As the ummah watches on in tears and shock, as the international community continues to feign its “horror”, as people in Syria continue to pay with rivers of blood, as we do what little we can to raise our voices at this moment, it is worth also remembering that in spite of this calamity, in the long run victory will be for the Muslims of the Levant. The Amir of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Sheikh ‘Ata Abu Al-Rashta, has shared some poignant words in this regard. Despite the current sadness, they should give us cause for perspective and pause.  

With all this, however much Aleppo is hit with destruction, it will rise again, and the whole Land of Ash-Sham and Aleppo, in particular, will remain a poisoned dagger in the throat of America, Russia, their followers and supporters. It will give them sleepless nights and kill them due to their crimes.

They will not enjoy the victory they claim. If they are able to enter a country only after it is destroyed then it is an imaginary victory, and if they defeat a fighter only after his martyrdom, it is a defeated ‘victory’. And if they gather the devastating rockets and explosive barrels and armies of hundreds or a few thousand, but cannot meet them (fighters) except by air and warships and sophisticated launchers, this is the victory of the coward terrified of meeting men, the real men, and such ‘victory’ will not last.

The United States, Russia and their allies and their followers want to repeat the monstrous crimes following their fellow brothers the Crusaders, the Mongols and Tatars of old in Iraq and Ash-Sham (the Levant), but they do not take heed in their eventual fate!

They were uprooted by the Muslims from their country and the pride of Islam and Muslims returned, their Khilafah was strengthened and they opened Hercules’ city and it became the city of Islam, “Istanbul,” and they advanced on near Moscow and knocked on the doors of Vienna. Days will see the change, and tomorrow is close to the one awaiting it.

“And those who have wronged are going to know to what [kind of] return they will be returned” [Ash-Shu’ara: 227]”

Sheikh Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah – Amir of Hizb ut Tahrir

We share below these words some videos encapsulating the spirit that made this revolution historic, and why it constitutes a turning of a page in this ummah‘s revival that can never be turned back, insha Allah.