In the name of Allah, Ar-Rahman, Ar-Raheem
O Islamic Armies! Stop the Bloodshed in Libya and Raise the Banner of Tawhid!
Gaddafi and his supporters are still spilling Muslim blood in Libya from Zawiyah to Misurata and from Ras Lanuf to Bin Jawad where this criminal and his cronies have not hesitated in using all weapons at their disposal. All this happens, while contacts intensify between the capitals of the colonial powers in the West to agree on how to divide the spoils among themselves.
The matter has reached such that America, Britain, France and Italy, and even India have mobilised their naval fleets and aircraft carriers, AWACS aircrafts off the coast of Libya with their pretext of humanitarian intervention as well as the transfer of fleeing persons to Tunisia and other arguments that do not deceive anyone from the obscured fact of the old colonial greed in extending their hands on the resources of the country and enslaving its people. In the thick of all this, the Egyptian army stands on the sidelines motionless at all that is happening as if Libya was located in the European or American continent. Hizb ut-Tahrir, a political party that takes care of the affairs of Muslims and their interests according to the rulings of Islam, considers it important to declare the following:
1. We remind all the Muslims that they are one ummah, they have one Lord, the One and Unique, one Prophet, One Book, one qiblah, their peace is one and their war is one.
2. We remind the Muslims that they must help their brother; rejoice in his joy, feel his pain when he is afflicted as has come in the noble hadith: “The Example of the believers in their love for each other, their nearness and compassion for each other is like one body; when one limb suffers pain the rest of the body breaks out in sleeplessness and fever” (Muslim, Sahih #2586). And from the Prophet (saw) where he said: “The believers are like one building – each re-enforcing the other…” (Bukhari, Sahih #6026).
3. We remind them too that the lesson in this is being bound to the `Aqeedah and not bound to the Sykes-Picot agreement and what it established. This is a colonial treaty utterly invalid and rejected and any resulting spurious conditions imposed by the coloniser is also rejected. Islam required the Sykes-Picot agreement to be rejected and dissolved as well as all its implications and terms.
4. That our Lord and Helper – the Mighty and Exalted – will gave help to the oppressed where He says in his Majestic Book: “And what is the matter with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah and of the weak — men, women and children — who say, ‘Our Lord, take us out of this town, whose people are oppressors, and make for us some friend from Yourself, and make for us from Yourself some helper?’” [ TMQ An-Nisa 4:75].
We direct this urgent call to the Muslim Ummah and her armies:
Firstly: O army of Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco; O Muslim army commanders, officers and soldiers! Come immediately to the aid of your brothers in Libya in order to strike a crushing military blow to the criminal Gaddafi and his entourage of mercenaries and the bloodbath they preside over.
Secondly: O armies of the Muslim leadership, officers and soldiers! Refuse and forbid any foreign interference in the affairs of Muslims in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere. Are you not an army to defend this nation, its faith, blood and soil?!
Be up to this responsibility and stand as men and by your action make history for yourselves.
Thirdly: We urge you, O sons of the Ummah to support the armies in order to prevent the interference of these unbelieving and greedy foreign countries. We do not want to repeat the tragedy of Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Chechnya, Kashmir and other countries.
Fourthly: We strongly appeal to the Islamic Ummah to urgently come forward and support the people in Libya and Tunisia to overcome the difficult ordeal in which they live in these fateful days. We appeal also to any initiative to provide them with the needed supplies, medicine, clothing and so on, just as we call on the people of Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria, to come to support their brothers in Libya, by all means available and to help people displaced by the hell-bound Gaddafi and work too to secure a decent livelihood for them and obtain the necessary healthcare, and provide them with everything they need of support.
And we conclude with the open invitation to all Muslims to work with us to raise the word of Allah high through the pledge of allegiance to the Khalifah who will rule with the laws of Allah and to cut the hands of the greedy colonialists in our country and our affairs. The only way to liberate the Ummah from the West and those following behind her lies in the establishment of the Khilafah which we were informed about by the Noble Prophet (May Allah bless him and his family) when he said: “Verily the Imam is a shield behind whom you fight and are protected”.
Central Media Office
8th March 2011
6 Rabi ul-thani 1432