Oil is Public Property that Belongs to the Entire Ummah so No One is Allowed to Own it and Withhold it from Others

In Deir al-Zour, one of the tribes took control of three oil wells since the start of the revolution, and barred the other tribes from them. It began to sell to them which harbored bitter feelings against this tribe. The dispute between the tribes have intensified turning to fighting for the sake of a perishing worldly matter which left many dead and wounded; their forces which originally took up arms to fight the regime became involved, and erected check points between them, turning kinship to hatred and brotherhood in the Deen to bitterness and hatred feared to lead to more fitna of fighting which angers the Lord and satisfies Bashar; bearing in mind that the tribes are relatives, cousins, and brothers in Islam.

O Muslims in Syria in general and Deir al-Zour in particular:

Oil is a public property, which is owned by all the people, without exception, due to the words of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم :

«الناس شركاء في ثلاث الماء والنار والكلأ»

“People are partners in three: water, fire, and pastures”,

Therefore no one has the right to prevent anyone from using these three matters.

How can a Muslim who believes in Allah and the Day of Judgment raise his weapons in the face of his Muslim brother? The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

«مَنْ أَشَارَ إِلَى أَخِيهِ بِحَدِيدَةٍ، فَإِنَّ المَلاَئِكَةَ تَلْعَنُهُ حَتَّى يَدَعَهُ وَإِنْ كَانَ أَخَاهُ لأَبِيهِ وَأُمِّهِ»

“Whoever pointed a piece of iron to his brother, the angels will curse him until he stops, even if he was his paternal and maternal brother” (Narrated by Muslim). And dares to violate the sanctity of Allah by killing a Muslim deliberately for a fleeting benefit; Allah سبحانه وتعالى warns:

وَمَنْ يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَاؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِدًا فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَابًا عَظِيمًا

“As for anyone who kills a believer deliberately, his repayment is Hell, remaining in it for ever. Allah is angry with him and has cursed him, and has prepared for him a terrible punishment.”

(An-Nisaa, 4:93)

O wise and honorable men among the tribes, O wise men of Ash-Sham in the abode of Dar ul-Islam in the blessed land:

It is the duty of Allah upon you that you become the supporters to Allah alone and work to remove the Kaffir regime and establish the Islamic state that your Lord has commanded you to establish, and the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم showed you the way to establish it, and how to be one against the Kufr and its people not against Islam and its people. And raise your weapons to the one who attacks you wanting to kill you, and not to fight among yourselves, and exert your effort to oust the regime of Kufr and tyranny, the regime of Bashar and his aides, and establish in its place the rightly guided Khilafah.

We expect you to be at the forefront in the re-establishment of Islam in life, you are the ones whose ancestors marched in the Army of Al-Mutassim to the rescue of a woman in Amuriyah when Islam was their criteria and their life, sacrificing all that is dear and precious for its sake. Be like Al-Aws and Khazraj who gave support to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in the establishment of the Islamic State. Return to your senses and return to your Lord. Uproot the Fitna and heal the rift between you and unite your ranks in the face of the Taghoot enemy of Allah, Bashar and his cronies. Work to overthrow him and establish the Islamic Khilafah that cares for people with justice, that it alone can return the right to its people, distribute the wealth among the Ummah according to the Law of Allah, and divide public ownership among people justly; no one has favoritism over the other. And spreads the greater good to everyone; The Lord is pleased and the slave is pleased too.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ ۖ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ

“O you who believe! Respond to Allah and to the Messenger when He calls you to what will bring you to life! Know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that you will be gathered to Him.”

(Al-Anfaal, 8:24)

Hisham Al-Baba

Head of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah of Syria

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