Being influenced by the Dajjali followers, Police and the authorities have arrested the members of this group, often severely torturing them, throwing them into prison without cause and filing outright false cases against them. Yet, during the last 16 years, not one Mojahed has been found guilty of any charge brought them or sentenced. From the time of Hezbut Tawheed’s inception, I have followed the Messenger of Allah’s Tarika, his process as my principle. Subsequently, it has remained my strict instruction that no member of this group should ever be involved in any unlawful activity; none should break the law or be in possession of unlawful arms. If it comes to my knowledge that any one has acquired or is in possession of any illegal arms, I would be the first person to inform the police and have them caught. It is a matter of record, there has been no Mojahed to have been involved in any illegal activity or be convicted for carrying illegal arms. This fact however has done nothing to deter the authorities from unnecessarily harassing us, the police continue to be influenced by the relentless propaganda by all tiers of the media, newspaper, radio and television and time and again round up members of our group sometimes from their homes, often from their businesses and book them under section 54 finding no other reason to arrest them. The court finding no justifiable cause to detain, sets them free.
The thirteen years of the Messenger of Allah’s Makki life too is a saga of one sided persecution of himself and his followers. Things changed for him only after the people of Madina brought faith in his Message and he migrated to that city. Once the first state of Islam was established, the shift in his modus operandi, his principle was only too noticeable, because a state, a nation cannot be operable on the principles applicable for a person or group only. A state needs arms, soldiers and training for warfare.
The Messenger of Allah did what was needed. He himself took up arms and the later half of his holy life has spent entirely on warfare and its preparation. Therefore, there is no scope for any Ketal, armed fight in the personal or group level struggle for the preaching and implementation of Deen–ul–Huq. At this point there is only calling people, giving Balagh, (proclaim and convey the Message) – towards Allah’s sovereignty. Just as similarly, Ketal belongs to the national level. If arms, warfare etc. were not acceptable, legal at the national level, then all the armies of the world would be illegal, terrorists. The Jihad and Ketal mentioned in the Qur’an and Hadis are also of the national level.
The news of arrests of Hezbut Tawheed members from their own homes receive widespread coverage in television, newspapers and radio. They are pictured in handcuffs and holding up my books, booklets and other leaflets. Judging by the boastful attitude of the police and the media persons present there, one would assume that they have stumbled upon hidden treasures. However, on my instructions in most cases, the booklets and leaflets were already hand delivered beforehand by Mojaheds themselves to police stations in most part of the country. Secondly, it is said that the books are confiscated for their Jihadi content if that is in fact true, then their job remains incomplete for in those very houses, there remain at least two more books that contain the words Jihad and Ketal many, many times more than my two booklets. It is not that Jihad and Ketal are merely mentioned, they contain direct order to engage in them, promise great reward for those who do and dire punishment for those the refrain from these. These two books are the Qur’an and Hadis of the Messenger of Allah. It makes very little sense to confiscate my small books and show them off on T.V screens and not do anything about the larger ones!
We urge people showing the Qur’an and the Hadis as reference to make them, help them realize that there is no substitute to accepting the Deen, way of life sent by Allah to bring peace and security on earth. The present is in unrest, the whole world is proof. There is no scope for compulsion here, it is common sense, people have to understand something to whole heartedly accept it. If people accept it, the Deen based on Tawheed will be implemented in man’s life and if they do not respond to our call, cling to the sovereignty of Man, to his Uluhiyat, then we have nothing to do – Allah will decide.
If people understand our call, discard the ways taught by the Dajjal, e.g. Sherk and Kufr, mend their ways and accept Allah’s Tawheed, implement the Deen, way of life based on Allah’s sovereignty then will come the time for Ketal, armed combat. Therefore, all this propaganda to color Hezbut Tawheed as Jihadi, terrorist are malicious lies and of devious intent. There are more deep and spiteful causes for the constant portrayal of Hezbut Tawheed in the most negative light, but let us not go into that now. Yet all their efforts shall go in vain, Enshallah for there is no greater truth in all the heavens and the earth than the one Hezbut Tawheed is trying to uphold, to preach and that is the sovereignty of Allah, His Tawheed.
In Sura Tawba 32, Allah says – “Fain would they (Kafers, Moshreks) put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah wants nothing more than the perfection of His Light, however much the disbelievers are adverse.” Enshallah, they will not be able to put out the light of Hezbut Tawheed either.