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During the Era of Villainous Rulers, the Sanctities of Islam Are Violated
The Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, stated that the summoning of the Swedish ambassador to Ankara on 22 January 2023, came as a protest against the burning of the Noble Qur’an in front of the Turkish embassy building in Stockholm. Çavuşoğlu added that the Turkish ambassador to Stockholm met with the Swedish Foreign Minister, Tobias Billström, and informed him of Turkey's dissatisfaction, and rejection of the Swedish government allowing the demonstrators to burn the Holy Quran in front of the Turkish embassy building.
He explained that burning the Holy Qur’an and hostility to Islam and Muslims does not fall within personal freedoms. Western governments do not allow the burning of sacred books of other religions. As for Muslims and their sanctities, they quickly justify that with freedom of expression. Çavuşoğlu pointed out that there are no texts in the Swedish constitution, nor within the laws of the European Union, indicating that burning the Holy Qur’an falls under freedom of expression. He continued, “Despite all our warnings, the Swedish authorities granted permission to burn the Holy Qur'an, and this is considered a crime against Islam and Muslims all over the world.”
He also indicated that the Turkish community in Stockholm will organize a protest gathering, in front of the Turkish embassy building, pointing out the need for the Swedish government to take the necessary measures, to prevent the recurrence of such a crime.
During the era of Erdogan and Çavuşoğlu, the Noble Qur’an has been burned repeatedly, whilst insults against the Messenger of Allah (saw) and Islam have increased. Yet, we only hear protests and condemnations from these rulers! Do you think this is the correct response to such actions?! If Suleiman the Magnificent were alive, what would the response be? If Muawiyah bin Abi Sufyan were alive, what would be the response? If Omar bin Abdul Aziz were alive, what would be the response? If al-Hajjaj were alive, what would the response be?
During the time of Messenger of Allah (saw), a Jew assaulted a Muslim woman, and the response was the exile of the Jews of Banu Qaynuqa’ from Medina. During the time of Al-Mu'tasim, a Muslim woman was assaulted, so Amorium was conquered. During the time of Hajjaj, Muslim women were assaulted, and some of them were captured, so Sindh and Hind were conquered.
As for the era of these current, despicable rulers, Palestine was lost, and the rulers rushed to normalize with the Jews, whilst the martyrdom of Muslims is routine, with no shame. Every day, Jews are martyring the youth of Islam, whilst no ruler lifts a finger, not even to the level of expressions of denunciation, condemnation and protest.
During the time of Suleiman the Magnificent, Suleiman sent an envoy to the King of Hungary, and the King of Hungary martyred his envoy. Suleiman the Magnificent led the army personally and conquered Belgrade, the capital of Hungary, in one of the fiercest battles in history, the Battle of Mohács.
As for the time of Muawiyah bin Abi Sufyan, when the Muslim army was besieging Constantinople, Abu Ayyub al-Ansari requested that he be buried next to the wall of Constantinople, and indeed he was buried at the nearest point at the wall. The Caesar of Rome was informed of that, so he declared to Muawiyah that he would exhume the grave and remove the corpse, for the dogs. So Muawiyah declared to the Caesar of Rome, "أقسم بالله لو أن يدا امتدت إلى القبر لما تركت نصرانيا في بلاد المسلمين إلا قتلته، وما تركت كنيسة إلا هدمتها" “I swear by Allah, if a hand had extended to the grave, I will not leave a single Christian in Muslim countries without having killed him, and I will not leave a single church, without having demolished it.” The Caesar of the Romans then ordered his men to protect the grave themselves, out of fear that one of the Roman public may exhume the grave!
This is how the earth shattering response must be, not with protests, but with armies that subdue the enemies!
In conclusion, we say that the Khilafah (Caliphate) is the shield of Islam and Muslims. When the Khilafah was demolished, the most despicable of people attacked Islam and Muslims. If the rulers of kufr knew that there is a ruler in Muslim Lands who seizes the right by his own hands, they would place the Noble Qur’an on a plate of gold, and raise it over their heads...
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Muhammad Salim – The Blessed Land (Palestine)