The Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh, requested from the citizens and residents, especially the affluent businessmen, traders and the wealthy, to urgently donate to the National Campaign of Saudi Arabia, "To Support Our Brothers In Syria", and to deliver their donations easily and conveniently through the campaign, which is "the only authorized organization" to receive donations and aid directed to citizens in Syria. The Mufti asked Allah سبحانه وتعالى to relieve the suffering of 'our brothers in Syria and to protect them from the oppression of the oppressors tyrants'. He praised the role played by the National Campaign of Saudi Arabia to support the Syrian people, notably the Interior Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, for his efforts to aid the Syrian people and support their cause and seeks to alleviate their suffering and solving their problems.
On this news, we comment the following:
1. Collecting funds for the people of Ash-Sham who are living the worst kinds of criminal attacks; the slaughter of the people, the violation of the sanctity, the displacement of human beings, and the destruction of the country, in light of their desperate need for money to fill their hunger and cover their awrah, is a duty upon the Sons of the Islamic Ummah.
2. But who said that the people of Ash-Sham need only money!? Their biggest need is for those who will help them militarily, and stand in the face of Bashar's regime, which has waged the most egregious Russian-Iranian war of extermination, with U.S. support, in which we witness in our present time, against those who worship and bow to Allah and bear witness that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.
3. Then we address the sincere amongst the sensible, the Sons of Muslims Armies and other people of power in Muslim countries in the Hijaz and others and say to them: The regimes in Muslim countries spent hundreds of billions of dollars, if not more, to buy arms from Western and Eastern companies. In the year 2013 alone, Saudi Arabia spent 60 billion dollars on arms deals, putting it in the fourth place for the biggest buyers of arms worldwide. To the extent that the British company BAE recognized the virtue of Saudi Arabia, for the Salam Agreement announced on 19/02/2014, the same day the Mufti issued his call, in raising the price of its shares from the horrible decline that compensated for the decline in contracts with America. This is a drop in a bucket of what is known... so why spend all that money? What is the sense of the existence of all these weapons in warehouses? Aren't the arms to be used for the defense of the Ummah, its holy sites and its lands?
4. Allah the Almighty has obliged the Muslim armies to support Muslims who seek their help, He سبحانه وتعالى says:
وَإِنِ اسْتَنْصَرُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ
"But if they ask you for help in respect of the deen, it is your duty to help them"
So, O you soldiers from the followers of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم, break the shackles that are imposed on you by your rulers, the agents of the West, which chain you down and prevent you from fulfilling your duty that Allah obliged upon you.
We call on the sincere sons of the Islamic Ummah, and in particular the people of power, to work with Hizb ut Tahrir to establish the Khilafah state that will apply Islam internally and carry it externally as a message of guidance and light. Khilafah is the impregnable shield of the Ummah that would not allow any transgression on the people of this Ummah or its holy places and sanctities.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اسْتَجِيبُواْ لِلّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُم لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ
"O you who believe! Respond to Allah and to the Messenger when He calls you to what will bring you to life!"
Director of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Saturday, 22nd Rabii' II 1435 AH
Issue No : 1435 AH /018