Rather you must also work to implement the deen of Allah سبحانه وتعالى on the earth and ensure its dominance over all other ways of life by re-establishing the Islamic Khilafah State, so that Ramadhan witnesses victory after victory again. The work to change the current corrupt rulers and re-establish the Khilafah in their place is not just a matter of life and death, it is an obligation from Allah سبحانه وتعالى. If the Muslims did not perform this duty, it would be an acceptance of the many sins of the rulers. The situation of the Muslims will become worse in the Dunya and they will deserve the punishment in the Aakhira. RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم 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 common people due to the work of specific people, until they see the munkar amongst themselves and they were able to forbid it but they did not do that. If they did that Allah will punish the specific people and the common people.” (Ahmad)
So, benefit fully from the blessings of Ramadhan. Turn to Allah سبحانه وتعالى by intensifying your struggle against the corrupt rulers and re-establish the Khilafah in their place. Only the Khilafah will re-establish Islam as an authority that would protect the Muslims and their deen and strike fear into the hearts of the enemies. And know that Allah سبحانه وتعالى has promised you victory if you are true to Him alone. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says,

وَلاَ تَهِنُوا وَلاَ تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنْتُمْ الأَعْلَوْنَ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ

“So do not become weak, nor be sad, and you will be superior (in victory) if you are indeed (true) believers.” [Surah Aali-Imran 3:139]

Hizb ut-Tahrir
14 September 2007
Wilayah Pakistan

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