بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمThe ordeal in Syria intensifies. The rebels remain patient and steadfast and are determined to establish the rightly guided Khilafah State
Although the regime of the coward Bashar has been badly burned and is waiting to be pronounced dead and buried, it still devastates besieged cities with its explosive fire. It commits all this criminality in full view of the world, because it knows the extent of enmity of the disbelieving West - led by America- towards this proud Muslim people.
Bashar want to take a comfortable retirement from his master in the White House, as a reward for destroying the country and trying to exhaust its rebelling people so that they accept any solution offered to them by America.
But it is out of the question that he, his master and all the Ummah's enemies get what they want from our faithful heroes, the blessed people of Al-Sham.
Whenever anguish and distress have befallen them due to the brutality of the regime and the conspiracies of the West, they took refuge in Allah.
They found that He (SWT) took care of their revolution and arranged for them both visible and invisible goodness beyond the expectation of any observer who pursued the revolution, from its start till today.
It is as if this revolution is the manifestation of Allah's (SWT) saying:
((وَقَدْ مَكَرُوا مَكْرَهُمْ وَعِنْدَ اللَّهِ مَكْرُهُمْ وَإِنْ كَانَ مَكْرُهُمْ لِتَزُولَ مِنْهُ الْجِبَالُ * فَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ مُخْلِفَ وَعْدِهِ رُسُلَهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ ذُو انْتِقَامٍ))
(Indeed the unbelievers contrived their plots, but it is in Allah's power to nullify their plot, even though their plots were such that they would even move mountains. So do not think (O Prophet) that Allah would go back upon His promise to His Messengers. Surely Allah is Mighty, Lord of retribution.) [14: 46-47]
Yes, this revolution revived in the hearts of all Muslims, inside and outside Syria, the texts of the Holy Quran and the Noble Sunnah that talked about the permanent struggle between disbelief and Eeman: its nature, its direction, its intensity, its pains and its consequences; as well as the comfort and lessons.
So much so, that this struggle started with arrogance, rumours, killing, slaughter, torture and displacement of the Muslims by the disbelievers. But it will be concluded by victory, strengthening and establishment to them by Allah - as well as redress from their enemies.
Allah Ta'ala has told us of the conditions of the past clans such as people of Noah, ‘Ad and Thamud, or the people of Pharaoh and the people of the pit ... which is similar to what we see today in Syria. He says:
((قتل أصحاب الأخدود. النار ذات الوقود. إذ هم عليها قعود. وهم على ما يفعلون بالمؤمنين شهود. وما نقموا منهم إلا أن يؤمنوا بالله العزيز الحميد))
(The people of the ditch were killed; with Fire abounding in fuel; while them sat around them; and were witnessing what they did to the believers.
Against these they had no grudge except that they believed in Allah, the Most Mighty and Most Praiseworthy.) [85: 4-8]
And the Almighty said:
((ألم ترَ كيف فعل ربك بعاد. إرم ذات العماد. التي لم يخلق مثلها في البلاد. وثمود الذين جابوا الصخر بالواد. وفرعون ذي الأوتاد. الذين طغوا في البلاد. فأكثروا فيها الفساد. فصبَّ عليهم ربك سوط عذاب. إن ربك لبالمرصاد))
(Have you not seen how your Lord dealt with 'Ad; of Iram, known of their lofty columns; the like of whom no nation was ever created in the worlds. And how He dealt with Thamud who hewed out rocks in the valley? And with Pharaoh with pegs, who transgressed in the country; spreading in it much corruption? Then their Lord unloosed upon them the lash of torment. Truly your Lord is ever watchful.) [89:6-14]
And the Almighty said:
((فكلاً أخذنا بذنبه، فمنهم من أرسلنا عليهم حاصباً، ومنهم من أخذته الصيحة، ومنهم من خسفنا به الأرض، ومنهم من أغرقنا، وما كان الله ليظلمهم ولكن كانوا أنفسهم يظلمون))
(Each one of them We seized for his crime: We sent against some of them a violent tornado (with showers of stones); some were caught by a (mighty) Blast; some We caused the earth to swallow up; and some We drowned (in the waters): It was not Allah Who oppressed them. They rather wronged their own souls.) [29:40]
And the Almighty said:
((وكذلك نريد أن نمنَّ على الذين استضعفوا في الأرض ونجعلهم أئمة ونجعلهم الوارثين ونمكن لهم في الأرض ونري فرعون وهامان وجنودهما ما كانوا يحذرون))
(And We wished to be Gracious to those who were being depressed in the land, to make them leaders and make them heirs, to establish a firm place for them in the land, and to show Pharaoh, Haman, and their hosts, at their hands, the very things against which they were taking precautions.) [28: 5-6]
And this applies to Bashar, those with him and their like.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) told us also of the ahadeeth that reveal the nature of the conflict and the intensity of the confrontation and the good consequence. It is narrated from Khabab bin Aratt, may Allah be pleased with him, he said:
شكونا إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وهو يومئذ متوسد بردة في ظل الكعبة، فقلنا: ألا تستنصر لنا؟ ألا تدعوَ لنا؟ فقال:« قد كان الرجل فيمن كان قبلكم يؤخذ فيحفر له في الأرض، فيجاء بالمنشار على رأسه فيجعل بنصفين فما يصده ذلك عن دينه، ويمشط بأمشاط الحديد ما دون عظمه من لحم وعصب فما يصده ذلك، والله ليتمنَّ الله عز وجل هذا الأمر حتى يسير الراكب من صنعاء إلى حضرموت لا يخاف إلا الله تعالى، والذئب على غنمه، ولكنكم تستعجلون.»
"We complained to the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, while he was laying his head on a garment (Burdah) under the shadow of Ka'bah. We said: Don't you ask (Allah) for our assistance? Don't you pray for us? He (SAW) said: The person from peoples before you used to be taken and a pit is dug for him in the ground; a chain saw used to be put on his head making him two halves, but this would not make him abandon his deen; and whatever beyond his bones of flesh and nerves used to be combed with iron combs; yet this would not divert him (from his deen). By Allah, He The Almighty will complete this matter (Islam) till the passenger would travel from San'aa to Hadramout, fearing nobody except Allah Ta'ala and the wolf for his sheep; but you are impatient". [narrated by Ahmad]. The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said to his companions:
«كونوا كحواريي عيسى بن مريم، رفعوا على الخشب وسمروا بالمسامير وطبخوا في القدور، وقطعت أيديهم وأرجلهم وسُمِّرت أعينهم، فكان ذلك البلاء والقتل في طاعة الله أحب إليهم من الحياة في معصية الله»
"Be like the disciples of 'Eisa (Jesus) son of Mary: They were, raised on wood, fixed with nails, cooked in pots, and their hands and feet cut off and their eyes punched with nails; yet that scourge and murder in obedience to Allah was dearer to them from life in disobedience to Allah."
Thus the condition of Muslims in Syria is like the condition of their predecessors of the people of faith. And the condition of their Pharaoh is like the condition of the Pharaohs of that time. However, the Way (sunnah) of Allah that will be realized is "the good end will be for the righteous".
Dear free Muslim rebels!
The huge sacrifices you have made and still make are little compared to a victory by which Islam and its people will be honoured, and by which disbelief and its people will be disgraced. Spending oneself and one's wealth is also little compared to the valuable commodity of Allah, Paradise (Jannah). The victory of Islam and Muslims and their formidable fortress are realised in the establishment of the Islamic Khilafah State. It is the decree of our Lord, the source of our might and the conqueror of our enemy. Within it government is carried out with Truth and justice, and under its shadow people would live a decent life, and the highest ranks of humanity are achieved.
Everything is trivial compared to its establishment.
Contrast that is what our enemies call for, namely a Civil State, democracy and secularism, that are indeed destruction and misery, which are not equivalent in the Sight of Allah to the fingernail of any child killed by this offensive regime.
O Muslims, be patient over what has befallen you; and do not let the severity of adversities distract you from the goal you announced: "We will never bow to other than Allah". Indeed arbitration to other than the law (Shar') of Allah is bowing (rukoo') to other than Allah. Allah would not be pleased with being disputed or shared in ruling (hukm) by anybody. Allah, Ta'ala says:
((إن الحكم إلا لله، أمر الا تعبدوا إلا إياه، ذلك الدين القيم، ولكن أكثر الناس لا يعلمون))
(The command 'hukm' is for none but Allah. He has commanded that you worship none but Him: that is the right religion, but most men understand not.) [12: 40]
O Muslims in Al-Sham of goodness!
Allah, the Almighty wanted to honour you and take from you martyrs. You have good news (bisharat) in the ahadeeth in which the Prophet, peace be upon him, bestowed special honours upon the people of Al-Sham. They are great good news: The first is the words of the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him:
«عقر دار الإسلام بالشام»
"The centre abode of Islam is in Al-Sham". In this hadeeth much of the support and help of Allah are to the people of Al-Sham, and His defeat to their enemies. The second good news is his saying, peace be upon him:
«... ثُمَّ تَكُونُ خِلَافَةٌ عَلَى مِنْهَاجِ النُّبُوَّةِ»
"...and then it be Khilafah on the way of prophethood". Whoever examines the reality of what is going on in Syria today sees that the situation is heading towards the establishment of the promised second rightly guided Khilafah, Allah willing?
These pieces of good news will be followed automatically by third good news of the Prophet (SAW), which is his saying:
«تقاتلكم يهود فتقتلونهم»
"Jews will fight against you and you will kill them". There is reference in this hadeeth to the elimination of the oppressive rule (hukm jabri) that established the Jews, protected them and prevented any sincere work that threatens their existence. These three good news will be followed, Allah willing, with many good news that include conquering of Rome, the bastion of Christianity, and that Islam will prevail over the world ... So, look, O People of Al-Sham how little is that you pay (though it is very great) in return of what you receive! Allah, Almighty says:
«فاستبشروا ببيعكم الذي بايعتم به وذلك هو الفوز العظيم.»
(Rejoice then in the bargain you have made with Him. That indeed is the mighty triumph). [9: 111]
We in Hizb-ut Tahrir rejoice with the victory of Allah and His near conquest. Look at the signs of victory looming in the horizon of Allah's promise for the patient in His way (fee sabeelillah). We ask Allah that Al-Sham is its centre abode.
O Allah! We do not see goodness to Muslims and the whole world except by this deen. O Allah! Decree Your victory for Muslims sooner rather than later. You are the Sponsor of that and the Powerful to do it.
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