Fasting is the Shield of the Believer and Khilafah is the Shield of the Ummah
O Muslims of Pakistan, the Pure, the Good!
In the centuries of Islamic rule, after the era of RasulAllah ﷺ, the Khilafah state was a shield for the Ummah against her enemies. During Ramadhan itself, the Islamic Khilafah State mobilized the armed forces to achieve major victories, whilst facing formidable enemies. In Ramadhan 13 AH, the Khilafah defeated the Persian Empire in the Battle of Buwayb, shaking it to its core and heralding its destruction. In Ramadhan 92 AH, the Khilafah opened Andulusia (Spain), opening Europe for Islamic ruling for centuries. And also in Ramadan 92 AH, Muhammad bin Qasim opened the Indian Subcontinent to Islam, laying the basis for Islam’s dominance over the Hindu mushrikeen for centuries. In Ramadhan 213 AH, the Khilafah opened Amooriyah (Amorium), even though it was the pride of the powerful Roman Empire. In Ramadhan 658 AH, the Khilafah prevailed over the Tartars in the Battle of Ein Jaloot, despite their occupation of large parts of the Islamic country for more than a century. Therefore, whilst the Ummah had her shield, Ramadhan was the month of victory for the Muslim armed forces.
However, this Ramadhan, 1438 AH, without our shield, our armed forces are withheld from liberating Masjid al-Aqsa from the Jewish state and saving the Muslims of Occupied Kashmir from being martyred, injured and blinded by the Hindu mushrikeen. Yet, the rulers deploy our troops without hesitation to protect the occupying Kuffar from the Muslims fighting them, whenever the US military officials issue demands to “do more.” And the rulers do so even though it is the US occupation of Afghanistan that keeps the door open for Indian RAW) intelligence there, from where it strikes at us repeatedly in our tribal areas, Baluchistan and major cities.
Moreover, instead of mobilizing our armed forces for our protection, the rulers seek to consolidate the Kuffar’s occupation, through making concession after concession to them. This Ramadhan, just as the Arab rulers bow before the Jewish State, under the banner of “normalization,” so do Pakistan’s rulers bow before the Hindu State. In a bid to please their masters in Washington, Pakistan’s rulers work day and night to make cultural, economic, military and political compromises to India, pleading before the Muslims the need for “restraint.” Indeed, the Bajwa-Nawaz regime is digging a grave for our security, by practically realizing the Hindu vision of “Akhand Bharat,” (Greater India), just as the Arab rulers lay foundations for “Eretz Israel” (Greater Israel).
So, despite the fact that Pakistan possesses land, resources and armed forces that rival those of the world’s major powers, its impact is far less than its actual weight. Without the Islamic Khilafah State, the current rulers are not shields over our heads, they are chains upon our limbs and swords against our necks, so that we are weakened before our enemies.
O Muslims of Pakistan!
Fasting was likened by RasulAllah ﷺ to a shield protecting each of us individually from the Fire of Jahannam. RasulAllah ﷺ said, «الصِّيَامُ جُنَّةٌ مِنَ النَّارِ كَجُنَّةِ أَحَدِكُمْ مِنَ الْقِتَالِ»“Fasting is a shield against the Fire just like the shield of anyone of you against fighting.” [Ibn Maajah]. So, this Ramadhan, we establish the Obligation (Fard) of Fasting sincerely, seeking the Reward of Allah (swt), His Forgiveness and His Mercy and averting His Wrath.
However, RasulAllah ﷺ also likened the Khilafah to a shield, not for us individually, but for us as an Ummah collectively. RasulAllah ﷺ said, «إِنَّمَا الْإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ»“Indeed, the Khaleefah is a shield, from behind whom you fight and by whom you are protected.” [Muslim] So, this Ramadhan, we must ask ourselves what we are doing to establish this Obligation? What are we doing for this obligation when it is not just one Hukm Shari that is abandoned in its absence, but hundreds? Indeed, the Khilafah is Islam’s method for the implementation of our Deen as a state, ensuring that our ruling, economy, education, judiciary, domestic policy and foreign policy are all in accordance with the Quran and the Sunnah.
O Muslims of Pakistan!
Fasting, praying and weeping for the forgiveness of Allah (swt) this Ramadhan is not enough from us, when we find ourselves without our shield. It is upon us to work sincerely and seriously to end the American Raj and prevent the rise of Akhand Bharat. This Ramadhan, let us raise our voices with Hizb ut Tahrir for the re-establishment of the Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood.
If we did not work to establish this Obligation, it would be an acceptance of the many sins of the rulers, which are now obvious to us all. Our situation will become even worse in the Dunya than it is now and we will expose ourselves to punishment in the Aakhira. RasulAllah ﷺ said,
«إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَا يُعَذِّبُ الْعَامَّةَ بِعَمَلِ الْخَاصَّةِ حَتَّى يَرَوْا الْمُنْكَرَ بَيْنَ ظَهْرَانَيْهِمْ وَهُمْ قَادِرُونَ عَلَى أَنْ يُنْكِرُوهُ فَلَا يُنْكِرُوهُ فَإِذَا فَعَلُوا ذَلِكَ عَذَّبَ اللَّهُ الْخَاصَّةَ وَالْعَامَّةَ»
“Allah will not punish the common people due to the work of specific people, until they see the munkar amongst themselves and they were able to forbid it but they did not do that. If they did that Allah will punish the specific people and the common people.” (Ahmad)
O Sincere Officers of Pakistan’s Armed Forces!
This Ramadhan, the Bajwa-Nawaz regime is active in strengthening the American Raj and laying the foundations for Akhand Bharat. At such a time, it is enough for civilians to raise the word of truth in front of these tyrants. However, it is not enough for you, for you are the military men, like the chiefs of the Ansaar (ra) before you, who have the material capability to seize and uproot the tyrants, ending their treachery decisively.
Our armed forces are the mighty lion that has been chained too long, when one strike of its paw will send the enemies scurrying. Unchain our armed forces and restore the Ummah’s shield by granting the Nussrah (Material Support) to Hizb ut Tahrir, under its Ameer, the eminent statesman and capable jurist, Sheikh Ata Bin Khalil Abu al-Rashtah, for the immediate re-establishment of the Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood. Come forwards now in this blessed month and heal the wounded hearts of the believers, restoring Ramadhan as the month of victory against Kufr and its people.
إِن يَنصُرْكُمُ اللَّهُ فَلاَ غَالِبَ لَكُمْ وَإِن يَخْذُلْكُمْ فَمَن ذَا الَّذِى يَنصُرُكُم مِّنْ بَعْدِهِ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
“If Allah helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you. And in Allah (Alone) let believers put their trust.”
(Surah Aali-Imran 3:160)
Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Pakistan
22 Sha’ban 1438 AH
19 May 2017 CE