Both conferences organised by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain this weekend were successfully convened in sold out auditoria. The central message and call to action is for Muslims to reject all normalisation and deals made with the Hindutva and Zionist governments who trample the basic rights of Muslims daily. Muslims must forbid this great munkar of our times, where such evil can be perpetrated under the noses of the rulers of Muslim lands, who dare not lift a finger to prevent them. Equal to this obligation is the duty to enjoin the good of reminding the Muslim armies that their job is first to protect the ummah from such attacks and not to act merely as ceremonial staff, or private security for the traitorous rulers. Finally, the greatest maroof (good) is to build strongly and propagate the case for the reestablishment of the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the way of prophethood.
The speakers spoke of the danger of nationalism. Mazhar Khan labelled it “a cancer in human societies” and explained that it is no less than the arrogant crime of Iblees, where one side says they are better or more deserving than the other. Such an evil has displaced millions and led to the slaughter of thousands, from al-Hind to al-Quds. Both Hindutva and Zionism are nationalistic secular ideologies, with no basis in religion. Muslims must reject any tribal, ethnic or national divisions
صِبْغَةَ اللَّهِ ۖ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّهِ صِبْغَةً ۖ وَنَحْنُ لَهُ عَابِدُونَ
“[Take] Allah’s colour. For who is better than Allah at colouring? And we are worshippers of Him” [TMQ Al-Baqarah(2):138]
Rupon Shahid discussed how Islam came in the seventh century to a wholly divided people, but unified them and elevated them to the best ummah brought forward from mankind. When Islam was implemented as an Islamic State then history is filled with examples of how non-Muslim citizens were protected and given opportunities to thrive. This is quite the opposite to the secular Hindutva, Zionist and indeed Western system which suppress and oppress minorities routinely. Such systems fail all the people whether minority or majority and only use the division to distract the people while a tiny elite loot the country for their own greedy gain.
Dr Nazreen Nawaz explained how the western part of India itself was opened to the justice of Islam as a result of the oppression of the Hindu King Raja Dahir who imprisoned some Muslim women in the eight century. The honour of Muslim women has always been a red line for Muslims, until today. Now a Muslim woman can be abused, dishonoured and murdered openly, yet the so-called rulers of Muslims turn a blind eye to it. Dr Nawaz delivered many shocking examples of the daily oppression of women from al-Hind to al-Quds. Yet this is only possible because of the current rulers flagrant disregard for the words of Allah –
إِنَّمَا ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ إِخۡوَةٌ۬
“The believers are nothing but brothers…” [TMQ Al-Hujurat (49):10]
فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ
“And if they seek help of you for the religion, then you must help.” [TMQ Al-Anfal (8):72].
“Nationalism is a disease that strips nations and states of their humanity such that they stand muted and paralysed in the midst of genocides with no political will to act unless it is in their national interests to do.”
Taji Mustafa reminded the audience of the necessity to establish the Khilafah as the ummah’s project, for it is her vital issue. Furthermore, we must remove the nationalist lines that have been drawn for us in our hearts by the colonialists. We owe no allegiance to such divisive borders. Finally, the lines in the sand, drawn by the same Western colonialists and enforced by the Western supported regimes in our lands have to go. They have no legal value and serve only to harm us.
The last word is to consider our legacy.
Will our legacy be to simply cry tears at the plight of our ummah when our tears will not stop the pain of our brothers and sisters? Or to just give charity to ease the suffering of our ummah, when pounds and dollars will not end the persecution or the bullets and bombs raining down on our brothers and sisters?
Or will our legacy be to return to the way of our Prophet (ﷺ) and Islam by re-establishing that great state and Islamic leadership that will be a guardian to all Muslims no matter their race, ethnicity, land of birth or place they live – the Khilafah state based upon the method of the Prophethood?
مَن كَانَ يُرِيدُ ٱلۡعِزَّةَ فَلِلَّهِ ٱلۡعِزَّةُ جَمِيعًاۚ
“Whoever desires honour, power and glory – then to Allah belongs all honour, power and glory.” [TMQ Fatir(35):10]