بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
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This Ramadhan, Let us Strive for Ruling by All that Allah (swt) Has Revealed
Allah (swt) said,
[شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ]
“The month of Ramadhan is the one in which the Qur’ān was revealed as Guidance for mankind, and as clear signs that show the right way and the Furqan.” [Surah Al-Baqarah 2:185].
And Allah (swt) said,
[إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ لِتَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ بِمَا أَرَاكَ الله]
“Surely, We have revealed to you the Book with the truth, so that you may judge between people according to what Allah has shown you” [Surah An-Nisa 4:105].
In the era of ruling by all that Allah (swt) has revealed, Ramadhan was glorified by great worship of Allah (swt), forover a thousand years. Thus, the Muslims did not restrict themselves tofasting, tarawih and invitations to iftaar alone. They fulfilled theobligation to rule by Islam comprehensively, including in economics, military affairs and education.
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The Day the city of Qayrawan was established in North Africa
The city of Qayrawan that is situated in the present-day Tunisia, had its foundation was laid by Uqbah bin Nafay in the year 50 AH. In the Khilafah of Banu Ummayah, this place was especially selected for the establishment of this city, so that Muslims could be protected from the attack by Romans. Besides being a military base, Qayrawan was also a glorious center for trade and education. Muslims established various cities during their Caliphates, which became centers for knowledge and civilization, such as Cordoba, Baghdad, Cairo and Basra. Such cities are testimonies of the might of the civilization that emanated from the ideology of Islam. If the power of the Khilafah State is made available to the Islamic civilization today, it is capable to become dominant in the world, as it was for centuries.
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From Fasting to Governance, from Morals to Jihad, Islam is for Implementation
We ask Allah (swt) that He (swt) accepts our Fasting and Salah and forgives us for what we have committed of sin. RasulAllah (saw) said, »مَنْ صَامَ رَمَضَانَ، إِيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا، غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ « “Whoever fasts during Ramadhan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven.” [Bukhari and Muslim]. Fasting Ramadhan was prescribed within the Noble Quran, which is free of any falsehood and established as an obligation. All those with sight and insight realize that prescribed obligations of Islam cannot be separated from one another, whether they are acts of ritual worship and Jihad, or transactions or morals or conduct, or crimes and punishment, these are all for implementation.
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The First Battle of Islam under the Command of Hamza (ra)
Ramadhan is that blessed month in which RasulAllah (saw) started Jihad after the establishment of the Islamic State. It is clear from the Jihad of RasulAllah (saw) that the state would not restrict itself to the boundaries of Madinah. It is the responsibility of the Islamic State to not only implement Islamic rulings in totality in the land that is under its authority, but also to deliver the call of Islam well beyond its borders. The Islamic State does not deliver Dawah in the way Christian missionaries do. Instead, it removes any material obstacle that comes in its way of delivering Dawah, by use of its military force. It then implements Islam in the new territories, allowing the inhabitants to experience the Islamic way of life practically. In this way, people embrace Islam in great numbers.
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Ramadhan's Gift Demands Enjoining the Right and Forbidding Evil
The bounteous gift of Allah (swt) that He sent down during the Blessed Ramadhan, the Noble Quran, is full of verses obliging a great duty, which has great reward. It is the duty of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil. Allah (swt) said,
[وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتُ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ يَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنْ الْمُنكَرِ]
“The believers, men and women, are allies of one another; they enjoin the good and forbid the evil.” [Tawba 9:71]. One important aspect of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil is bringing the rulers to task, commanding them with what Islam demands of them and forbidding them, from what Islam prohibits. RasulAllah (saw) said,» أَفْضَلَ الْجِهَادِ كَلِمَةُ حَقٍّ عِنْدَ سُلْطَانٍ جَائِرٍ «“The best Jihad is the just word in front of a tyrant ruler.” (Tirmidhi)
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Fasting is the Shield of the Believer and Khilafah is the Shield of the Ummah
Fasting was likened by RasulAllah (saw) to a shield, protecting each of us individually from the Fire of Jahannam. RasulAllah (saw) said, »الصِّيَامُ جُنَّةٌ مِنَ النَّارِ كَجُنَّةِ أَحَدِكُمْ مِنَ الْقِتَالِ« "Fasting is a shield against the Fire just like the shield of anyone of you against fighting.” [Ibn Maajah]. So, this Ramadhan, we establish the Obligation (Fard) of Fasting sincerely, seeking the Reward of Allah (swt), His Forgiveness and His Mercy and averting His Wrath. However, RasulAllah (saw) also likened the Khilafah to a shield, not for us individually, but for us as an Ummah collectively. RasulAllah (saw) said, »إِنَّمَا الْإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ« “Indeed, the Khaleefah is a shield, from behind whom you fight and by whom you are protected.” [Muslim] So, this Ramadhan, we must ask ourselves what we are doing to establish this Obligation?
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Gold and Silver Based Currency
The Muslim Ummah prefers to pay the obligatory Zakah in Ramadhan, as it undertakes Siyam (Fasting), spends the night in Salah and perform other acts of worship in Ramadhan. However, have we ever wondered why the Nisab of Zakah is 14.875g of silver and 2.125g of gold? And similarly, why did RasulAllah (saw) command the quantity for Diyyah (i.e. blood-money) and the minimum amount for implementing the Islamic Hadd punishment for theft, in gold? This is because in Islam only gold and silver are adopted as the basis for currency. However, in the current system, fiat currency is printed without being backed by the precious metal. And this is the reason for generalized inflation through the weakening of currency.
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Ramadhan of the Muslims of Kashmir
How can we restrict ourselves to Siyam and Tarawih alone this Ramadhan, whilst the Hindu State has kept the Muslims of Kashmir under siege, with their worship under the shade of the enemy’s guns?
How can we be negligent of the Obligation (Fard) of re-establishing Khilafah (Caliphate) this Ramadhan, which is the only way for the liberation of the Muslims of Kashmir and Palestine from brutal occupation?
We must demand from our armed forces that the month that always heralded victories in the era of ruling by Islam, Ramadhan, now awaits their Nussrah for re-establishing Khilafah, so that Ramadhan again becomes the month of victories.
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So that our Dua Are Accepted
Ramadhan is the month in which we bow before Allah (swt) and pray for the Islamic Ummah. Although Dua is an act of worship of considerable reward، leaving the practical work to rectify the situation of the Ummah, is fruitless. RasulAllah (saw) said,
« يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يَقُولُ مُرُوا بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَانْهَوْا عَنْ الْمُنْكَرِ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ تَدْعُونِي فَلَا أُجِيبُكُمْ وَتَسْأَلُونِي فَلَا أُعْطِيكُمْ وَتَسْتَنْصِرُونِي فَلَا أَنْصُرُكُمْ»
“O people! Allah (swt) commands to enjoin good and forbid evil before that you pray to Him and He would not answer your prayer and you demand from Him and He would not bless you with that and you ask Him for victory and He would not grant you that.” (Ahmad, Ibn Hibaan, Bayhaqi)
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Egyptian Operation Badr 1973
Operation Badr was the code name for the Egyptian military operation to cross the Suez Canal and seize the heavily fortified Bar-Lev Line of the Jewish occupation on October 6, 1973.
In that battle they exposed the false claims by the treacherous rulers that the Army of the Jews is invincible. The Egyptian army managed to destroy the fortifications of the Bar Lev line, and their loss reached only 64 martyrs, whilst the loss of the Jews were about 2838 soldiers killed, 2800 wounded and 508 prisoners, as well as many missing. The Muslims destroyed 840 tanks, 400 armored vehicles, 109 combat aircrafts and helicopters, and one warship.
However, the rulers of the Muslims laid waste to this achievement due to the absence of ruling by all that Allah (swt) has revealed, submitting to the Jewish state and moving to recognizing it and normalizing relations with it.
Today, we are in need of a Khaleefah Rashid, who will unify the millions of Muslim troops as one effective force against our enemies and liberate all occupied Islamic lands including Palestine and Kashmir.
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Islam Rejects the Notion of Nation States
The ruling in Islam must only be based on the commandments ordered by Allah (swt), no matter the race, tribe or color of the ruler. RasulAllah (saw) said:
« وَلَوْ اسْتُعْمِلَ عَلَيْكُمْ عَبْدٌ حَبَشِيٌّ يَقُودُكُمْ بِكِتَابِ اللَّهِ فَاسْمَعُوا لَهُ وَأَطِيعُوا»
“Even if a black negro is made a ruler over you, whilst leading you with the Book of Allah (swt), you must listen to and obey him” [An-Nisa’i]
The conception of the unity of Ummah transcends race and tribe. Thus, the Muslims of the Indian Subcontinent, under the British Raj occupation, used to consider the Uthmani Caliphate as their center. This conviction generated a powerful movement in the length and breadth of the Subcontinent, advocating the preservation of the Khilafah, which is still remembered as the “Khilafat Movement".
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The Righteous Will Ensure that Ramadhan Again Becomes the Month of Victories
It is wrong to conceive that the Ummah is devoid of righteous people and thus ineligible for the Help of Allah (swt). Allah (swt) informs us that there will be a great number of good people in this Ummah in the later generations. He (swt) says:
[ لِّأَصْحَابِ الْيَمِينِ - ثُلَّةٌ مِّنَ الْأَوَّلِينَ - وَثُلَّةٌ مِّنَ الْآخِرِينَ]
“And for the people of the right hand. - There will be many of them in the earlier generations and many in the later generations” (Surah Al-Waqiyah 38-40)
From among those will be such righteous Muslims to whom Allah (swt) will grant ruling, authority and victory. Allah (swt) says:
[ وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُم فِي الأَرْضِ]
“Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession in authority upon the earth…” (Surah An-Noor 24: 55)
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The First and Foremost
Allah (swt) said,
[قُلْ إِن كَانَ ءَابَاؤُكُمْ وَأَبْنَآؤُكُمْ وَإِخْوَنُكُمْ وَأَزْوَجُكُمْ وَعَشِيرَتُكُمْ وَأَمْوَلٌ اقْتَرَفْتُمُوهَا وَتِجَـرَةٌ تَخْشَوْنَ كَسَادَهَا وَمَسَـكِنُ تَرْضَوْنَهَآ أَحَبَّ إِلَيْكُمْ مِّنَ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَجِهَادٍ فِي سَبِيلِهِ فَتَرَبَّصُواْ حَتَّى يَأْتِىَ اللَّهُ بِأَمْرِهِ وَاللَّهُ لاَ يَهْدِى الْقَوْمَ الْفَـسِقِينَ]
“Say: If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your spouses, your kindred, the wealth that you have gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger, and striving hard and fighting in His cause, then wait until Allah brings about His decision (torment). And Allah guides not the people who are rebellious.” [Surah At-Tawbah 9:24]
So, whilst it is true that the Muslim has obligations before Allah (swt) regarding his parents, children, brothers, wives, relatives, wealth and trade, he will take time from them, spare effort in striving for them, without neglecting them, to ensure that the work for the dominance of the Deen of Islam would remain the pivot of life.
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Battle of Buwaib, 14th Ramadhan 13 AH
In the year 13 AH, the month of Ramadhan witnessed the Battle of Buwaib, led by the great commander Al-Muthanna bin Al-Haritha, in which the number of Muslims in this battle were 8000 only, while the Persians numbered 100,000. Nevertheless, it was a great victory for the Muslims.
Indeed, in this lies a lesson for those who reflect, the month of Fasting and Reciting of Qur’an is not a month of laziness and sleep, rather it is a month of Imaan motivating the work to uphold the word of Allah (swt), by implementing His rule and defeating His enemies.
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The Awaited Heroes of the Armed Forces
The Ummah today is numbed by grief at the wounds inflicted upon its body. Muslims are clearly unshielded, despite collectively possessing the world's largest armed forces, whose combined troops numbers reach millions.
Indeed, it is high time that the cries of the Ummah are heeded by the heroes from within the armed forces. The awaited heroes are those who will come forward in the Ummah's hour of greatest need to uproot the current rulers, who have chained the armed forces to their barracks, releasing them only when the Western colonialists demand.
These awaited heroes are those who will grant the Nussrah for the re-establishment of the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of the Prophethood, so that the armed forces will be mobilized for the liberation of the occupied.
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Enter into Islam Completely
The method legislated by Shariah to implement Islam is to implement it all at once, comprehensively.
Implementing Islam gradually, instead of completely, means implementing some part of Islam and some part of Kufr at the same time, even though Allah (swt) has clearly said:
[وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الْفَاسِقُونَ]
“And those who do not rule by all that Allah (swt) has revealed, they are evil-doers” (Surah Al-Maidah 5:47).
It is evident from the Sunnah of RasulAllah (saw) that he never delayed the implementation of a rule of Allah (swt) once it was revealed, nor did he suspend any command of Allah (swt).
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Battle of Badr, 17 Ramadhan 2 AH, 624 CE
Allah (swt) provided victory to the Muslim armies, because they depended upon Him for victory, including in the Battle of Badr, which took place in the month of Ramadhan.
It has been narrated on the authority of 'Umar b. al-Khattab (ra) who said: When it was the day on which the Battle of Badr was fought, the Messenger of Allah (saw) cast a glance upon the Kaafireen, and they were three times the number of his own Companions. The Prophet ﷺ turned (his face) towards the Qibla. Then he stretched his hands and began his supplication to his Lord:
اللَّهُمَّ أَنْجِزْ لِي مَا وَعَدْتَنِي اللَّهُمَّ آتِ مَا وَعَدْتَنِي، اللَّهُمَّ إِنْ تُهْلِكْ هَذِهِ الْعِصَابَةَ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْإِسْلَامِ لَا تُعْبَدْ فِي الْأَرْضِ
“O Allah, accomplish for me what you have promised to me. O Allah, bring about what You have promised to me. O Allah, if this small band of Muslims is destroyed, You will not be worshiped on this earth."
The battle of Badr confirms that Ramadhan is the month of Jihad, victory and dominance over the kuffar
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Arabic is the Language of the Quran
Arabic is the language of the Quran, it is the language of the best law, the Shariah, revealed by Allah (swt), Ar-Rahman. It is the language of the Deen that spread its glad-tidings all over the East and the West of the Earth. It is the language in which the Quran was revealed, establishing its miracle in linguistic expression, such that it renders the most competent in the language incapable of bringing the like of it.
In the era of ruling by Islam, when Muslims were under the command of one Imam, the Arabic was the official language of the Khilafah state; its treaties with other countries and all official communications were in Arabic. The Arabic language had the same prestige as the State that was a guardian for it.
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Sacrifice for Allah (swt) and His Messenger (saw)
Willingness to sacrifice is the outcome of an absolute conviction that Allah (swt) and His Messenger (saw) alone are deserving to be more beloved to the person, than the whole Dunyaa and everything that is within it. It is this conviction that allows a believer to sacrifice all of his worldly interests and ties for the sake of Allah (swt), making Allah (swt) and His Messenger(saw) the very center of life. Thus, the Muslim is not the one who is content with simply providing maintenance and Tarbiyyah (grooming) for his children. He is the one who is restless to serve his Deen, right the injustice, defy the oppressor and raise the word of Truth above all other ways of life, regardless of the sacrifices that must be made to ensure that.
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The Conquest of Makkah
Ramadhan is the month in which RasulAllah (saw) entered as the conqueror of Makkah, a city whose people of authority had previously brutally persecuted the Muslims. He (saw) purified the Ka’aba of idols, whilst reciting the aayah:
] وَقُلْ جَاۗءَ الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ ۭ اِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوْقًا[
“And Say: Truth has arrived and Falsehood perished, for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish.” (Surah Al-Isra’a 81) Today, no matter how powerful false Western colonialism appears, its fate is the same and it will perish at the hands of Muslims, by the Permission of Allah (swt). However, this will not happen by just sitting on our hands. We must strive for the re-establishment of the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of Prophethood for Truth to prevail in our era.
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Unity is an Obligation from Allah (swt) and Division is a Grave Sin
Alhamdulillah this Ummah possesses the strongest basis for unity in the world, the Deen of Haq, Islam. Thus, all over the world, its East and West, its North and South, we fasted Ramadhan, in response to the order of Allah (swt)
[يأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ]
“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may acquire Taqwa.” [Surah Al Baqarah 2:183] We all faced the same Qibla, the Masjid Al-Haraam, Al-Kaaba, during Salah, whether it is the Salah of Eid, or Jumma, or the Tarawih, or Tahajjud or our five daily prayers. Islam further stipulated the practical method to unify all Muslims as one Ummah and the world's most resourceful state, with one armed forces, one state treasury and one citizenship, without borders between us to divide us, which is the Khilafah state.
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Let us Increase our Ibaadah, including the Struggle for the Implementation of Islam
Muslim narrated that Rabi'a b. Ka'b (ra) said: I was with RasulAllah (saw) one night and I brought him water for Wudu and what he required. He said to me: سَلْ» « "Ask (anything you like)." I said: I ask your company in Paradise. He (saw) said:أَوَغَيْرَ ذَلِكَ»« Or anything else besides it? I said: That is all (what I require). He said: فَأَعِنِّي عَلَى نَفْسِكَ بِكَثْرَةِ السُّجُودِ»« “Then help me to achieve this for you by devoting yourself often to prostration. Let us increase our obedience of Allah (swt), including the struggle for the implementation of the ruling by all that Allah (swt) has revealed, with Dua that Allah (swt) makes us a Companion of RasulAllah (saw) in Jannah.
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Let us Increase our Ibaadah, including the Struggle for the Implementation of Islam
In the Islamic Khilafah State, the representatives of the Majlis of the Ummah have the following powers: 1. Expressing discontent regarding the Governors (Wulah) or Khaleefah’s Assistants. 2. Giving consultation to the Khaleefah on matters pertaining to public welfare. 3. Advising Khaleefah on internal and external matters.4. Holding the Khaleefah to account for deficiencies or neglect in the care of the state affairs.5. To play a role in the selection of Khaleefah. It is not the role of the representatives of the Ummah to legislate or rule. In the Khilafah State, the source of legislation is reserved only for Allah (swt), whilst ruling is reserved for the Khaleefah and those whom he appoints.
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Islamic Civilization’s Past is as Bright as its Future
The academic heritage of Islam is greater than that of any other nation. The academic services of the Islamic Ummah are greater than those of any other nation. No nation has explained and elaborated the details of its ideology, as much as the Muslims have done. No other ideology has mobilized its believers to fulfill what their ideology demanded, as much as the ideology of Islam has done. Where the study of the Islamic sciences helps us understand Islam better, it also increases our confidence that when this ideology will be implemented again, it will give rise to an environment that is powerful in thought! Regretfully, today the advocates of Democracy limit mention of the Islamic era to a few controversies, so that the greatness of Islamic civilization is hidden from the eyes of the people.
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Patience is Speaking the Truth, Even When Tested
Patience is not isolating ourselves from the people and leaving the oppressors to commit their evil (munkar), regardless of how much the Ummah suffers of violation of her lands, usurping of her resources and undermining of her Deen. Let us speak the truth and face the consequences with patience, knowing that this testing distinguishes between the truthful and the liar, for Allah (swt) said,
[وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ حَتَّى نَعْلَمَ الْمُجَـهِدِينَ مِنكُمْ وَالصَّـبِرِينَ وَنَبْلُوَ أَخْبَـرَكُمْ]
“And surely, We shall try you till We test those who strive hard (for the cause of Allah) and As-Sabirin (the patient), and We shall test your facts (i.e., the one who is a liar, and the one who is truthful).” (Surah Muhammad 47:31).
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The Great Reward of Jihad and Seeking Victory on the Battlefield
During the month of Ramadhan, Muslims all over the world are eager for the reward of standing in prayer at night and fasting in the day. RasulAllah (saw) said:
«حَرَسُ لَيْلَةٍ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى أَفْضَلُ مِنْ أَلْفِ لَيْلَةٍ يُقَامُ لَيْلُهَا وَيُصَامُ نَهَارُهَا»
“Guarding for one night in the way of Allah (i.e. in Jihad) is more rewarding than standing in prayer for a thousand nights and fasting in those days.” (Musnad Ahmad). The reward of Jihad used to mobilize the Muslims to carry out Jihad against hostile disbelievers in the era of the Khilafah. The Muslims used to attain victory after victory under the command of the Khilafah State. However, today, in the absence of the Khilafah state, the Islamic Ummah is deprived of the great reward of Jihad and the celebration of victories over its enemies.
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Fighting between Muslims is not Jihad
The fighting between Muslims is not Jihad. There are no martyrs in such a fight, from either side, although it is possible that one party is on the right, whilst the other is in the wrong, such as the fighting by the Islamic Khilafah State against those rebelling against its authority. Similarly, fighting against someone who becomes a ruler by seizing power in the Khilafah, using force to remove him, is called Khurooj and also does not fall under the category of Jihad. Similarly, if a Muslim is attacking someone's life, property and honor, then a Muslim has the right to fight in defense but this is also not called Jihad. Jihad is only fighting the disbelievers for the making the Word of Allah (swt) the Highest.
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Making the Deen of Allah (swt) the Focus of Our Lives
The desire for Dunya has overwhelmed the minds of some to the extent that they consider fulfilling the rights of their wives and children as the single. greatest virtue, whilst Allah (swt) warns in the Quran:
[يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُلْهِكُمْ أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَلَا أَوْلَادُكُمْ عَنْ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَمَنْ يَفْعَلْ ذَلِكَ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ]
“O you who believe! Let not your wealth nor your children distract you from the remembrance of Allah. Those who do so, they are the losers.” (Surah Al-Munafiqun 63: 9). Even though the Companions (ra) cared for the needs of their family, the effort to promote the Deen of Allah (swt) was more vital to them than all worldly concerns.
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First Eid ul-Fitr of the Muslims
Allah (swt) obliged the Muslims to fast Ramadhan in 2 AH. It was the year in which Zakah was also obliged. It was the year in which the Battle of Badr was fought in the month of Ramadhan, in which Allah (swt) blessed Muslims with a glorious victory and the pride of the Quraish was turned to dust. Thus, on 1st Shawwal in 2AH, the first Eid ul-Fitr of the Muslims was a festival of great happiness and celebration. However, today Muslims are deprived of the joy of victories in their Eid ul-Fitr. Instead, in Kashmir, Palestine, Syria, Burma, Afghanistan, there is great sorrow and distress. Let us pray that Allah (swt) grants the Muslims the Khilafah state, under whose shade Eid ul-Fitr may be once again filled with the celebration of victories during Ramadhan.
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Let us Greet Ramadhan under the Shade of the Khilafah
Today marks thirty days of the blessed Ramadhan. We worshipped Allah (swt), prayed Taraweh, gave Sadaqah and invited to Iftar. May Allah (swt) accept form us and reward us. However, as Ramadhan leaves us, the Ummah of Muhammad ﷺcontinues to suffer without the shield of a Khaleefah, ruling us by all that Allah (swt) has revealed. RasulAllah ﷺsaid
مَثَلُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فِي تَوَادِّهِمْ وَتَرَاحُمِهِمْ وَتَعَاطُفِهِمْ مَثَلُ الْجَسَدِ إِذَا اشْتَكَى مِنْهُ عُضْوٌ تَدَاعَى لَهُ سَائِرُ الْجَسَدِ بِالسَّهَرِ وَالْحُمَّى
“The example of the believers in their mutual love, compassion and empathy is like that of a body. If one part is hurt then the rest of the body calls out in sleeplessness and fever.” [Bukhari & Muslim]. It cannot be that one part of the body is celebrating, whilst the other part is in pain. Will the sacred blood of this Noble Ummah continue to be shed in rivers for another year, or will the heroes in the armed forces grant Nussrah for the ruling by Islam, as Saad bin Muadh (ra) did before them?