At dawn on Thursday 15th March 2012, the blessed revolution in Syria entered its second year. Last year was a tragic year, in every sense, in which the criminal Syrian regime committed heinous crimes, so proving that it is the primary enemy of the Syrian people.
These people have proved their faith gives them life. They have given the finest examples of patience, fortitude, bearing of sacrifice and the determination to change this regime and throw it into the dustbin of history.
They have watered their blessed land with their pure blood, after crushing fear with their feet. And they remain determined to crush the tyrant of Sham and its criminal security regime, together with all of the security gangs, media lackeys and anyone who protects it – namely the unjust international system and the manmade international law that protects and helps the oppressor against the oppressed.
It is only their belief in Allah ta’ala which has created within the Syrian people this superior ability to bear sacrifice and determination to change the regime.
They responded to the regime’s attempts to humiliate them by shouting “we will never kneel except to Allah.”
They responded to its attempts to divert them towards secularism by saying: “It is for Allah! It is for Allah!”
The dissenting army brigades chose names of the Sahabah; thus all Muslims inside and outside Syria started to smell the fragrance of the hadeeth of the Messenger of Allah salla Allahu alaihi wasallam: “The centre of Islam’s land is in Sham.”
Just as this was a good sign for the Muslims, it was a bad sign and a source of fear for the West, which recognized that the rebels inside Syria are motivated by Islam, unlike the secular opposition outside Syria that has no popularity to allow them to pursue Western interests in the future.
We, in Hizb ut-Tahrir in Syria, are pleased to deliver to you a warm call, asking Allah that it finds listening ears and conscious hearts:
We appeal to our people in blessed Syria:
By your faith, patience and sacrifices you have crushed of the fear, cowardice and defeat of men that the miserable Syrian regime practiced against you for more than forty years.
You have exposed every hypocrite and agent until people find themselves in one of two camps: a camp of faith having no hypocrisy in it, and a camp of hypocrisy having no faith in it.
In one year you have revived the hope in the whole Ummah of the return of the Khilafah State and its shining history.
We congratulate you for what you have done; and may Allah bestow upon you that which He bestows upon His sincere slaves.
We in Hizb ut-Tahrir stress that you must take Islam alone as basis of your revolution – drawn from its ‘aqeedah and built on its foundation, rather than on the basis of an immoral secularism or a disbelieving democracy – for these are not your garments. Islam alone is your garment.
So, we sincerely invite you to make nothing less than the establishment of the Khilafah as the target for your revolution.
Beware not to fall like your brothers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen have fallen – where their revolution has been stolen and the blood of their martyrs sold; such that their revolutions have become in need of revolutions.
To those of our people in Syria who have not yet moved against the tyrant of Sham, we ask this: What are you waiting for?! Can you accept for the deen to be disgraced, where the mosques are shelled, prayers are prevented, jum’ah prayers are disrupted and copies of the Quran are torn?! If you do not rise up for your deen, for the honor of your sisters, or for the killing of your relatives and the sons of your deen, for what would you rise up for?!
Once you stand by your deen and your people in their revolution in all regions there will be no place left for this current system to stand. This is a legal duty you are obliged to undertake, and you have no choice in that. Otherwise Allah ta’ala will let down those who let down his deen and Ummah.
We call upon the ‘Ulema of Syria:
Allah, ta’ala has taken covenant upon you that you explain the Truth to the people and do not hide it. The first thing you must explain in Syria is the obligation of overthrowing the disbelieving regime so as to establish the rule of Allah in its place. The responsibility upon you is greater when the demonstrations set out from the mosques, and after the jum’ah prayers. So be the true leaders of the people and commit yourselves to the method of the Messenger of Allah salla Allahu alaihi wasallam regarding bringing change, for you are most worthy of it.
You must also warn the people of the dangerous calls of democracy, secularism and the civil state; and which demand foreign intervention and beg for solutions from the UN Security Council, the enemy of the Ummah. These are seditious calls, which have no answer except with the sincere belief that the Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wasallam told us of in the hadeeth narrated by Ahmad: “Indeed faith is when tribulations take place in Sham.” Who other than the ‘ulema would carry the responsibility of revealing these tribulations and explaining the true faith regarding them?
We appeal to the sincere Muslim people in authority in the Syrian army:
Your splits from the ruling faction revealed the genuine nature of your souls when you refused the orders of the regime to kill your people.
Naming your brigades after the names of the noble Sahabah was evidence of your love to Allah, His Messenger, his Sahabah and his great deen of Islam.
We see you have been reached by the deception from the Western States and their tools – the rulers in the region. So we warn you about the claims that you have been armed by the enemies of Islam, for this involve compromise on your deen and your principles. So, be careful of the enemies of Allah – and of those who visit them in their countries and their embassies from the suspicious secular external opposition. Do not give your leadership to any one of these.
Let all the honest Muslim people of authority in the Syrian army (the dissidents and those who have not yet dissented) realize that there is a legal duty, which obliges them to unite their efforts with the efforts of the army officers in the Syrian army who in fact work to establish the Khilafah. This is the same duty, which the ansaar (supporters) of the Messenger of Allah salla Allahu alaihi wasallam performed; that is to overthrow the rule of the tyrant now present in Sham and delivering the authority to Hizb ut-Tahrir, which have prepared itself to establish a rightly guided Khilafah on the model of prophethood, so as to rule with the divine law of Allah.
We appeal to the Ummah:
Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala has addressed you in His Book that you are one Ummah, and that you are the best Ummah raised up for mankind. The Messenger salla Allahu alaihi wasallam has also addressed you that you are an Ummah distinct from other people, the most common among you can give pledge of protection to anybody, which is binding the most prominent of them; and you are all united against anyone other than you. And you have in the hadeeth of the Messenger salla Allahu alaihi wasallam the decisive speech: «Whoever lets down a Muslim when his sanctity is violated and his honour is disgraced, Allah ta’ala would let him down at a time he wants to be helped. And whoever helped a Muslim when his honour is disgraced and his sanctity is violated Allah would help when he likes to be helped. » (Ahmad)
We, in Hizb ut-Tahrir, ask Allah to take our call to every believer and every fair person and every conscious person. And we ask Him ta’ala to hasten His help and His relief to the people of Syria; to make the plot of the oppressors return to their throats; to make their destruction in their own planning; and, at the end of this crisis, to give us two joys: the joy of the fall of the tyrant, and the joy of the declaration of the rightly guided Khilafah. For indeed He is responsible of that and Able to fulfill. Walhamdu lillahi Rabbil A’alameen.
قال تعالى: ]يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اسْتَجِيبُواْ لِلّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُم لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ ]
He says: (O you who believe! Respond to Allah and the Messenger when he calls you to that which revives you -and know that Allah stands between man and his heart, and you will be gathered together to Him.)
22 Rabee’ II 1433
Wilaya of Syria