Official Media Statement Regarding ISIS’s Declaration in Iraq by Hizb-ut-Tahrir
The announcement of the pledge of allegiance for the Khilafah being given to the Ameer of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) organisation is empty. It doesn’t change anything about the reality of the organisation in respect to it being a armed movement before the announcement of the Bai’ah (pledge) and it remaining so after the announcement. This is because there is no real Sultan (authority) for this organisation upon the land of Syria or the land of Iraq. The security has not been established internally or externally and it is impossible for a Khilafah State to have a real existence in the absence of a real authority upon the land. As such the organisation’s declaration about the Khilafah is empty and contains no substance, having no real truths upon the ground or (its necessary) components.
It is obligatory upon any movement wishing to declare the Khilafah within a given place to follow the methodology of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلمin regards to how this should be done. This method demonstrates that there must exist a clear and apparent authority (Sultan) in that place that safeguards its internal and external security. It also demonstrates that this place must contain the required components of the state within the region that the Khilafah will be declared. So how can the place be the Khilafah State if it is not even a state in origin and if it does not possess the components that make up a state?
This was the reality of the Messenger of Allah’s صلى الله عليه وسلمestablishment of the Islamic State in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah. The Sultan (authority) within it belonged to the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلمand the internal and external Amaan (security) was under the security of the authority of Islam. This allowed him صلى الله عليه وسلمto take care of the affairs of the people, direct and lead the armies, settle the people’s disputes, send emissaries and receive them openly and not in hiding, whilst all the components necessary for the state were present within the vicinity of its region.
In addition, the issue of the Khilafah is too great for its image to be distorted or for its reality to be changed merely by an announcement here or an announcement there. This is because the issue of the Khilafah is a matter that is manifest and apparent before the eyes. The one who is far away or near will recognise it because it will be the true state. Indeed the Shar’a has made clear the methodology of its establishment and the manner of how its Ahkaam (rulings) are derived in respect to the ruling, politics, economics and foreign relations. Its establishment will not merely be a piece of news that the misleading media reports casually, but rather, by the permission of Allah, it will be like a thunderous earthquake that overturns the international balances and changes the face of history and history’s perspective.
So it is not merely an announcement of a name without substance which is then spread across internet sites or written, audio and visual media without there being a reality or reality upon the ground for such a declaration or announcement.
The announcement of the establishment of the Khilafah State by the permission of Allah will have such an effect that the thrones of the despots of the disbelieving West and their cronies in both the East and the West will be shaken violently. It is the state that the whole world has already known, they have known its weight, standing and true meaning for over thirteen centuries. So it is not an entity just like any other entity or just a state like any other state.
The establishment of the Khilafah is Fard (obligation) upon all of the Muslims and it not only a Fard upon Hizb ut Tahrir. So whoever establishes it in its true right will be followed. However if this is not the case and the required components of the state and the Sultaan (authority) do not exist upon the ground and where there is no security, then in this case, the announcement of the organisation of the establishment of the Khilafah holds no value and has no effect. As such the responsibility upon the Muslims remains intact with regards to the obligation of establishing the Khilafah State and will remain so until its establishment. Hizb ut Tahrir will remain the leader that does not lie to its people, it will not hide a truth and will not refrain from standing by it. It will not placate or flatter at the expense of the truth and true reality. It will continue to work within the Ummah and with her in the work to establish the Islamic Khilafah State so as to establish it just as the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلمestablished it, a state of authority and security which rules by Islam upon the methodology of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.
Head of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir, Wilayah of Jordan