بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
On 15 September 2013 at about 11 pm in the city of Kizlyar, Dagestan, Gappaev Abdullah, a member of Hizb ut Tahrir party, was killed. He was fatally shot not far from his house. Gappaev received several explosive wounds as confirmed by the examination.
As a result of this brutal murder of one of our Hizb activists, we would want to highlight some important points:
1. Gappaev Abdullah was an active member of Hizb ut Tahrir. He was sincere in dawah on the path of his Lord and was active in many community affairs aimed at the dissemination and protection of Islam, whether the activities of Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr holidays or public protests organized against the authorities' regime, abductions and killings of Muslims in Dagestan. He also often met with many imams and community leaders to explain to them the true state of affairs of the Islamic Ummah. Being a member of the Islamic political party Hizb ut Tahrir and having much knowledge in many Islamic sciences he always made it clear to people that Islam was a system for life and called to work hard for the restoration of the Khilafah "Caliphate", because only in this system, it could be realized.
2. Muslims living in Russia have begun to awaken, returned to their roots, began to study their religion more deeply and also to study the history of the great Islamic Ummah. All this certainly leads Muslims to an understanding of the need to follow Islamic rules as well as to recognize them as part of a single Islamic Ummah. It should be noted that this awakening of Muslims is occurring worldwide and this makes the enemies of Allah and Muslims hinder the development of the Islamic Ummah. In Dagestan lately there had been public protests against the harassment of Muslims not only in Caucasus but also in Russia and also against the murders of Muslims in ash-Sham. All of this demonstrates the awakening of the Ummah and its returning to political activity.
3. Lately we have seen that Russia actively fights and assists the tyrant Assad's regime in every possible way; and despite obvious differences with the United States, Russia remains the main ally in the preservation of the secular regime in Syria. This Russian foreign policy activity is not associated in order to compete with the U.S. in geopolitics, and is directly related to the fear of the prospect of the establishing of an Islamic State in ash-Sham. Since Russia itself has more than 20 million Muslims, the authorities are afraid of their political activity, especially in the context of global changes in the Islamic world.
All these facts as well as many explosive bullet wounds to the noble body of our beloved brother prove that he was intentionally killed! His authority among the Muslims because of a deep knowledge and noble disposition, his practicing of sincere dawah to Islam and also his unwavering stance in protecting the interests of the Islamic Ummah became the cause for him being cowardly shot. In this regard, to all thugs who were involved in the murder of our brother Abalova we want to say the following:
Firstly: You will never stop Islamic dawah carriers even though you may gather all your helpers from the people and jinn! All your attempts to stop the dawah of Hizb ut Tahrir are doomed to failure, do you still do not realize this! If you want to scare other sincere Muslims among the members of Hizb ut Tahrir by this cowardly murder, you should know that we fear Allah only and death on His path is dearer to us than life for you with all its pleasures.
Secondly: Today you kill Muslims and violate their rights. So beware that the day when you will have to answer in full for all your evil deeds is closer than you think! At first you will see the sword of Khaleefah and then you will go to where unending torments in a fiery abode that awaits you.
Thirdly: A dog will never be compared to a lion, for when the lion dies, he leaves behind the glory, heroism and courage ... and a dog leaves cowardice and dishonor! Our brother Abalova Abdullah was a lion! We ask Allah that you meet a Khaleefah soon in which you will answer in full for the death of our brother as well as for all the crimes against all Muslims living in Russia.
H. 11 Dhu al-Qi'dah 1434
M. : Tuesday, 17 September 2013