An Invitation from Hizb ut-Tahrir to the Muslims of Pakistan to Re-establish the Khilafah

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May the peace and blessings of Allah (swt) be upon the final Messenger Muhammad (saw), upon his family, upon his Sahabah (companions), and upon all those who carried his da’wa, who adopted his method and followed his path.

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu!

Allah (swt) states in his Noble Book:

"You are the best nation ever raised up for mankind, you enjoin the good and forbid the evil, and you believe in Allah." [TMQ Ale-Imran: 110]

And He (swt) states:

"Thus we have made you a just nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger be a witness over you."[TMQ Al-Baqarah: 143]

And He (swt) states:

"And we have not sent you [O Muhammad (saw)] except as a giver of glad tidings and a warner to all mankind" [TMQ As-Saba: 28]

Allah (swt) sent His Messenger (saw) with the message of Islam to convey it to the whole of mankind. He (saw) indeed conveyed the message in the way it deserved to be conveyed. After him (saw), this responsibility was taken up by the Sahaba (ra), the Tabi’een, the Tabi Tabi’een, and the generations of Muslims who followed. Thus, both the Muslims and the Ahlel Dhimmah (people of the covenant) enjoyed peace and tranquillity under the shade of Islamic rule. Despite the tragic and bitter events of the Mongol invasions and the Crusader wars, the Ummah never neglected the responsibility of the da’wa and continued to struggle in carrying the da’wa forward. However, this Ummah indeed stepped back from the obligation of carrying the da’wa when the British Kuffar along with the help of some Jews succeeded in destroying the Khilafah and wiping out its existence after the First World War in 1924.

After the fall of the Khilafah, the Ummah met catastrophe after catastrophe, so she became separated into nations and groups. Thus, the Muslims despite possessing one Aqeedah, became divided based upon nation, country, group and differences of opinion over the furu’ (branches). After the Kuffar managed to disunite the Ummah and became dominant over it, they clasped her in the grip of capitalism; militarily, economically, politically and culturally. They then implemented the systems of kufr and introduced into the belief of the Muslims the idea of the separation of the Deen from this life. On top of this, the Kafir Christians, Jews and Hindus launched an onslaught against the Ummah. Were it not for the deep-rooted foundations of this Ummah, it would have submitted to the attack of the Kuffar and their agents and, like previous nations, would have been consigned to history.

In this situation, and in response to the command of Allah (swt), Hizb ut-Tahrir came into being:

"Let there arise out of you a group inviting to all that is good, enjoining al-Marouf and forbidding al-Munkar, and it is they who are successful." [TMQ Ale-Imran: 104]

Thus Hizb ut-Tahrir began its work to liberate the Ummah from the clutches of the Kuffar.

O Muslims! Know with certainty! Hizb ut-Tahrir is not just another group like all the other groups present in Pakistan or the Muslim World. The groups, parties and movements in the Muslim World can never be a substitute for Hizb ut-Tahrir, since they do not adopt Islam as a complete idea (fikra) and method (tariqa) and since they do not give priority to the life and death issue of this Ummah. Indeed they are negligent of the life and death issue. Of a surety, the life and death issue of the Muslim Ummah is the complete implementation of the Deen of Islam and the propagation of its message to the world. That is, the vital issue is the establishment of the Khilafah Rashida, the complete implementation of the Shariah, and the conveyance of the message of Islam to the whole of mankind. Only following this course can the Ummah reach its deserved status that was revealed by Allah (swt) in the Ayah:

"You are the best nation ever raised up for mankind, you enjoin the good and forbid the evil, and you believe in Allah." [TMQ Ale-Imran: 110]

Without doubt, it is an obligation (fard) upon the Muslims to carry the da’wa for Islam, and similarly it is an obligation (fard) upon the Muslims to work to establish the Khilafah. In fact, this is the most important obligation (fard), for it is the Khilafah that is the only method for implementing the entirety of the laws of Islam. It is in the presence of the Khilafah that the laws of Islam are implemented and it is in its absence that they are suspended.

Individual action alone is not enough to establish the Khilafah. The undertaking of this obligation revolves around working with a group that has the ability to bear the burden of this responsibility. There are two reasons why it is an obligation upon a Muslim to work with a group (that is, a party) in order to perform his responsibility of da’wa. The first is the statement of Allah (swt):

"Let there arise out of you a group inviting to all that is good, enjoining al-Marouf and forbidding al-Munkar, and it is they who are successful" [TMQ Ale-Imran: 104]

The second is the Shariah principle, "That which is necessary to achieve an obligation is in itself an obligation".

The above Ayah makes it an obligation upon the Muslims that they establish an Ummah, that is, a group, which has one Amir, which calls to Islam, enjoins what is right and forbids what is evil. And it is the rulers who are most needy to be commanded with what is good and forbidden from what is evil. . Therefore, the "Ummah" which Allah (swt) commands us to establish is indeed a political group; that is, a political party. The above stated Shariah principle is also clear, in that Allah (swt) has declared it haram for the Muslims to rule according to the systems of kufr, and has made ruling according to the Shariah an obligation (fard). Allah (swt) states:

"And whosoever does not judge according to whatever Allah has revealed, such are the disbelievers" [TMQ Al-Maida: 44]

He (swt) goes on to say:

"And so judge between them by that which Allah has revealed" [TMQ Al-Maida: 49]

As the present rulers do not judge according to what Allah (swt) revealed, but rather judge according to the system of kufr, and indeed make excuses in order not to rule by what Allah (swt) revealed, it is an obligation (fard) to remove them and take away the ruling from them. Since the power of the Fasiq or Kafir rulers cannot be taken from them by an individual, it is therefore necessary that a political party exists that possesses the capability to carry out this task.

This is the reason why Islam has obliged every Muslim, man or woman, to work to re-establish the Khilafah and to engage in this work with a group who undertakes this task following the method of the Messenger of Allah (saw). It is not sufficient to just join any group, but rather it is an obligation that a Muslim investigates and seeks out that group which restricts itself solely to the Islamic rules and has the best understanding of the Shariah. It is also not acceptable that a Muslim should look for the group that is easiest to work with. Therefore, a Muslim fulfils his responsibility only when he joins a group (party) who he understands to be the closest to the truth in this matter and which will lead to the attainment of the pleasure of Allah (swt) and his Messenger (saw).

The Ulema, upon whom is the obligation to carry the message of Islam and to raise the word of Allah (swt) to the highest, should prove that they are indeed the inheritors of the Prophets (as)! It is disappointing to see some of them content to live under the shade of the corrupt rulers and their systems of kufr, while many of them remain silent when witnessing such a situation. We wish to draw their attention to the clear reality: that the people of this nation are Muslims and that they desire a government ruling only by the book of Allah (swt) and the Sunnah of his Messenger (saw). Despite this we see that the minority (who are equivalent to salt in flour) secularists who raise the slogan of separating the Deen of Allah (swt) from the State, are dominant at every level of the government. Why is it that the Ulema have accepted this? Why have the Islamic movements accepted this? And why are the sincere Muslims content with this?

O Muslims! Hizb ut-Tahrir is the only group that works for the whole of this Muslim Ummah and does not restrict itself to any particular area or group of Muslims. This is in order that it may establish the Khilafah in a suitable Muslim country or a number of Muslim countries together, and then spread it to encompass the whole Muslim World. Pakistan from the military point of view, being situated in a region possessing in abundance both natural resources and human resources, holds the ability to become such a point of initiation, which would reunite the Muslims as one nation and convey the message of Islam to the whole world.

We invite the Muslims of Pakistan to liberate this region and the other Muslim lands from the governance of kufr rule and partake in their role to return Islam back to the affairs of life. We also invite the Muslims of Pakistan to support the Members of Hizb ut-Tahrir present in the whole Muslim Ummah, who are indeed their brothers, in order that Hizb ut-Tahrir may guide the Muslim Ummah in the noble duty of re-establishing the Islamic Khilafah.

We specifically invite the people of influence and authority from amongst the Muslims of Pakistan to join Hizb ut-Tahrir and with full commitment utilise the authority and power that Allah (swt) has provided them with to re-establish the Khilafah.

"O you who believe! Answer the call of Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life" [TMQ Al-Anfal: 24]

Hizb ut-Tahrir Pakistan
Ramadhan al-Mubarak 1421 Hijri