In the Name of All‚h, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
It is a historical fact that under the banner of Islam, Muslims were united and strong. For many centuries, they ruled over half the world and led the way for mankind in all fields of science, technology, the arts, and numerous other areas. Muslim achievements, in fact, laid the very foundations of modern civilization.
Nowadays, however, the Muslim Ummah is divided, weak and humiliated. Muslim blood has become very cheap. We do not need to dwell upon this -everyone knows the reality. Muslims are riddled with nationalism, tribalism and racism. To add to this, oppressors rule Muslim lands with fists of iron and whenever they are presented with an opportunity, they disgrace and humiliate the Muslim Ummah.
The Ummah is diseased with division and lack of coherent leadership based on Islam. When we look at the Shariah we see that the Ummah is prohibited from being divided. Instead, Muslims are commanded to unite behind a single leader- the Khaleefah.
" And those who disbelieve are allies to one another, (and) if you (Muslims of the whole world collectively) do not do so (i.e. become allies, as one united block with one Khalifah - chief Muslim ruler for the whole Muslim world to make victorious Allah's Religion of Islamic Monotheism), there will be Fitnah (wars, battles, polytheism, etc.) and oppression on earth, and a great mischief and corruption".(The Noble Quran: Surah al-Anfal:73)
The command to unify under a leader is a general command and is not restricted by the absence of power or a state. Power and strength are a direct result of unity, whereas division leads to weakness. Today, we have many independent nations and groups- they all contradict the goal of unity. The Ummah is meant to be one body with one head and one goal, but the situation today is that in every joint of the Muslim body, there is an independent head that is pulling the body further apart.
Just as in any other matter, Allah (swt) has given us a way out of out this situation. It is the method adopted by the Prophet Muhammad (saw) and the Khulafaah Raashideen after him. The solution for the Ummah now is for it to unify and come together under one common leadership . This will collect Muslim resources together and automatically restore the strength to the Ummah.
'A believer is never bitten by the same hole twice' - well have you ever asked yourself as to why this Ummah is bitten time after time? The answer is simple, Muslims are not learning from their blunders of the past and still have not fulfilled the command of Unity that Allah (swt) has ordered in His Book.
So are you fed up?
With the treachery of the so-called 'Muslim' rulers? Does your blood not boil at the fact that the lands of Muslims are governed by the Laws of Kufr? Are you not enraged by the invasion of Muslim lands such as Iraq, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Palestine and Kashmir? Does not the murder and the rape of Muslim men and women give you immense pain? To add to all this, are you not appalled at the increasing number of groups and parties that continue to divide and weaken the Ummah? Are you not sickened by their endless division and bickering?
Would you not rather see the Ummah come together, work together, and be united in purpose? A Unified Muslim Ummah, which would not need the Kuffar to provide Kufr solutions to Muslim problems. A Unified Ummah that would not tolerate the apostacy of their leaders and armies. A Unified Ummah that would repel any form of hostile intrusion or invasion. A Unified Ummah that would save humanity from the destruction that awaits it.
Rather than carrying on as a weak, subjugated, leaderless and divided people, it is time for Muslims to stop lamenting over the past, and instead resume their rightful roles as distributors of security, peace and justice in the world today.
A proven system of success
The reality is that Darul Islam (Islamic state) is not going be handed to us on a plate. Allah (swt) requires a lot of effort from us to achieve this noble goal.
" Do you think that you shall be left alone while Allah has not yet tested those among you who have striven hard and fought and have not taken Walijah [ helpers, advisors and consultants from disbelievers etc.) besides Allah and His Messenger, and the believers. Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do".(The Noble Quran: Surah at-Taubah: 16)
In the mean time, we must unite under one leader, and there is no one stopping us from doing so. In fact, it is the Muslims themselves who have created obstacles that prevent the Muslim unity- they have become their own worst enemy. The concept of unity is extremely powerful, but requires a little sacrifice. It is not extremism. It is not bogged down with arguments and debates over minor issues. It is open to all Muslims, regardless of their background/race/colour or country of origin. It is complete Islam -pure and simple- based on Tawheed and rejection of the Taghut (false lords/deities besides Allah). It is a return to a truly Islamic system with the eventual aim of establishing Darul Islam .
So what's happening?
In the early 1990's, Muslims from around the world realised the gravity of the situation. In the land of Khurasan (present-day Afghanistan, Iran and North Pakistan), Scholars and Students of Islam held many debates and opened the books of the Qur'an, Hadeeth and the Fuqahaa. The Muslims had just triumphed over the drunkard armies of the USSR, but due to amazing ignorance, they had turned their weapons against one another. Muslims from many nations had converged on the land of Khurasaan, seeking reward, martyrdom and an Islamic Land, but the shear ignorance of many so-called leaders of the Jihad had left many Muhajireen and Mujahideen bewildered.
As a result of great research and discussion, the Muslims concluded that they had made a grave error that had allowed Muslims to stoop to such shocking levels. This error was that they had entered the Jihad of Afghanistan as divided groups, with many people maintaining their loyalties to their own specific groups and leaders. Thus when the common Russian enemy was expelled, rival factions fell into internal fighting concerning land and power.
The 'Ulema who spearheaded this debate concluded that the Qur'an and Sunnah had placed great emphasis on the unity of the Muslimeen, and the only Shar'i method for unity was by all Muslims swearing allegiance (Bay'ah) to a single Khaleefah.
This call for Bayah to a Khaleefah was first announced in the mountains of Afghanistan almost 12 years ago and today, by the Grace of Allah (swt), that same call can be heard across many lands. The path for unity has not been easy, but Alhamdulillah Muslims from many different nationalities, races and tribes have answered that call and joined the process by coming together under one Khaleefah. The Ummah does no longer need to remain leaderless and divided.
We are not calling to another group or party. To split into independent groups and parties is forbidden in Islam. What we are calling to is the one and only Jama'ah or global body of Muslims (the Ummah ), that Muslims are commanded to cling to.
Hudhayfah ibn al Yaman (ra) narrated, 'The people used to ask Rasool Allah (saw) about the good, but I used to ask him about the evil for fear that it might overtake me, so I said, 'O Rasool Allah, we used to be in ignorance (jaahileeyah) and evil then Allah brought this good to us. So is there any evil after this good? He (saw) said "Yes" I said 'And is there any good after that evil?' He (saw) said "Yes, but it will be tainted ('smoke')" I asked 'What will that smoke be?' He (saw) said "A people guiding others with other than my guidance, you will approve of some (of their deeds) and disapprove of others." I asked 'Then is there any evil after that good?' He (saw) said "Yes, callers at the gates of Hellfire, whoever responds to their call will be thrown into it." I said 'O Rasool Allah describe them to us.' He (saw) said "They will be from our own people and speak our language." What do you order me to do if I should see that?' He (saw) said "Cling (talzamu) to the jama'atul Muslimeen and their Imaam." I said 'And if there is no Jama'ah and no Imaam?' He (saw) said "Then keep away from all those sects even if you have to bite upon the root of a tree until death overtakes you in that condition."(Bukhari, Muslim)
Undoubtedly, this is the time of smoke and immense confusion. And this is the time for all the Muslims to cling to the body of the Muslims and their Imaam. This is the real and only system of Islam, which sadly has been replaced by groups, partisanship and division.
Who are we?
We are the Muslim Ummah out of which some of us have recognised the Haq (Truth) and are working to establish it. We do not believe in waiting, nor do we believe in forming individual groups with their own authority restrictive to their members. Really, there is no 'us'- for we are not a group but just Muslims from the Muslim ummah who have fulfilled the duty of uniting under the Amirul Mu'mineen by giving baya'h (the pledge of allegiance). We are your brothers and sisters in Islam, who wish for nothing more than to gain the pleasure of Allah (swt) and raise the banner of Tawheed throughout the entire world. We are of those who have answered the call that was cried out from the mountain peaks of the Khurasaan. We are of those, who have pledged their Bay'ah to the Khaleefah- Shaykh Abu Isa Muhammad Al Rifaee.
Shaykh Muhammad al Rifaee is a Sayyid, Qureishi from Jordan. Shaykh Abu Isa, a doctor by profession was exiled from Jordan almost 20 years ago. This was due to the fact that he was an Islamic activist who had openly called for the establishment of the Shari'ah in Jordan and he had also called for the return of Jerusalem to the Muslims. After having been tortured at the hands of the Jordanian government, Shaykh Abu Isa left Jordan and travelled to Pakistan to continue his profession as a doctor. In Pakistan, the Shaykh was involved in a great deal of Da'wah, until he heard of the humanitarian crisis that was occurring in Afghanistan. Due to this, Shaykh Abu Isa directed all of his efforts to the Afghan cause and became a renowned name for his contribution to the collective cause of the Muslims. Throughout this period, the Jordanian authorities had continued to harass the Shaykh, and thus Shaykh Abu Isa sought asylum in the UK. In the UK, he propagated the Dawah of Tawheed and continued to expose the betrayal of the so-called Muslim governments. In 1993, Shaykh Abu Isa was contacted by brothers from abroad who proposed to give their Bay'ah to him. The Shaykh categorically refused, but after a great deal of deliberation and dialogue, the brothers forced the Bay'ah on Shaykh Abu Isa. This is a summary of the events that gave rise to this noble call.
The majority of those who have given baya'h are from different places in the Muslim world. We have brothers and sisters based in approximately forty (40) countries, we do not believe in Assabiya (nationalism) which is haram in Islam, and we do not recognise land locked movements based Country-wise rather then Ummah-wise.
We believe the Khalifah is the legitimate head of the entire Muslim World and all the Muslim lands, irrespective of whether they are under Muslim control or the control of the Kuffar. These are lands waiting to be taken back, Inshaallah. We believe in uniting all (Muslim) groups and (Muslim) peoples under the single banner of Tawheed and Khilafah based on the Quran and Sunnah.
We would like to emphasize that this call is not a temporary or fragile call that will cease to exist when the leadership can no longer function. If, for any reason, the Ameer ul Mumineen is unable to continue, then he will be replaced, and another Ameer will assume the command. We must stress that even though we are pleased to have Shaykh Abu Isa is the Ameer, we do not call the Ummah to his personality or his 'Sheikhdom'. We call to the adherence to the only Shar'i system of unity, which insha'Allah will continue long after Shaykh Abu Isa Al Rifaee. This is the perfect system of Islamic leadership and government- the system of Khilafah.