بِسْمِ الله الرَّحمَنِ الرَحيم
The new government is just a new face for slavery to the WestO Muslims! When will you escape the slavery through re-establishing the Khilafah?
O Muslims of Pakistan! You have seen another change in the faces of your rulers, as you have seen countless times before. And all those who examine the events closely, will have realized that the newly elected representatives will ensure continued slavery to the West, rather than bring a real change to your declined situation.
Previously, Musharraf’s government embraced the road of slavery to the West and declared Pakistan an ally of America in its war to attack Islam and the Muslims and occupy the lands of the Muslims. He used the resources of Pakistan and its army to assist America in its war. Due to this continual assistance, America was able to establish an occupation and maintains its occupation of Afghanistan to this day due to this assistance. All this is why you hated Musharraf’s government and prayed for its end. However, America has been successful in ensuring the new government is also committed to its war. The new rulers expressed regret at the chaos resulting from America’s war, yet fully committed to it. In fact, the very first words of the very first speech of the new Prime Minister, Yusuf Raza Gillani, after he obtained a vote of confidence were a commitment to America’s war on Muslims. He said, “Our first priority is the War on Terror. This War on Terror is our war.” On the very same day that Gillani announced that the parliament would decide about the War on Terror, the US Assistant Secretary of State, Richard Boucher, and the US Deputy Secretary of State, John Negroponte, were openly meeting key figures in the tribal areas! And on 1 April the new Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, declared at a press briefing outside Zardari House, “The War on Terror is not America’s issue, but ours.” So, even at a time when global support for America’s War on Terror has diminished, the new government announced its full support for this war. This amounts to an announcement to allow the sacrifice of hundreds of Paksitan’s soldiers to protect America’s occupation, operations by American intelligence agencies including its FBI and the provision of oil for the NATO forces in Afghanistan through Pakistan. So, just like the previous government, the new government will also support America in its war of occupation of Islamic Lands.
Previously, Musharraf’s government embraced the World Bank and IMF and strictly implemented their policies, leading to the devastation of Pakistan’s economy. Endlessly rising prices and the inability to secure even the basic needs have added to the woes of the people, whilst a small capitalist elite and foreign multinationals have accumulated great wealth through exploiting the economy. This is also why you hated Musharraf’s government and prayed for its end. However, the new government has also embraced the same international financial institutions and senior officials of the World Bank have begun their meetings with the new finance minister and even the expected future Chief Minister of Pakistan’s largest province, Punjab, Shahbaz Shareef. And just like the previous government, the new government is pursuing World Bank and IMF policies to privatize the important public assets and utilities. The new Federal Minister for Privatisation and Investment tried to dress-up the ugly face of privatization by declaring on 1 April 2008, “Privatisation of government assets, in a professional and constructive manner, will continue,” even whilst the people are crippled by price rises in fuel and utilities. In reality not a single party in government has any alternative to the capitalist model of economics which the Western nations have enforced over the entire world in order to exploit resources. This is why there is no hope in the new government to end poverty or solve the economic problems that people face. So, just like the previous government, the new government will maintain economic slavery to the West.
Previously, Musharraf’s government openly violated the laws that emanated from the Qur’an and the Sunnah, holding the defective man-made laws and systems higher than the laws and systems given by Allah سبحانه وتعالى the Creator of the Universe. Musharraf’s government mocked and detested both the laws of Islam and those people who call for the implementation of Islam, under the banner of condemning “extremism.” So, much so that Musharraf did not spare any effort to annihilate innocent children in Lal Masjid with white phosphorus bombs for calling for the implementation of Islam. And this is the reason that you hated Musharraf’s government and prayed for its end. However, the present government has also sworn allegiance before Musharraf to this system and these laws and has taken an oath to protect the colonialist system in Pakistan. And the Prime Minister, Yusuf Raza Gillani, did not even make the traditional mention of working for implementing Islam in his maiden speech after the vote of confidence. So, in fact, just like Musharraf’s government the new government does not attach any importance to the protection of your aqeedah and the implementation of your deen. This is also why when Holland followed Denmark in defaming your deen, your new rulers merely lodged a protest with the Holland’s ambassador, even though they have the means to expel both the Dutch ambassador and the large Dutch companies that are generating huge revenues from Pakistan’s economy. Not only this, the new government is fully prepared to use force to prevent the implementation of Islam (so-called “extremism”), just as the Musharraf government before it. After his briefing with the Chief of Army Staff, the Prime Minister, Yusuf Raza Gillani, announced to the media on 2 April, “Policies will be made for the end of terrorism and extremism… and if the need be the army will be used.” So, just like the previous government, the new government will maintain the war to prevent the implementation of Islam.
Previously, Musharraf’s government struck a dagger in the heart of the Jihad in Kashmir, banned the mujahideen groups and condemned Jihad against the brutal Hindu army in Kashmir as terrorism. Musharraf gave India the opportunity to seal the Line of Control, thereby allowing the Hindus to strengthen their control of Kashmir. And because of its betrayal of the Muslims of Pakistan and Kashmir and the Jihad in Kashmir, you hated Musharraf’s government and prayed for its end. However, the new government has also made clear that it will continue Musharraf’s Kashmir policy. On 6 April 2008, Nawa-e-Waqt reported that the new Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, said, “The Kashmir policy of the previous government will be followed.” So much so, that the leader of the second largest party in the coalition and former Prime Mininster, Nawaz Shareef, is so desperate to make friendship with the Muslim-hostile country India that he stated in an interview with Indian TV that, “Pakistan should unilaterally end the visa restrictions upon Indian citizens and it is not necessary to expect that India does so too.” The Muslims of Pakistan have the right to ask Nawaz Shareef why he does not talk about open relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, when Pakistan has committed over tens of thousands of troops to seal the Pak-Afghan border, so as to save the government of the American-puppet Karzai. And why does he not ask to end the borders and visa between the over sixty Muslim countries so as to establish a single state for the Muslims, at a time when the Muslims demand unity of the Ummah. So, the new government will maintain the American-designed foreign policy of the previous government and will continue to preserve the colonialist interests in the region, instead of strengthening Islam and the Muslims.
Previously, Musharraf’s government mounted a campaign to remove Islam from the hearts of the Muslim youth in the name of Enlightened Moderation. The government attempted to spread immodesty and corruption throughout Pakistan, through changes in the curriculum, cultural programmes and media propaganda, so much so that you began to experience its ill effects in your homes and neighbourhoods. And this was yet another reason that you hated Musharraf’s government and prayed for its end. However, the new government does not have any room within its agenda for securing the Islamic grooming of your daughter and your sons and did not even take the smallest of steps, even though it could do so at the stroke of a pen. So, the new government will continue the work to destroy the Islamic values of the youth. The Western colonialists are completely satisfied with the new government. The Western powers supervised the transition at every stage, openly maintaining close contact with all those parties that stood for elections, including those politicians that condemned the policies of the Musharraf government and claimed that they stood for the sake of the Muslims. In fact, the West recognizes these politicians for what they really are. And they are satisfied that the new rulers will now combine their efforts with those of Musharraf to extend your subjugation at the hands of the Western colonialists.
All of the above makes clear that the only new thing about the new government is that it provides a new face for slavery to the West. The colonialist system in Pakistan, which is the cause of your woes, is constitutionally secured. It is this system that gives preference to the laws of man over the laws of Allah سبحانه وتعالى and RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم. . A system that allows men who have sold their akhira for this dunya to manipulate law to secure colonialist interests, forsaking what Islam has decided for them. Indeed, it is only self-deception to have any hope that this system, or those who rule through it, will rescue you from your miserable situation.
The only genuine change is to uproot the current corrupt system and replace it by the Khilafah state that implements Islam in all its aspects, whether it is the economic, social, judicial and ruling systems or the education and foreign policies. The change of system is only possible through the Khilafah, the system that is built exclusively on the Islamic aqeedah and the pure laws that emanate from it, rather than the kufr concept of democracy.
O Muslims of Pakistan! Eight years ago when Musharraf ended the democratic government of Nawaz Sharif, you were relieved and gave Musharraf a chance, even though from the beginning of his rule, he made commitments to the colonialists. Hizb ut-Tahrir warned you from the beginning of Musharraf’s rule about the evil that he would unleash upon you, but it took you a full two years to accept this. And now that the new government has made the same commitments as Musharraf made, how long will it take you to accept that any government within the present system will never change your situation or rescue you from the colonialists?
O Muslims! The current system has already stung you many times, so are you still ready to be stung yet again? And even though RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
لَا يُلْدَغُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مِنْ جُحْرٍ وَاحِدٍ مَرَّتَيْنِ
“The believer is not stung from the same hole twice.”
You must immediately reject the rulers who have sold out Islam and the Muslims to achieve power and preserve Western colonialism. And you must reject this system that has always given rise to traitors. Uproot this corrupt man-made system and mobilize for the re-establishment of the Khilafah state in its place, which will liberate you from both the colonialists and your current woes. Allah سبحانه وتعالى has forbidden Muslims from accepting the kufr systems over you and those rulers that rule by kufr laws, let alone supporting such a system and such rulers. And Allah سبحانه وتعالى will punish all of us, irrespective of whether we were amongst those who committed the sins or not, if we did not involve ourselves with the obligation to remove the sin. RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَا يُعَذِّبُ الْعَامَّةَ بِعَمَلِ الْخَاصَّةِ حَتَّى يَرَوْا الْمُنْكَرَ بَيْنَ ظَهْرَانَيْهِمْ وَهُمْ قَادِرُونَ عَلَى أَنْ يُنْكِرُوهُ فَلَا يُنْكِرُوهُ فَإِذَا فَعَلُوا ذَلِكَ عَذَّبَ اللَّهُ الْخَاصَّةَ وَالْعَامَّةَ
“Indeed Allah Azza Wa Jal will not punish the people in general for the actions of the few, until they see the munkar amongst them and do not deny it despite being capable of doing so. And if they do not deny the munkar, the people in general will be punished along with the few.” (Musnad Ahmad)
And RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
سَتَكُونُ أُمَرَاءُ فَتَعْرِفُونَ وَتُنْكِرُونَ فَمَنْ عَرَفَ بَرِئَ وَمَنْ أَنْكَرَ سَلِمَ وَلَكِنْ مَنْ رَضِيَ وَتَابَعَ
“Amirs will be appointed over you and you will find them doing good deeds as well as bad deeds. The one who hates their bad deeds is absolved from blame, the one who disapproves of their bad deeds is also safe, but the one who approves and follows is doomed.” (Muslim)
And it is an obligation for you to implement Islam in its entirety, its economic, social, judicial and ruling systems as well as its education and foreign policies, a matter that can only be achieved through the Khilafah state. Allah سبحانه وتعالى said,
فَاحْكُمْ بَيْنَهُمْ بِمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ وَلاَ تَتَّبِعْ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ عَمَّا جَاءَكَ مِنْ الْحَقِّ
“And judge between them by which Allah has revealed and do not follow their desire lest they take you away from the Haq which has reached you.” (Surah al-Maida 5:48)
So for how long will you abandon this great fard? The famous saying that “as the people are their rulers will be,” is correct from the understanding that if you keep the Allah’s deen limited to the mosques and individual worship, and do not move to fulfill the fard of implementation of Islam as a system, then rulers will remain over you who confine the deen of Islam to the mosques and exclude it from ruling and matters of state.
Thus it is incumbent upon you that you take the right step to fulfill this great fard. Join the sincere dawa carriers who are giving you advance warning of the evil of this system and calling you towards the matter that will give you life and saves you in this life and the Akhira. You must join the ranks of Hizb ut-Tahrir in its struggle for the establishment of Khilafah, as it works with utmost effort, comprehension and seriousness.
O people of power! Your responsibility is not that you safeguard those governments who are acting as helpers and well-wishers of the colonialist powers, instead of Islam and the Muslims. Rather, your duty is to protect Islam and the Muslim lands and to assure that nothing but Islam is in the authority. We call upon you to give Hizb ut-Tahrir the Nussrah (material support) so we can rule by nothing but Islam, through the Khilafah State, and this is the true success.
إِنَّ اللّهَ اشْتَرَى مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَنفُسَهُمْ وَأَمْوَالَهُم بِأَنَّ لَهُمُ الجَنَّةَ يُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ فَيَقْتُلُونَ وَيُقْتَلُونَ وَعْداً عَلَيْهِ حَقّاً فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالإِنجِيلِ وَالْقُرْآنِ وَمَنْ أَوْفَى بِعَهْدِهِ مِنَ اللّهِ فَاسْتَبْشِرُواْ بِبَيْعِكُمُ الَّذِي بَايَعْتُم بِهِ وَذَلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ
“Indeed, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties, for the price that theirs shall be the paradise. They fight in Allah’s cause, so they kill others and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurat and Injeel and the Qur’an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success.” [Surah At-Tawba 9:111]
Hizb ut-Tahrir - Wilayah Pakistan
8 April 2008 CE2 Rabi’ ul-Akhar 1429 AH