Statement Of The World Ulama’s About Khilafah,
Throughout The Unrest In The Middle East
Safar 05, 1433 A.H, Saturday, December 31, 2011
The ulama’s who are mukhlis in this world agree to actualize the return of the Khilafah. Their calls to establish the Khilafah which is abisharah nabawaiyah (the good tidings from the Prophet), are clearly and openly proclaimed by them in the Friday sermons or in the meetings with the ummah.
In 2009, the ulama’s assembled in Jakarta in the Muktamar Ulama Nasional (National Conference of Islamic Scholars). Present there were the ulama’s of the world who gave their testimonies about the desire of the ulama’s to establish the Khilafah, as delivered by the ulama’s from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Palestine, Europe, Syria and other countries.
At the end of the year 2010 and 2011, when uprisings occurred in the Middle East, which started from Tunisia, Egypt to other countries including Syria, the ulama’s also spoke out loud about the promise of Rasulullah regarding the reestablishment of the Khilafah which is suited to the prophetic method. They talked out loud and openly, without anything hidden at all, in the presence of the ummah.
Sheikh Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz at Masjid Nur, Cairo, Egypt, in a Friday sermon before the thousands of Muslim jama’ah, as well as broadcasted live via local TV, firmly and with full confidence delivered the promise of Allah as contained in the Qur’an’s surah an-Nur verse 55:
“Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that - then those are the defiantly disobedient.” (QS. An-Nur: 55)
Other ulama’s also stated the same thing, i.e. to strive toward the return of the Khilafah. “I give glad tidings based on the glad tidings of the Prophet (SAW), that there will Khilafah in the end times. And who knows, the events that are taking place the Muslim worlds maybe paving way for the return of the Khilafah,” said a Sheikh in a TV show.
“We believe with certainty that the Khilafah will be established, whether America, Europe, and the secularists like it or not,” he asserted.
“This is the promise of Allah and Rasulullah. I say to you, O youths of the ummah! receive this good tidings. By the Lord of the Ka’bah, the great Battle will occur, and the banner of Jihad will rise upon the ground of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the Khilafah Rashidah (rightly guided) will come to Al-Quds (Jerusalem)” said Sheikh Muhammad Hassan, in February 2011, in a TV show.
“What is oppressive rule? It is a ruler who forces the people to submit to himself. Such as Gaddafi (Libya): ‘Either me or I will burn everything’. Mubarak (Egypt): ‘Either me or chaos’. Ben Ali (Tunisia): … the same thing! Abdullah Saleh (Yemen): … the same thing! This is oppressive rule,” Sheikh Abdullah Nahari asserted, Egypt, April 2011.
“During Ramadan last year, I was talking about political reports. Prediction reports and Islamic research, all of which indicate that the new Era for the Khilafah is on the way!”, Sheikh Abdul Majeed al-Zindani, asserted in Yemen, March 2011, responded with takbeer by the thousands of Muslims.
“As a result of being angered and saddened by the plight of the Muslims, we used to ask Allah (SWT), for death rather than witnessing this humiliation. But Allah has prolonged our lives and we live to witness these victories occur. We changed the do’a, and now we ask Allah to prolong our lives, and allow us, even for a moment, to live under the banner of the Khilafah.” said Sheikh Abdullah Nahari.
“O Muslims! Rise up to aid and support the call for Khilafah, even if it is at the expense of your lives!” said Sheikh al-Zaghby, Egypt, March 2011.
“The majority if Islamic scholars today say that this period which we live in today is the period of oppressive rule. The rule by force. Be patient, so you can hear (what is to come). This oppressive rule, its usurpation of power is by force. And it maintains itself by force. And its downfall will by force!” said Sheikh Zindani.
“This masjid has a message. The message that every masjid must have and the message of the masjid is the message of Islam and about the Oneness of Allah and the teaching of the people so that they worship Allah, the worship of the people to their Lord to the establishment of the Khilafah Rashidah amongst them,” said Sheikh Umar ibn Abd al-Azaiz, Cairo Egypt.
“We, when was the shari’ah and the Islamic Khilafah, and the shari’ah was implemented, we had honour. We saw noble responses such as… ‘From Harun al-Rashid, the leader of the Believers, to Nakfour, the dog of Rome: as to what follows, My reply is what you will see, not what you will hear (a promise).’ We saw him addressing the clouds, saying: ‘Go wherever you want, for indeed your Kharaj (land tax) will come to me here, insha Allah.’ We tasted honour, my brothers. But we strayed away from Islam,” said Sheikh Dr. Hazim Shawman, Egypt, March 2011.
“Our striving, now, must be in accordance with this text about which the Prophet (SAW) told us. We must strive to move from the era of the ‘Oppressive Rule’ to the era of Khilafah Rashidah on the method of the Prophethood. And all the times that is slipping through our hands these days, is a time that extends the life of this oppressive rule,” said Sheikh Hatim Fareed, From Masjid Bilal, Iskandariyah, Egypt, April 2011.
“So, either we continue to extend this period, or we try to shorten it and speak about Islam and about the Rule of Allah, The Exalted, and His revelation. However, there are some people who do not want this,” Sheikh Hatim Fareed added.
“Verily, the matter is certain and is definite, and in fact has the ijma’ (consensus) of all ulama’s and the consensus is an evidence as the Prophet (SAW) said, ‘My ummah will not unite upon falsehood.’ A consensus is a proof… for example there is in fiqh, a consensus of the ulama’s on the obligation upon Muslims of appointing a Khalifah and establishing an authority/state to implement the rules of Islam.. A consensus, an ijma’!” said Sheikh Hazim Salah, Egypt, February, 2011.
“The land of Islam is one, and is not allowed to be separated or divided. Indeed, there is a hadith of Rasul (SAW) that he said, ‘If an oath of allegiance is given to two Khalifahs, kill the second one.’ In another narration, ‘kill the latter.’ This means that the original rule for Muslims is that they should only have one ruler who leads them”, said Sheikh Ali bin Hajj, Algeria, October, 2010.
“And if someone else tries to fight him over the authority, the Prophet (SAW) ordered to kill him person, in order to prevent the disorder and tribulations (that would arise from disunitgy). Look today at the Islamic World, how many presidents.. how many kings.. how many leaders… who if indeed they love the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet (SAW), they would have chosen to instead tear down these borders and barriers, and select one ruler to rule by the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of Rasulullah (SAW),” Sheikh Ali bin Hajj further said.
“And that’s why I am calling you to this idea.. the concept of Islamic activists united under the Islamic Khilafah, and by Khilafah, I mean the genuine Khilafah Rashidah,” said Sheikh Nadir al-Tamimin, Palestina, March 2011.
“They said: We want to to separate religion from politics. Religion is religion, and politics is politics. But in this too, they are in error. For indeed, if politics means managing the affairs of the land and people, then the Qur’an was specifically revealed to take care of these with the aim of guiding people towards the pleasure of Allah The Exalted,” said Sheikh Hatim Fareed, Masjid Bilal, Egypt, April 2011.
“And if they said they wanted a separation from religion or to separate religion from politics, then that would be contradict my creed as a Muslim. Allah (SWT) says in the Qur’an, “If you disagree on a matter, then its judgment is for Allah,” Sheikh Hatim Fareed added.
“Rasulullah (SAW) said, “Prophethood will be with you so long as Allah wills it . Then it will be removed if Allah wills. Then there will be Khilafah on the method of Prophethood (Khilafah ‘ala minhajin nubuwwah), so long as Allah wills it, then it will be removed if Allah wills. Then there will be biting rule (hereditary rule) so long as Allah wills it. Then there will be oppressive rule so long as Allah wills it, then it will be removed if Allah wills. Then there will Khilafah on the method of Prophethood then the Prophet fell silent,” Sheikh Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz asserted at Masjid Nur, Cairo, Egypt, 2011.
Thus, the ulama’s who are mukhlis in many parts of the world have dared to declare the truth to greet the bisharah nabawiyah (glad tidings from the Prophet), that the Khilafah will return. Therefore, it is time that the Muslims and their ulama’s are united in actualizing that promise of Rasulllah (SAW). Insha Allah, the Khilafah is getting closer.
Translated and Submitted by a Mujahid