Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
وَلَوْلَا دَفْعُ اللَّهِ النَّاسَ بَعْضَهُمْ بِبَعْضٍ لَهُدِّمَتْ صَوَامِعُ وَبِيَعٌ وَصَلَوَاتٌ وَمَسَاجِدُ يُذْكَرُ فِيهَا اسْمُ اللَّهِ كَثِيرًا ۗ وَلَيَنْصُرَنَّ اللَّهُ مَنْ يَنْصُرُهُ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَقَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ
"If Allah had not driven some people back by means of others, monasteries, churches, synagogues and mosques, where Allah's name is mentioned much, would have been pulled down and destroyed. Allah will certainly help those who help Him – Allah is All-Strong, Almighty"
(Al-Hajj, 22: 40)
Last Friday 27th September 2013, Muslims from the Islamic political party Hizb ut Tahrir held an all-Russian protest called "In Russia - Islam is Banned". The reason for this protest is the actions of the authorities, which indicate that in Russia they want to forbid all that is associated with Islam. The decision of Novorossiysk Court to recognize the Quran as extremist, murder of party member Gappaev Abdullah by security forces, hijab ban in schools, demolition of the house of Allah - the Al-Ikhlas Mosque and imprisonment of its imam Rustem Safin; these facts speak for themselves. In Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Ufa, Kazan, Tyumen and other major cities in Russia, Hizb ut Tahrir Shabab spoke in mosques of the call to the Ummah to work together to protect the interests of Islam. On behalf of Hizb ut Tahrir Russia the addresses with the call to stand up for Islam and Muslims were given to imams and muftis. Also at the mosques, leaflets with the call to support Hizb ut Tahrir and the call to stand up for Islam were given. On the bridges of road junctions, banners were stretched which said: "Stop Killing Muslims", "Russia against Islam. The Quran was banned on 17/09/2013" and many others. Also Muslims stood in the streets with posters: "I was killed for believing in Allah. Gappaev Abdullah", "In Russia the Quran is banned. I am against it", "In Russia mosques are demolished. I am against it" and many other posters to attract people's attention to these facts in order thereby to affect the anti-Islamic policy of the Russian authorities.
This campaign was successful, it attracted Mass Media and Ummah responded support. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
وَلَوْلا دَفْعُ اللَّهِ النَّاسَ بَعْضَهُمْ بِبَعْضٍ لَفَسَدَتِ الأرْضُ
"If it were not for Allah's driving some people back by means of others, the earth would have been corrupted."
(Al-Baqara, 2: 251)
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Russia
Sunday 23rd Dhul Qi'ddah 1434 AH
REF: 1434 AH/11