بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
On Friday, 19 January 2024, Security Minister, Tom Tugendhat signed into law an order proscribing Hizb ut Tahrir in Britain as a terrorist organization. That was after British Parliament approved a draft order laid on Monday, 15 January 2024. This order makes belonging to Hizb ut Tahrir or inviting support for the group a criminal offence, with a potential prison sentence of 14 years, which can be handed down alongside or in place of a fine. [www.gov.uk/government/news].
The main reason cited for the banning of Hizb ut Tahrir in Britain is that the group is anti-Semitic¸ meaning it is hostile to the Jews especially for denouncing their ongoing occupation of the Blessed Land of Palestine and massacring of Palestinians in Gaza!
Indeed, Britain has once again made history in exposing the duplicitous nature of Western colonial regimes that allege to be beacons of peace, protectors of human rights and freedom of expression and assembly. Alas! They are NOTHING but just a bunch of colonial political masqueraders who thrive in occupation and pilfering of foreign lands and resources while spilling blood and massacring its people. The so-called global police states of America, Britain, France, Germany and China are crumbling in their respective jurisdiction, as they have failed miserable to counter the global Islamic agenda that is echoing across the world.
Their last resolve is to launch an unprecedented propaganda machine aiming to vilify and cast aspersions on Islam as the only remaining, tested and succeeded ideological viewpoint about the universe, man and life. The prevailing secular capitalist ideological order is about to collapse with a thud unwitnessed before in comparison to the collapse of the Communist ideological order under the Soviets. The cycle of democratic guesswork has now gone through 360 degrees and there is nothing to clutch-on! The only existing alternative ideology is Islam. In addition, Islam is not fully applicable except under the Islamic State of Khilafah (Caliphate) re-established on the method of the Prophethood.
Consequently, the proponents of the upcoming Khilafah in the West are facing threats including being branded anti-Semitic, extremists and terrorists. Furthermore, they face brutal treatment from despotic regimes in the Middle East, Russia, Uzbekistan, China, etc. The most imperative thing to note is that these secular democratic regimes have failed to win the argument on what is the alternative to the existing miserable Western secular capitalist order. Therefore, the democratic regimes have nothing to offer in alternative except silencing the callers for the resumption of the Islamic way of life via the re-establishment of the Khilafah on the method of the Prophethood.
The camel has broken its back, these latest developments initiated by the British regime have not taking place in a vacuum, and instead it is part of a wider global campaign to create obstacles against the re-emergence of the Khilafah. They are repeating exactly what the Quraysh did but nothing seems to work on their favour. Their domestic policies continue to wreak havoc to their citizens who are daily protesting and seeking to untie the political and socio-economic tightened nooses on their necks! On the other hand, their foreign policies such as the Sykes-Picot constructs are falling apart and their colonial agent rulers are choking with anxiety!
Indeed, victory for the Islamic global agenda is about to be fully realize any moment from now. God-willing (InshaAllah). What matters most in this critical moment is not to lose momentum and be derailed by the kicks of a dying donkey of the secular capitalist order. Instead, we must focus and seize this opportunity and intensify the fire for change vigorously and valorously. We must remember we are slave to Allah (swt), and we must always prefer the life of the Hereafter to this fleeting dunya.
At all times it must be clear to us, that the enemy knows the strength of our upcoming Khilafah and so he keeps plotting and conspiring against it. Alas! The ship is about to dock any moment from now. The most fundamental question is at what price are we ready to pay to ensure the ship docks? Losing our jobs, citizenship, branded extremists and terrorists, sentenced to prison, property seizure, being profiled and murdered arbitrarily among others are some of the meager prices we might have to pay. Allah (swt) said:
[أَمۡ حَسِبۡتُمۡ أَن تَدۡخُلُواْ ٱلۡجَنَّةَ وَلَمَّا يَأۡتِكُم مَّثَلُ ٱلَّذِينَ خَلَوۡاْ مِن قَبۡلِكُمۖ مَّسَّتۡہُمُ ٱلۡبَأۡسَآءُ وَٱلضَّرَّآءُ وَزُلۡزِلُواْ حَتَّىٰ يَقُولَ ٱلرَّسُولُ وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ مَعَهُ ۥ مَتَىٰ نَصۡرُ ٱللَّهِۗ أَلَآ إِنَّ نَصۡرَ ٱللَّهِ قَرِيبٌ۬]
“Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said, “When is the help of Allāh?” Unquestionably, the help of Allāh is near.” [Al-Baqarah: 214].
The Prophet (saw) spoke about this era in his famous Hadith. Anas bin Malik (ra) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: «يَأْتِي عَلَى النَّاسِ زَمَانٌ الصَّابِرُ فِيهِمْ عَلَى دِينِهِ كَالْقَابِضِ عَلَى الْجَمْرِ»“There shall come upon the people a time in which the one who is patient upon his religion will be like the one holding onto a burning ember.” [Tirmidh #2260] In addition, Abdullah (ra) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: «إِنَّ الإِسْلاَمَ بَدَأَ غَرِيبًا وَسَيَعُودُ غَرِيبًا فَطُوبَى لِلْغُرَبَاءِ». قَالَ قِيلَ وَمَنِ الْغُرَبَاءُ قَالَ «النُّزَّاعُ مِنَ الْقَبَائِلِ»“Islam began as something strange and will go back to being strange, so glad tidings to the strangers.” It was said: “Who are the strangers?’ He said: “Strangers who have left their families and tribes.” [Sunan Ibn Majah #3988] Indeed, in this era people who strive to resume the Islamic way of life have refused (left) the secular capitalist order and its connotations such as the democratic system, international law, liberal socio-feminist system etc.
Britain has run the whistle, now is the moment to sieve out the true Islamic political players and political scholars. In other words, there are no shortcuts or double sides; its either you are an Islamic political player who will take advantage of the latest unfolding events to catapult Allah’s (swt) cause and win the public opinion on your side. As Islamic political players, we have to think and act, very fast, calculatingly and decisively. What is at stake is the winning of public opinion, nothing else. What is at stake is the currency of public opinion that needs to be whipped up and directed to the real issue that is connecting the dysfunctional political reality in the West exposed by the destructive domestic and foreign policies that are ravaging the world.
We must always remember that political thinking is the highest level of thinking and so its price is monumental but worth paying for especially when it is for the sake of seeking the pleasure of Allah (swt) nothing else. The Ummah needs heroes to offer political leadership, and leadership is offered to the fearless. Just a small act of inconceivable courage will spike a domino effect that will make the 2011 Arab Revolution a mare joke.
The call to the sincere Muslim soldiers among the Muslim armies to rise up from their military camps in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey etc. must be intensified. Every Muslim sister, brother, mother, father, aunt or uncle with a son in the Muslim armies must be asked unwaveringly to call their relatives to provide Nussrah (military support) for the re-establishment of the Khilafah via the method of Prophethood. Hizb ut Tahrir is ready for the task and has published a detailed draft constitution in readiness for the comprehensive implementation of the Islamic ideology under the re-established Khilafah on the method of Prophethood.
In conclusion, the branding of Hizb ut Tahrir in Britain as a terrorist organization must be taken as a blessing in disguise and an opportunity to be exploited for the calling of the re-establishment of the Khilafah in the Muslim world. By exposing the West in their failure in withstanding the pressure of Hizb ut Tahrir as an Islamic ideological party that does not use violence but intellectual struggle as its most lethal weapon. To discredit the West who are looked up on by their colonial agent Muslim rulers in the Muslim world. Hence, intensify the calling for the masses to direct their protests to the residences of the agent Muslim rulers and topple them. Alternatively, head to the headquarters of the military barracks and call for the Army Generals to act swiftly and do away with colonial stooges who are blocking the revival of an alternative ideological Islam. Now is the moment, time is of essence and opportunities do not come twice.
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Ali Nassoro (Abu Taqiuddin)
Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir