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These are called leaflets. They are short articles meant for wide dissimulation. Generally the leaflet provides a better insight into Hizb’s thinking than Hizb’s official publications.

America Is The Enemy

Caliphate Alone Can Save America

Iraqis Fight American Occupation

Kill Jews

The Caliphate Salvation

This Hizb leaflet was written during the Gulf war. In this leaflet Hizb calls upon the people of Iraq to rise up and eliminate the American occupation of their land. It is a great crime for a Muslim to allow a non-Muslim military organization to occupy Muslim lands.


Hizb ut-Tahrir in Iraq warmly calls the people of Iraq

The guide does not deceive his people; so we call you to that which gives you life, delivers the country and its people from occupation, and restores its glory and unity after its humiliation and division. We warmly call you to four matters:

Firstly: The acceptance of occupation and the absence of the work for removing and eliminating it is a great crime in the view of Islam. The cooperation with the American occupiers, and the English occupiers attached to them, is a greater crime. Those who commit such crimes shall reap humiliation and disgrace in the Dunya, and the painful punishment in the Akhirah. Indeed Allah I has categorically prohibited the Muslims from allowing the Kuffar to have authority over the Muslims’ lands. Allah I says;

“Allah will never allow the Kafireen to have authority (sabeel) over the believers” [An-Nisa: 141].

Secondly: No man-made system will ever salvage the country; it rather increases its misfortune and hardships. You have tried the monarchical and republican systems, and their like. They only brought you disgrace, oppression and injustice, from which you still suffer. Furthermore, these systems led the country into the influence of the various foreign, disbelieving, colonialist states. The wise person does not repeat again the cause of his misfortune and hardship. Indeed, the believer must not be bitten from the same hole twice.

Thirdly: Allah I, Who created you, knows best what is good for you and what strengthens you. He I has obliged upon you a distinct system that governs you by Islam. It is the system of Khilafah. He I made the one who deviates from it a loser, and his death is like the one who dies upon jahiliyya. Allah I says;

“By your Lord, they would not be (true) believers until they refer to you regarding their disputes” [An-Nisa: 65].

By the Khilafah, your ranks will be elevated in the Dunya and the Akhirah. By the Khilafah, justice prevails, and the rights are protected, for all the citizens, Muslim and non Muslim without preference to any colour, race or religion. Rather, each citizen takes his due right and honours the rights of others, with justice and tranquillity, according to a system revealed from the Lord of the Worlds. Under this system, the Ummah protects herself by the Khaleefah, and fights from behind him, so he leads her to victory. This is unlike the ruler who protects himself by the Ummah, and thus leads her to defeat and destruction.

It is a duty upon you to spend your lives in working to re-establish the Khilafah, and to raise in your marches the banner of “La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad ur-Rasool ul-Allah”, by word and deed, and not the banners of the agents of America, Britain or the man-made systems. Your voices must rise over their voices and your deeds over their deeds, because you are the owners and protectors of the country and not those brought by America and Britain. The country is free from the fault of such people, even if they hold the names of its people and resembled them.

Fourthly: Hizb ut-Thrir is present in Iraq, and it strongly struggled against the man-made systems in its work to re-establish the Khilafah, where it was subject, in that process to severe harm, harassment, imprisonment, torture and martyrdom (shahaadah). It is still present and undertakes the Da’wah. Hizb ut-Tahrir warmly calls you to stand with it and work with it; it reminds the influential people from amongst the army and outside the army, of the times when they used to respond to the call to support it in establishing the Khilafah. They would answer by saying they were afraid of the loss of their life if they worked for the Khilafah due to the repression of the tyrants. They knew then, if they were killed it would have been fee sabeelillah (in the path of Allah), with one of two happy endings; victory or martyrdom (shahaadah). Let them witness today how the lives are lost and the blood flows, but not fee sabeelillah and without victory or martyrdom (shahaadah). Why don’t they heed the lesson from what took place in the past, so they rush to the support (nusrah) of Hizb ut-Tahrir and re-establishing the Khilafah?

“Verily in this is a message for any, that hear and understand, or who gives an ear and is a witness” [Qaf: 37].

Hizb ut-Tahrir
Wilayah of Iraq
29 Safar 1424 AH
01/05/2003 CE


In this leaflet Hizb argues that America’s unipolar position is a threat to the world and of course more precisely a threat to the Ummah. Of the Khalifah and not Al-Qaeda is the only entity which can save the world from us!


America’s domination of the international situation is a danger to the world and only the Khilafah can save it

By dominating the international situation, America was able to make its aggression and occupation of Iraq legal, according to international law. The world has now fallen to the level where power and the law of the jungle reign. She led the Security Council to issue resolution 1483 on 2/5/2003, giving legitimacy and international legality to the American and British occupation of Iraq. We find the following at the head of the text of that resolution, “The security council … recognising the specific authorities, responsibilities, and obligations under applicable international law of these states as occupying powers”. The resolution also mentions that the occupying authorities will administer the economy and assets of Iraq, “the funds in the Development Fund for Iraq shall be disbursed at the direction of the Authority”, as the occupying powers are termed by the resolution.

America prepared the scene for aggression against Iraq by inciting the issue of weapons of mass destruction. When the inspectors found nothing, they used false reports and deceptive pictures. By these and other actions, they tried to issue a resolution to cover their aggression. But they were not able to do this, because France, Germany and Russia continued to create problems, fearing that they would lose the contracts and economic agreements they had made with Iraq. They also feared that America would take the resources and influence to the exclusion of others.

When the war situation cooled down, the American plan was presented to the Security Council, in collaboration with Britain and Spain. With threats and promises, the Americans were able to make the states, who had previously made a lot of hue and cry by saying the American aggression violated international law, agree to resolution 1483. They justified this sometimes through claims of being realistic, as mentioned by the German Chancellor; sometimes through claims of wanting to help Iraq, as mentioned by the French minister and thirdly, in response to self-interest, as mentioned by the Russian minister. Even though the Russian representative was outside the Security Council and so Russia had an excuse to remain silent, she swiftly came out and announced her acceptance of the resolution after the council had come to a close, so as not to anger America.

The one who pursues the political events in the world, especially in the Muslim world, will find that the United States dominates the international situation and directs it in the way she wants. By examining what is happening, especially in the Muslim world, the following points become clear:

  1. America formed the United Nations after the Second World War and exploited it to pass resolutions covering her colonial ambitions and to devise actions for her conspiracies, which would be permitted by international law. When she was unable to pass a resolution to cover her aggression on Iraq, she discarded international law and violated it openly.
  2. America has been seduced by the illusion of power. She gives no credence to anything other than her interests, however much harm she causes to others. She rejects any international agreement, whatever it is, if it does not put her above everyone else. That is why she has refused to sign up to the international court for war crimes, fearing that this may be extended to her soldiers. She went against international trade law and imposed (higher) tariffs on imports from Europe, so that they cannot compete with her products in her markets. She opposed the Kyoto Accord on the environment because it restricts her factories and their gas emissions. Recently, she punished France and Germany by planning to foil the European partnership law with countries of the Middle East region (which includes 8 Arab countries), via the Bush plan, which he announced on 9th May 2003 by establishing a region for “free trade between the United States and the Middle East”. This will compete with the European partnership law in the region, especially when we know the competition will actually be political, but using economic means.
  3. The United States, encouraged by the unexpected ease in occupying Afghanistan and Iraq, has begun talking openly about reshaping the Muslim world according to her criteria and design. She has begun to draw up plans to break up the Muslims lands along federal or decentralist forms, which will shake and weaken the unity of the state. What is taking place in Afghanistan and Iraq attests to this. Also talk by politicians in the Arabian peninsula is paving the way for this, under the pretext of preserving security, fighting terrorism, women’s rights and extremist (thoughts) stemming from the education curriculum.
  4. The rulers in the Islamic lands have placed the affairs of the Ummah under the control of America and put 99% of the solutions in her hands. America is keeping them busy with plans that, to the highest order, serve the interests of the enemy. Starting from Palestine, there are the plans of Tenet, Mitchell and now the ‘Road Map’, as well as handing over the other occupied regions of 1967. Then there is Cyprus and the Annan plan, South Sudan and the Machakos Protocol, then Kashmir and the United Nations resolutions. It has come to the point that America is even studying the issues related to Chechnya with Russia. After all of this there is Central Asia, the Caucasus and then, after that the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf.
  5. The other states are too weak to stand in the way of America and remove her from the international scene and free the world from her evils. This is due to the following reasons:
    1. The other effective states like France, Germany and Russia carry the same capitalist ideology as America. Even though it is an individualistic ideology, based on acquiring self-benefit, this ideology however acknowledges pragmatism and the compromise solution alongside the use of force. That is why after America committed her aggression against Iraq and finished what she had set out to do; these states began to see this pragmatically. So by taking account of the reality, they started to draw closer to America looking for results, after they had been screaming that the American aggression against Iraq was against international law.

      That is why it is not expected that the clash between these states and America would escalate to breaking bones.

    2. China, which carries a different ideology, is heavily influenced by the domestic mentality rather than an international mentality. That is why the number one concern for them is the safety of her structure and not the evils of America across the world. It is not expected that they will act to remove America from the international stage, unless they merge their ideology with a concern for international affairs and international politics. There is nothing to indicate this in the foreseeable future.
    3. America fears the European Union becoming one body, but she has been able to thwart this in three ways:

      First: expanding the EU to include states in Eastern Europe. These states are the product of America and they are her spearhead in inserting American influence in the EU. This was visible when these states supported the American vision in her aggression against Iraq, which led Rumsfeld to ridicule Europe by speaking of “old Europe” and “new Europe”. Chirac fumed with anger, due to the actions of these states and hinted that if they stand with America, he would create obstacles for them in their final acceptance into the EU. Despite this, he accepted that they join the recent EU meeting and France was not able to stop that.

      Second: continuation of NATO, despite the dissolution of the Warsaw pact. After maintaining its continuity, NATO’s strategy was expanded to include intervening in security problems within Europe, though it was originally established just for external defence. When Europe sensed the danger of NATO, due to America being its effective leader, France, Germany, Belgium and Luxemburg called for the setting up of a European special force. The United States opposed the plan and is still creating difficulties, before it has even seen the light of day.

      Third: the position of Britain, with her customary astuteness. She does not want the European Union to be a single force, which will consume Britain and turn her into a state like Luxemburg. She still carries within her depths the imperialist grandeur of colonies where the sun never sets. That is why we see her creating obstacles for the formation of the EU and only entering it when she absolutely must, in order to weaken it. She still continues to remain outside of the single currency (Euro). The imperialist mentality pushes her to seek a role for herself in the international scene in any way she can find. That is why, despite her secret struggle with America, she sides with America according to the requirements of the situation, so as to share in some of the spoils if she finds America has the upper hand. She stands with America in the international scene, while at the same time she tries to incite unrest and difficulties behind a cover, as we saw in the issue of Iraq. She is the one who made America resort to passing a UN resolution in relation to the aggression against Iraq. She knew it was not possible to get a resolution due to the position of France and Germany. This exposed America’s intention to commit aggression, with or without a resolution.

This position of Britain also weakens the power of the EU. Therefore, there is no state currently on the international scene, which can stop America from dominating the international situation

O Muslims!

You are able to do that. The key to that is the establishment of the Khilafah Rashidah. The land of the Muslims is a land full of manpower and resources. More importantly, it is the land of the great ideology of Islam, through which the nations will live and be saved from injustice, tyranny and the bullying of America in the 21st century. You are the pivot in this world and your countries are the theatre of competition between the Kaafir colonialist states. This is due to their strategic location and the huge resources that Allah has blessed you with. How is it that the Kuffar know the greatness of your resources and location, compete over them, but you close your eyes to the blessing and power Allah has granted you?

Are you not the ones who undertook the conquests (futuhaat) and made many nations leave their false religions and corrupt nationalisms, to become one Ummah, united and mobilised by Islam?

Are you not the ones who vanquished the Tatars in the prime of their power and saw them embracing Islam in huge numbers, to the extent that their remnants still exist in the northernmost of the Muslim countries, carrying Islam until today?

Are you not the ones who vanquished the crusaders, after they had set up kingdoms and states on your land? But the heavens and earth rejected them; they fell disgraced and humiliated.

The Taaghut of today, America, Britain and their followers, are of the same breed as those bygone people. They were not able to withstand even one battle. They collapsed afterwards and were defeated. Hitteen was the beginning of the end of the crusaders and ‘Ayn Jalut was the beginning of the collapse of the Tatars. This is how they were; one decisive battle was enough to tear down their whole edifice and entity. Who else, other than the Khilafah, will begin this battle? We have witnessed how other states, with ample weaponry and large numbers did not fight, due to the corruption in their Deen and Dunya.

Only the Khilafah can remove America and Britain from the international scene. Only the Khilafah can demolish the American dominance of the international situation, save the world from its evils and spread the khayr (Islam) to all parts of the world.

So work, O Muslims, with the Shabab of Hizb ut-Tahrir, who are working to re-establish the Righteous Khilafah, whose return the Messenger of Allah gave glad tidings of in the authentic Hadeeth. Be helpers and supporters for them. This will be in obedience to your (Rabb) Lord and your Prophet and it will return to you your glory and dignity.

And you, O people of power, this is your moment. We call you to honour and dignity, by following the footsteps of the Ansar. So rush to the battlefields of steadfastness and victory;

“You will have the upper hand. Allah is with you, and will never decrease the reward of your good deeds” [Muhammad: 35]

Hizb ut-Tahrir
23 Rabee’ al-Awwal 1424

The Khilafah Salvation

Posted: November 29, 2010 in Hizb ut-Tahrir - Leaflets

In this Hizb leaflet, the author claims that Islamic honor has been beaten into the ground by both large and small powers. The author chastises Muslims because they have accepted every form of government expect Allah’s. This state of affairs has lead to the dismal condition of the Ummah and he calls on Muslims to join with Hizb and restore the Khalifah.


A Call From Hizb ut-Tahrir: Only with the Khilifah will you be Victorious

O Muslims:

At this moment you are witnessing and hearing all kinds of aggression befalling you, ending with the victory of the aggressors. You have been humiliated and defeated by powers, large and small; powers such as America, Britain, Russia, the Yahood and even India amongst others. This happened in Afghanistan and before that in Palestine, Kashmir, Chechnya and other places. Today it has happened in Iraq. The nations have summoned each other to attack you, just as people summon others to share from their dish, and you are subdued in the land.

You have tried every man-made system, such as the monarchical and republican systems as well as systems similar to these. You have looked for every imported thought, seeking with it honour and victory; but instead, shame and humiliation befell you because of what you tried and sought. This is despite having the sources of power, in terms of manpower and wealth, which are abundant in your lands.

You have applauded, time and time again, every corrupt ruler, exposed traitor and disgraced agent. You have done this even though the actions of these rulers clearly show that they do not rule by what Allah I has revealed, they do not fight in the Path of Allah they rule with a mixture of Secularism composed of Capitalism and Socialism and all they are concerned with is staying in power even if the price is to sell the country and its people to the Kaafir colonialists. Despite this you were overjoyed by the rhetoric of these rulers and you thought they would bring you the victory. Rather, they took you from one defeat to another and allowed the Kaafir states to have evil designs over you. They suspended Jihad and handed you over to the Kuffar as the price to stay alive while they are in reality finished.

Has not the time come, O Muslims, after all of this, that you take matters into your own hands and realise that your way out from these mounting injustices is the Khilafah system?

Do you not believe Allah I when He explained to you how you could gain your honour and victory?

“Verily, then to Allah belongs all honour, power and glory” [TMQ 4:139].

“If you help (in the cause of) Allah, He will help you” [TMQ 47:7].

So support the cause of Allah and apply His Sharee’ah by establishing the righteous Khilafah, only then will you be victorious and gain honour.

Do you not believe the Messenger of Allah r when he said,

“Whosever dies without a Bay’ah (pledge of allegiance) on his neck, he dies the death of Jaahiliyyah”.

So work to give Bay’ah to a Khaleefah that saves you from the death of Jaahiliyyah (ignorance), and then you will fight behind him and gain protection from him.

“Verily, the Imam is a shield behind whom the Muslims fight and by whom they gain protection”.

O people of power from the army and others; do you not want your pure blood to flow in the Path of Allah I, instead of being spilled for free on the streets aimlessly and without purpose?

Do you not wish to re-live the life of the Ansaar (may Allah be pleased with them) who helped and supported Allah’s Messenger r and changed their land into Dar al-Islam? Support the cause of Allah and His Messenger by establishing the Righteous Khilafah, so that the lands may once again become Dar al-Islam, and Allah I writes down your actions in the Parchments of Light.

The Khilafah will save you from your humiliation and misery. The Khilafah is enough to return your honour and dignity and it is the system that Allah I, the Lord of the Worlds obliged and made victory linked to it.

With the Khilafah you will re-live the life of al-Mu’tasim. You will respond to the cries of the children who have been humiliated by the Kuffar’s aggression upon Iraq. They have been forced to raise their hands for help; a sight which breaks the hearts. The innocence of childhood shows on their faces, mixed with the fear that has taken hold of their hearts.

With the Khilafah you shall go forth to fight your enemy. Your Khaleefah will be in front of you in the battle and not in front of you in flight. He will protect you, and you will fight behind him. And he will lead you from victory to victory and not from one defeat to another.

O Muslims! Establish the Khilafah and you will be honoured. Re-establish it and you shall succeed. Otherwise you will fall in darkness, one on top of the other, and will regret at a time too late to regret. Then Allah I will bring a people better than you who will realise the Promise of Allah I;

“Allah has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth” [TMQ 24:55].

And at their hands, the glad tidings of the Messenger of Allah r will be achieved;

“Then there will be a Khilafah on the way of the Prophethood”.

So capture your own affairs, O Muslims, and help the cause of your Lord, by establishing the righteous Khilafah, then He I will help you and heal your hearts with the defeat of your enemy;

“And on that Day, the believers (Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory of Allah)” [TMQ 30:4].

O Muslims: Hizb ut-Tahrir calls you to rise up with it and support it. The word and deed has become incumbent upon you, so will you not respond?

Hizb ut-Tahrir
11 Safar 1424 AH

America Is The Enemy

Posted: November 26, 2010 in Hizb ut-Tahrir - Leaflets

In this Hizb leaflet America is called the enemy. If so, why does America continue to allow this organization which has declared war on us to continue to freely operate within our borders?


The despicable submission of the rulers before the open American aggression

Today we face a very grave event, where America has brought her armies to Kuwait and the rest of the Gulf States. She uses against the Muslims the assistance of the rulers of Kuwait, the rest of the Gulf, indeed all the rulers of the Muslim world. She has declared her task to be attacking Iraq. The pretext she gave for this is that Iraq is a threat to the region, her neighbours and to American interests due to her possession of weapons of mass destruction. She actually concealed the true aims of this action. Before discussing these aims, we must clarify the general extent of the West’s animosity and more specifically that of America, towards Islam and the Islamic civilisation.

The West, with America at its head, is an enemy to Islam and the Muslims. It works to destroy the Islamic civilisation and prevent its return. The former secretary general of NATO Willie Claes stated; “The Alliance has placed Islam as a target for its hostility in place of the Soviet Union.” Eugene Rostow, who from 1966-1969 was undersecretary of state for political affairs in President Johnson’s administration, stated “America must stand in the ranks that are hostile to Islam and on the side of the Western world and Israel, because if she acts contrary to that then she has disowned her language, culture and institutions. The objective of the Western world in the Middle East is the destruction of the Islamic civilisation. The establishment of Israel is a part of that plan. This is nothing but a continuation of the crusades.”

In this clash of civilisations, America used to proceed quietly and secretly, so as not to incite the resentment of the Muslims. However, following September 11th, she realised that after all the efforts and money she has expended through these decades, she has failed to realise her aim of getting the Muslims to abandon their civilisation. On the contrary, the Ummah is even more convinced that she has a distinct civilisation and she seeks to live life on this basis, in the entity of the Righteous Khilafah. Hence, America launched her crusade when George Bush junior announced “This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a long time.”

A report (Dated 20/9/2002) presented by Bush to the American Congress, entitled the American national security strategy, stated the following “We will never forget that in our war against terror we are fighting in the end for our democratic ideals and way of life. The war has started between freedom and fear. There will be no quick and easy end to this war. Through our leadership of the campaign against terror we will be forming new and productive international relations and we will be redefining the existing relationships by means of which we will be able to face the challenges of the 21st century.”

So in America’s view, this war is primarily a war of civilisations, but she requires the reshaping of the Middle East so as to achieve the objectives she has set for it. The reality of a military strike against Iraq is that it is one link in a long chain of American crusader attacks against Iraq, designed to mould the situation in the region in accordance with the aims of her crusade. American deputy secretary of defence Paul Wolfowitz said in a press conference in Singapore “It’s true that our war against terrorism is a war against evil people, but it is also ultimately a battle for ideals as well as a battle of minds.” He also said the following in a speech he gave on 4/5/2002 “There is a dangerous gap between the West and the Muslim world. We must bridge this gap, and we must begin now, for the gap is wide and there is no time for delay.”

This contradicts America’s public statement of the aim as being one of ridding Iraq of weapons of mass destruction. So the primary aim of the campaign against Iraq is to fight Islam and the Muslims as a civilisation and an Ummah, which is a crusader war.

As for the second aim; it is for oil. This is an issue that is linked to a long-term strategy of extending American influence over oil, which dates back to the seventies. America has made much headway in her pursuit of this goal. She wishes to control the following three capitals; Riyadh, Tehran and Baghdad, which will help her to achieve this aim. Of these three capitals, the only one remaining is Baghdad and the subsequent control of the oil of Iraq. Amid the talk of weapons of mass destruction, inspection teams and preparations for war, secret negotiations are taking place between the Iraqi opposition and American oil companies, regarding the Iraqi oil reserves. The (British) Guardian newspaper on 3/11/2002 reported “that the leader of the London-based Iraqi National Congress (INC), Ahmed Chalabi, had met executives of three American oil multinationals to negotiate the carve-up of Iraq’s massive oil reserves following Saddam’s removal.”

Ahmad Chalabi also gave a statement to the Washington Post in which he mentioned “The American companies will have a large stake in Iraqi oil.” American Secretary of State Colin Powell announced in an interview with American newspapers on 21/1/2003 that “The Bush administration is studying different models for managing the Iraqi oil industry if the United States invades.” On 13/9/2002 American Senator Jim McDermott criticised the American administration “American officials in the White House are eager to deny that their motive behind going to war is oil… whenever anyone tries to link oil with the war they resort to fabrication to distance such a link.” Thus the second aim of the military campaign, which America is trying to hide from the Muslims, is the oil of Iraq.

As for the third aim, it is to impose American political hegemony over Iraq and consequently redraw the map of the region in a manner that serves her interests, achieves her aims and gives her complete control over the Gulf. These are the aims of the American military action against Iraq, so what is the correct stance towards this action and how shall we stop it? The stance of the true believer must be based on the Islamic ‘Aqeedah, i.e. it must be taken from the revelation; the Qur’an and Sunnah. The Sharee’ah has clarified the rule regarding this issue. Allah (swt) has obliged the believer to fight anyone who commits aggression against him whoever he might be:

“Then whoever transgresses against you, you transgress likewise against him. And fear Allah, and know that Allah is with the Muttaqoon (Pious)” [TMQ Al-Baqarah: 194].

“And fight in the Way of Allah those who fight against you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allah likes not the transgressors” [TMQ Al-Baqarah: 190].

As for assisting the kaafir to fight against Muslims, this is Haraam and a grave Munkar. He (swt) said;

“Help one another in al-Birr and Taqwah; but do not help one another in sin and transgression” [TMQ Al-Maa’idah: 2].

What transgression could be greater than that of helping the kaafir to fight Islam and the Muslims? What greater crime is there than to deliberately kill a believer? He (swt) said;

“And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein, and the wrath and the Curse of Allah are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him” [An-Nisaa:93].

The one who participates in the murder he will have the same ruling as the killer. Allah has also highlighted the sanctity of a Muslim to another.

He said;

“Everything regarding the Muslim is sacred to another Muslim, in terms of his blood, property and honour.” [Reported by Muslim]

Allah (swt) has forbidden the oppression and humiliation of the Muslim. He said;

“The Muslim is a brother of another Muslim; he does not wrong him, fail him nor humiliate him.” [Reported by Bukhari and Muslim]

As for granting power over the public resources of the Muslims to kufr, this is also prohibited by the Sharee’ah. This is because oil and other such resources of the Muslims are their property. It is not allowed to give permission to any single person from them to own it, so by greater reason the kaafir cannot loot and plunder it. Thus, it is not allowed to help the kaafir in his plunder of such resources.

He (swt) said;

“And never will Allah grant to the disbelievers a way over the believers” [TMQ An-Nisaa: 141].

It is Haraam for a Muslim to let himself be used by the kaafir to control the resources of the Ummah. This is because it is a means to a Haraam, and (according to the Shar’i principle) the means to a Haraam is itself Haraam.

As regards blocking the crusader military action, there are many actions that must be undertaken to avert it. Permission must not be granted to American forces to use seaports, airports or bases in the Gulf and around Iraq. Political agreements with America and Britain must also be abolished and their embassies closed. All economic relations with America and Britain must be cut as well, so we should not have imports or exports to them. The sale of oil should be stopped to the world, until it adopts a stance that has an impact on the military action against Iraq. However these steps cannot be taken, because they must come from the one in a position of ruling. All these actions require a political decision by the rulers of the Muslims. However, the rulers are agents of kufr; America and other kaafir nations, so any action linked to these rulers is doomed to failure.

The role drawn up for these rulers is to empower the kaafir over the Muslims, not to liberate the Ummah from the kaafir’s dominance. Hence, no good can be expected from them. The most recent example of this is the meeting of the six nations in Istanbul, where they did not have the courage to stand up to America or the Jewish state with even a single word. Rather their demands focused on Iraq, as if she was the one who was committing aggression against America, whilst America is the one who has brought her army across the seas to commit aggression against Iraq and to control the region and its resources. Thus, the correct solution, that Islam has obliged, is to change those rulers who are submissive agents to America and traitors to their Deen and Ummah; and to establish the Righteous Khilafah state and give the Bay’ah (pledge of allegiance) to a Khaleefah who will rule the Muslims with Islam and lead them in the fight against their enemy. He saws said;

“Verily, the Imaam is a shield behind which the Muslims fight and seek protection.”

He will oppose America and her allies, uproot the Jewish state and carry Islam as a Message of Guidance and Goodness to the world.

This is the realistic and practical method by which we will save ourselves from our shameful and humiliating situation. It is the practical method of stopping all of the actions undertaken against our Ummah by America. America is a great power; the gang of agent rulers cannot achieve anything for the Ummah through their servitude to America. On the contrary, America will achieve successes, one after the other, as long as our rulers are agents of kufr. The liberation will come when the sincere ones from the Ummah come forward to remove these rulers, announce the establishment of the Khilafah and rule the people by the Kitab and Sunnah.

He (swt) said;

“If Allah helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you? And in Allah (Alone) let the believers put their trust” [TMQ Aali ‘Imraan: 160].

26 Dhul Qa’dah 1423 AH
Hizb ut-Tahrir
29 January 2003
Wilayah of Kuwait


Hizb claims to be non-violent. Yet, this leaflet, especially the highlighted section, clearly is inciting violence and calling for Muslims to murder Jews.


‘And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out’

Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem

The Jews are a people of slander. They are a treacherous people who violate oaths and covenants. They lie and change words from their right places. They take the rights of people unjustly, and kill the Prophets and the innocent. They are the most severe in their hatred for those who believe. Allah . has forbidden us from allying ourselves with them:

“It is only as regards those who fought against you on account of religion, and have driven you out of your homes, and helped to drive you out, that Allah forbids you to befriend them, then such are the Zalimoon (wrongdoers)” [TMQ 60: 9].

This is how they used to be. This is how they are now, and this is how they will continue to be. This region, especially for the people of Palestine, has suffered their evil for about fifty years. The martyrdom operations that are taking place against them are legitimate. The whole of Palestine is a battlefield whether it is the parts usurped by the Jews in 1948, or afterwards.

The summit of the Arab rulers in Beirut presented unanimously a peace initiative to those aggressors and usurping Jews. The Jews rejected it even before the conference was held. Even before the conference had finished and before the ink had dried, the Jewish state began to wage a new aggression against the people of Palestine. It went to extremes in its killing, destruction and eviction. This was a slap in the face to those rulers: a challenge, contempt and scorn for them, as if they are mere flies or dung beetles! Don’t these rulers feel any embarrassment or have they, as it seems, lost all sensation and any sense of dignity? In their humiliation they have become like the dead, (as the poet says):

Whoever becomes despicable, disgrace becomes easy
There is no pain from the wound of the dead

These rulers are not of the same type as the Islamic Ummah. Even the Arabs of Jahiliyyah before Islam used to reject injustice, and had a sense of honour and dignity. As for these rulers, they hear the cries of help from women, children and the elderly, and witness with their own eyes the dead bodies of Sabra, Shatilla, Qana, Gaza, and the West Bank as if nothing has happened. How evil are those rulers who have humiliated the best Ummah brought forth for mankind.

When it is said to them: What are you waiting for? Why do you not fight while your enemy usurps your land, kills your brothers and slaps you in the face? They say: we are not able because the enemy is more powerful than us! Then why do you not prepare, whilst you are the ones with the human force, financial wealth, vast lands, glorious history, divine Message and the ‘Aqeedah of martyrdom’? Why are the Jews who are cowards, the most severe in their love for life, who only yesterday planted their state on a small patch of land with only few numbers of foreigners, why should they be stronger than all the Arabs? Indeed not only that, but they challenge the whole Islamic Ummah!

The truth of the matter is that these rulers do not want to prepare for war, because they are agents of the kaafir western states. These states order them not to fight the Jewish state. That is why they do not think of fighting it or preparing to oppose it, even if it committed aggression against them and occupied their land. The issue is not about the inability to fight and uproot the Jewish state. Rather, the policy of those rulers is thus. The western states, whose agents they are, order them to be like this. The Saudi initiative of Abdullah, which was adopted unanimously by the summit in Beirut, is an American instruction and the Arab rulers have submitted to this instruction.

Indeed, those rulers are not from the nature of this Ummah. The peoples of the Islamic Ummah today show examples unparalleled in human history. They represent a proof against those negligent cowardly agent rulers who say: “We do not have the power to fight the Jews”. Only yesterday we saw the Muslims of South Lebanon in their fight against the Jews give a striking example of sacrifice, Jihad and martyrdom, which forced the Jewish state to undertake a humiliating climb-down.

Today the Mujahideen in Palestine provide us with the best of examples: The youth are competing in the martyrdom operations. Young girls have started to compete with the young men for martyrdom. Mothers are pushing their sons to become shaheed, and they make Sujood in thanks to Allah when they hear the news of the martyrdom of their sons. So how far are these rulers from these peoples? There is a famous saying: “As you are, so will be your rulers.” This means the time of these rulers has come to an end. A new dawn is beginning to rise on this Ummah in which Iman, Jihad, martyrdom and victory prevail against the kuffar, their agents and tools.

We wish to ask the Arab rulers: By what justification did you give up the land of Palestine, occupied by the Jews before 1967? You founded the PLO in 1964 to liberate what the Jews had occupied before that. Now you say: comprehensive withdrawal in exchange for comprehensive peace. Is withdrawing to the 1967 borders a comprehensive withdrawal? The leaders of the PLO, whoare known as the Palestinian Authority, have even given up the 1967 border. They are giving up everything the kaafir states are demanding them to give up.

O Muslims:

Indeed these rulers, and with them the leaders of the PA, are all cheap agents. Not only that, they are traitors in every sense of the word. They are relinquishing the land of Palestine, and the sanctities of Palestine, to the Jews under orders from the Kaafir states of the West, especially America. They are acting out their parts to deceive the Islamic and Arab peoples, in order to carry through these initiatives, which are nothing but conspiracies. They call these conspiracies ‘the peace of the brave’, which is actually the ‘submission of the cowardly traitors’. This is not abuse, but merely a description of their reality. After a while this fact will be understood by those who have not understood it yet. But what use of such understanding when it is too late.

O armies in the Muslim lands:

Is it not time that you yearned for the Jannah? Has not the time come for you to seek the honour and dignity of this world and the Hereafter? Does it not shake you when you see, so close to your homes, the massacres inflicted on your brothers in Palestine at the hands of the Jews, who are the most severe in their hatred of the Muslims? Is not your primary function to protect Islam and fight the enemies of Allah, the Jews who have usurped the land of Israa (Night journey) and Mi’raaj (Ascension)? Is your function only to protect the thrones, ceremonies and festivals?

Allah (swt) has obliged you to remove these thrones (of these rulers) who conspire with the enemies of Allah against the blood of the Muslims. Allah has obliged you to help your brothers who are seeking your help in Palestine:

“But if they seek your help in religion, it is your duty to help them” [TMQ 8: 72].

Indeed, that you should destroy the monstrous Jewish entity. So regain the glory of Islam and the way of its great leaders. If you do that then your works will be written in letters of light in this world and the Hereafter. If you neglect this duty then you will bear the sin of remaining silent, and you be humiliated and disgraced in the Dunya and Akhira, and that is the manifest loss.

O Muslims:

Are you not the best Ummah brought forth for mankind? Are you not the ones who spread the Guidance and Light to the world and banished ignorance (jahiliyyah) and darkness? Are you not the Ummah that vanquished Persia and Rome, and initiated the conquests and raised the banner of Islam in the regions of the world? How can the Jews overcome you, those who have been covered with humiliation and misery forever? Your rulers prevent you from fighting yet you do not rise against them, change them or reject them. Allah will ask you about this silence and acceptance of this oppression and acceptance of the oppressors.

He (swt) said:

“And fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial) which effects not in particular (only) those of you who do no wrong” [TMQ 8: 25].

The oppressor, with his injustice, and the oppressed, who is silent about the injustice, will both be afflicted by the Fitnah.

He saws said:

“By the One in Whose Hands, is my soul! You must enjoin the good and forbid the evil or Allah will be about to send upon you a punishment, and you will make Du’a to Him and He will not respond (to you).”

O Muslims:

It is obligatory on you to move like the living and not sleep like the dead. Remove those oppressors who have suspended the Law of Allah and suspended the Jihad in the Path of Allah. It is obligatory on you to push these armies to advance to the battlefield, show their bravery to the Jews, which will make those behind them flee and remove the filth from the land of Israa and Mi’raaj. As long as the spirit of sacrifice, Jihad and martyrdom has renewed in the Islamic Ummah, this will make her discard these agent rulers, who are not from them. Then she will establish in their place a Khaleefah, to whom she will give her Bay’ah on the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger, to apply the Sharee’ah of Allah, and establish the Islamic Deen, and carry the Islamic Message to the world, and to declare Jihad against the usurping Jews, and against all those who help them in their aggression.

He (swt) said:

“If you help (in the cause of) Allah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm” [TMQ 47: 7].

Hizb ut-Tahrir
17 Muharram 1423