With the current evacuation of Christian populations from Iraqi towns and cities and further unverified reports of Yazidis hiding out in mountains around the town of Sinjar, we direct your attention to a press release from Hizb ut Tahrir Iraq issued recently regarding the growing escalating tensions with minorities in the Iraq.
The news – despite being bitter – did not surprise us where Christians evacuated their homes and residences in Mosul, on their way to the Nineveh Plain and the Kurdish region, so as to escape with their lives, before the expiry of the deadline set by the ISIS Organization (Saturday 19th July 2014 at noon). The deadline came in the so called Destiny Document that was communicated during the Friday sermons in the city’s mosques, where Christians were given an ultimatum to convert to Islam, pay Jizya, or leave the city, with not more than the clothes they are wearing and not to carry with them anything of their money or possessions. If they did not, there would be “nothing between them and the organization except the sword”!
An organization that is used to imposing its views with extreme cruelty, so that it dared on the blood and money, without a scruple of fear of Allah, is the best proof of the veracity of our thought that their declaration of Khilafah was not more than a proactive movement to trivialize the great Khilafah in the hearts of ordinary Muslims. And to make it a material for a joke in the service of the Kaffir West’s projects, whose sleep has been disturbed by the sincerity of those sincerely working for the establishment of the rightly guided Khilafah on the method of Prophethood; those following the way of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and his family, no matter how great the sacrifices and the length of time it takes. How can it not, and its manifestations loom, Allah the Exalted willing, through the blessed revolution of Ash-Sham, the awakening of Muslims everywhere, and the near end of the forced rule.
Finally, the application of Islam is not a sword hanging on the necks of people, and not a way to extort their money through vicious means. Rather it is a mercy to the worlds revealed by Allah, for people to secure their lives, honor and property.
The proper application of Islam throughout its prolonged history was a major factor for the nations and peoples to enter into Islam in multitudes. Rather they did not enjoy justice and safety, except under its shadow. And the stories of the Christians from the East fighting with Muslims against the Crusaders the aggressors, is a shining proof. So let us be the best inviters to Islam; the bringers of good tidings and not to repulsive, and satisfy our Lord the Almighty,
أدْعُ إِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُمْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنْ ضَلَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ
“Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided.” (An-Nahl: 125)
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Iraq
Monday, 23rd Ramadan 1435 AH
Issue No: 6/35