A martyr was elevated to his Lord, Bidhnillah, at the age of 35, a native from the city of Tashkent: Brother Samar ad-Din Siraj ad-Dinovic, who was working within the ranks of Hizb ut Tahrir to eradicate the Karimov regime, the tyrant of Uzbekistan, and for the establishment of the second rightly guided Khilafah on the method of Prophethood.
Samar ad-Din (Rahimahullah) stood out since he was young, through his seriousness, diligence and intelligence. He was outstanding among his peers throughout the stages of his school education, just as in the stages of his university education. He graduated from the Imam al-Bukhari University in the city of Tashkent with excellent honors. Then through his intelligence and sensitivity he realized the corruption of the system and its injustice, which has befallen the Muslims in Uzbekistan. This prompted him to join the ranks of the Hizb, and work with it to resume the Islamic way of life, not fearing anyone but Allah, and without fear of the prosecution by the oppressors, after learning about Hizb ut Tahrir, its thoughts and the purpose which it seeks to achieve.
In 1999, the criminal system of Karimov, full of hatred against Islam, thirsty for Muslim blood, arrested Samar ad-Din and sentenced him to prison for 17 years. This lion spent the solitude of imprisonment transferring between Jaslyk prison and Colony No. 64/48 in the city of Zarafshon. In the habit of the criminal regime, their henchmen did their outmost and used all their criminal minds could come up with from means of torture and humiliation, to cause Samar ad-Din to deviate from his Aqeedah and deter him from his ideas, or at least dissuade him from his aim. But their aspirations crashed against the rock of the steadfastness of a man who pledged himself to Allah, scalding their chests even more and making them to decide to kill him, and this actually happened.
In the late hours of the night of October 21, 2013, the members of the Special Forces Shaikhantakhor and the local police brought the body of the martyr to hand it over to his family. Traces of torture from bruises and wounds were present on his pure body, while the prisoners and their relatives who had seen Samar ad-Din recently confirmed that he had been in good health and did not complain of anything. Therefore the martyr's family asked for an autopsy, and the results were awful. The report stated that Samar ad-Din had suffered from a concussion and a fractured skull, showing traces of blood in the brain, and broken bones all over the body. In an attempt to conceal this heinous crime, the slaves of the tyrant Karimov demanded to bury Samar ad-Din after dawn prayers; they even offered to wash him and dig the grave and bury him themselves! Under the threats of the henchmen to arrest family members if they did not comply with their orders, the family buried the martyr without the presence of relatives and neighbors.
We ask Allah to accept our brother Samar ad-Din among the martyrs, and grant him the status of the master of martyrs, as we ask the Almighty to inspire his family and his relatives with patience, persistence and fortitude, and to let him intercede for them on the Day of Judgment. Ibn Hibban reported in his Sahih from Abu Ad-Darda' who said: "I heard the messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم say:
الشهيد يشفع في سبعين من أهل بيته
"The martyr intercedes for seventy from his household."
As for the henchmen of the Jewish criminal Karimov and his torturers we say: Know that the Khilafah State is standing at the doors, save yourselves, and shake your hands from Karimov. Stop them from the torture and abuse of Muslims. Otherwise if the Khilafah State finds you in this state upon its establishment, it will not overlook you, nor will it show pity or mercy towards you. Neither humiliating yourselves nor begging for mercy will help you that day. That is in this world, and the torment of the Hereafter is much greater. Allah Almighty says in the Holy Qur'an:
وَكَذَلِكَ أَخْذُ رَبِّكَ إِذَا أَخَذَ الْقُرَى وَهِيَ ظَالِمَةٌ إِنَّ أَخْذَهُ أَلِيمٌ شَدِيدٌ
"And thus is the seizure of your Lord when He seizes the cities while they are committing wrong. Indeed, His seizure is painful and severe."
The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Saturday 21 Dhul Hijjah 1434 AH
Issue No : 1434 AH /101