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News Right Now: An Era of Ruwaybidah
Welcome to today’s episode of News Right Now – An Era of Ruwaybidah. The month of Rajab Al-Khair is upon us once again, reminding us of the ongoing tragedy of the destruction of the Khilafah (Caliphate) that has yet to end... The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir has launched a global Campaign, “Upon the Centenary of the Destruction of the Khilafah ... O Muslims, Establish It!”
The Messenger of Allah SAW said,
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ "سَيَأْتِي عَلَى النَّاسِ سَنَوَاتٌ خَدَّاعَاتٌ يُصَدَّقُ فِيهَا الْكَاذِبُ وَيُكَذَّبُ فِيهَا الصَّادِقُ وَيُؤْتَمَنُ فِيهَا الْخَائِنُ وَيُخَوَّنُ فِيهَا الأَمِينُ وَيَنْطِقُ فِيهَا الرُّوَيْبِضَةُ قِيلَ وَمَا الرُّوَيْبِضَةُ قَالَ الرَّجُلُ التَّافِهُ فِي أَمْرِ الْعَامَّةِ "
“Deceiving years will come where the people would believe the liar and not believe the trustworthy, and the traitor would be trusted and the honest would be distrusted. In those years, the Ruwaybidah will speak.” He was asked, “And what is Ruwaybidah?” He said, “The shallow man who speaks about the public's affairs.”
When questioning who the Ruwaybidah are today, it comes very quick to the mind that amongst these people are the treacherous Muslim rulers. The ones who have vowed to protect and take care of the people’s affairs! They are the ones upon who Islam places a lot of responsibility and accountability. In the past, the most pious of the Muslims would run from such roles due to the heavy duty attached. Abu Maryam al-Azdi narrated that the Messenger of Allah said,
" مَا مِنْ عَبْدٍ يَسْتَرْعِيهِ اللَّهُ رَعِيَّةً،يَمُوتُ يَوْمَ يَمُوتُ وَهُوَ غَاشٌّ لِرَعِيَّتِهِ،إِلَّا حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ الْجَنَّةَ "
“Whoever Allah put in charge of any of the affairs of the Muslims and remains aloof from them and pays no attention to their needs and poverty till he dies, Allah will forbid him Paradise.” [Abu Dawood]
Today we see it’s the most incapable, fearless and selfish who rule over the Muslims in our countries – who use these positions to abuse their power to achieve their self-centered interests.
Wherever we look today in the Muslim countries we see nothing but the betrayal of these leaders who have let down their people continuously and show absolutely no remorse. The Western Imperialists have always interfered in the affairs of the Muslim Ummah. We saw this in Bosnia, Chechnya, Kashmir, Algeria, Iraq, Afghanistan...and the list goes on - they create the problems and then use them as a pretext for their involvement and interference. We see this through the establishment of military bases, the stationing of so called ‘Peace Keeping Forces’, the conducting of economic treaties to seize the wealth of the Ummah and through enforcing secular political solutions. All of this is made possible through the compliance of the tyrannical rulers of the Muslim lands,who truly are the first line of defense for our enemies!!
These rulers who should be ensuring there is no harm to their people and ensuring that all the rights and needs are fulfilled, they instead bow down as slaves to their western masters, nodding to every given order! They are nothing but illegitimate puppet rulers dancing to the tunes of the colonial enemies to keep the Muslim world subjugated under western secular systems. They have not only betrayed their people but they have betrayed Allah (swt) and his Rasool Allah (saw) by openly ruling by Kufr and abandoning their true role.
Today, the Ummah without her state is left hopeless and vulnerable and its OUR Muslim Rulers who are to blame! There is a very strong need today to grill those in position and stop their injustices. In fact, the link between the ruler and its people is supposed to be healthy and one of trust. The most powerful means of keeping the relationship between the people and the rulers intact, is the Muslim Ummah, it is us – who are encouraged and obliged by Islam to account and keep our rulers in check. Allah (swt) says:
(وَلۡتَكُنۡ مِّنۡكُمۡ اُمَّةٌ يَّدۡعُوۡنَ اِلَى الۡخَيۡرِ وَيَاۡمُرُوۡنَ بِالۡمَعۡرُوۡفِ وَيَنۡهَوۡنَ عَنِ الۡمُنۡكَرِؕ وَاُولٰٓـئِكَ هُمُ الۡمُفۡلِحُوۡنَ)
“And let there arise amongst you a group, inviting to all that is good (Islam), commanding al-Marouf (good), and forbidding al-Munkar (evil); and those are the ones who are the successful.” [Surah Al-Imran, 104]
The world is in need of a new system that can produce and empower just leaders who have nothing but the best interests of their people at heart. The only system that can achieve such a thing is the system of Allah (swt) which is the Islamic Khilafah. We, the Ummah of Muhammad (saw) are the ones to make this happen, to take our Ummah from the darkness into the light.
We cannot and will not allow the Ruwaybidah of today to stop us and become an obstacle for us in the way of our duty. Allah says:
(كُنۡتُمۡ خَيۡرَ اُمَّةٍ اُخۡرِجَتۡ لِلنَّاسِ تَاۡمُرُوۡنَ بِالۡمَعۡرُوۡفِ وَتَنۡهَوۡنَ عَنِ الۡمُنۡكَرِ وَتُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ بِاللّٰهِؕ وَلَوۡ اٰمَنَ اَهۡلُ الۡكِتٰبِ لَڪَانَ خَيۡرًا لَّهُمۡؕ مِنۡهُمُ الۡمُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ وَاَكۡثَرُهُمُ الۡفٰسِقُوۡنَ)
“You [true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his Sunnah] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma’rûf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden), and you believe in Allah.” [Surah Al Imran, 110]
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