بِسْمِ الله الرَّحمَنِ الرَحيم
Reject elections in this colonialist system and establish the Khilafah
O Muslims of Pakistan!
You witnessed on 28 November 2007, that the ruler of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, finally took off his uniform, which he once described as his very skin. Then on 29 November, Musharraf took oath as a civilian President of the current system, who would preside over elections in January 2008. By doing so, Musharraf humbly fulfilled the wishes of his master, US President George W Bush, when he declared before the world on, 20 November 2007, "He (Musharraf) has said he's going to take off his uniform, he's said there will be polls."
America willingly sacrificed Musharraf's personal ambitions, despite his long and loyal service, because the continuation of the current system is more important for America than the fate of any of her agents. Indeed, it is the current system that allowed Musharraf to repeatedly betray you for the sake of America, for over eight years. It is the colonialist system that allowed America to establish its occupation over the Muslims of Afghanistan, strengthened the colonialist hold over your resources, emboldened the Hindu mushrikeen against the Muslims of Kashmir, diminished the nuclear program of the world's only Muslim nuclear power and incarcerated Dr. A Q Khan, allowed the savage killing of hundreds of students in Lal Masjid and ordered the largest Muslim army to fight Muslims in the tribal areas.
In fact, the colonialist system has always produced traitors for over six decades. Whoever came to rule, whether by democratic elections or by military coup, always ensured that the colonialists dominated your every affair. So, you witnessed that under both democracy and dictatorship, the resources of the Muslims were subject to World Bank and IMF exploitation, the judiciary was judging according to the colonialist laws, your soldiers were sent to secure Western interests around the globe and the Muslim children were corrupted by the Western values. Indeed, t he present system will always secure the colonialists interests because both democracy and dictatorship allow the rulers to make laws according to their whims and desires. Therefore, the colonialist powers are able to easily steer law-making to their advantage.
This is why to extend the life of this dying system; the colonialists again offer you elections in January 2008. The colonialists prefer that you remain trapped in the colonialist system, rather than uproot it and re-establish the Khilafah in its place. For were the Muslims to establish a single Khilafah state, the Ummah would be more than strong enough to resist the colonialists, for the Khilafah would be unmatched by any world power with respect to lands, armies, wealth and population. And the kuffar would never want that for you, O Muslims! Allah سبحانه وتعالى says,
مَا يَوَدُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَلاَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ أَنْ يُنَزَّلَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِنْ خَيْرٍ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ وَاللَّهُ يَخْتَصُّ بِرَحْمَتِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ
"Neither those who followed earlier revelation who deny the truth, from the People of the Book and the Mushrikeen, like to see good bestowed upon you from your Sustainer; but Allah bestows grace upon who He chooses- for Allah is limitless in His great bounty." [Surah al-Baqara 2:105]
O Muslims of Pakistan!
How long will you continue to be witness to your humiliation at the hands of the colonialist system? How long will you participate in elections within a system that produces traitor after traitor? Changing faces in the current kufr system in January 2008 is no more than opening the door for even more years of misery.
It is forbidden for any Muslim, who believes in Allah سبحانه وتعالى and RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم to help, participate in, or be a part of this system. Therefore it is not allowed for any Muslim to vote for candidates in the current kufr system, for they will make laws in the assembly whereby they will make halal into haram and the haram into halal. Hence, such voting will be a representation in a Haram action and will be an act of direct assistance in supporting the kufr system, which Islam has forbidden. Allah سبحانه وتعالى said,
وَمَنْ لَمْ يَحْكُمْ بِمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الْكَافِرُونَ
"And those who do not rule with that which Allah has revealed, are indeed the Kafiroon." [Surah al-Ma'ida 5:44]
أَفَحُكْمَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ يَبْغُونَ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنْ اللَّهِ حُكْمًا لِقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ
"Do they then seek judgment from the days of Ignorance? And who is better than Allah at making judgments, for those who have faith." [Surah al-Ma'ida 5:50]
Hizb ut-Tahrir calls you, O Muslims, to reject any support for the present corrupt system and establish our Khilafah in its place, apply our law, Shari'ah, and elect a Khaleefah and members of the Ummah's Assembly under the Islamic State, instead of elections under Kufr systems.
O political parties!
How do you still line up one after another, falling over each other for a chance to enter the colonialist system and emerge as a traitor to your own people? How long do you accept to hoist America on your backs so that she can rule over your people? Democracy can never bring any good for your people. This man-made system always establishes oppression by a small elite that manipulates the law to secure its own interests, forsaking its people. This applies to America and Britain, the very models you aspire to, where immensely wealthy capitalist individuals and companies ensure laws that secure their benefit, as much as it applies to Pakistan, where politics is a business for securing personal desires in exchange for fulfilling Western ones. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says,
أَرَأَيْتَ مَنْ اتَّخَذَ إِلَهَهُ هَوَاهُ أَفَأَنْتَ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِ وَكِيلاً
"Have you seen the one who takes his own desire as god? Would you be a wakeel over him?"[Surah Furqan 25:43]
And it is not enough that you merely boycott the elections! You have chosen to engage in the noble worship of looking after the affairs of the Ummah at a time when the Muslims yearn for a sincere leadership, which will govern them by all that Allah سبحانه وتعالى has revealed. Hizb ut-Tahrir calls you to openly denounce dictatorship and democracy, the false gods manufactured for you by the colonialists, and call for the immediate re-establishment of the Khilafah in their place.
O people of power! O Muslims of the armed forces!
Did you not see that when the US Deputy Secretary of State and the real master of this regime, John Negroponte, arrived, he rushed to meet General Kiyani even before meeting Musharraf! This is a clear evidence for everyone, that it is the real master alone who appoints the chief of the army! Is this not a slap in the face and a severe insult to the largest Islamic army in the world?
It is said that, "the wise one is the one who takes lessons from the mistakes of others." Musharraf earned the hatred of the Muslims because he sided with America and colonialism against the Muslims and Islam. So, Hizb ut-Tahrir is advising you all, and the new chief of the army in particular, to make the right choice, the choice of Salahudeen which is to unify this Ummah under the flag of the "kalimah" and to liberate the Muslims from the Western crusaders who have oppressed her for decades.
You are the people of Nussrah (material support), like the noble Ansar before you who gave the material support to RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم in order to establish the first rule of Islam in Madinah. It is by the grace of Allah سبحانه وتعالى that you enjoy power at a time that the Ummah has turned strongly to Islam and the Khilafah is on the horizon. It is therefore not acceptable that you merely watch as if you have nothing in your hands to save your people. Hizb ut-Tahrir calls upon you to uproot the current system and implement Islam in its place, through the Khilafah state.
وَالسَّابِقُونَ الأَوَّلُونَ مِنْ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالأَنصَارِ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي تَحْتَهَا الأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا ذَلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ
"And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhajireen and the Ansar and those who followed them in exactly in good deeds. Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. He has prepared for them gardens in which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever. Indeed that is the supreme success." [Surah at-Tawba 9:100]
29 November 2007
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