Friday, March 29, 2013

Tafsir Surat At Takweer - Sheikh Abu Talha (Part 1)

Sheikh Abu Talha expounds on the meanings of Surah At Takweer which was revealed during the early stages of the dawah in Makkah. In his unique style and presentation he links the message of the Quran into our current scenario and the oppression and obstacles faced by the Islamic dawah carriers which are similar to those faced by the Prophet Mohammed (SAW) and the Sahaba (RA). He also extracts the method to carry the dawah from the way of the Prophet Mohammed SAW and his companions' actions in Makkah.

Abu Talha explains the social environment of Makkah and the greater Arabia during the time this surah was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (SAW) & compares it with the current socio-political situation in the world, especially in the Muslim world.

Insight into the work of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Syria

Brigadier General Hussaam Al-'Awaak who deserted from the Syrian Army two years ago wrote:

The sight of two of my brothers from Hizb ut-Tahrir who were arrested by Assad's forces having their beards ripped off saddened me greatly. This is because it is this Hizb that has carried the Da'wah and the flag of the Islamic Da'wah in Syria after Ikhwaan Al-Muslimeen turned their backs on Islam and its teachings and distanced themselves from it. They turned instead towards the objective of political gains and interests keen on gaining positions of authority and wealth which has become clear in the highest levels through the course of the revolution when they attempted to ride the revolution to achieve dominance within it in order to take away the wealth and financial donations from states and individuals so as to fill the coffers of their own group and the pockets of their leadership. This is so that they can grab the authority after the revolution achieves victory. Whereas Hizb ut Tahrir has worked from inside Syria and influence within the ranks of the Syrian Army and they are considered to be part of it enjoying a high level of popularity with the Syrian people. It is a party that is the son of the people on the ground and none of its leadership has left Syria apart from those who were chased into Jordan and Lebanon.

Brigadier General Hussaam Al-'Awaak

(The above was translated from Arabic)


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Analysis about the appointment of Ghassan Hitto to begin the formation of a transitional government in Syria

The formation of the government (transitional) reflects the struggle inside the ‘National Alliance’ which in turn reflects the US and European struggle in regards to the situation in Syria.

This is in the case where a large number of the members of the ‘Syrian Alliance’ are influenced by the Europeans via Qatar and Saudi whilst the others at the head of which is Mu’aadh Al-Khateeb completely represent the American interests just like the ruler of Damascus is under the American influence.

The appointment of Ghassan Hitto to form a transitional government representing the alliance came as an expression of the European direction represented by Qatar and Saudi as they wish to cut out all possibilities of making a deal that would lead to the current ruling regime remaining in Damascus as a result of dialogue after the failure of murder and destruction in achieving that. And this European direction differs from the American direction that refused the formation of a transitional government made by one side as this means in its view the reliance upon the policy of the dominating and the dominated meaning the war reaching its conclusion with the downfall of the entire regime.

America does not want this as it wants the regime to continue all be it with a change of faces so that its interests and influence can remain through the security and military apparatus which since some time the opposition has requested via a Pentagon statement to be kept intact by until the time that the regime collapses.

This is the struggle that made Mu’aadh over the last days threaten to resign. And I do not imagine that America in the current stage will accept the formation of a government made by one side and will work to cause the failure of this European effort which desires the fall of Bashar’s regime in its entirety so that those who are agents to Europe can take hold of Syria which will lead to a change in the strategic balance in the region in favour of Europe.

The Western Kaafir States are competing for us as if we were a piece of cake or a bowl like what was mentioned in the famous Hadeeth of the Nabi (saw). This is whilst we by the favour of Allah and the firm determination of the believers struggle against the west in its entirety to liberate our lands and our Ummah from its influence and domination. So it is not permitted for us to remain like a ‘Bowl of food’ or a place for their competition but rather we must work to return that which is capable of struggling with great power and which will make their lands and not ours the field of struggle as it had always been and so that this matter can be made right.

This government will never be successful whether it has come by the will of one side to represent the Europeans or if it came as a result of dialogue with the regime to represent both the Europeans and Americans. These conspiracies which are attempting to steal away their revolution and wipe it out will be made to fail by the people of Ash-Shaam and the believing revolutionaries of Ash-Shaam will never accept replacing loyalty to one disbeliever with a loyalty to another disbeliever or the replacement of one agent with another.

By Mundhir Abdullah from inside Syria
Translated from arabic


Hizb ut-Tahrir Syria on the killing of Sheikh Buti

And thus Sheikh Buti, the Regime's supporter met his end in his Masjid
And the Regime is not distant from this crime, so people of insight should pay attention
On the 21st March 2013, Sheikh Said Ramadan al-Buti and 40 others were killed, while over 80 were injured, according to the claims of the Ikhbariyya News Channel, known for its lies and evil. The explosion took place in Masjid Iman in the ancient Mazra'ah district of Damascus during his usual weekly lecture.
As is usual, the official Syrian channels rushed to the scene of the crime, and the security services prevented all other media from coverage or taking pictures, in order to control the information and accusations, even though Ikhbariyya's coverage points the finger of suspicion at the State itself. This is because the large chair where the Sheikh would give his lecture and the area around it received light damage, while blood and body parts were concentrated in the centre of the masjid. Also, the coverage showed shoes thrown in the midst of the bloody scene, while it is well known that Muslims do not enter the masjid wearing shoes. So how did the shoes of the students present in the Sheikh's circle become scattered about? And this is not to mention the apparent cleanliness of this explosion, in that the walls, pillars and the minbar of the masjid showed no damage or marks, and none of the chandeliers or lights were broken! The remains of Sheikh Buti were not allowed to be shown or witnessed by anybody, though it is the most important 'signpost' to the truth of the story. It would be expected that he could not have severe and immediate injuries in the masjid, while the pictures showed his chair and the area around it did not have significant marks of damage, and yet the regime's cameras did not show either the remains of the Sheikh or proof of fatal injuries. Since we have become accustomed to the crimes and fabrications of this regime, we will accuse them first until the opposite is proven; especially when their record of killing their own supporters is so extensive. It seems that Bashar the Blood-shedder has been going through the records of his dead father in order to learn from him.
O Muslims in Syria-Sham: Indeed you know well the viciousness of this regime, and you are the witnesses of its exposed activities, which preceded these latest fabricated actions. The al-Qazzaz explosions and the car bombs have not been far from you.
Indeed (Bashar) is a failed leader and an exposed criminal. Allah has exposed him in front of the people every time he has foolishly attempted an action. Bashar kills his own sons easily, because criminality comes easily to him. He will kill every one of them before he falls, or he will trample upon them during his fall, as long as they are ready to be used in any post he gives them. So will they pay heed to that and make the best decision?
O Muslims in Syria: We received the news of Sheikh Buti's killing with great sadness at such an ending, for he was a faithful assistant of the Assad family regime, father and son. He persisted at length in supporting the crimes of Bashar the Blood-shedder, and attacking those who rose up against him, until we became astounded at what he could do: how was he able to bring together his knowledge, and his support for this regime?! We had always hoped that he, in his eighth decade, would announce a stance leading forth in the truth, until he would get his chance at martyrdom confronting this tyrant – of which there is no difference of opinion about his tyranny – so he might wipe away the records of what he did before.
إِنْ هِيَ إِلَّا فِتْنَتُكَ تُضِلُّ بِهَا مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتَهْدِي مَنْ تَشَاءُ ۖ أَنْتَ وَلِيُّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا ۖ وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الْغَافِرِينَ
"It was only a trial from You by which You misguided those You willed and guided those You willed. You are our Protector so forgive us and have mercy on us. You are the Best of Forgivers."
(Al-A'raaf 7:155)
O people of the Syrian revolution in the homeland of Dar ul-Islam: There is no refuge or salvation for us from Allah, except to turn to Him. And indeed by Allah, how much does the Muslim feel tranquillity of Iman, and power and 'Izzah, when he knows his Lord is with him? And how much does it strengthen the Iman of the Muslim to know that the victory is in the hand of Allah alone, and whenever He wills he will bring about its causes? Indeed from among its most important causes is that we turn to Him alone. So give to Allah what he has ordered you of persistence to establish the Khilafah and giving bay'ah to a Khaleefah for the Muslims. The Khilafah will honour His deen and raise His word to the highest. So be from its people and supporters, and Allah will set right for, mankind and all of creation. So rush to give support and the bay'ah, you are, by Allah, in more need of it than ever, and the best of those who could work for it. You would earn the right to be the Ansar of Allah in this era, and what a great honour would await you for that? Allah ta'ala says,
قُلِ اللَّهُمَّ مَالِكَ الْمُلْكِ تُؤْتِي الْمُلْكَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتَنْزِعُ الْمُلْكَ مِمَّنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ ۖ بِيَدِكَ الْخَيْرُ ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
"Say, 'O Allah! Master of the Kingdom! You give sovereignty to whoever You will You take sovereignty from whoever You will. You exalt whoever You will You abase whoever You will. All good is in Your hands. You have power over all things."
(Al-'Imran, 3:26)
Engineer Hisham al-Baba
Head of the Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir Wilayah Syria
10 Jamadil Awal 1434
22 March 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Butcher of Central Asia, Karimov Extends Hizb ut Tahrir Members' Sentence Another Three or More Years!

Media office
H. 21 Rabi' II 1434
M. 2013/03/03
No:1434 AH/ 27
Press Release
Butcher of Central Asia, Karimov Extends Hizb ut Tahrir Members' Sentence
Another Three or More Years!

The enemy of Allah, the tyrant of Uzbekistan, Karimov who is vindictive against Islam, shows his hatred against Muslims in general, and especially against Hizb ut Tahrir members. He fabricates false criminal charges against Hizb members to prolong their prison term or to suspend their released after serving their term.
After Hizb members, who were arrested between 1999- 2000, completed their 10-14 year prison sentence; Karimov and his thugs refused to release them by fabricating criminal charges against them; sentencing them with additional prison time.  Among these Shababs are: Brother Sameen from Engekurgan from the province of Fergana detained for 19 years. Abdumana from Margelana was sentenced a second term of 3.5 years.  Madhfur Ahmaduf from Andijan was also sentenced for a second term of 3 years. Qadrat Khujah was sentenced 3.5 years.  Merazah Kantif Nusrallah sentenced to six years.  Women are not even safe from arrest, torture, and extension of their prison term; for example, Sister Goibefa Umeda was sentenced a second term of 3 years.  Other examples are Meruj Khun, sentenced a second term of 3 years and Lakevya Adulat, from the province of Surkhan Darenski, also sentenced for a second term to 3 years. The list is too long to mention all the names.
The men and women who are released are not safe from the oppressive Karimov and his intelligence forces.  The intelligence forces blackmail Hizb members to cooperate with them, as a hopeless desperate effort from Karimov's intelligence by implanting his agents within Hizb ut Tahrir. In addition, the Interior Ministry abuses women by forcing them into forced cleaning labor, despite their bad health conditions.
It is the criminal Karimov's cheap tactics that the National Security Council and Intelligence Agencies attempt to disgrace these chaste Muslim women by threatening to remove their clothes so they can video record them nude, in order to dishonor them.  The women are also escorted to prostitution houses to perjure that they work in these types of houses. They also force these women in their Shariah dress to dance for entertainment in night clubs with their hijab to dishonor Hijab-wearing females.
Other vulgar tactics used by Karimov's thugs are the psychological pressure on the prisoners and their families by forbidding the prisoners to see their children while in prison; despite these families traveling hundreds of kilometers and their financial problems they suffer from; even though the families come on the scheduled visit, but do not see their family member with the excuse he is in solitary confinement or in the dungeons.
However, with the blessings of Allah (swt), despite all the torture, violence, harassment, intimidation, and threats, as well as the hundreds of Shuhad (martyrs) who passed away are from the patient and Muhtasib ones. All these torture techniques did not break the numerous men and women of Hizb ut Tahrir who strongly adhere to the Hizb's call and determination in order to achieve its goal.
The huge sacrifices made by the men and women of Hizb ut Tahrir on the path to awaken the Ummah and rid it from the corrupt reality they live in; in spite of Karimov's injustice, oppression, and aggression against his people.  Yet, people were able to distinguish between the righteous and treacherous; between a friend and enemy, enabling them turn to the Hizb in huge numbers where they cling to it as one clings to his children.  But, those who become a part of the Hizb are aware of the oppression, tyranny, suffering, and hardships that may await them.  They choose to walk this path sacrificing their money and selves for the Nusrah of Allah's (swt) Deen.

((يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّهُ إِلَّا أَنْ يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ))
"Fain would they extinguish Allah's light with their mouths, but Allah will not allow but that His light should be perfected, Even though the unbelievers may detest (it)." [9: 32]

Oh Muslims in Uzbekistan!
The Khilafah will soon be established, Allah (swt) willing, it is very close; and when it is established it will be Noor for the loyal worshippers of Allah (swt) but it will be fire for the enemies of Allah (swt) - the enemies like Karimov and his atrocious thugs.

The Heroes, Men and Women of Hizb ut Tahrir in Uzbekistan!
Your blood and pain have not been lost, Inshallah. It is all ‘Ajr and Thawab from Allah (swt). The Khilafah will retaliate against those who have oppressed you.  Allah (swt) will avenge the Believers.
((كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَأَغْلِبَنَّ أَنَا وَرُسُلِي إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ))
"Allah has decreed: "It is I and My apostles who must prevail": for Allah is one full of strength, able to enforce His will." [58: 21]

Othman Bakhash
Director of The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Hizb-ut Tahrir:
Central Media office
Address & Website
Al-Mazraa P.O. Box. 14-5010 Beirut- Lebanon
Tel: 00961 1 30 75 94 Mobile: 00961 71 72 40 43
Fax: Telefax
E-mail: media (at)


What about the Thousands of Muslims who Participate with America in the Killings?

Media office
H. 21 Rabi' II 1434
M. 2013/03/03
No:1434 AH/ 26
Press Release
The Hypocrite U.S. Congress Maintains Drone Attacks
What about the Thousands of Muslims who Participate with America in the Killings?

The Republicans and Democrats, members of the House of Judiciary Committee, in Washington, have expressed concern over the drone attacks launched by the United States on the people who carry U.S. citizenship.  This was unveiled the beginning of last month; which the "White Paper" issued by the U.S. Department of Justice to Congress surfaced. It mentioned the confidential memo giving authority to the U.S. President to kill American people who are considered a threat to U.S. security.
What about the direct targeting of unarmed civilians conducted by the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq?  What about the destruction of their homes and demolition of their country used by weapons and ammunition that perishes trees and stones?  How about the Islamic figures and scholars that have been killed by American organized gangs specialized to kill people in the Muslim countries and Syria?  What about the thousands of Muslims killed by the hidden and public support of America in Syria, Palestine, Kashmir, Chechnya, and others? Is their bloodshed worth nothing?!
The bloodshed from the cowboy American civilization, that falsely raises the slogans of freedom, with the image of the Statue of Liberty on the shores of New York cannot claim it was not them who carried out this bloodshed. Didn't the bloody cowboy civilization pave the way for a war with the Native American Indians, did history not witness when European colonists arrived?  This same civilization was not able to use its constitutional rights towards its American citizens when they abducted the Japanese- Americans from their homes and threw them in detainment camps during the Second World War.  The American government's criminal terrorist record is filled with inhumane scandals; have the people forgotten about prisoners tortured in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and Bagram? What about the secret prisons that were established and managed by the American CIA in more than 54 countries?
Oh Muslims, especially the secularists desperate for the Western civilization; the American and European.  Is it not time after you have witnessed the hypocritical and disgraced signs to reject the West and all what emerges from its evil sins, from the first capitalistic materialistic impurity, that does not have any standards of right and justice?  Shouldn't you be aware of the colonial West's politics, which aims to enslave you after it could not dismantle you? How it was also implemented upon the Native American Indians and the millions of Negroes taken as prisoners from Africa?
The equality, security, and peace are only attained with Allah's (swt) Shariah that balances the heavens and the earth;
((وَلاَ يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ أَن صَدُّوكُمْ عَنِ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ أَن تَعْتَدُواْ وَتَعَاوَنُواْ عَلَى الْبرِّ وَالتَّقْوَى وَلاَ تَعَاوَنُواْ عَلَى الإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ وَاتَّقُواْ اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ))
"and let not the hatred of some people In (once) shutting you out of the sacred Mosque lead you to transgression (and hostility on your part). help ye one another In righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another In sin and rancour: fear Allah. for Allah is strict In punishment." [Al-Maida: 2]
We invite you to work with Hizb ut Tahrir to establish the Khilafah that will attain justice, security, and protection.  The Khilafah will be restored to its Islamic Ummah as it was the best Ummah enjoining the Khair and forbidding the Munkar, and believes in Allah...
((وَلَقَدْ سَبَقَتْ كَلِمَتُنَا لِعِبَادِنَا الْمُرْسَلِينَ *إِنَّهُمْ لَهُمُ الْمَنصُورُونَ * وَإِنَّ جُندَنَا لَهُمُ الْغَالِبُونَ))
"Already has Our word been passed before (this) to Our servants sent (by Us), * That They would certainly be assisted * And that Our forces, They surely must conquer." [As-Saffat: 171-3]

Othman Bakhash
Director of The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Hizb-ut Tahrir:
Central Media office
Address & Website
Al-Mazraa P.O. Box. 14-5010 Beirut- Lebanon
Tel: 00961 1 30 75 94 Mobile: 00961 71 72 40 43
Fax: Telefax
E-mail: media (at)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SNC represents the West and is responsible for sustaining the butcher Bashar’s regime!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Syrian National Coalition represents the West who established it in the first place, and this coalition is responsible for the crime of sustaining the butcher Bashar and his criminal regime!

General Authority of the Syrian National Coalition met on 21st and 22nd February 2013 in Cairo to develop the framework for a political solution plan in Syria and to explore the formation of a transitional government that would run its business from abroad and hold negotiations to end the crisis. In this meeting the coalition confirmed how alienated it is from the majority of the Syrian people, which demands to be governed by Islam. Yet again, the coalition has declared its adoption of a secular project in order to further reassure the West, so waiving the sovereignty of the law of Allah Almighty, through its call for a “democratic, civil and pluralistic system that equates among Syrians, men and women, of all different religious, sectarian, national and ethnic affiliations.”The coalition waivered once again the right of the Ummah in having the authority (sultan), as in the divine law (Shar’) by demanding it is based on “international guarantees from the Security Council, especially Russia and the United States, in addition to appropriate international auspices and adequate safeguards, so as to make this process possible via a binding resolution issued by the UN Security Council”. They also renewed the acceptance of the participation of “Baathists and other political, civil and social forces who were not involved in crimes against the Syrian people”. Moreover, they declared an agreement to form an interim government that runs its business from abroad and holds negotiations to end the crisis.
An examination of this coalition shows that since it was established it depends on outsiders – namely the U.S. and EU – for its resolutions. It also adopts the viewpoint in life of these outsiders, seeking their aid, support and solutions from them. Its decisions do not consider the opinion of the people, and nor their demand of referring to the law of Allah in their lives. Rather, it considers this a danger to the solution, exactly as the outsiders see it. Moreover, it prepares itself to strike this ideological approach and whoever works for it under the pretext of terrorism and extremism, just as the outsiders (meaning the West) do. This is the velvet, five-star opposition living abroad. It is an opposition that represents the West, which it established in the first place, which was made and formulated at a distance from the people and their religion and their interests. They were then promoted as an opposition that represents the people by the West and its lackeys from the Muslim rulers, together with their sponsored media,
All of this dangerous process has been coordinated internationally in order that the West can once again control the situation in Syria through this opposition; a matter that seemed obvious in the way decisions were taken in this Conference. The manipulation of the emotions of the people by the coalition, for “sparing the Syrian bloodshed and extra devastation and destruction of the land, beside many risks that beset it”, is only to sow the seeds of despair into the people so that they surrender to the plans of the West. This coalition is responsible for crime of sustaining the butcher Bashar and his criminal regime.
O Muslims in Syria: You are surrounded by enemies on every side; and you have no protection other than holding to the Command of Allah alone. The West and its tools have declared their hostility to Islam. They want to remove it from life and governance. You are obliged by Shar’ to turn to your deen and make it the path of your life, and be aware of the plans designed against you. This plan adopted by the coalition puts the revolution in Syria on the same course of the failed revolutions that have taken place so far in Muslim countries. So, beware from being deceived by the plans proposed to you that anger your Lord. Your revolution will only succeed if it adopted the submission to Allah alone, through working to implement the law of Allah alone, by the establishment of the globally rightly guided Khilafah, which alone can confront this international conspiracy and deception, with the help of only Allah. Hizb ut- Tahrir, extends a hand to all of those who are sincere, so as to carry the call of their Lord of the obligation of unifying their efforts to establish the deen. He, subhanahu wata’ala says:
“‘Uphold the [true] faith and do not be divided therein’ – What you [Prophet] call upon the mushrikeen to do is hard for them; Allah chooses for Himself whom He wills and guides to Himself whoever turns [to Him].”
Hizb ut-Tahrir
Wilayah of Syria
13 of Rabee’ Al-Aakhar 1434 – 23/02/2013
[This leaflet is a translation from the Arabic original]

Political-Economics of Petrol pricing in India: an Islamic Perspective

Of the various sensitive issues that can make or break a government in India, petrol pricing is one. As on 10 Dec '12, petrol price in India is R72.3 (Average price of Metros). If we take Delhi as a base, it has fluctuated 30 times over the past 4 years causing an increase by 47%.1 On May 23, 2012 petrol saw its steepest hike ever- by R7.54 leading to nationwide protests by the opposition and the general public. Protesters in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Jammu and Kerala burnt effigies of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, set motorcycles on fire and held placards reading "Bring down petrol prices".2
Impact on Inflation
Petrol prices account for 1.09% of overall WPI (Wholesale Price Index). Implying that an 11.5% increase (due to the hike of R7.54 recently) increases the inflation by 13-15 bps.3
Inflation, as we know, reduces the purchasing power of the Rupee and effectively makes people poorer. In a country where 77 per cent of the population spend 60-80 per cent of their meager R600 monthly income on food (according to the report of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector), the price of petrol is out of reach of the poorer majority who cannot afford the costs of private transport.
Impact on Transportation
There are 10 crore two wheelers and 2 crore cars, of which 60%, i.e. 1.2 crore cars run on petrol, affecting about 11.2 crore vehicles in all.4 5 6 7 8 The population affected would be even higher if we assume each vehicle is used by a family of four on average.
To understand the cause of the hike, let us first understand price breakup of petrol.
In any industry, the selling price of a product is determined by adding a profit margin to the cost of production. However, the oil industry in India is unique, in that, the actual cost of production has no bearing on the ultimate selling price. That is because the selling price of petrol is determined by a principle called 'import parity pricing'. According to it, the landed cost of importing petrol at the international retail price (Singapore Spot Market in this case) is taken as the benchmark. Landed cost comprises the average fortnightly Singapore market price of petrol plus Ocean freight, Customs Duty, Insurance, Ocean Loss, etc. However, India does not import petrol (except in ignorable quantities). It imports crude oil and refines it to obtain the end products such as petrol, diesel, etc. 100 percent of the refining is done in domestic refineries. Hence, the import parity price contains notional and imaginary costs that the country doesn't actually incur.
The logic given for import parity pricing is, had it not been for domestic refineries, India had to import petrol refined in other countries which would include the refining profit margins charged by the refineries of the source country and hence the refineries of India are handed an element of rent which is measured as a percentage of "Effective Rate of Protection". In India the ERP enjoyed by the refineries comes to about 40%!9
Let's break the theory down in numbers.
During the year 2011-12, 24% of domestic crude oil requirement was met by indigenous (domestic) sources.3 ONGC sells domestic crude oil at a discounted rate of 54.71$/bbl (FY '12).10 The international price of crude oil (Indian Basket) is 105.73$/bbl as on 10 Dec '12.11 Hence, the cost of crude oil used by oil refineries for producing petrol works out to around 93.48$/bbl. Applying exchange rate of 54.46, it is R5,092/bbl. A barrel of crude oil contains 158.98 liters.12 Hence, the crude oil component in the production cost of a liter of petrol is roughly R32 (As per IOCL Financials it is even lesser at R30.14 for the current year). Since the crude component constitutes around 90% of the total cost, the total production cost including the refining and other costs comes to R35.56.13 Add to it Inland freight of 0.65, marketing cost and margin of R1.47 and dealer's commission of R1.79.14 15 That brings the price of petrol before taxes to R39.47~.
So what makes R39.47 shoot up to R72.3?
Taxes comprise Excise duty of R9.48 and state VAT which is different for each state. Let's consider an average VAT of the Metro cities at R15~.16 Hence Taxes total up to R24.5~
The remaining R8.3~ is the OMC margin. But wait a minute, are the OMCs making profits? What with the media hue and cry of OMCs reeling under huge under-recoveries? The concept of under-recoveries is that if petrol is sold at a retail price lesser than the landed cost of importing petrol as an end-product at current Singapore market rates and at current exchange rate and customs duty, then the difference is a notional loss suffered by the OMCs since they priced the product lower than what they could have "competitively" priced. So for instance, if the landed import cost was R75, the under-recovery would be R2.7 (75 minus 72.3). Hence, the supposed "under-recoveries" are not real losses as we can see that the OMCs are still making a healthy profit. In fact, with the deregulation of petrol pricing in June 2010, OMCs are free to price petrol at international import prices. Thus, effectively there are no under-recoveries on petrol. However, the final price setting still has to go through the government nod and hence is influenced by the respective governments. Also, other petroleum products such as Diesel are still regulated. Hence there are under-recoveries on such products. Again, under-recoveries do not mean losses. For the year 2011-12, IOCL made a net profit of R3,954 crores, HPCL R911 crores and BPCL R1,311 crores.17 18 19 ONGC, which supplies indigenous crude to the OMCs at a "discounted rate" also made a profit of R25,123 crores. Ironically it is the no.1 profit making company in India!20 All the four OMCs are also part of the only eight Indian companies on the Fortune 500 List.21
Yet another issue in this regard is the government absorbing the under-recoveries by providing subsidies to the extent of 2/3rd of the supposed loss. The deputy chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia called for a cut in fuel subsidies as these were increasing the fiscal deficit.22 Are the subsidies actually causing a burden on the exchequer? Let's let the figures to do the talking. During the year 2011-12 the total fuel subsidy was R138 thousand crores of which 40% was borne by upstream oil firms (ONGC, OIL and GAIL).23 Hence the government effectively spent R84 thousand crores on subsidizing fuel while the total tax collections by both central and state governments on sale of petroleum products is R1,92,294 crores.27 If the government reduces its taxes by the amount subsidized, they would have to give no subsidies while still raking in the same amount of net revenues. Hence, the pointless, so-called "subsidies" is nothing but a mechanism to fool the people in believing that the government is taxing its exchequer for the sake of welfare of the people.
As regards the fiscal deficit, it amounts to approximately R5.22 lakh crores in the current year. On the other hand, the tax concessions provided to the already-rich corporate sector comes to around R5.28 lakh crores.24 Do the maths and you'll conclude for yourself.
Hence, two components that almost double the price of fuel are:
  • Corporate profits
  • Taxes
Through the concept of public limited companies, the government is making profits out of the sale of natural resources and also sharing it with private players (since the shares of these companies are traded on the stock market, private investors can hold stake by purchasing the shares). ONGC is the highest dividend paying company in India. Hence, the fuel price margin is added to the price which the entire population has to bear so that few enjoy the profits. Not just that, the margin on petrol is kept at the maximum through the dubious import parity pricing as already discussed.
Apart from making profits by owning majority stake in these companies, the government earns by charging exorbitant taxes on these sales which also has been addressed.
The Islamic system
Drawing parallel to the Islamic system in an Islamic state, both these major aspects which contribute to the spike in prices, Privatization and taxes on natural resources are absent.
Privatization means certain things or properties are taken out of public ownership and are placed under private ownership. Islam does not favour privatization of those public properties and means of production which are of common utility and keeping of which in private hands is harmful to the interest of the community. We can observe this through the following verses of Qur'an and Ahadith:
Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
وَلَا تُؤْتُوا السُّفَهَاءَ أَمْوَالَكُمُ الَّتِي جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ قِيَامًا وَارْزُقُوهُمْ فِيهَا وَاكْسُوهُمْ وَقُولُوا لَهُمْ قَوْلًا مَعْرُوفًا
"Do not hand over to the simple-minded any property of theirs for which Allah has made you responsible, but provide for them and clothe them out of it, and speak to them correctly and courteously."
(An-Nisaa, 4:5)
Abyaz-bin-Hammal Marbi reported that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم took back a salt mine from him when he found that it was for common use of all Muslims. (Tirmizi, Ibn Majah)
The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: "The people are partners in three things, waters, feeding pastures and fire."(Ahmad)
According to this Hadith, all energy resources, including oil and gas wells, coal mines and electricity generation plants can never be privatized.
In the economic system of capitalism, under the guise of "freedom of ownership," it allows the colonialist and their agents to own public resources and hence oppress the masses by selling these resources to them at unaffordable prices.
The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: "The collector of taxes will not enter heaven." (Ahmad)
According to this Hadith, nobody is allowed to tax the people at will and the revenues for the Khilafah's state treasury are only those ordained by Allah سبحانه وتعالى. This denies the ruler the oppressive "right" to impose taxation, whenever and however he likes. Taxes are only collected according to what is divinely ordained which is taxing the amount that exceeds the needs and not the entire amount earned by the person. Hence, the oppressive Direct and Indirect taxes such as MAT, VAT, CST, etc are peculiar to the capitalist system and are absent in the Khilafah (the Islamic state). The Indian state is heavily dependent on fuel tax revenues. In fact, about 20% of total government revenue comes from tax collections from sale of fuel.25
On the other hand, Islam has its own unique system of revenue collection. Some of the sources are properties of Zakat, Jizya (head tax), Kharaj (land tax), export revenue on public properties, etc. which will generate funds for looking after the people, without oppressing them.
The Islamic state will neither impose taxes on these public properties, nor profiteer from them. This will significantly reduce the prices of power and fuel, providing relief for the masses and new life to the crippled industry and agricultural sector. Moreover, Islam has mandated that the revenues generated through the export of these public properties are placed in the Khilafah's treasuries and spent on all the citizens of the Khilafah, regardless of their race, gender, language or religion.26 28
Brother Sharjeel and  Brother Faraz
6 Rabi'al-Awwal 1434 al-Hijri / 18 January, 2013 CE

2^ price-hike-may-delay-diesel-reform/Article1-860727.aspx.
4^ 5^
28^"The Economic System of Islam" by Sheikh Taqiuddin Nabhani
~ Rough estimate

Pseudo Scholars: Always at the Service of Crusaders

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

News & Comment
Pseudo Scholars: Always at the Service of Crusaders


In an interview to the BBC News, on 1st March 2013, the Head of the Ulema Council Pakistan, Molana Tahir Ashrafi said, "Philistine is occupied by Israel, Kashmir is occupied by India and Afghanistan is occupied by the U.S. forces. If all the Muslims have no atomic weapons they should sacrifice their own selves in the way of their lord, Allah (swt)."


The statement of Molana Tahir Ashrafi provoked the emotions of the people from all corners, which are mainly based on the false premise of Nationalism, and have been condemned, by specific national circles saying that such statements are politically motivated. They also refused it because it contradicts the Fatwas of Saudi Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz and other Islamic lands Ulema's councils.

The reaction is intensified by some circles in the government and media so that to widen the gap between the Muslims of Pakistan and Afghanistan by fanning the fire of Nationalism, so for so that the Molana has taken his statement back and said "The statement has misinterpreted by the media."

Ironically government institutions such as Ulema Councils, Ministries of Hajj and Auqaf and other such organizations are more or less like the Christian's churches, whose responsibility is to keep Islam separated from the political sphere of individual and state affairs. Moreover, the West has been using these institutions for their malicious schemes by providing them with funds and other incentives to make sure they function under the prevailing laws of the state, having no executioner authority whatsoever, as well as to use them to deviate the Ummah from the true path of reviving Islam and throw them into the intellectual, political and geographical disunity.

It's worth mentioning here that Molana Tahir Ashrafi himself is the head of Ulema council of a country who has the Atomic weapons, but what is the benefit of the Atomic weapon of Pakistan for the Muslims of Philistine, Kashmir and Afghanistan? Is Jihad only obligatory upon the people who are invaded, and not on those who are not and has got a powerful army? This makes it clear that the Molana is the Mufti of a country, whose enmity with the Ummah and its loyalty to the Kuffar is obvious to the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Furthermore, his country's rulers are those who provided all the intelligence, logistic and military support to the US and NATO forces against their own brothers and sisters in Afghanistan. The Molana failed to realize that thousands of NATO containers are passing through Pakistan, on a daily basis. He should also understand that this was the Pakistani rulers who sold Muslims, both Pakistanis and Afghans, to the Kuffar. They have also permitted U.S. drones to bombard the tribal areas of Pakistan; killing thousands of Muslims, the same rulers are trying to incite Shia and Sunni façade in Karachi and Baluchistan. They are kidnapping the sincere sons and daughter of the Ummah, especially those who are raising their voice against shameless policies and focus to establish Islam by re-establishment the Khilafah state, on the method of the Prophethood. Due to this ‘crime' of calling for the Deen-ul-Haq, they have been disappeared by the government agencies in the broad day light and their life and death is not known to their families, Naveed Butt can be a clear example of such atrocities.

Alas no one from the Ummah, so far, heard any fatwa from these government-backed scholars, which states that it's obligatory upon the rulers to rule by what Allah (swt) has revealed and establish Khilafah state to reunify the Ummah. Rather their fatwas are mainly to destroy the Ummah and to legalize the Kufri systems of Democracy, Dictatorship etc. Besides, they try best to please their masters by making sure these systems prevail.

As Muslims we know that there is no concept of clergy in Islam, as in other religions. In Islam it is the obligation of every single Muslim to implement Islam, therefore, the so-called religious institutions established in the Muslim world is to make sure Islam remains detached from the worldly affairs and the pseudo scholars, who are on the payrolls of the traitor rulers, will always give fatwas in order to create a rift between the Ummah. They are the people who by the dictates of the rulers are making Haram as Halal and Halal as Haram, as done by the clergy of Jews and Christians in the past. That's why Prophet Muhammad (saw) said in one of his hadith;

" لتتبعن سنن من كان قبلكم شبرا شبرا، وذراعا بذراع، حتى لو دخلوا جحر ضب تبعتموهم. قلنا: يا رسول الله، اليهود والنصارى؟ قال: فمن "
"You (Muslims) will follow the ways of those nations who were before you, span by span and cubit by cubit (i.e., inch by inch) so much so that even if they entered a hole of a lizard, you would follow them." We said, "O Allah's Apostle! (Do you mean) the Jews and the Christians?" He said,"Who else?"   [Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith, Narrated by Abu Said Al Khudri]

Saifullah Mustanir
Kabul, Afghanistan

25 Rabi' II 1434


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Khilafah Conference in Istanbul - 17 March 2013

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Media Office of Turkey: Khilafah Conference in Istanbul
Inshallah with the guidance of Allah, Hizb ut Tahrir/ Wilayah Turkey will hold a Khilafah conference next Sunday, 05 Jumada 1434 AH, corresponding to 17 March 2013 in Istanbul under the title:
"Ash-Sham is moving towards victory,
despite oppression and the collar of treason and the international forces of tyranny"

On the occasion of the calendar anniversary of the demolition of the Islamic Caliphate. A delegate from the Central Media Office in Wilayah/Turkey is to cover the conference, Inshallah. And we will post them, Inshallah, turn on this page.

For more information go to: Hizb ut-Tahrir - Wilayah of Turkey

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Heroes in Syria says 'No to Civil State, We want an Islamic State' | English subtitles

Protest staged by Hizb ut-Tahrir Syria including excerpts from a speech by Hisham Al-Baba.

Oh People! Isn't it time for you to reject the Awami-BNP politics?

Oh People! Isn't it time for you to reject the Awami-BNP politics of division and destruction and look to a new politics?

What we have seen of violence and chaos in Bangladesh in recent times is nothing more than the fruits of the failed Awami-BNP alliances' politics of division, destruction and fitnah. The political alliances are positioning themselves ahead of the elections in order to turn things in the direction which favours their coming to power. At the same time the Hasina government, together with other anti-Islamic forces, is using the latest events to whip up a frenzy of attack against Islam and Muslims in Bangladesh.
Hizb ut-Tahrir condemns in the strongest terms the Awami-BNP destructive politics, vilification of Islam and the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and the heavy handed police tactics against the ordinary God-fearing Muslims of Bangladesh.
Hizb ut-Tahrir has been highlighting to the people of Bangladesh for the last 10 years that there is no future in the Awami-BNP politics other than more corruption, more division and more destruction. They compete with each other in spouting out cheap slogans of nationalism and patriotism to divert the people from the real issues facing the country. Unfortunately what we have seen in recent days will only continue to escalate as the election draws near.
We have also been advising our brothers in the Islamic groups that allying with the Awami-BNP politics will only blacken the name of Islam and will only help to maintain the corruption of the current system. It will do nothing to further Islam in Bangladesh. For more than 20 years the Awami-BNP have repeatedly used Islam and the Islamic groups for their own ugly political gains.
Bangladesh today is at a critical juncture. Aware and thinking people must realise that the country is heading into an ugly polarised politics that will only help outside powers like America and India to exploit this and implement their evil designs against the country, particularly establishing their domination over our military and strategic assets.
Hizb ut-Tahrir calls for a new politics based on Islam that will bring unity to the country as opposed to the corrupt Awami-BNP politics that has led us to where we are today. Islam will establish the rule of law in society where no person, leader or non-leader, man or woman, Muslim or non-muslim will be above the law. No man or woman will commit a crime and get away with it, whether he or she is a leader, activist or general public. Every victim of crime will receive true justice based on Islam. Islam will end divisive party politics as the leader of the Islamic state (the Khaleefah) will not be from one party or another, rather he will be the leader of all people, Muslims and non-Muslims. His responsibility will be to secure the rights of all people in society regardless of their belief, gender, race or status. People and the media will not only have the right but will be obliged from Islam to account the government on its duties and responsibilities. Islam will end the endemic corruption within society which is costing the country in millions every day. The current party political system in collusion with big businesses and outside powers have been looting the country's wealth for decades such that the average family today is struggling to survive on $1-2 a day. Islam will end this gross inequality in wealth and will establish an economic system that ensures effective distribution of wealth.These are the real issues facing the country that the people are crying out to solve. The corrupt politicians have failed to address these over the last 40 years of the country's history.
As we draw closer to the election, Hizb ut-Tahrir calls upon all the thinking, aware and sincere people from the Islamic groups, mosques, madrasahs, universities, bureaucracy, and civil society to come forward to establish an alternative political platform in the country – a political platform free from corruption and criminals, free from violence and destruction and free from the influence of US-Britain-India. This is the true politics for every Muslim based on the Qur'an and Sunnah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. This political movement will, by the will of Allah سبحانه وتعالى, be a shining light in the current darkness the country is being plunged into. May Allah سبحانه وتعالى rid the country from the politics of division and destruction.

قَدْ تَبَيَّنَ الرُّشْدُ مِنَ الْغَيِّ ۚ فَمَنْ يَكْفُرْ بِالطَّاغُوتِ وَيُؤْمِنْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ اسْتَمْسَكَ بِالْعُرْوَةِ الْوُثْقَىٰ لَا انْفِصَامَ لَهَا ۗ وَاللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
"Right guidance has become clearly distinct from error. Anyone who rejects false gods and has iman in Allah has grasped the Firmest Handhold, which will never give way. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing."
(Surah al-Baqarah, 2:256)
Hizb ut-Tahrir
Wilayah Bangladesh
16 Rabi al-Thani, 1434
26 February, 2013

O Muslims in Syria: Do Not Fear Obama's Statements of Military Intervention It is Him that Fears You!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

O Muslims in Syria: Do Not Fear Obama's Statements of Military Intervention
It is Him that Fears You!

There have been repeated internal and external accusations that President Obama did not try hard enough to deal with the Syrian crisis and that his involvement has been negative. This has created an atmosphere of pressure against him that has led him to make statements in the past few days that reveal the extent of America's confusion regarding the Syrian issue - and reveal the malice in its settlement. In an interview with the American magazine "New Republic" on 27/1 and an interview with "60 Minutes" on the 28/1, he said, "He is working hard to assess the issue of U.S. intervention militarily in the conflict in Syria" and he asked, "What offers the best prospect of a stable post-Assad regime?" In a recorded speech he made on 29/1, Obama said, "I have agreed to provide an additional $155 million of humanitarian aid," reminding "that this makes the United States the largest donor of humanitarian aid to the Syrian people." He also said, "The Assad regime will end and the Syrian people will get their opportunity to shape their future and they will always find in the United States a permanent partner."

Reading Obama's statements one can see many facts behind them: One finds that the Obama's administration is mired in a sea of blood in Syria; and it is seriously considering military intervention as a result of its failure to eliminate the revolution in Syria; and because it believes that the solution in Syria is heading towards the establishment of the Islamic Khilafah State - a matter which it cannot afford and considers a real valid threat. One should not forget that Obama and the program he presented of withdrawal from Afghanistan, is the opposite of the proposed intervention in Syria. It is one also finds that the US is seeking to create a stable regime for itself in Syria after Assad, indicating how it is keen to be a permanent partner for the Syrian people in shaping its future. Moreover, his mentioning the US assistance provided to people in Syria is as if it is an advanced reply to the Paris Conference in 28/1, and Kuwait Conference of International Donors, which was held today on the 30/1 - saying that the United States is at the forefront of donors.

O faithful, patient believing Muslims in Syria Al-Sham:
 Since the outbreak of revolution against the tyranny of the Al-Assad family, all we have seen from America is continuous conspiracy that would move mountains, either directly or indirectly through its agents and lackeys in the region and the world at large. Were it not that Allah (swt) safeguarded this great deserted revolution, it would have been lost along with us, may Allah forbid. We say to the opposition, the coalition and their council: Is it not time for you to realize that the West, led by America, are taking you for a ride and nothing else? They will not be pleased with you unless you hand the whole of Syria over to them as it was in the era of Al Assad? We trust in Allah and in His promised victory. We carry the good news to the Muslims in Syria that their revolution, Allah willing, will triumph; because the one that fears Allah does not fear America. It is rather America that fears him, and Muslims realize this. Muslims, in their current international struggle with the West, are growing stronger, while America is weakening.
Allah Ta'aala says:
* إِنَّا لَنَنصُرُ رُسُلَنَا وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَيَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْأَشْهَادُ))
(( يَوْمَ لَا يَنفَعُ الظَّالِمِينَ مَعْذِرَتُهُمْ وَلَهُمُ اللَّعْنَةُ وَلَهُمْ سُوءُ الدَّارِ

"Indeed, We will support Our messengers and those who believe during the life of this world and on the Day when the witnesses will stand - The Day their excuse will not benefit the wrongdoers, and they will have the curse, and they will have the worst home." (40: 51-52)

Hizb-ut Tahrir
Wilayah Syria

19 Rabi' I 1434