Whosoever among those who rush matters and those who want quick results and empty overrated bangs, want to understand the nature of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, what it works for, and what it awaits, should know the nature of the bamboo tree.
The Chinese bamboo tree is planted after preparing the ground well. After the first four years, all the growth that this tree achieves is in the part that is present underground. The only visible part during this whole period is a small sphere from which a very small plant exits. The lay person might think that the plant is spoilt, or that the soil is bad, and he does not have the confidence required to wait for four years without seeing any growth. In the fifth year, this tree suddenly grows eighty feet at one shot. Here, the simpletons and superficial people just stare, while the thinkers are pleased and happy with what they have planted and wagered on.
The leader whose leadership is founded upon principles of truth knows the concept of the Chinese bamboo tree. This type of leadership knows the value of the work resulting from the second sprouting. They know the value of preparing the groundwork. Likewise, (they know) the value of not hastening the results too early, because these (leaders) know that the excellent yield will come in the end.
Hizb-ut-Tahrir is based on ideas and works to revive the Ummah based on this, and takes the Da'wah as a way to interact with the Ummah to initiate intellectual and emotional change inside it. All this work and its effects greatly resembles the planting of the Bamboo tree, and its sleep underground during the long years, until the fifth year comes, in which it grows at an alarming speed. After all this emerges the rewards due to years of patience, and this is how the Party is. So when the Party succeeds in producing general awareness among the Ummah, achieves intellectual leadership, and gains the loyalty of the people of power in it, and makes its project reach through them ... at that instant will come the moment of prominence of the results and fruits (of the work). The moment the project becomes embodied in front of all the people on the ground, it will make the transformation of the Islamic State into a world power, an inevitable matter by the will of Allah, in a very short amount of time. This is because the ground was very well prepared, and the Party was refined in the realm of life, strengthened its return, clarified its project, identified its means, and groomed its men.
إِذَا جَاءَ نَصْرُ اللَّهِ وَالْفَتْحُ
وَرَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ يَدْخُلُونَ فِي دِينِ اللَّهِ أَفْوَاجًا
فَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ وَاسْتَغْفِرْهُ ۚ إِنَّهُ كَانَ تَوَّابًا
"When Allah's help and victory have arrived and you have seen people entering Allah's deen in droves, then glorify your Lord's praise and ask His forgiveness. He is the Ever-Returning."
From Khabbab bin Al-Art who said:
We complained to Allah's Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم (about our state) while he was leaning against his sheet cloak in the shade of the Ka'ba. We said, "Will you ask Allah to help us? Will you invoke Allah for us?" He said,"Among those who were before you the man used to be seized, and a pit used to be dug for him, and then he used to be placed in it. Then a saw used to be brought and put on his head which would be split into two halves. And his flesh was combed with iron combs and removed from his bones, yet, all that did not cause him to revert from his religion. By Allah! This matter (Islam) will be completed (and triumph) till a rider (traveller) goes from Sana'a to Hadhramaut fearing nobody except Allah and the wolf upon his sheep, but you are hasty." (Reported by Al-Bukhari)