بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
A Message of Support for Al-Aqsa
Dr. Nazreen Nawaz
Director of the Women’s Section in the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
29th July 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
If Masjid Al-Haram and the Kaaba in Makkah were under occupation, or the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, where our beloved Messenger (saw) is buried, was being desecrated and defiled by evil occupiers, how would you respond? If the enemies of Islam could violate and close down these sacred sites at will, seek to destroy them, exert their authority over them, and terrorise and kill their worshippers, how would you respond? There is no doubt that Insha Allah we would not rest until such an occupation was brought to an end!
Well, dear brothers and sisters, today, the 3rd holiest mosque for us as Muslims, the first Qibla of Islam, the place of Masra (the Al-Isra wal Miraj of the Messenger(saw)), Masjid Al-Aqsa is crying out for us, its Ummah, to liberate it from the clutches of its evil occupiers who desecrate it, defile it, violate its sanctity and terrorise and kill its worshippers with impunity, so how will we respond???
Today, Muslims from across the UK will be gathering at this demonstration in London, organised by Hizb ut Tahrir Britain entitled, “Stand, Struggle, Sacrifice for Al-Aqsa”. It is being held outside the Saudi Embassy…. just one of those traitorous regimes of the Muslim world who have abandoned Al-Aqsa, and the Blessed land of Palestine and its believers to the blood-stained hands of the terrorist Jewish entity.
And this demonstration has a simple message; it is to call this honourable Ummah of Islam and its formidable armies to establish with urgency the noble Khilafah state, based upon the method of the Prophethood, which ALONE can uproot every inch of this cancerous Zionist scar from the face of the Muslim world and liberate Al-Aqsa and its people, returning honour and security to this Blessed land.
For, dear brothers and sisters, do you think that if the Islamic leadership of the Khilafah, the guardian, the shield, the protector of this Ummah and this Deen, a state that unifies the Muslim world, if it was present today, that the enemies of Islam would dare to even dream of occupying a single inch of this Blessed land of Palestine??? NO, they would NOT!
Do you think that if the formidable Islamic army of this formidable Khilafah state was behind Al-Aqsa and its people, that this cowardly Jewish entity would dare to step one foot into this sacred place??? NO, it would NOT!
And Do you think that if this Ummah was ruled by a leader of Taqwa in this Khilafah state, who would readily lay down his life for his Deen and who truly understood his duty of protecting the blood of every single believer rather than the rulers of betrayal and cowardice as we have today in our lands, that the “Israeli” security forces would dare to humiliate or terrorise a single Muslim man, woman, or child??? NO, they would NOT!
Indeed, the Prophet (saw) said, «إِنَّمَا الْإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ» “Verily the Imam (Khaleefah) is a shield from behind whom you fight and by whom you are protected.”
But today, in the absence of this shield, this noble Khilafah state:
This terrorist occupying entity is emboldened to desecrate and close Al-Aqsa, and assault and murder its worshippers, including the honourable Muslim women and their children with no fear of any repercussion. The fact that they have removed the metal detectors from its gates does not make any difference to the fact that Al-Aqsa remains under the darkness of occupation and subject to the whims of its occupiers who feel they can exert their authority over it however and whenever they wish. How dare they have the audacity to even think that they have the right to decide who enters this sacred mosque to worship Allah (swt) and who doesn’t, or to perform their corrupt rituals in its sacred precincts, or to implement their Judisation plans of Al-Quds (Jerusalem)!
In April this year, Jewish extremists were allowed to perform a Jewish ceremony involving the sacrifice of a lamb near Al-Aqsa – an act which is associated with building a Jewish temple where Al-Aqsa stands. And in June this year, the Jewish entity’s cabinet announced a series of multimillion construction projects aimed at tightening its grip on Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem. It also announced plans to force Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem to adopt the “Israeli” curriculum which teaches only Zionist history and erases the connection of the Muslim youth to Jerusalem by teaching them that “Israel” has a right to the city. And this May, in an address to mark the Jewish entity’s so-called ‘Jerusalem Day’, Netanyahu stated that Al Aqsa Mosque compound (or what he called Temple Mount) would “always remain under Israeli sovereignty.”
And despite all this, the Palestinian Authority continues to serve as the security agent for their occupiers, having displayed an epic level of betrayal of the Muslims of Palestine, including strengthening the occupation through their sell-out agreements and accords, and calling for further negotiations and idle agreements with this conscienceless terrorist entity that only understands the language of violence, brutality, the bulldozing of homes and the stealing of lands.
Today brothers and sisters, in the absence of this noble Khilafah state:
This Ummah is ruled by the Ruwaibidah rulers, the lying, traitorous and spineless rulers who have conspired with the terrorist Jewish entity in its crimes against the Muslims and this Deen, and served as its frontline protectors through their agreements and policies. They have not lifted a finger to protect Al-Aqsa and the believers; rather, they have imprisoned our Muslim armies and stopped them from moving to the defense of this sacred mosque, Palestine, as well as their brothers and sisters across the world, outsourcing our armies to fight in the cause of the interests of Western powers rather than giving victory to their Deen.
The Ruwaibidah rulers - who instead of directing their armies to liberate Al-Aqsa from the clutches of its evil occupiers, choose instead to direct their bombs and bullets against their own Muslim brothers and sisters in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, or elsewhere – on the behest of their Western masters - for the only things these treacherous rulers hold sacred are their own egos, their thrones of power and the orders of their masters in Washington, London and Paris.
Erdogan of Turkey, for example, feigns concern for Islam and calls for Muslims to visit Jerusalem to defend Al-Aqsa, while blocking his own army from visiting Jerusalem; those who truly have the power to liberate it, sending them instead to kill Muslims in Syria. Or Salman and the House of Al-Saud, who calls themselves the Custodians of the Holy sites…but sends their planes to bomb and starve the children of Yemen, while washing their hands of defending the third holiest site in Islam! Or Rouhani of Iran, who claims to govern a state ruled by Islamic laws….but uses his army not to liberate Al-Quds but to prop up an evil secular butcher, Assad, who has waged a war against Allah!
La Hawla wala quwatta illah billah!
So, brothers and sisters, in the absence of this Khilafah state that mobilises its army to protect this Deen and its sacred sites, it has been left to the brave Muslims of Palestine to protect Al-Aqsa, including its honourable Muslim women and children who have faced the cowardly Jewish soldiers armed with nothing but their iman and their voices; willing to sacrifice their freedom and even their life to protect the sanctity of this sacred mosque.
Our dear sisters, in despair of their rulers and in the absence of a Salahuddin or Al-Mutassim to heed their call, they have taken it upon themselves to defend Al-Aqsa and this Blessed land. And in the process, they have been humiliated, beaten, arrested, imprisoned and killed by this terrorist Jewish entity. And yet the resolve of our sisters has not been broken. Their thundering Takbeers in the face of their oppressors have shown the enemies of Islam that they fear none but Allah (swt) and that they will never abandon their Deen like their rulers have. They have shown that they are true to their Iman as believers. Allahu Akbar!
But how will we show to our Rabb (swt) that we are true to our Iman as believers? How will we show Allah (swt) that the Shahadah that we say is not a mere word we utter but a belief that we are willing to stand for, struggle for, and sacrifice for? How will we respond when Al-Aqsa is calling out for us to liberate it, and our brothers and sisters of Palestine are calling out to us to liberate their land and protect their blood?
Do we sit back and hope that the defunct United Nations and international community will protect Al-Aqsa and ensure that it stays in the hands of the Muslims? – the same UN and international community which founded, funded and strengthened this criminal illegal state, gave it a green light to maim and slaughter the Muslims of Gaza with impunity, and erected a wall of silence around its hideous crimes…even when it repeatedly violated their own conventions and laws? No brothers and sisters, we can never rely on the UN or any foreign government or body to resolve this issue.
It is ONLY a Muslim army, mobilised by the Islamic leadership of the Khilafah, that truly represents the interests of the Muslims and this Deen, and that will uproot this terrorist Jewish entity and liberate not just Al-Aqsa and Palestine but all our Muslim lands from their occupiers and tyrant rulers. So, brothers and sisters, we call you to
exert all your efforts to carry this dawah for the urgent establishment of this glorious Khilafah state and, MOST importantly, to motivate all those you know in the armies of the Muslim world to rise to their Islamic duty of defending Al-Aqsa and this Ummah and of giving their Nussrah (their support) to Hizb ut Tahrir to establish the Khilafah and implement the System of Allah (swt) upon our lands under which Al-Quds will become the capital of the state Biithnillah!
I turn my words now to the sons of the Muslim armies, the Commanders of Iman who have been vested with the duty of protecting this Ummah and the Deen of Islam, why have you left Al-Aqsa to be protected by the unarmed men, women and children of Palestine while you have the tanks and planes to liberate this sacred mosque, the site of the Isra of your beloved Prophet (saw) from its evil occupiers? Do you have no shame that you have relinquished your heavy duty onto the shoulders of your unarmed sisters to bear?
How can you watch on silently while the Jewish forces desecrate your sacred sites, extend their hands onto your Muslim mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters, insult them with the vilest of words and shed their blood? And How can you bear to serve behind leaderships that have turned their back on this Ummah and this Deen, and kept you back from giving victory to Islam?!
How will you answer to your Lord for all this??? When He asks you where were you when Al-Aqsa was being defiled? Do you not yearn to gain the honour of the great Salahuddin Ayubi of liberating this blessed land and earn the immense reward of freeing your brothers and sisters from their oppressors? Then break your allegiance to these cowardly leaderships who have blackened your name and brought you nothing but shame. And embrace your Islamic duty and the great honour of liberating Al-Aqsa and defending your Ummah! Uproot this cancerous Zionist regime from the face of the Muslim world!
And become the Ansar of today by giving your Nusrah, your support for the establishment of the Khilafah, based on the method of the Prophethood, which will mobilise you for the purpose your Rabb obliges you to embrace; to be protectors of the Muslims and your Deen, returning honour to your name, making you heroes of your people, and securing for you the most glorious rewards in your Akhira that you cannot even imagine!!!
I end by saying to our dear brave brothers and sisters of Palestine who have defended Al-Aqsa with nothing but their voices and bodies, what a true inspiration you are to this Ummah, an example to us all of what it means to be the true servants of Allah (swt)! We make dua that Allah (swt) keeps you steadfast and firm in your struggle for this Deen and that it will not be long before you witness the victory that your hearts yearn for, for indeed, Allah (swt) has Promised us victory over this Blessed land and He never fails in His Promise. Allah (swt) says,
[وَاللّهُ غَالِبٌ عَلَى أَمْرِهِ وَلَـكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ]
“And Allah is predominant over His Affair, but most of the people do not know.” [Yusuf: 21]