The following is a draft translation from an arabic press statement issued by a prominent Islamic activist in Sudan.
Resolution 1706 Being Rejected Or Accepted - What Is The Shar’i Hukm (rule) Concerning It?
11 Sha’ban 1427 AH
03 September 2006 CE
By Ibrahim Othman (Abu Khalil)
The government refused the resolution of the security Council No. (1706) which states the spreading of international forces in place of the African forces in Darfur, while the resolution supported the leaderships inside the government (the rebel movements) and some political powers.
The government which refused this resolution, defended by saying that if these forces enter Darfur it will be similar to a new colonization, and violation of the sovereignty of the country, and that those who consented on the entering of the forces of the United Nations, justified that to be a security necessity (this is a false saying which is not supported by actuality, because wherever international forces reside destruction and ruin reside with them). So did the government (which refuses the resolution) and the political powers (which support the resolution) build these attitudes upon the Islamic ideology?
The government did not build its refusal on the basis of Islam, because it accepted -according to the agreement of Nefasha - the entering of thousands of soldiers from the (Kuffar) to the South, East and west of Sudan as well as Khartoum the capital of the country, and before that the government accepted the entering of the forces of the mutual military committee (JMC) in Al-Nuba Mountains, also it accepted an international resolution no. (1564) in Darfur (when the state had no influence on it). So why were, the foreign forces accepted before and are refused today? Bearing in mind that, accepting the interference of the foreign military and security forces in the countries of the Muslims -before and later- is a great crime in Islam. He who examines the issue can see that the refusal of today lies within the agenda of the American-European struggle on influence in the region? America is executing its plans by the hands of the rulers of Sudan, because if it wanted the international forces to enter instead of the forces of the African Union - its time will be over by the end of this month- it would have made these forces enter and the rule in Sudan would have executed that. It was America which refused the French resolution of making the international forces enter Darfur, except after amending it by adding an item which states that this entering must be conditioned by the acceptance of the government of Sudan, by this America thwarted the original project of France, and thus entering or not became mortgaged to the acceptance of the government of Sudan, meaning America, which has an open influence in Sudan. That is why the system in Sudan avoided justifying its refusal by saying that Islam refuses that, and that the Shar’i Hukm prohibits accepting assistance from the armies of Kuffar, and prohibits the existence of foreign forces in the country. They did all of that in order not to fall in a crisis because according to the hukm conflicts their interests as according to it the foreign forces which interfered whether according to the agreement of Nefasha or (JMC) or the African Union or the United Nations, are not allowed to be supported by them. Also so as not to fall in a crisis if America decided seriously to make the International forces enter, after being certain that Europe will not control it. The Shar’i Hukm prohibits accepting support of the Kuffar armies, the Prophet (saw) says:
"لاَ تَسْتَضِيئُوا بِنَارِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ"
“Do not get light from the fire of the polytheist”. Also the existence of forces which the state doesn’t have authority over regardless of what their mission was and regardless from which organization they came, whether it was from the African Union, or from the United Nations, means the presence of another Kafir authority on the Muslims, which is also prohibited by Shari’ah because Allah says:
((وَلَن يَجْعَلَ اللّهُ لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ سَبِيلاً))
“And never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers.” [An-Nisa’: 141]
It is the duty of the government, to make from the Ahkam of Islam and its systems, the basis of its behavior. Therefore to refuse on its basis the foreign interference, and refuse all the resolutions of the international security council. The Shari’ah even necessitates it to break free from these unjust and corrupt Kafir organizations, and from other organizations that are not built upon the basis of the Islamic ideology. Not to refer to them, because referring to them is referring to the idol, Allah (swt) says:
((أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ يَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّهُمْ آمَنُواْ بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ مِن قَبْلِكَ يُرِيدُونَ أَن يَتَحَاكَمُواْ إِلَى الطَّاغُوتِ وَقَدْ أُمِرُواْ أَن يَكْفُرُواْ بِهِ وَيُرِيدُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَن يُضِلَّهُمْ ضَلاَلاً بَعِيدًا))
“Hast thou not turned thy though to those who declare that they believe in the revelations that have come to thee and to those before thee? Their (real) wish is to resort together for judgment (in their disputes) to the Tagut (Evil), though they were ordered to reject him. But Satan's wish is to lead them astray far away (from the right)” [An-Nisa’: 60]
The government should drive out all the forces which are already in the country, before speaking about the coming forces, it should put the basis of justice and fairness in rule and policy on the basis of Islam, and give each one his rights, and rule according to the justice of Islam. The political powers and all Muslims have to build their opinions and behaviors on the Islamic ideology, and not on desires and temporary interests, or party plots, and thus refuse this resolution upon the Islamic basis. They should force the government to drive out all the Kafir foreign forces from the country, and return the rights to its people, and look after the affairs of the nation without distinction, according to the method of Allah (swt) who says:
((أَفَحُكْمَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ يَبْغُونَ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللّهِ حُكْمًا لِّقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ))
“Do they then seek after a judgment of (the days of) ignorance? But who, for a people whose faith is assured, can give better judgment than Allah.” [Al-Maida: 50]