Bringing Arakan back under the Khilafah is the Only Way to Liberate the Rohingya Muslims
O Honorable Muslims! O Officers in the Military who are Noble and Sincere! Rush to Re-Establish the Khilafah under the Leadership of Hizb ut Tahrir to Rescue the Rohingya Muslims
How great is our calamity… And how severe is our torment… The atrocious killings and annihilation of the Rohingya Muslims and the violation of the honor of our Rohingya Muslim sisters are happening in front of the whole world and especially us, the Muslims of Bangladesh. During the calm and quietness of the night, we hear the cries of our Rohingya Muslims brothers and sisters… We see the wounds they bear, we see the smoke from the fires that are burning their houses, and we are witnesses to the violations of their honor. And we watch in horror and shock that there is no one out there to rescue them!
O Muslims, we want to remind you that Islam entered Burma i.e. Myanmar in 788 CE at the time of Khaleefah Harun al-Rashid, when the Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate) was the leading state in the world for many centuries and because of the greatness, truth and justice of Islam, it began to spread throughout Burma. The Arakan province was ruled by the Muslims for more than 350 years, between 1430 CE and 1784 CE. Then, the Islamophobic ignorant Buddhists occupied it and because of their hatred they wreaked havoc in the province, killing the Muslims and shedding their blood and the greatest victims of their hatred and animosity were the scholars and dawah carriers. Besides, they looted from the Muslims, and destroyed the Islamic architectures such as the Masajid and schools. Then, the global colonialists especially Britain colonized this strategic and resourceful land and the Muslims were once again exposed to massacres at the hands of the brutal Buddhist monks supported by Britain, that claimed the lives of Muslims and led to the expulsion of Muslims from their own land. After granting formal independence, Britain maintained its dominance over Burma sometimes directly and sometimes through their agent India. The Arakan land has become important for the ‘global leader’ America because of her policies of fighting against Islam and containing China. America with her ally India, the enemy of Islam and competitor of China, particularly under the government of Modi, is trying to extend her influence in this region by using the so called Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (whose father was killed due to his anti-British stance). So here we are; the Rohingya Muslims are the victims of the violent Buddhist monks and the conflict of interests of the disbelieving powers, the imperialists America-India-Britain. This Arakan is Muslim land, and liberating every inch of this land is fardh on the Muslims. Therefore, establishing the Khilafah Rashidah (the second rightly guided Caliphate) and annexing Arakan to bring it back under Khilafah State is the only way to liberate the Muslims there from the clutches of the Kafir-Mushrik imperialists.
Sheikh Hasina’s belated “humanitarian response” of allowing the Rohingya Muslims to enter Bangladesh as refugees is not a true solution; rather it is part of the western conspiracy. Her request for help from India and America in solving this issue, the known enemies of Islam and Muslims, is tantamount to “asking the wolves to protect the sheep.” She is the tool for imperialist Kafir-Mushrik states US, India and UK, not the liberator for the Rohingya Muslims. When our beloved Prophet (saw) has said,
«الْمُسْلِمُ أَخُو الْمُسْلِمِ لَا يَظْلِمُهُ وَلَا يُسْلِمُهُ…»
“A Muslim is a brother of a Muslim. He does not wrong him and does not abandon him” [Muslim].
Sheikha Hasina abandoned them and instead showed her concerns for the security of Myanmar. She sent a formal proposal to Myanmar government for joint “anti-terrorism operations” with the genocidal Myanmar army, just like India said she will be with Myanmar against the Rohingya “terrorists”, and like America who will increase military co-operation with Myanmar. What better can we expect from Hasina – the enemy of Islam who stands with Mushrik India in the brutality against the Muslims of Kashmir? Whose hand is red with the blood of Muslims in Bangladesh? Who has spent all of her efforts in fighting against Islam on behalf of her Imperialist masters in this country and preventing the emergence of the Khilafah – our shield?
What can we expect from rulers in the Muslim world, or from the so called OIC? They joined the Saudi-led 34 countries military alliance to fight Islam and Muslims without any hesitation because of instructions from American; but they do not move an inch to rescue our brothers in Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan, Kashmir, or Arakan whereas Allah (swt) said,
﴿وَإِنِ اسْتَنْصَرُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ﴾
“If they seek your help in religion, it is your duty to help them.” [Surah al-Anfal 8:72].
Are these rulers unaware of the obligation to wage jihad in support of the oppressed? No, they are not but they disregard the command of Allah (swt) and follow the command of their colonial masters who appointed them to secure the colonial interests. They send our army to UN Peace Missions to perpetuate the illegal occupations and exploitation of the resources of the Muslim lands. They do not send their armies to protect the people who are persecuted for being Muslims, even in the neighboring countries because they do not have an iota of care for the Muslims. When nuclear power Pakistan should have sent her powerful military to rescue their Rohingya Muslim brothers and sisters, the current rulers of Pakistan sold JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighters to strengthen the Myanmar military forces and signed contract for building the third-generation fighters. O Muslims, our affairs are in the hands of such agent rulers who fight against Islam and Muslims just like the Jews, Mushriks and Christians fight against Islam and Muslims.
The international community for sure will never be the solution of this crisis. Rather the international community is the root cause of this Rohingya crisis. Military rulers of Myanmar are still loyal to the British who have supported the fanatic Buddhists directly and indirectly in the killing and torturing of Muslims, not only in recent times, but ever since the Islamic rule came to an end. In their method of political deceitfulness, the British have brought the military regime in Burma closer to Russia and China, in order to gain their support to prevent the American influence over Myanmar. China is building a special economic zone in the Rakhine province by expelling the Muslims. Russia is supporting Myanmar by condemning interference on her internal affairs. Asking China, Russia and India, who are themselves involved in brutal killing and repression of the Muslims in Xinjiang, Chechnya and Kashmir respectively, to solve the problems of the Rohingya Muslims is nothing but absolute ignorance or deception. Crusader America, killer of Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and around the world, is working with her ally the Modi government, and using the Golden Girl of Democracy, so called Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to gain her regional control over this strategic zone. It is worthwhile to mention that, India, Japan and US held a trilateral joint naval exercise “Malabar 2017” on 16 July 2017 in the Bay of Bengal. Whenever it comes to the issue of Muslims, the so called United Nations and the ‘international community’ always limit themselves to hollow condemnations without practical actions; or they take actions for their dirty colonial interests to further subjugate the Muslim Ummah. Allah (swt) says,
﴿إِنْ يَثْقَفُوكُمْ يَكُونُوا لَكُمْ أَعْدَاءً وَيَبْسُطُوا إِلَيْكُمْ أَيْدِيَهُمْ وَأَلْسِنَتَهُمْ بِالسُّوءِ وَوَدُّوا لَوْ تَكْفُرُونَ﴾
“If they gain dominance over you, they would be to you as enemies and extend against you their hands and their tongues with evil, and they wish you would disbelieve.” [Surah Al-Mumtahanah: 2]
O Honorable Muslims!
The Ummah of Muhammad (saw) are not the Ummah of refugees, such that every few years the Rohingya Muslims will be attacked, then they will flee towards an uncertain destination for shelter, through a desperate journey, being drowned in the Bay of Bengal or the Naf River, or remain stateless, living a miserable life under the open sky desperate for relief. Rather the real practical solution lies in establishing the Khilafah State – our shield, which will restore the honor and dignity of the Muslims. What is required to save and protect the Rohingya Muslims is mobilizing the Bangladesh military for jihad under the leadership of the Khilafah in order to liberate Arakan from the belligerent regime in Myanmar and the brutal Buddhist monks. Getting help from the regime in Bangladesh is a dream, not a reality. Instead of making demands to this regime (or the UN or the international community), what you must do is to demand from the military officers to remove this regime and transfer the authority to Hizb ut Tahrir to establish the Khilafah. This is the demand that you ought to make in your rallies and meetings. Your demand has to be to the cantonments, not the government. And you have to also convey this demand to the officers that you are acquainted with, the officers who are your family members, relatives and friends. Meet with them, put pressure on them to act and increase the pressure upon them. Establishing the Khilafah is what will solve the problem from the root and it is the effective and durable solution. RasulAllah (saw) said,
«إِنَّمَا الإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ»
“Only the Imam (the Khaleefah) is a shield, from behind whom one would fight, and by whom one would protect oneself.” [Sahih Muslim]
O Officers in the Military who are Noble and Sincere!
We believe that your blood is boiling from witnessing the persecution and suffering of your Rohingya Muslim brothers. And we believe you are clearly aware that the Rohingya issue has to be solved through a befitting military response, not by negotiating with such a criminal state. What makes you hesitate is the thinking that the so called international community will resolve the issue; or you are apprehensive about Sheikha Hasina, who has shackled you within the confines of military barracks and will not allow you to mobilize towards rescuing your brothers and sisters. However you should not and you must not care about the international order or Sheikha Hasina, rather you are bound by the command of Allah (swt),
﴿وَمَا لَكُمْ لَا تُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَالْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ وَالْوِلْدَانِ الَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا أَخْرِجْنَا مِنْ هَذِهِ الْقَرْيَةِ الظَّالِمِ أَهْلُهَا وَاجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ وَلِيًّا وَاجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ نَصِيرًا﴾
“And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of Allah, and for those weak, ill-treated and oppressed among men, women, and children, whose cry is: ‘Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help.’” [Surah An-Nisa: 75].
The desperate state of the helpless Rohingya Muslims is repeatedly showing to us how cheap Muslims’ blood has become after the guardian of the Islamic world, the Khilafah state, was abolished in 1924. The forceful imposition of the cursed nation-state system upon us has caged you into small territories because of which the plight of the Rohingya are falling on your deaf ears, otherwise by now a Muhammad bin Qasim would certainly have arisen out of you to rescue the Muslims of Arakan. What we want you to realize is that you are holding material power in your hands which you have to utilize to remove Sheikh Hasina at once and transfer the authority to Hizb ut Tahrir to establish the Khilafah Rashidah upon the method of the Prophethood. The Khaleefah will then command you for jihad to rescue your Rohingya brothers and sisters as Allah commanded and liberate Arakan and bring it back under the shade of the Khilafah. Beware that if you do not take right course of action then the oppressed Muslims of Arakan will curse you in this Dunya and be witnesses against you on the Day of Judgment. Allah (swt) says, ﴿إِلَّا تَنْفِرُوا يُعَذِّبْكُمْ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا وَيَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ وَلَا تَضُرُّوهُ شَيْئًا وَاللَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ﴾ “If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment.” [Surah At-Taubah: 39]. Know that, you are not alone in this journey, and the members of Hizb ut Tahrir are working restlessly all over the Muslim world to create public opinion for the Khilafah Rashidah, and the Ummah is eagerly waiting for the emergence of the forthcoming Khilafah State. Besides, there are sincere officers in these Muslim countries, who will join with you along with the Ummah by breaking the imperialist chains.
﴿وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا وَمَنْ كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ﴾
“Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon earth” [Surah An-Nur: 55]
26 Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH
Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Bangladesh