|Allah (swt) says,
"We have not sent you but (as a Messenger) to all peoples, to give them
glad tidings and warn them." [TMQ 34:28]
He (swt) also says,
"Say O people, I am sent unto you all as the Messenger of Allah." [TMQ
Allah (swt) honoured and blessed the Muslims by making them the conveyors
of His Message, and made them responsible for the guidance of all humanity
and running its affairs according to Islam.
We direct this call to you on the grounds that Turkey is an Islamic
Land, a part of the Islamic world, its people are Muslims, and it falls
within the domain of our activity. Turkeys affairs concern us, just like
those of Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Hijaz, Jordan, Yemen, Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia,
Indonesia, Uzbekistan among other Islamic Lands. We direct this call to
you on the grounds that you are the senior commanders of the Turkish Armed
Forces. The Turkish army is defacto the real ruler in Turkey, all behind
a screen of constitutional institutions. Furthermore, the Generals and
officers of the Turkish army possess the ability to influence the government,
change the form of government, establish the Khilafah and restore the ruling
system based on that which Allah revealed to the State and society.
Your fierce resistance to Islam and flagrant display of your deep animosity
towards Islam show the hatred your hearts harbour towards Islam. The resolutions
you adopted against Islam and the Muslims during the recent meetings of
the Turkish Security Council and prior to the change of the government,
under the pretext of protecting secularism against the danger of Islam
project the extent of your antipathy for Islam, as an ideology and a system,
and even for the mere mention of the word Islam, and for everyone working
to restore the rule by Islam, or carrying the slogans of Islam. This is
despite the fact that Turkey is an Islamic land and the Turkish people
are Muslims who love Islam, and that you are sons of Muslims. Therefore,
you should have been the protectors of Islam from secularism, from all
thoughts and rules of Kufr, and from all those who want to harm Islam and
Muslims. Instead, you labour as a tool of destruction to Islam in the hands
of the Kuffar. You act as a bulwark against Islam’s return to life, the
State and society, and against the return of the Khilafah to existence.
By devoting yourselves to protecting the Kufr ideology of secularism,
its system, and laws, and by issuing these malicious resolutions against
Islam and the Muslims, you have declared war against Allah, His Messenger
(saw) and His deen. You have declared war against all those who work to
restore the ruling by Islam, nay, against all Muslims! You did that on
behalf of Kufr and in obedience to the Kafir states: the US and other Western
states who rendered Islam, as an ideology and system of life, their arch-enemy,
upon the disintegration of the Soviet Union and its communist ideology.
Furthermore, by interfering in the issues of politics and government,
directly and indirectly via a screen of constitutional institutions, and
by imposing your control, you have corrupted the country, plunged it into
a series of successive crises and destabilised it. That was a direct result
of your interference because politics and government are neither of concern
to, nor the job of the military. The job of the military is to protect
the ideology, the state, the land and the people. The military’s job is
warfare and military planning, not in looking after the peoples affairs.
Attending to the peoples affairs is the job of politicians.
Generals, we do not think that you are unaware of the fact that secularism
and Kufr systems and laws of the West were introduced into Turkey by Mustafa
Kemal, a man of Jewish origin, after he abolished the Khilafah and ruling
by Islam. He did that in execution of the orders of the head of Kufr, Britain,
with whom he had conspired and for whom he was an agent. The abolishment
of the Khilafah and the declaration of a secular state in Turkey were some
of the conditions set by the British to recognise the independence of Turkey.
As a result, Mustafa Kemal transformed the state and government in Turkey
into a state of Kufr and a government of Kufr, though the people in Turkey
remained Muslims. By this act, he destroyed the soul of Turkey and its
moral power, i.e. the Khilafah and Islam. The British Foreign Secretary,
Curzon, declared that openly when he said:
"The point is that Turkey has been destroyed and it will never rise
again, because we have destroyed its moral power: the Khilafah and Islam."
Thus the Khilafah was demolished and completely bulldozed. Islam was
eliminated as a state-constitution, a legislation for the Ummah and a system
of life. By that, the British Kuffar, via their agent Mustafa Kemal, succeeded
in the most dangerous conspiracy concocted by the Kuffar against Islam
and Muslims. It was the most horrific calamity inflicted by the Kuffar
upon Islam and Muslims.
Had Mustafa Kemal been sincere, he would have maintained the Islamic
Khilafah State. He would have declared himself a Khaleefah for all Muslims,
and worked to consolidate and reform the Khilafah, to correct the implementation
of Islam within it and to bring back into it those Muslims and areas which
had been severed from it. But how could he have done so, when he was a
British agent on a mission to destroy the Muslims source of power and the
flagship of their might: The Khilafah and Islam, so that the Muslims could
never rise again, and so that Islam would remain excluded from the state
and society. Consequently, Kufr, its systems, its laws and its states can
assume dominance and control over the Muslims and their lands.
The secularism which the British and their agent Mustafa Kemal imposed
upon Turkey is an anti-deen secularism, built upon the doctrine (‘Aqeedah)
of separation of deen from public life. It is the ‘Aqeedah of the Kafir
West, a Kufr and corrupt ‘Aqeedah. Its flaws have been exposed and its
stench has become nauseating, because of the calamities it brought upon
humanity. This ‘Aqeedah makes material value, i.e. expediency, the dominant
and prized factor in life. As for other values, spiritual, moral, or humane,
they have no weight as far as secularism is concerned. Colonialism and
the pillaging of resources of other people were some of its products. The
sexual frenzy, as well as the animalistic surge in the pursuit of desires
were some of its effects, to the point where almost half of all births
result from fornication according to statistics published recurrently in
As to this democracy of theirs, which they keep flaunting, it is nothing
but corruption and falsehood. The hegemony and oppression which America
and the Western states practice against other people, clearly proves the
corruption and falsehood of this democracy. Another glaring proof to the
corruption and falsehood of this democracy is the oppression which successive
governments and military strongmen in Turkey have subjected the Muslims
to, who constitute the overwhelming majority in the country, their deprivation
from their right to speak about Islam as an ideology and a state-system,
and their prevention from carrying Islam politically in order to restore
it to government and society.
The Khilafah, Generals, is the binding force of all Muslims and Muslim
lands; it is the source of their might and strength; it is their and their
lands protector; it is the protector of Islam and its conveyor as a Message
to the world. The Khilafah State was the shelter for all Muslims. It was
the leading State in the world for almost fourteen centuries, from the
Khilafah of ar-Rashideen, after it had dismantled the Persian and the Roman
empires up until the last days of the ‘Uthmani Khilafah.
The Khilafah was the decision-maker in international politics and the
world order. Its army was known to be an invincible army. It was comprised
of Muslims from every strain, such as the Arabs, Persians, Turks, Kurds,
Indians and Africans, as all of them were citizens of the state and the
protection of Islam, the Khilafah, and the lands of Islam and the propagation
of Islam via daw‘ah and Jihad is an obligation upon all Muslims. The Khilafah
manufactured its own weapons. Its will and decisions about how to use them
were unconstrained due to the fact that the Khilafah did not rely upon
others for armament.
The Khilafah State carried Islam to all corners of the earth, starting
from the days of the Khulafa’a ar-Rashideen until the last days of the
‘Uthmani Khilafah. The goal of its conquests was to offer people guidance
as embodied in Islam, free of any subjugation or coercion. Allah (swt)
"There is no compulsion in deen. Truth stands out clear from transgression."
The goal was to make the lands submit to the authority of Islam, not
to enslave its population and plunder their resources, in the manner in
which colonialist states, such as Britain, France, and America among others,
do. As a result of these conquests, Islam spread throughout the world.
The ‘Uthmani Khilafah was a State of Jihad. It carried Islam into Europe
until it reached the gates of Vienna. Europe was under its authority for
almost five centuries. It was able to do all of that because it was the
Islamic State and a carrier of Islam. It was the State for all Muslims
and they were its proud and willing soldiers. It was Islam alone that generated
this force, might, prestige, political weight, and ascendancy over most
of the known world. Islam made it the decision maker in world politics.
The Khilafah State was not a mere military state. Rather it was an ideological
state bearing the divine message of Islam. It was a radiant source of intellectual,
cultural and scientific excellence. While the world, including Europe,
was deep in ignorance, the Islamic world, under the Khilafah State, was
the beacon that radiated culture, literature, intellect, and science within
the crucible of human dignity and justice as only the Creator can provide.
The Islamic society was rich in highly qualified scholars, mujtahideen,
intellectuals and politicians. The economy of the Khilafah State was abounding
and productive. Its resources were plentiful, its revenues covered its
needs, and its production satisfied demand. It was self-sufficient due
to its vast domain, more than ample revenues and its diverse production.
This is a short account about the reality of the Khilafah State. Comparing
it to the reality of Turkey, since the destruction of the ‘Uthmani Khilafah
State until today, the disparity is clearly visible. The might, power and
prestige which the Khilafah State enjoyed before it was struck by weakness
in its last days, stands in clear contrast to the status quo of Turkey.
Turkey has forsaken its ideology and Message. It has become a minor state
emulating the West, following the West’s lead and importing its ideas and
systems from the West. It suffers from an identity crisis both as a state
and a society. Since the destruction of the Khilafah and until now, Turkey
has been trying desperately to become a European state. However, it failed
to achieve that despite secularisation, sporting of European cloths, a
change of its political system and attempts to change the outlook of the
Turk and the makeup of his personality, through a forced process of wholesale
Westernisation. After all of that, it neither became a European state nor
kept its original identity. Rather, it became a follower state and a satellite
for the West. America, the European states, and NATO use it to protect
themselves and achieve their interests. They turned it into their fortress
and eastern gate to protect them from their former enemy - the Soviet Union.
After the fragmentation of the Soviet Union, they rendered Turkey a
major base for their continuous assaults on Islam as an ideology and a
system that poses a threat to them and their interests in the Middle East
and Central Asia. Despite this, Turkey has no influence on decision-making
in international politics and the world order. Despite all of the major
services Turkey rendered and still renders to America, the Western countries
and NATO, it reaped from them nothing but ingratitude. The only reward
it received for these services was a host of decisions and positions that
endangered its interests, economy and stability. They opposed it when the
Turkish army carried out the Cyprus military operation in 1974. The United
Nations imposed upon it a prolonged economic embargo which left a negative
impact on the Turkish economy. They did not recognise the northern part
of Cyprus as a federal state.
In the second Gulf War, 1991, Turkey joined the Allies against Iraq.
Despite all of the Allies promises to compensate it for the losses it will
incur and the services it will provide, it received none of that. In addition,
the sanctions imposed upon Iraq has left a direct and significant negative
impact on Turkey, both economically and socially. It, again, received no
compensation for that.
Also, despite the fact that Turkey has accepted to place on its territories
the multinational Hammer Force in acquiescence to a request from America,
Britain and France, it was America that exploited and supported the rebellion
of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK). America is currently working to divide
Iraq and establish a Kurdish state in the northern Iraq. This will threaten
Turkeys vital interests, fragment it into several entities, establish a
Kurdish entity within it, destabilise it, and plunge it into ceaseless
civil wars. Naturally, that will damage its economy and weaken it. Furthermore,
America suspended delivery of American weapons, helicopters and warships
which Turkey had purchased and paid for in advance.
When Turkey signed the Customs Union Treaty with Europe, which came
into effect in January, 1996, its trade deficit with Europe grew manifold
after the application of this customs union. In addition, The European
Union has yet to pay Turkey the $3 billion in assistance stipulated in
the agreement in compensation for the Turkish industry's losses due to
the customs union.
Turkey was hoping that as a result of signing the customs agreement,
it will be able to join the European Union without further delay. However,
it was disappointed when it was sidelined out of the plans for future expansion
of the European Union which will include five East European countries and
As for arms and armament, Turkey currently relies in its armament upon
purchases it makes from America and other Western countries, to the point
where the Turkish army became dependent on them in more than 70% of its
weapon systems, which made the will and decision of the Turkish army about
the use of these weapons subject to the wishes of the states from whom
it purchases these weapons.
The treaties of co-operation that Turkey signed with Israel in the fields
of security, defence, education, intelligence, and electronic technology
are a grave danger. They came after tension in relations between the Turkish
Army and America due to Americas refusal to meet the Turkish army’s requests
for armaments and its demands of the Turkish army to stay out of Turkish
internal politics and refrain from any incursions into northern Iraq in
pursuit of the PKK. However, these agreements will give Israel access to
the minute details of the Turkish army’s armament and everything else that
has to do with the Turkish army. This is extremely dangerous in-and-of-itself.
Besides, these agreements will enable Israel engage in espionage for any
state that wants information about the Turkish army, its strength, and
its armament. It will also enable it to destroy any Turkish weapons equipped
with advanced electronics should the circumstances change and the relations
between Turkey and Israel take a turn for the worse. The Jews are known
for deceit and betrayal. They cannot be trusted and their friendship is
linked to their interests. They are working to dominate the Middle East.
Therefore, by signing these military agreements with Israel, Turkey has
put itself under Israel’s control. In addition, these agreements have created
tensions in Turkey’s political relations with the countries of the Middle
East. It can also allow Israel to entangle Turkey in war on its side should
it declare war against some Arab states. O Generals, members
of the Turkish National Security Council! O Generals and Officers of the
Turkish Armed Forces!
This brief comparison of the reality of the Khilafah State and that
of the Turkish state, after the destruction of the Khilafah, exhibit the
stark contrast between the two states in terms of power, might, international
status, originality, attributes and conditions which we have mentioned
in this call upon you. That should lead you to take the initiative in order
to salvage Turkey from this wretched situation in which it has fallen,
and to save it from the continuous crises it is going through.
Generals and Officers!
To salvage Turkey, you will have to throw away, once and for all, secularism
and the Western thoughts, systems, and laws of Kufr. You will have to return
to Islamic authenticity, adopt Islam as an ideology and a system of life,
government and society, and carry it with the aim of re-implementing it
by restoring the Khilafah and appointing a Khaleefah who would be given
the bay‘ah to rule by the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger
(saw); a Khaleefah who would make Islam the basis of association between
Muslims within the State and make loyalty to Islam and the Khilafah State
the basis of association between the Muslims and other citizens of the
State; a Khaleefah who would embark upon unifying Muslims and the lands
of Islam within the Khilafah State and carry Islam as a Message of Guidance
and Light to the world; a Khaleefah who would strive to compete with the
leading state to restore the Khilafah State to its previous status as the
decision-maker of international politics and world order.
Generals and Officers!
Be assured that the Khilafah and the ruling by that which Allah revealed
will come back soon, with the Will of Allah, and despite the Kuffar’s will
and plans. Israel will be wiped out despite its military arsenal and despite
the support of America and the rest of the Kufr states. You, Generals and
Officers, are capable of changing the ruling system in Turkey, and abolishing
secularism and the Western Kufr systems and laws. You are capable of restoring
the Khilafah and the rule by that which Allah revealed.
Therefore, we invite you to be the harbingers to re-establish the rule
of Allah on this earth; to take the initiative in abolishing secularism
and the systems and laws of Kufr; and to declare the restoration of the
Khilafah and the rule by that which Allah revealed. The Muslim Turkish
people, as well as Muslims throughout the world will be the first to support
Hasten to gain this great honour, which will be an atonement for what
you have perpetrated against Islam and the Muslims. It will be your saviour
from Hellfire and raise your standing in Heaven. If you do that, your memory
will remain in high esteem until Allah inherits the earth and those on
And peace be upon those who follow the Truth and Guidance.