“Allah made it not but as a message of good news for you and as an assurance to your hearts. And there is no victory except from Allah, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise” (Al Imran:126)
Very often we watch suffering and loss of life play out in video images before our eyes. Men, women and children are not spared. Blood stained are the hands of the tyrant western governments, who themselves are directly involved in the wars through their agents in Muslim lands. These images from Syria, Palestine, Iraq and elsewhere, where the West has continued its atrocious brutality, injustice and murder makes one wonder what is it that is sustaining the populations of these lands? What is it that keeps them going, persisting in their struggle against this oppression? What is it that makes a woman standing behind a building, once her home, but now turned to rubble by the oppressors, proclaim that she is grateful to Allah? What is it that makes a man with tears in his eyes, stand defiant and proud that his sons have been martyred? And above all, what is it that makes a child stand with a rock in his hand in front of a tank that is ready to blow him to bits?
We often see the western media and the like portray a picture of the weak and oppressed Muslim woman, who is controlled by the men in her life. And of course, it is the job of the West to liberate her the only way they know how; the way they have done so for their own women and failed miserably at in the process. The form of liberation the West knows and is now feeding the Muslim woman through its NGOs and humanitarian works, is the one where the women are no more than adornment that are worn on the sleeves of men, used for material benefit and shown off to the world. However, in this battle of ideas, the West has conveniently forgotten to show the world the Muslim woman; ‘the Mother’, the woman that is defeating them both morally with her intellect and physically with her bravery on the battle field.
The mothers of Syria, Palestine, Iraq and Yemen are the force behind the defeat of the kuffar in these Muslim lands. The mothers that are teaching their children the love for the deen of Allah (swt), encouraging them to stand in the face of tyranny, fearing none but Him (swt). They are the ones that are shaking the thrones of the kings and presidents with their courage and their willingness to sacrifice. When we see children holding banners in their hands protesting against the Israeli onslaught in Gaza, or a child giving thanks to Allah (swt) even though he has been starving for days, it is then that we realise that it is the teaching, the guidance, the courage, and the tawakkul exemplified by his mother that is reflected in his actions.
Islamic history is full of the courage of women, the likes of Umm ‘Ammarah (may Allah be pleased with her) who was a loyal wife, a loving mother, and also a courageous fighter who took part in the Battle of Uhud, the Battle of Hunayn, the war of Yamamah, and the Treaty of Hudaybiyah. Both her sons were martyred on the battlefield. It is the examples of these women that we need to make the prime focus of our readings in order to learn from their personalities, grow and develop these characteristics within ourselves, and pass this knowledge on to our children. It is time for mothers to bring up soldiers that will liberate our lands and fly the banner of Islam across borders. And it is time for our men and our armies to learn from these children, from their courage and selflessness so desperately required in these times of need.
O armies of the Muslim lands! What is it that stops you from rising to the help of your brothers and sisters? What is it that made the child you once were with aspirations to change the world become an adult that is only concerned with his self and his near family? The West with its puppet rulers and man-made constitutions has tangled you in the intricacies of love for country and obligation toward the orders of your superiors. But what about Allah (swt); the Supreme Power of all? And what about His Authority? Is it not your duty to stand firm to defend His religion? Is this Ummah not of your own blood? Is this Ummah not bleeding enough for you to forgo your orders dictated by the corrupt rulers of our times and stand up for the suffering of this Ummah?
O our brothers in Islam, is it not time for you to make the likes of Abu Bakr Siddiqi, Umar ibn al Khattab, Khalid bin Walid, Salahuddin Al Ayoubi as your role models? Is it not the time for you to rise to protect the honour of your mothers, your sisters and your children? Is it not the time for you to free the Ummah of Muhammad (peace be upon him) from the shackles of this tyranny and raise it to once again become the beaming light for the world?
The victory of Allah will come. It is but for you to decide if you will be its leader or forever carry the shame of the one who could act when it was most needed, but chose not to.
“So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad, and you will be superior (in victory) if you are indeed (true) believers” (Al-Imran: 139)
Women of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia
We would like to invite you to our next Sisters Monthly Circle on Saturday 13th December that will be a story night entitled "The Story of Syria".
Ibtihal Bsis is Libyan by origin and married to a Syrian, with four children, she has been travelling to Syria since 2004.
She has been raising awareness about the call and struggle taking place in Syria.
As a result she releases a three part documentary which chart the experiences of her visits to Syria, "The Story of Syria"
Join us as we take this moving journey with her through its highs, lows and shared powerful message.
● Saturday | 13th Dec | 6pm
● KCA Function Center | Lvl 1,
925 Canterbury Rd, Lakemba.
In an article authored by Jennifer Oriel on November 26, 2014 The Australian has finally advocated the charge that Hizb ut-Tahrir is a terrorist organisation.
In an atmosphere of increased terror threat levels peddled by the current government, the charge goes beyond the rhetoric issued by Prime Minister Tony Abbott in October this year calling to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir as "hate preachers".
This guilty-without-trial verdict passed by one of the nation's leading newspapers is demonstrative of not only the media's loss of independence in reportage, but more importantly its blatant ignorance of political activism that the very term Islamism precipitates.
Ignoring the vain modernist attempt to distinguish Islam from Islamism for a moment, indeed it is the hallmark of Hizb ut-Tahrir's disciplined Islamism that has led to its success in political activism at a global scale.
As the world's largest unified global ideological political party, Hizb ut-Tahrir's disciplined leadership structure has kept it focused as a strong political block and undeterred by decades of oppression, kidnapping, incarceration, torture and summary execution of its members; all the while remaining steadfast on its non-violent ethos and methodology. Many a spokesman in the west and Muslim countries alike have been at pains to state the Party’s position that “resorting to violence as a method to re-establish the Caliphate is considered a violation of the Shariah”. Yet the charges levelled against the Hizb and its members continue unabated.
It has been over 2 years since the Hizb's spokesman in Pakistan was kidnapped in broad daylight, and to this day his whereabouts remain unknown. Its members only recently were shot during demonstrations in Bangladesh and one was recently executed in Syria by the Baghdadi organisation, having previously served over six years of imprisonment in one of Assad's dungeons.
These brief accounts are but recent episodes in the 60 year long presence of the Hizb and a turn through the pages of its history will reveal tell-tale atrocities committed against its members by western backed dictators found in Mubarak of Egypt, Gaddafi of Libya, Saddam of Iraq, Musharraf of Pakistan, Assad of Syria, Karimov of Uzbekistan and many, many more. They too had the same justification as The Australian in labelling the Hizb and its members as terrorists and yet there has not been a single case of terrorism in any of the courts of these despots. Quite simply, there is no evidence to justify the charge. The members of Hizb ut-Tahrir have never adopted violence in laying out its ideological and political challenge – be they against policies of western governments in Muslim lands or the very legitimacy of any government in the Muslim lands.
Such beguiling tactics to discredit Hizb ut-Tahrir are nothing but defeatism by those who champion the idea of freedom and must be met with the harshest of criticisms.
Hizb ut-Tahrir have for long known, and cautioned the Muslim masses, that western media and politicians use lies and labels to firstly divide its citizens and secondly incriminate opinions that challenge any sacred western view.
Jennifer Oriel mounts her challenge to universities based on a lie about Hizb ut-Tahrir. These lies to the masses are nothing but an admission of loss in the battle of ideas, no matter how much you try to rewrite the dictionary with such vitriolic edicts on the term Islamophobia.
Mark Twain once aptly put it, “a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
If the lies of Jennifer Oriel and The Australian have travelled to universities, they would be left ideologically shoe-strung, at best.
Question: Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem, Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,
I have a question: it was mentioned in the book The Islamic Personality - Volume II, page 20 (page 33 Arabic edition), the competence under Item VII of the conditions of the Khaleefah, then explained the competence and elaborated until it reached the following statement: "Also it is not a contracting condition for the Khilafah that the Khaleefah must be brave, or the people of good vision to manage the affair of the community and to conduct its interest". Question: is this not considered competence?