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In the name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Most Compassionate
O you who are uprising in Tahrir Square!
O our people in Egypt!

Beware from being fooled by America and its puppets making cosmetic changes to the regime!

Voices, orchestrated by America, are starting to be heard. Those in the regime speak openly trying to deceive you by replacing some ‘ugly’ faces with other ‘ugly’ faces. They are trying to focus on Hosni Mubarak as the problem, rather than his forces by which he assaults people. They are trying to focus the dispute over a clause or two in the constitution, but not over the whole secular constitution itself.

Those voices try to promote the devolution of power to the Vice-President, Omar Suleiman, showing him favourably, overlooking the fact that he is the permanent messenger of the president to the Jewish entity, and it is his stamp by which treacherous treaties are concluded with the entity that usurps the blessed land of Isra and Miraj, the land of al-Aqsa Mosque, the first qiblah!

Those voices portray Omar Suleiman as the ‘saviour’; so they negotiate with him discussing a way out of the current situation. However, those who negotiate are not only the members of the parties loyal to the regime; hypocrites who say something to the demonstrators in the field and say something else to Omar Suleiman also negotiate!

O you who are uprising in Tahrir Square!

O our people in Egypt!

America, the mentor of the regime, was shocked by what she saw of your strength in resisting oppression and challenging aggression, and realized the matter is serious. America became worried about the valued regime that was under her service, protecting her interests and protecting the interests of the Jewish entity. This worry pushed Obama and his aides to engage in meetings and consultations, to call the regime’s officials, and to send envoys there, as if Egypt were one of the states of America!

These meetings of the American politicians came out with plans to beautify the face of the Egyptian regime, after they were convinced that their valuable regime had collapsed or was about to collapse. They decided to replace the current face with another; and if America finds it necessary to remove the two faces and replace them with yet a new puppet, she will do.  She does all of this to continue keeping Egypt under the protection of new faces, which wear decorated masks that claim to satisfy the people.

O you who are uprising in Tahrir Square!
O our people in Egypt!

You are able, by the Will of Allah, to foil such plans through your awareness and perseverance, such that, neither America, nor the regime she made, will be able to stand before you, or those hypocrites.

You have broken the backbone of the regime and its cronies with your blessed uprising, and your steadfast stance, without your resolve being weakend or your challenge being softened.

You have exposed those groups and figures who have tried to have a foot in your field and another foot with Omar Suleiman; so revealing their hypocrisy and deceit.

Moreover, you threw terror in the hearts of the West, particularly America, when they saw you, in your thousands, saying Allahu Akbar in your congregational prayer during your uprising: feet-to-feet, and shoulder-to-shoulder. So keep this prayer before your eyes; and let it be your motivation for the change you proclaim.

O you who are uprising in Tahrir Square!
O our people in Egypt!

Change is not to replace one puppet with another. Nor it is by replacing a secular constitution with another, similar, secular constitution. Moreover, changing a regime is not done by negotiating with that regime!

Change is that which is reflected in that majestic scene you showed while performing your congregational prayer in the square.

Change is that which makes Egypt the capital of the Islamic Ummah through the establishment of the guided Khilafah; the unitary state in the entire Muslim lands. Change is that which brings Egypt back to become the treasure of Allah on His earth.

The change is that which makes Egypt secure by the safety of Islam, for both Muslims and Copts, on equal terms.

Change is that which makes Egypt indomitable by the colonialists, especially America; so it becomes a fire that burns them, rather than a treasure that delights them!

O you who are uprising in Tahrir Square!
O our people in Egypt!

Hizb ut-Tahrir in Egypt is from you and works with you to produce this change by establishing the rule of Islam ordained by the Lord of the Worlds. It is the change in which lie your security and your safety. It is the change, with which your blood will not go in vain. And for such change let all of us work.

{إِنَّ فِي هَذَا لَبَلاغًا لِقَوْمٍ عَابِدِينَ}
[Indeed, in this there is a communication for people who serve (Allah)].

Hizb ut-Tahrir Egypt
6 Rabee’ Awwal 1432
09/02/2011 AD

 

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SN Keluaran 11 Februari 2011

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DI SEBALIK OPS PIRAMID
[SN248] Sehingga kini pergolakan di Mesir masih belum berakhir. Rakyat masih tetap keluar ke Dataran Tahrir dan ke jalan-jalan utama untuk menekan Presiden Mubarak agar berundur. Dalam masa yang sama, si diktator itu masih tetap enggan melepaskan jawatannya dan melakukan pelbagai taktik keji dan jahat untuk meleraikan tunjuk perasaan. Terdapat bukti bahawa Gamal Mubarak, anak kepada Hosni Mubarak, mengupah sekumpulan penjenayah untuk melakukan serangan ke atas penunjuk perasaan sehingga menyebabkan kecederaan kepada lebih dari seribu orang yang berhimpun. Presiden Amerika Syarikat, Barack Obama pula nampaknya sedang bermain tarik tali dengan apa yang berlaku di mana ketua pengganas dunia ini sudah pun memberi isyarat agar Mubarak berundur dan memberikan laluan kepada ejennya yang lain pula untuk menjadi diktator Mesir.

Walaupun Obama menekankan kepada orderly transition (peralihan kuasa yang tertib) tetapi hingga kini dia masih ‘mempertahankan’ Mubarak di kerusi presiden. Ini bagi menguji dan memastikan ‘hambanya’ yang baru iaitu Omar Suleiman, El-Baradei dan beberapa yang lain betul-betul ‘menyembah’kan sepenuh taat setia kepada AS tanpa berbelah bahagi apabila dilantik kelak. Dalam masa yang sama, AS juga sedang menjinakkan pemimpin Ikhwanul Muslimin agar turut berada di barisan ejennya yang baru.

Dalam kekecohan dan rusuhan yang berlaku di bumi para Anbiya’ itu sejak lebih dua minggu lepas, kerajaan Malaysia juga teramat sibuk untuk menyelamatkan rakyat Malaysia, khususnya para pelajar yang jumlahnya lebih 10,000 orang yang menginap di beberapa kota utama di Mesir. Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) menjadi tunjang kepada misi menyelamat pelajar Malaysia di bawah operasi yang dinamakan sebagai ‘Ops Piramid’ bagi mengeluarkan rakyat Malaysia dengan selamat dari bumi Mesir. Syarikat penerbangan MAS dan AirAsia turut diminta membantu. Bukan sahaja kerajaan, parti pembangkang juga turut mendesak dan cuba bergabung di dalam misi menyelamat rakyat Malaysia ini. Ramai di kalangan ibubapa dan juga pihak pembangkang tidak berpuas hati dengan kerajaan yang dikatakan lambat bertindak dan ada agenda politik di sebalik operasi tersebut. Kerajaan pula bersungguh-sungguh menafikannya dan meminta pembangkang agar tidak ‘mempolitikkan’ isu tersebut.

Harakahdaily.net melaporkan bahawa terdapat wakil dari Kelantan iaitu bekas Presiden Persatuan Melayu Republik Arab Mesir (PMRAM), Zulkapli Yaacob yang pada awalnya ditawarkan menyertai misi Mercy bagi menghantar bantuan ke Mesir, tetapi kemudian diketepikan. “Saya telah serahkan passport kepada pihak penganjur biar pun tahu di belakangnya ada Kelab Putera Malaysia. Ketika taklimat diadakan di Kuala Lumpur setiap peserta yang akan menyertai misi berkenaan diberi t-shirt berlambang 1Malaysia”, ujarnya tidak berpuas hati. Terdapat juga laporan bahawa pelajar yang pro parti politik tertentu didakwa didahulukan dalam misi menyelamat bagi memindahkan pelajar dari Mesir ke Jeddah, selain terdapat maklumat bahawa ada ibu bapa pelajar yang datang ke Bilik Gerakan Bantuan Kemanusian Mesir membuat aduan mereka ditanya oleh petugas di Wisma Putera, “Encik datang dari UMNO Bahagian mana?” [harakahdaily.net]. Berdasarkan perkembangan terbaru, kerajaan menyatakan bahawa Ops Piramid telah hampir selesai di mana sebahagian besar pelajar Malaysia telah berjaya dibawa pulang dengan selamat. Namun demikian, terdapat lebih kurang 2000 pelajar yang berkeras tidak mahu mahu balik walaupun telah ditawarkan berbuat demikian.

Ops Piramid, Apa Yang Tak Kena?

Di sebalik segelintir pihak yang tidak berpuas hati dengan misi menyelamat pelajar Malaysia di Mesir ini, terdapat segelintir yang lain berpuas hati dan berterima kasih kepada kerajaan di atas operasi yang dijalankan. Di balik semua itu, tidak ramai yang melihat dan membincangkan apakah aspek yang tidak kena dengan operasi ini, dipandang dari sudut Islam. Jika dilihat dari perspektif kemanusiaan, sesungguhnya usaha menyelamat itu adalah suatu yang baik, tetapi tertakluk kepada syarat. Syaratnya adalah tindakan itu hendaklah dilakukan semata-mata kerana Islam, bukan kerana yang lain. Ia mestilah suatu tindakan yang didorong semata-mata oleh akidah Islam, bukan selain dari itu. Jika ia dilakukan bukan kerana Islam, maka misi menyelamat itu tidak akan dapat menyelamatkan pelakunya dari dosa kepada Allah dan azab di akhirat.

Sekali pandang sahaja sudah cukup untuk kita menafsirkan bahawa misi menyelamat itu bukan dilakukan atas dorongan ‘akidah Islam’. Baik kerajaan mahupun pembangkang, semuanya melihat bahawa yang perlu diselamatkan di sana adalah rakyat Malaysia atau lebih tepat lagi, rakyat yang berwarganegara Malaysia atau yang memegang kad pengenalan Malaysia! Itulah hakikatnya. Mereka langsung tidak memandang bahawa rakyat Indonesia (yang belajar di Mesir) perlu diselamatkan, rakyat Pakistan perlu diselamatkan, rakyat Arab Saudi perlu diselamatkan atau rakyat negara mana pun yang belajar di Mesir perlu diselamatkan. Mereka langsung tidak memandang bahawa rakyat Mesir itu sendiri perlu diselamatkan, walaupun hakikatnya mereka semua itu adalah Muslim dan walaupun hakikatnya akidah rakyat Indonesia, Pakistan, Arab Saudi dan Mesir itu kesemuanya adalah ‘akidah Islam’. Mereka langsung tidak memandang bahawa kesemua pihak tersebut adalah orang yang beragama Islam dan merupakan saudara seakidah mereka yang wajib diselamatkan kesemuanya!

Persoalannya, kenapakah hanya rakyat Malaysia yang diselamatkan? Jawapannya, tidak lain adalah kerana mereka itu ‘rakyat kita’! Apakah yang membezakan orang Malaysia, orang Indonesia, orang Pakistan dan orang Mesir? Bezanya adalah kerana seseorang itu memiliki sekeping ‘kad pengenalan’ yang tertulis perkataan ‘Malaysia’ di atasnya, maka, jadilah orang itu ‘orang Malaysia’. Jika yang tertulis di atas kad tersebut adalah ‘Mesir’, maka jadilah dia orang Mesir. Dan apa pula yang memisahkan negara yang bernama Malaysia, Indonesia, Mesir dan lain-lain negara kaum Muslimin? Jawapannya, kerana sempadan palsu yang telah dilakar oleh kuffar penjajah Barat setelah mereka menjajah tanah-tanah kita lebih seabad yang lalu!!

Kesemua sempadan imaginatif ini diwujudkan bagi memecah-belah, mencerai-berai dan melemahkan kesatuan umat Islam. Kemudian kuffar Barat melantik di setiap negara yang dipecahkan ini seorang ejen mereka yang memerintah mengikut apa yang mereka kehendaki, bukannya mengikut apa yang Allah kehendaki. Hasil dari penjajahan dan semua makar jahat Barat inilah, maka umat Islam akhirnya terpecah-belah kepada negara-negara kecil yang lemah dan tidak bermaya dan pemimpinnya tunduk kepada Barat dan para pemimpin jahat ini pula berusaha bersungguh-sungguh mempertahankan sempadan negara masing-masing yang telah dilakar oleh Barat dan tidak mahu keluar darinya! Akibatnya, wujudlah negara Malaysia, negara Indonesia, negara Mesir dan lain-lain negara umat Islam yang tercerai-berai dan dibanggakan oleh pemerintah dan rakyat masing-masing!

Setelah melakar sempadan-sempadan palsu ini, Barat telah meleraikan ikatan suci umat Islam yakni ‘ikatan akidah’ yang selama ini menjadi satu-satunya pengikat yang benar sesama kaum Muslimin. Ikatan suci ini kemudiannya diganti dengan ‘ikatan sempadan’ atau wathaniyyah (patriotisme) dan ikatan asabiyyah (nasionalisme). Akhirnya umat Islam telah melebihkan ikatan wathaniyyah dan assabiyyah dari ikatan akidah itu sendiri, sehingga jika ada apa jua masalah hatta masalah nyawa sekalipun yang melanda umat Islam, maka ikatan yang akan didahulukan oleh umat adalah ikatan sempadan dan ikatan nasionalisme, bukannya ikatan akidah!

Ops Piramid yang dilancarkan oleh kerajaan Malaysia dan usaha-usaha menyelamat rakyat Malaysia di Mesir hakikatnya merupakan manifestasi dari ‘ikatan sempadan’ yang lebih diutamakan (untuk dijaga) dari ‘ikatan akidah’ yang ada pada sesama Muslim. Walhal sesungguhnya Allah SWT langsung tidak memandang manusia dengan ikatan sempadan kerana Allah telah menyatukan manusia dengan ikatan akidah Islam. Tidak ada bezanya antara orang Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Mesir dan sebagainya selama mana mereka adalah orang yang mengucapkan La Ilaha Illallah kerana dengan kalimah inilah Allah telah menyatukan kita semua di bawah satu ikatan. Sesungguhnya darah umat Islam itu sama sahaja, darahnya mulia dan wajib dijaga, tanpa mengira di negara manakah mereka lahir atau tinggal, tanpa mengira bangsa apakah mereka dan tanpa mengira warna apakah kulit mereka. Sabda Nabi SAW,

“Wahai manusia, sesungguhnya Tuhan kalian adalah satu dan bapa kalian pun satu. Tidak ada keutamaan orang Arab atas orang ajam (bukan Arab) dan tidak ada keutamaan orang ajam atas orang Arab, tidak ada keutamaan orang berkulit hitam atas yang merah dan tidak ada keutamaan orang berkulit merah atas yang hitam, kecuali dengan taqwa” [HR Ahmad].

Umat Islam diharamkan mengikat diri mereka dengan ikatan patriotisme dan nasionalisme kerana ia bertentangan dengan hukum penyatuan umat Islam yang diwajibkan oleh Allah SWT. Allah SWT berfirman,

“Sesungguhnya umat ini adalah umat yang satu dan Aku adalah Rabbmu, maka bertakwalah kepadaKu” [TMQ al-Mukminun (40):52].

Firman Allah yang lain,

“Sesungguhnya orang-orang beriman adalah bersaudara” [TMQ al-Hujurat (49):13].

Ayat ini dengan tegas menunjukkan bahawa umat Islam adalah bersaudara yang diibaratkan oleh Rasulullah SAW sebagai tubuh yang satu. Kesemua kesatuan dan persaudaraan ini adalah kerana umat Islam ini diikat oleh kesamaan ‘aqidah Islamiyyah’ (iman), bukannya oleh kesamaan bangsa atau tanahair. Rasulullah SAW bersabda,

“Tidak termasuk umatku orang yang menyerukan kepada assabiyyah, berperang kerana assabiyyah dan mati kerana assabiyyah” [HR Abu Dawud].

Cintakan Tanahair, Dari Mana Asalnya?

Ada sebahagian dari umat Islam yang memperjuangkan wathaniyyah beristidlal (menggunakan dalil) dengan ‘hadis’ yang berbunyi “hubbul wathan minal iman” (cintakan tanahair sebahagian daripada iman). Malangnya mereka tidak mengkaji kedudukan sebenar ‘hadis’ ini. Ungkapan “hubbul wathan minal iman” sebenarnya adalah hadis palsu (maudhu’), dengan kata lain ia bukanlah hadis. Demikianlah menurut para ulama ahli hadis yang terpercaya. Dalam kitab Tahdzirul Muslimin karya Syaikh al-Azhari asy-Syafi’i hal. 109 diterangkan bahawa hadis “hubbul wathon minal iman” adalah maudhu’ (palsu). Demikian juga penilaian Imam as-Sakhawi dan Imam ash-Shaghani. Imam as-Sakhawi (w. 902 H) menerangkan kepalsuannya dalam kitabnya al-Maqasid al-Hasanah fi Bayani Katsirin min al-Ahadits al-Musytaharah ‘ala Alsinah, hal. 115. Imam ash-Shaghani (w. 650 H) pula menerangkan kepalsuan ‘hadis’ ini di dalam kitabnya Al-Maudhu’at, hal. 8.

Penilaian palsunya hadis tersebut juga dapat dirujuk pada rujukan lain seperti berikut, (i) Kasyful Al-Khafa’ wa Muzilu al-Ilbas, karya Imam Al-Ajluni, Juz I hal. 423 (w. 1162 H), (ii) Ad-Durar Al-Muntatsirah fi al-Ahadits al-Masyhurah, karya Imam Suyuthi, hal. 74 (w. 911 H), (iii) At-Tadzkirah fi al-Ahadits al-Musytaharah, karya Imam Az-Zarkasyi, hal. 11 (w. 794 H) [lihat Syeikh al-Azhari asy-Syafi’i, Tahdzirul Muslimin min al-Ahadits a-Maudhu’ah ‘Ala Sayyid al-Mursalin, hal. 109].

Ringkasnya, ungkapan “hubbul wathan minal iman” adalah hadis palsu (maudhu’) atau dengan kata lain ia bukanlah hadis Nabi SAW. Oleh yang demikian, kami mengingatkan kepada seluruh kaum Muslimin agar tidak mengatakan “hubbul wathan minal iman” sebagai hadis, sebab Nabi SAW memang tidak pernah mengatakannya. Menisbahkan ungkapan itu kepada Nabi SAW adalah sebuah kedustaan yang nyata atas nama Nabi SAW dan ingatlah bahawa Nabi SAW pernah bersabda dalam sebuah hadis mutawatir, “Barangsiapa yang berdusta atasku dengan sengaja, maka hendaklah ia menempatkan tempat duduknya di neraka”.

Jika kita menelusuri sejarah Islam, kita akan dapati bahawa Islam memang tidak pernah mengenal perjuangan wathaniyyah dan assabiyyah ini, kecuali setelah zaman perang pemikiran (al-ghazwul fikri) pada abad ke-17 Masihi yang dilancarkan kaum penjajah yang cuba menakluk dan memecah-belahkan Daulah Khilafah. Mereka melancarkan serangan pemikiran melalui para misionaris dan merekayasa parti-parti politik rahsia untuk menyebarluaskan kedua-dua idea sesat ini. Banyak kelompok misionaris British, Perancis dan Amerika didirikan di dalam Daulah di sepanjang abad ke-17, 18, dan 19 Masihi untuk menjalankan misi tersebut.

Namun, usaha mereka menemui kegagalan demi kegagalan sehinggalah pada tahun 1857, penjajah kuffar mula menuai kejayaan tatkala berdirinya Persatuan Sains Syria (Syrian Scientific Society) yang menyerukan nasionalisme Arab. Sebuah sekolah misionaris terkemuka dengan nama Al-Madrasah Al-Wathaniyah telah didirikan di Syria oleh Butros Al-Bustani, seorang Kristian Arab (Maronit). Nama sekolah ini menjadi simbol intipati dan kejayaan misi Barat dalam menerapkan fahaman wathaniyyah (hubbul wathan, cintakan tanah air) di dunia Islam. Langkah yang sama terjadi di Mesir, ketika Rifa’ah Badawi Rafi’ At-Tahtawi (w. 1873M) mempropagandakan wathaniyyah dan sekularisme. Setelah itu, berdirilah beberapa parti politik yang diasaskan atas perjuangan patriotisme dan nasionalisme dan parti-parti ini kemudiannya digerakkan untuk menghancurkan Daulah Khilafah yang berpusat di Turki ketika itu.

Sepanjang zaman kemerosotan Khilafah Uthmaniyyah, kaum kuffar berhimpun dan bekerjasama untuk merobek-robek negara Khilafah, antaranya melalui perjanjian Sykes-Picot pada tahun 1916 ketika British dan Perancis merencana untuk membahagi-bahagikan wilayah Khilafah. Kemudian pada tahun 1923, dalam Perjanjian Versailles dan Lausanne, rencana itu mula diimplementasikan. Dari sinilah lahirnya negara-negara Irak, Syria, Palestin, Lebanon dan Transjordan. Kesemuanya berada di bawah mandat British, kecuali Syria dan Lebanon yang berada di bawah Perancis. Hal ini kemudian diikuti dengan usaha British dalam merancang kelahiran Pakistan. Kewujudan semua negara-bangsa ini tiada lain adalah hasil perancangan imperialis kuffar yang berjaya memecahbelahkan kesatuan negara kaum Muslimin. Begitu juga Malaysia dan Indonesia, semuanya tidak lepas dari perancangan penjajah menyebarkan fahaman patriotisme dan nasionalisme dalam tubuh umat Islam agar umat ini tidak dapat bertaut kembali di bawah negara yang satu yakni negara Khilafah.

Khatimah

Wahai kaum Muslimin! Sesungguhnya keseluruhan bumi ini diwariskan oleh Allah kepada orang-orang yang beriman dan sesungguhnya bumi Allah ini sama sahaja tidak kira di mana kedudukannya. Allah Azza Wa Jalla tidak pernah membezakan bumi Malaysia dari bumi Mesir, bumi Arab Saudi dari bumi Irak dan sebagainya. Maha Suci Allah yang telah mencipta keseluruhan bumi ini dengan kekuasaan dan kehendakNya. Dia tidak pernah membezakan kaum Muslimin di bumi mana sekalipun Muslim itu tinggal. Justeru, apakah hak manusia untuk membeza-bezakan seseorang Muslim dengan Muslim yang lain hanya kerana perbezaan tempat kelahiran dan perbezaan kewarganeraan sedangkan setiap Muslim itu mengucapkan kalimah La Ilaha Illallah yang sama? Wahai kaum Muslimin! Wahai umat Islam di Malaysia! Sedarlah! Campakkanlah sejauh-jauhnya perasaan, semangat dan perjuangan wathaniyyah dan assabiyyah yang sesat lagi menyesatkan! Kembalilah kepada ikatan yang hakiki…ikatan yang menjadikan umat Islam umat yang satu, umat yang mulia yang menjadi pewaris bumi Allah ini kesemuanya. Ingatlah bahawa sesungguhnya daripada tanah kita berasal dan kepada tanah kita kembali…maka janganlah sekali-kali kalian membeza-bezakan tanah ciptaan Allah, di bumi mana sekalipun tanah itu berada, baik di bumi Malaysia, bumi Indonesia mahupun bumi Mesir kerana yang pasti, di bumi Allah inilah kita semua akan disemadikan.

Edgeware Road March for Real Change

DEMONSTRATION

Calling For Real Change in the Arab World

Countering the idea that the Islamic System is NOT an option

London 3pm Saturday 5th February 2011 – Up to Three thousand men, women and children marched in the heart of London’s Arab community, down Edgware Road to the Egyptian Embassy, in a demonstration organised by Hizb ut-Tahrir, Britain.

The demonstrators were showing their support for protesters in Egypt, Jordan, Yemen and elsewhere who are calling for the removal of the corrupt and oppressive systems ruling over them. hey also protested their opposition to Western interference in the Muslim world, where these regimes had been supported for decades. Finally, they argued that the Islamic Khilafah system was the only means to real change – to tackle the issues of injustice, poverty, sectarianism and occupation – in a way that united people based on their beliefs and history.

Speakers on the day included Dr Imran Waheed and Fouad Hussein from Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Fouad Hussein has worked with Hizb ut-Tahrir for over 55 years. He recounted his experience of working with Hizb ut-Tahrir in Egypt for 5 years some 40 years ago. He warned that “it is not real change to replace Mubarak with Omar Suleiman, or others from the regime; or to tinker with the constitution; or to establish any other form of weak client state.” He said that “real change could only come with a complete change of system” and that “the Islamic system demanded a government which respected men and women, black and white, young and old, Muslim and non-Muslim as citizens; looked after their affairs; and rejected slavery to the interests of foreign powers”.

Dr Imran Waheed said, regarding the latest events that “western politicians now repeatedly echoe the ‘scary’ phrases we are used to hearing from the likes of Mubarak that ‘Islamists filling the vacuum’ and ‘extremists exploiting the opportunity’. They do this to make it clear that what is unacceptable to them is an Islamic state: i.e. a Khilafah, which would rule by the Quran and Sunnah, liberate Palestine and pursue a policy independent from western colonialists. We wanted to counter their propaganda, and show that Islam is the best means to liberate Egypt and the Arab world from oppression; economic hardship for the masses; and slavery to colonial powers and the global capitalist system that has left so many people suffering today.”

Banners and slogans included: “Egypt/Tunisia: Time for Real change. Time for Khilafah” and “Arab puppet rulers must go”.

[Ends]

 

I have been asking myself what would be the best way to start this eye witness testimony of the events of Friday 28th in Cairo. But more importantly would my words ever do justice to the events of that monumental day?

You see that Friday will remain with me for some time to come, perhaps for life. It’s not just a treasured memory; it’s a reminder, a source of hope that I will draw strength from in my time of doubt or when hopelessness shows its ugly face. And though there are many events in our history both present and old that provide the same comfort and inspiration, this one in particular will resonate the loudest, may be because it is where they said it ‘cannot be done’, or perhaps because of the nature of the enemy, or maybe it is simply due to the fact that for this one, I was there.

On Thursday the 27th of January I met up with some close friends at a local coffee shop to discuss the events unfolding in Egypt and plan our logistics for Friday’s demonstration, which was already dubbed Jummat Al Shuhada’a. We knew that this one was going to be big, we knew that non participation was not an option, and we knew that for this one the security forces were going to go all out. Already those of us that were on selected networks were experiencing problems with their phones and Blackberry Services, and when the news reached us that from twelve midnight on Thursday all mobile phone networks, landlines and internet services will cease to function in Egypt, we knew that Jummat Al Shuhada’a was not just a name but rather a description of the day to come.

If I told you we laughed and joked will you hold it against us? It was surreal, the government was doing all it could to intimidate and deter people from participation, and all we could do was laugh and crack jokes about Mubarak’s desperation, and we were not alone. On every table in the coffee shop people were relaxed and discussing politics almost as if they knew nothing else. The people were politicised, they were charged, and the scent of Sawrat Al Yasmin (Yasmin Revolution) had definitely made its way to the streets of Egypt neutralising the stench of apathy and the odour of hopelessness that had festered in Egypt for the last three decades. The ‘domino effect’ was well underway.

We had no idea of where we were going, we agreed to meet at 9 am on Friday morning and head out to one of the main mosques for Jummah Prayers.

On the morning of Jummat Al Shuhada’a we decided to pray in Muhandiseen, a popular suburb in Cairo at a mosque that none of us had ever visited and had no idea of how to get to for that matter. However this was a well-known mosque, we were told it’s next to Revolution Square, need I say more? We were heading to Revolution Square.

We arrived there early and decided to grab a coffee, “how about some breakfast boys? Could be our last”, jokes one of the brothers. The coffee shop was full of young Egyptians from all walks of life. The atmosphere was relaxed and vibrant. Some were carrying cameras, others bags filled with what appeared to be vinegar bottles and fizzy cola just purchased from the local grocers; there was no doubt these were Egypt’s young, who since birth have lived under Mubarak’s regime and they were here to make their voices heard. These were our fellow protestors and on a different day we would have had nothing in common other than age, but today was a different story. As tips and advice began to go around, the vinegar and fizzy cola began to make sense, this was tear gas proofing; the vinegar to be doused on your scarf to neutralise the tear gas when inhaling the fumes, and the cola to wash your eyes and face from the toxin. See there are no masks that you can buy from army surplus stores here like in the West; here it’s old school.

As the Jummah time approached we began to make our way to the mosque, already the security forces were taking up positions to surround the mosque. There was tension in the air; thick, heavy and overbearing. The police were clad in their riot gear and riot vans and fire trucks were positioned strategically for one purpose only: containment.

We took our seating positions on the street as the mosque was packed. And all around us was nothing but a sea of black – black uniforms, black batons and black boots. It was suddenly real. I don’t know what I expected that day, things are different when you watch them on the screen; you’re somehow braver miles away from the action. To say I wasn’t worried would be a lie. Frankly, I thought that I was about to receive the beating of my life. I thought that they would bury us in this mosque.

The Imam began with a joke “before I begin my khutba I would like to ask all of you to switch off your mobile phones”, everybody laughed, even the police couldn’t resist that one. See the government switched off all our mobile phones for us the night before. It was a good start, well done sheikh. Then he began in earnest. I must admit I was apprehensive at first, I was expecting the same dribble that was coming out of Azhari TV Channel, condemning the demonstrations and accusing the protestors of destroying the country and calling some of them agents. This was the official line of the government sanctioned religious institutions, but people weren’t buying the dribble, they exposed themselves as agents of the regime – ‘scholars for dollars’ as they say these days.

But as the Imam continued, it was a breath of fresh air; he spoke of the life of this world in comparison to the next, he spoke of justice and speaking the truth, he said for how long must the people suffer, and most importantly he said that today he stands with the youth. The people cheered and clapped as he lifted their spirits with ayahs and hadeeth. He said keep a look out that amongst you there will be some who will try to jeopardise your efforts today with violence, they want you to be perceived as thugs, they want you to seem uncontrollable and violent so that the security forces can justify their violence towards you but I know that you are God fearing and peaceful people who love your country and have had enough of oppression and injustice. You are not thugs and you are not criminals and you have every right to demand justice and God is with you.

We raised our hands in dua, we prayed and immediately after the chants began. The protestors mobilised.

They chanted ” Al Sha’ab u’reed isghat al nizam (the people demand the end of the regime)”

They chanted “Bar’ra (out)”, “Imshy (go)”, ‘’ Haramy (thief)” in reference to Mubarak

They chanted “Kifayah, Haram (Enough, transgression)” in reference to 30 years of his despotic rule.

They called on their brothers to join them, they called on the army to join them, they shouted “ya Rab”, all this in the face of the security forces that could do nothing but look on. There were young, there were old, there were women, children, I even saw a woman in crutches and a man in a wheelchair, there were people from all walks of life, celebrities, businessmen, the middle-classes and the poor united for one goal: Mubarak must go. If anyone was scared, the fear dissolved into thin air as the chants thundered throughout the square. The police became insignificant, their batons looked like straws and their barriers became flimsy cobwebs pushed to the side by the roars of the crowd. Our numbers began to swell up as more and more people were joining our ranks as we pushed through the barricades to make the long march to Tahrir Square. This was a peaceful orderly demonstration organised by the desire for justice, stewarded by the pain of its participants. This was quite simply a culmination of 30 years of shocks, terror and oppression that had pushed a nation to the brink of despair, but it survived, it has woken and it is now demanding retribution.

We marched in our thousands, we chanted, we brought Cairo to a halt making our way to the first bridge after an hour of peaceful and orderly procession (we needed to cross two bridges to get to Tahrir square). All along I was thinking surely this is it, the police are just looking on, they can’t handle the size of the demonstration. Little did I know that they had something planned; they were waiting for us at all the bridges leading to Tahrir Square, where they could effectively control and contain us in the bottlenecks.

As soon as the first bridge was in sight we saw the US-made tear gas canisters propelled through the air, the air was thick with smoke, those on the front lines were rushing back through the crowd, some unable to breathe others coughing violently, some were complaining that they couldn’t see and people began to attend to them and congratulate them on their courage. And as they recovered others took their places, pushing forward and so on and so forth. Even some police took off their uniforms and joined the demonstration, the people cheered and shouted takbirs.

There was no stopping the people we had to get to Tahrir Square we had to take the first bridge. So we proofed our selves from the tear gas and pushed forward to claim it. After approximately 1 hour of pushing forward the people commandeered three armoured riot buses and two vans that were stationed at the bridge. So far the security forces have only been using tear gas and water canons and the occasional riot van trying to run over the crowd, an experience I won’t soon forget as I found myself a target of one. It’s amazing what we discover about ourselves at times of great peril. I for one found out that when it matters I could outrun a riot van.

We continued to push forward on the bridge and came across twenty or so riot police that had retreated (the ones that abandoned the armoured trucks when we rushed them). Some demonstrators turned their anger towards them, others protected them saying “they are from us, if they don’t know better we do ” and the crowd left them alone. This was the nature of our protest, despite the pain and the anger our humanity prevailed and we remembered our brothers even though they forgot us.

After we took the first bridge we continued for another mile marching peacefully until we came to a square before the last hurdle; bridge two, our entry point into the symbolic Tahrir Square (Liberation Square).

Here events took a nasty turn and we faced the full might of the security police; truncheons, tear gas, water cannons, rubber bullets, and live ammunition from snipers placed on roof buildings.

People began to drop around me, and the screams for doctors began to echo in the air. My self and one of the brothers with me ran to assist. This man on the floor had five holes in his chest. He was screaming in pain, falling in and out of consciousness, his pulse was faint and it did not seem that he would survive. His friend began to scream for an ambulance and the people formed a circle around us to protect us from the rubber bullets and the security forces. The irony was that the first to our aid was a police sergeant who rushed to assist with a police car. We did not know what to do, surrender this man to the same people who shot him or let him die in our arms. We decided to put him in the police car but some of the protestors wouldn’t let us. See such was the animosity for the security forces they were not to be trusted. Accounts of disappearing wounded were circulating far and wide: injured that never made it to the hospitals, or those that were dead on arrival despite minor injuries, and those that were simply thrown in alley ways to die from their wounds. Yet what could we do, we could only hope that this officer was decent and God fearing, but still the crowd wouldn’t let us. Then I saw an ambulance rushing to the square, so I let go of the brother and ran after it since there were five of us holding him. I reached the ambulance but the driver did not want to wait, he had just placed a bullet wound victim in the back, there was no room for another, I pleaded with him and wedged my arm in the door so he couldn’t close it. Others joined my protest with the ambulance crew until the rest managed to bring our first victim through the crowd, but he still refused. The friend of the first victim now carrying him alone began to weep and scream “hai moot, hai moot (he’ll die, he’ll die)” and supported his friend on one knee as he released his right hand to slap the ambulance driver. It was a scene that cannot be forgotten. Finally they conceded and put him on the ambulance floor and began to resuscitate him all along shaking their heads saying he’s gone. They drove off. I never asked of his name, I wish I did, he was another innocent victim of Mubarak’s regime, one of many but I wish I knew his name if only to tell accounts of his bravery.

No sooner had the ambulance gone, one metre away there was another body on the floor this time with bullet holes in his back, we left him to the crowd that was surrounding him, rage began to move us forward. At that point one was under no illusion that his life was in Allah’s hands, the concept of Ajal tells you that there are so many variables that you could do nothing about just focus on the task at hand, and we did. We pushed and pushed until we took control of the bridge. Every few minutes, four protestors would be running back in the opposite direction carrying a wounded person and the people would chant “Batl (Hero)”. Then we heard the Asr Azan and as the call to prayer began to resonate everything stopped and we began to pray in jammah on the bridge dividing it into three congregations. When we finished we raised our hands in dua, and we prayed for victory for the end of the tyranny and oppression, for Allah to make us firm and resolute and some of us prayed for the ‘Ansar’ to come to our aid as they did for our beloved Prophet Mohamed SAW.

As soon as we finished our prayers the security forces attacked from every direction, they were even attacking us from police boats on the river below, pushing us back until they retook the bridge. They divided us chasing us in different directions, we were loosing grip and the strength of our numbers was gone, the peaceful protest was disintegrating into violence, and some protestors were throwing stones and rocks into the crowd indiscriminately hoping to hit the security forces, often injuring their own.

They kept attacking, after seven hours of confrontation everything becomes a matter of procedure. So much has been thrown at us that one’s mind adapts to the situation, for example you know exactly how many steps you need to take to avoid the effects of the tear gas, or if the projectile flying through the air will effect you based on some quick calculations purely by sight on its elevation and the speed it is travelling, or how many seconds you have when a canister lands by your feet to escape the effects of the gas. Everything becomes procedure.

Finally we were pushed back to the first bridge and the attacks by the security forces were so frequent and powerful that they created a stampede and a further division in our numbers as some protestors got pushed down different roads. I had lost one of the brothers I came with to that latest attack, I could only pray that he was safe and now pushing on a different front. I went looking for him worried for his safety as his mother was waiting at my home. We had to find him.

We looked for him for almost two hours, but still couldn’t find him finally we hoped that he made it back to the house and decided to go there to see if he was back or not as things had apparently grounded to a halt on our side. Our only hope was that the push was still strong on the multiple entries to Tahrir Square by the other protestors. When we got back there was no sign of him, we reassured his mother that he was o.k and would insha’Allah make his way back soon. Two hours later our brother was back, safe and sound, elated and told us we took Tahrir Square, see whilst we were looking for him tens of thousands of protestors that marched all the way from Giza near the Pyramids, which is over an hours drive away joined our campaign on the bridge. He told us that he was about to head to the meeting point when a sea of protestors came rushing to the bridge shouting “we walked all the way from Giza and we won’t go back until Mubarak goes. TO TAHRIR SQUARE!” And the rest as they say is history.

Jummat Al Shuhada’a was history in the making. It was a day where my respect for my Egyptian brothers became firmly cemented in my heart. I was inspired by their courage, and moved by their determination. It was a day where pharaoh was challenged and was found wanting, it was a day that the masses told the world that we are not afraid to die in our fight for justice. I have tried in earnest to convey what I saw on that unforgettable day, yet I know that my words cannot do it true justice, they will never be able to convey the scent of victory in the air or the sound of the pounding hearts filled with elation and pride, I can tell you of the tears but you needed to have seen them as strangers hugged each other as if they were long lost brothers, I can tell you of the hope and belief I saw on their faces but you needed to look into their eyes and see the sparkle for yourself. No these words will never do justice to that day. I pray that its not all for nothing and that the rest of the corrupt oppressive regimes take heed and know that their time is coming to end, but more importantly I pray that there will be true change and that the momentum continues and we unite as one and live under true justice, Allah’s Justice, Allah’s System, Allah’s Shade.

Your brother Abu Ubaydah

JUMMAT AL SHUHADA’A
Friday 28th January 2011

Source : www.khilafah.com

 

Let me begin by praising Allah سبحانه وتعالى, who has control over all the affairs.

The story of Tunis and subsequently Egypt, Algeria, Yemen, Jordan and the increasing domino effect in the ummah in the greater Arab world is unprecedented for decades. There are many who say that the people in Tunisia have shown and reinstalled a new hope and dignity in the masses across the Middle East to go on the street and protest, put pressure and then topple their regime. There are many who are saying that the fear factor amongst the general people has wiped out and now they are ready to take the matter in their own hands. However, most of us agree that the Middle East we have seen for the last 60 or 70 years has changed once and for all. Just months ago who could have imagined such a reality in the street of Tunis, Egypt, Yemen, and other parts of the middle east. Indeed it is the beginning of the end of tyrants and the servants of America and the western world insha’Allah.

 

Realities in Tunisia

 

Once Ben Ali left the country, his loyal friend Mohamed Ghannouchi, formed the government with the same old faces along with bringing certain cosmetic changes in the so called unity government. The government of Ghannouchi has appointed ministers loyal to Ben Ali in key ministries including interior, foreign, finance and information. Thus in reality the cronies of Ben Ali have maintained the “continuity” of his rule and the rule of his party after him, even after he was sacked and became a fugitive! But the people continued with the demand. Still they are on the street, looking forward to Ghannouchi leaving and establishing a radical new system of governance. Interestingly America during this whole part of Jasmine Revolution has remained silent. Ben Ali was a pro-western man, working as an obedient slave to repress the people. His government was very much in the forefront of the American war on Islam. In June 2010 Gen. William E. Ward, Commander, U.S. AFRICOM was in Tunisia to discuss how to deepen their crusade against Islam.

 

After remaining silent for about a week, America has now come up with dubious tactics. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi on 23rd January to express continued support for the people of Tunisia and hijacked the people movements calling it a desire for a more democratic society. To be honest the US does not have any loyal puppets to project as a new face in Tunisia. That’s why even though every single person in a county which is almost 100% Muslim wants Ghannouchi to leave, America is saying that they support the effort of the so called government of unity, perhaps America can find or create a puppet for her within the new formed government of unity. Moreover Hilary has reiterated that America stands ready to assist the Tunisian people to meet the challenges ahead, and assured the Prime Minister that the United States will stand with them as they chart a new course for their country. Thus America truly presented the hypocrisy on its part.

 

Realities in Egypt

 

The realities in Egypt are quite extraordinary. Just months back there was an election, which had been completely rigged. The government of Egypt led by Hosni Mubarak (considered as man of stability by Obama and America for the region) has been running this country for more than three decades with emergency rules and suppressing people’s rights to voice concerns about things like food, clothing, shelter, employment, education and health. Being one of the richest countries in the Arab region, the Egyptian ruler is simply an iconic Pharaoh from every angle. The Tunisian inspired mass protest for the last few days has found a new dimension last Friday where thousands of demonstrators took to the streets with only one demand i.e. `down with this regime’. More than a thousand have been arrested and already 100 plus have been killed. The ruling party headquarters has been set ablaze. Mubarak after two days of silence has disbanded the government without stepping down. He is expected to announce a new government. This is something he has done so many times before. But the demand of the people is one `Go Mubarak go!’

 

In these extraordinary circumstances there comes America calling Mubarak to listen to people’s demands. However they still maintained that Hosni Mubarak’s government is stable. Hilary Clinton said that, violence is not the answer for Egypt’s grievances while Obama just after the nationwide address of Mubarak said that, `United States will continue to stand up for the rights of the Egyptian people and work with their government in pursuit of a future that is more just, more free, and more hopeful’. Honestly this is similar to what has been America’s response to Tunisia.

 

Some Uncertain Questions

 

While the ummah in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and elsewhere in the region are calling for radical change, the western world is trying to hijack the fruits of these movements by misdirecting the discussion through their media and other means at their disposal.

 

First of all they are labeling these extraordinary demonstrations as evidence of democratic aspiration in the Middle East, while they are the ones who caused and inflicted these tyrants upon the ummah in the greater Middle East and elsewhere in the Muslim world.

 

Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak, Ali Abdullah Saleh and the rest of the rulers in the Muslims word all are tyrants with whom Washington and Europe have been conducting business and looting the wealth of the ummah. These rulers are the ones who supported America and her allies in their crusade against Islam and suppression of political Islam, the natural aspiration of the ummah. The ummah is fed up with the democratization of Iraq and Afghanistan in the last 10 years of occupation. The Muslim ummah knows the crimes of democratic Israel where it clearly exposed the true intention of the western democratic call.

 

Therefore, the people in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and elsewhere in the region are not calling for democracy rather for a system of governance where the ruler will be accountable to them, not to America and the western powers. The people are looking for their abundant resources to be used for their economic opportunities rather than increasing the bank balances of the rulers and western multinationals. The people are calling for a system that does not protect the interests of Israel in the form of a so-called peace treaty with this Zionist regime, rather the ummah wants to see the Egyptian army go forward into Gaza and end the seize and liberate Palestine once and for all. They want the marriage between leaders of their lands and western colonial powers to be completely cut off. That is their demands. Thus the demand of the ummah is the return of Islam. America knows it very well. In fact in a number of surveys including the Pew Corporation for `world public opinion’ showed that more than 85% have voiced their demand for the return of Islam in their practical life. They want colonial politics to end once for all.

 

Moreover, the Muslims in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen know how democracy brings about the same old faces in more legitimate ways to serve America and the west. It is not just that, the ummah understands that democracy is a factory that produces paid and non-paid agents for the west on a continuous basis.

 

Let’s take the example of Bangladesh, the third largest Muslim country in the world, popularly leveled as a `moderate Muslim democracy’. In 1990 a popular uprising toppled a US backed military ruler General Ershad. However, the promise of reforms, political and economic opportunities and other deceiving words of democracy have in the process of the last 20 years produced rulers who sell the country to polytheist and crusader India-USA-UK for their political survival, while the ummah lives in dire poverty, unemployment and chaos. Moreover with democracy America and western powers were successful in dividing the ummah of Bangladesh into two camps one led by Shiekh Hasina and the other led by Khaleda Zia. Both of these criminals compete against each other to gain power and thus naturally ending up by giving up the resources to the crusaders. The democratic transition has allowed America and other western powers to play with people by bringing one for five years and another for five years. Thus the aspiration for radical and comprehensive change is becoming more difficult. Once people voice opposition for the current Prime Minister America and the west quickly present the opposition as the credible alternative and reshape public memory with their mass media. Thus the Ummah of the Middle East understands why America was quick to label these developments as `democratic aspiration’ and surely they will not fall into the American trap to go through the process for another 20-30 years to understand democracy is hypocrisy. Indeed the ummah understands that `democracy is the system by which politicians ‘rape the public’.

 

Today America and the western powers understand that they have no servant left in Tunisia, Egypt or in Yemen. They understand the ramification of the change and the desire of the ummah. Had there been any option at their hands 10% of the protests and demonstrations compared to the current level would have been enough to topple the government of Ben Ali, Mubarak and Saleh. The world has seen so many of those architected by America in the past across the world. However with no opposition except the Islamic political parties like An-Nahda, Muslim Brotherhood, and most importantly transnational pan Islamic Hizb ut Tahrir i.e. the liberation party on the ground and capable to rule the country, the western world understands the stakes.

 

The second uncertain question is that, who will rule the country? Who is the man to replace Ben Ali, Mubarak or Saleh? With this question the western media wants to create frustration and a vacuum in the public mindset so that at the end they don’t fail by themselves. This is exactly what one American policy maker said a few days ago in Al-Jazeera `let them fail by themselves’. The West thinks that, the Islamic ummah does not have anyone better than these rotten traitors. However, the objective of this question is to distance the ummah from its real political stake holdings and rights. With this question they find an opportunity to bring somebody like El-Baradi for instance in Egypt to take the discussion away from real issues.

 

Indeed the ummah of Al-Maghreb and the Arab world today realizes that each of them is capable to run the government. Each one of them in the street understands and believes that, they are far better as rulers than these traitors, the paid agents of America, Europe and Israel. Thus the real issue is not who will rule rather with what they will be ruled. Whether they will be ruled by a different man with the same old policies drafted from Washington with cosmetic changes or they will be ruled by the Quran and Sunnah which not just gives political rights back to people but makes its mandatory on the part of the people to exercise their political rights and account the rulers.

 

The issue is not whether Mubarak makes some reforms to answer to legitimate grievances by allowing some economic opportunities; rather they will be ruled by Quran and Sunnah which not just gives economic opportunities so that people can meet their food, bread, clothing, shelter, employment and medical care, rather makes it compulsory on the part of the ruler to fulfill these basic needs rather than calling them as economic opportunities.

 

The issue is whether we will be ruled by a democratic system that considers angering the west especially America and the EU as never an option, rather we will be ruled by an Islamic political system where its compulsory on the part of the rulers to anger and constantly weaken the resolve of the western powers to weaken them so that the ummah gets back to its glory and dignity with which they are now on the street.

 

The issue is whether America will be successful to inspire and hijack these aspirations of the ummah to bring colonial policies to deceive the ummah or the ummah will remain steadfast to call for a radical comprehensive change in the system and install the Islamic Khilafah system to govern themselves so that the property and resources of the ummah does not fall in to the hands of multinationals or western governments and rulers, rather than fall in to the hands of the ummah to create employment through massive industrialization. The issue is whether the ummah will allow America the opportunities for another time to deceive them whereby the so called friendship treaty between the occupying state of Israel and Egypt continuous to save the split son of the west i.e. Israel or the ummah will have the system that will send the Egyptian army for a morning walk to dismantle the state of Israel and lift the seize of Gaza once and for all. Thus the issue is not the person rather the issue is of principles.

 

What should we do?

 

The ummah of Tunisia has shown what it means if the people express their khair (goodness) of accounting the tyrants. They have already shown the highest level of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil. Alhamdulillah the domino effect has rocked the capitals of the Arab world. However, for the ummah of the Arab world to again position themselves to lead not just the Muslim world rather the entire world the following things will be of paramount importance.

 

1. Make one demand i.e. `Islam and Khilafah is our demand’.

2. Stay in the streets and pray to Allah like you have shown in Cairo and other parts of Egypt at the time of prayer in jamah to soften the heart and minds of the security forces.

3. While you are on the street the Islamic political party Hizb ut-Tahrir is having contact with the army to win their support for you. The party has a clear Islamic understanding of the system of Khilafah and they have more than 50 years of experience. Support the party. Call Tahrir from Tahrir square. Understand that indeed the army will play a crucial role in shaping your destiny. Therefore help Hizb ut-Tahrir to win over the support of your army around your side.

4. Use the mosques across the country to deliver common messages to the public that they want radical change only possible by establishing the Islamic Khilafah system that will fulfill all your dreams like ending the ties and dependencies on America and other colonial countries to empowering your economic and political opportunities.

5. Never fall into the trap of America and other western foreign powers or their surrogates. Remembers the call for democracy is simply giving America the spider web that slowly but surely will grab you in future like it did in Bangladesh, Indonesia or elsewhere in the Muslim world. Understand that America has no power to militarily intervene in your course. Neither have they had any political tools. Thus now they are crying for human rights and freedom to deceive you.

6. Never give up by simply listening that there is a credible election announced by the government or interim government or unity government of any kind. Rather make sure that you disconnect all the means of western colonial interferences and install Islam in power. Islam itself has the power to bring about new leaderships.

7. Prepare the ummah mentally to be tough to lead the ummah of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم. Surely this is a blessed responsibility.

8. Pray to Allah as we pray for you from a land far distant from you.

 

May Allah grant the ummah the victory that pleases Him سبحانه وتعالى. And may Cairo, Tunis, Sana’ or Al-Maghreb be the start of the return of Khilafah ala minhajun Nobuwah.

 

Remember what the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said from Al-Nu’man b. Bashir, who said: “We were sitting in the mosque of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم, and Bashir was a man who did not speak much, so Abu Tha’labah Al-Khashnee came and said: ‘Oh, Bashir bin Sa’ad, have you memorised the words of the Messenger of Allah (saw) regarding the rulers?’ Huthayfah replied, ‘I have memorised his words’. So Abu Tha’labah sat down and Huthayfah said, ‘The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said ‘Prophethood will be amongst you whatever Allah wishes it to be, then He will lift it up if He wished to lift it up. Then there will be a Khilafah on the way of the Prophet, and it will be whatever Allah wishes it to be, then He will lift it up if Allah wished to lift it up. Then there will be an inheritance rule, and it will be whatever Allah wishes it to be, then He will lift it up if He wished to lift it up. Then there will be a coercive rule, and it will be whatever Allah wishes it to be, then He will lift it up if He wished to lift it up. Then there will be a Khilafah on the way of Prophethood.’ Then he was silent.”

 

Jafar Muhammad Abu Abdullah
Dhaka, Bangladesh (29th January, 2011).