PHOTOS: Bangladesh rally for Khilafah despite government’s attempts
The imperialist powers have failed to suppress the call for the Khilafah; so will their agents
Hizb ut-Tahrir in Bangladesh organized a national conference in Dhaka today at the Engineers Institution auditorium in remembrance of the destruction of the Khilafah titled ‘Khilafah for Bangladesh’. At the scheduled time of 4.00pm over a 1000 members and supporters of the party gathered at the venue.
However the police obstructed them and locked the gates of the auditorium. For about half an hour, Chief Coordinator and Official Spokesman of party Mohiuddin Ahmed and Deputy Spokesman Kazi Murshedul Haque discussed with the police and insisted that they allow the conference to go ahead. They reminded the police that the event was legally convened and they have no right to stop it. However the police failed to give any valid and justifiable reason for preventing the conference. They simply said that they were following instructions from the government. In these circumstances, the party spokesmen said “the imperialist kufr powers have failed to suppress the call for Khilafah and so will their agents.” And they asked the people to leave the venue.
At 5.00pm about 5000 members and supporters of the party gathered outside the national mosque and demonstrated against the government decision. The police outside the national mosque could do nothing to stop the demonstration due to the huge public support. After the demonstration Mohiuddin Ahmed read out a leaflet to the public issued by Hizb ut-Tahrir in Bangladesh titled ‘O Muslims! Hizb ut-Tahrir calls upon you to reject the current kufr government system and fulfil the Shari’ah obligation of re-establishing the Khilafah.’
The leaflet reminded the Muslims that under the leadership of Khilafah, Europe and America were humbled time and again by the Khulafah of the Muslim Ummah. Therefore it was not surprising that the enemies of the Ummah rejoiced at the destruction of the Khilafah on 28th Rajab 1342 AH (3rd March 1924 CE) at the hands of colonialist Britain and her agent Mustafa Kamal, may Allah (swt) curse him.
Today without the Khilafah, the Muslim Ummah lives in a state of decline even though Allah (SWT) describes us in the Qur’an as the Best Nation. We are witnessing the murder of our sons and brothers and the violation of the honour of our mothers, daughters and sisters. The disbelieving imperialists are occupying Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Chechnya, Kashmir and the Ummah is humiliated and defeated, unable to mount any response to the enemy’s attacks and resist the imperialist aggression despite having a huge army of around five million soldiers.
This humiliation and defeat of the Ummah started from the moment we lost the Khilafah government and the colonialists imposed over us their agents – the spineless kings, presidents and prime ministers ruling over us. These rulers take the disbelievers as their masters and make our armies subservient to the enemies. In over more than 80 years they have failed to produce a single general like Salah Uddin Ayyubi whom the disbelievers continue to fear and envy long after his death.
The leaflet also mentioned that democracy is a kufr system which the colonialists deliver to the Ummah through missiles and bombs as did Bush Jr or through the cunning of Obama using empty words of ‘mending relations.’ It is the system through which the government of Awami League alliance wants to create ‘digital Bangladesh’ without electricity! It is the system which the opposition BNP alliance says the government is failing to implement although when they themselves were in power democracy only bettered the lives of their leaders, MPs and ministers.
Democracy bestows sovereignty to the people who elect representatives to legislate for the people and these representatives act as gods making the halal into haraam and the haraam into halal. Islam did not give this right to the people nor their representatives. A Muslim does not have sovereignty nor does he legislate according to his whims and desires. If the whole of the Muslims decided to legalize what Allah (swt) forbade such as riba or monopolies, or homosexuality, their consensus would be of no value. In Islam sovereignty belongs to the Shari’ah revealed by Allah (swt) which does not give any consideration to the views of the majority.
Furthermore the ruler who does not rule by whatever has been revealed by Allah (swt) even if it is one rule stands to deny Islam and the noble Qur’an termed him with kufr. On the other hand, the ruler who does not rule by whatever Allah (swt) has revealed, but at the same time does not refute Islam, is described in the Qur’an as a fasiq or zalim. Thus it is forbidden for the Muslims to adopt democracy, call for it and implement it and it is obligatory to reject it, to challenge those who advocate it and to remove the rulers who rule by it.
The leaflet finished with a call to the people of power and influence in Bangladesh “to stop protecting the kufr system and withdraw your allegiance to the current rulers. If you do not do so, this will only increase the wrath of the Allah (swt) against you in this life, and in the Hereafter awaits a painful torment. And remember the example of Fir’aun, whose entourage and army was punished along with him for siding with him and not preventing his tyranny. It is an obligation upon you like the rest of the Muslims to re-establish the Khilafah and have the bay’ah to the Khaleefah on your neck. Islam obliges you to side with the Ummah and her sincere sons, and provide your support to them for establishing the Khilafah. The global leadership of Hizb ut-Tahrir headed by the Amir of the party (Sheikh Ata ibn Khalil Abu Rashta) have the correct drive, the enlightened thinking, proper vision and the sound strategy to lead the Khilafah state and guide the Muslim Ummah towards unity, strength and glory. So rush forward to join the Ummah in the work for re-establishing the Khilafah by providing your support in removing the current rulers and rescue the Ummah from the tyrants and the disbelieving-polytheist enemies.”
Official Spokesman of Hizb ut-Tahrir Bangladesh
28 Rajab 1430
21 July 2009