Open Letter to Nawaz Sharif from Hizb ut-Tahrir, Wilayah Pakistan
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Open Letter to Nawaz Sharif from Hizb ut-Tahrir, Wilayah Pakistan
Peace be upon those who tread the path of guidance,
We send this letter to you regarding your commitment to strengthening ties with America that you made even before taking your oath of office, an oath which you finally took on 5 June 2013. This letter is a stern warning of the consequences for the Muslims of the region of such an alliance. We took note of your explicit commitment to strengthen relations with America in your party’s manifesto, your statements and your numerous meetings with the US Ambassador in Pakistan. We also considered how on 15 May 2013, US President Obama phoned you to congratulate you, after which the White House released a statement that, “the two leaders agreed to continue to work together to strengthen US-Pakistan relations and advance our shared interest of a stable, secure and prosperous Pakistan and region.” So, we write to you to assure you, contrary to what Mr. Obama declared, America’s interests in the region neither make Pakistan stable, secure nor prosperous and perhaps, Mr. Sharif, you may take heed.
We ask you, Mr. Sharif, regarding our stability and security, how has alliance with America ever strengthened us? In fact, America has consistently undermined our capabilities, under the banner of alliance and strategic partnership. Previously, after America unceremoniously replaced you by another of its agents, General Musharraf, it unleashed unprecedented harm against us through its alliance. General Musharraf, assisted by his right hand man General Kayani, worked to establish America’s military, intelligence and private military to never before seen levels within Pakistan, as well as providing the essential means for establishing and maintaining the American occupation of Afghanistan, including our intelligence and logistic supplies through our territory and airspace. Now, legions of Raymond Davis’s supervise bombings and target killings throughout our country to create an atmosphere for a war of Fitna, where Muslims count their dead in tens of thousands and our nuclear weapons and other sensitive assets are under grave threat.
To add to our instability and insecurity, America “rewarded” Pakistan for its help by establishing unprecedented Indian influence within Afghanistan, handing the Hindu state the ability to create chaos within Pakistan’s borders. Then, America through its agent Kayani stretched Pakistan’s armed forces by trapping them in new fronts in Baluchistan and the tribal areas, whilst simultaneously slashing the Muslim troop presence on the border with India, to provide the Hindu state an even freer hand in its mischief against us. As for what America retrieved you for after discarding you, it is to secure America’s war in the region. Firstly, the opening up of yet another front for America’s war, this time within Pakistan’s major cities such as Karachi, whose atmosphere is again being prepared for some months through target killings and bombings. Secondly, allowing America to maintain a permanent military presence on our doorstep, under the cover of a limited withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is being presented as a victory, even though all of America’s embassies, consulates, bases and officials in the Muslim World are a grave and constant threat to the security and stability of the Ummah. And thirdly, to provide legal cover for the promotion of America’s most trusted agent and your senior partner in the new regime, General Kayani, to a five star General, in a newly created post called Chief Of Defence Staff for his years of loyal service to America. So how can you, Mr. Sharif, while taking an oath to serve the country, commit to strengthening America’s hands against our armed forces, our people and our security?
And we ask you, Mr. Sharif, what prosperity will we earn by strengthening ties with America even more? Decades of American colonialist policies have ensured that Pakistan has a weak industrial base, an inability to make heavy machinery and engines, large and ever increasing taxation on local production, weakening of the Rupee which causes huge inflation, privatized energy sector which means power and fuel are very expensive and often subject to severe shortages. These policies have all been implemented by you previously and your party’s manifesto and your statements confirm that you will continue them. As if all this was not enough, to add to our economic misery, America demands that we open our borders to trade with India. We assure you that such trade is not for our prosperity, as it is America that seeks to win India over to her sphere of influence, with Pakistan’s economy as a sacrificial lamb to appease her. Indeed, how can this open trade with India be for our prosperity, when adding to the Western dominance of our economy, we are now to be dominated by Indian products, with increasingly costly imports and decreased local production, more closure of our industrial units, greater inflation and even more unemployment. So how can you, Mr. Sharif, while taking an oath to serve the country, commit to further weakening our economy before our enemies?
So, Mr. Sharif, the path of the Kayani-Sharif regime will be no different to the path of the Kayani-Zardari regime, or the Musharraf-Aziz regime before that, or your own regime before that as well. This path is for progressive deepening of economic misery and foreign policy humiliation. Our destruction will deepen to such an extent that in time people will believe Zardari was better than you, just as people believed that Zardari could only be better than Musharraf, and just as people believed, not so long ago, that Musharraf was a welcome relief from you. In reality, alliance with America means that its agents in our country are always digging a deeper and deeper pit for us, where the previous situation is always better than the present!
What is a tragedy in all of this is that Pakistan is a country with immense potential, huge material resources, the seventh largest armed forces in the world, nuclear weaponry and a noble and good Muslim people. So what a crime it is that you and your kind would consider work to deny the people of the good bestowed upon them by their Lord, by strengthening ties with the kuffar, even though Allah سبحانهوتعالىsaid,
“Neither those who followed earlier revelation who deny the truth from the people of the book, nor the Mushrikeen like to see good bestowed upon you from your Sustainer; but Allah bestows grace upon whom He chooses- for Allah is limitless in His great bounty.” [Surah al-Baqara 2:105].
O if only you and your kind were to pay heed, Mr. Sharif!
Mr. Sharif, Hizb ut-Tahrir affirms that the only way to provide our country and its region with prosperity and security is to reject the alliance with the kuffar, their policies and their democracy and implement Islam by its Khilafah state. From the time of Muhammad bin Qassim raheemullah and for a thousand years afterwards, Islamic rule was the source of immense success in the Indian Subcontinent. As for prosperity, it was Islam that raised the Indian Subcontinent as the economic envy of the world, compelling the British Empire to strengthen its economically failing dominion by invading the region. As for security, Hindus remain as a majority after a thousand years of because of Islam’s securing of the non-Muslim citizens, their lives, wealth and property, such that the Hindus sided with the Muslims against the colonialist in the 1857 Jihad and then again in the Khilafat movement. Indeed, Mr. Sharif, whenever the colonialists have an upper hand, in the time of the British occupation or now under the American Raj you are helping to strengthen, we have only ever known of destruction, humiliation and misery. And we add here, as you seek to woo India for the sake of your American masters, whenever the Hindu mushrikeen have been granted any degree of authority over Muslims, we have only ever known of treachery and brutal oppression, whether at the time of partition of our region, or currently in Occupied Kashmir or other Muslim regions under Hindu authority.
We in Hizb ut-Tahrir assure you, Mr. Sharif, and your American masters that we will not stop our march for the return of the Khilafah and the re-unification of the Islamic Lands as one powerful state, a state to challenge the major powers and replace America as the leading state. As you read our letter, Hizb ut-Tahrir is actively working throughout the Muslim World to secure the Nussrah (Material Support) for the Ameer of Hizb ut-Tahrir, the eminent jurist and statesman, Ata ibn Khaleel Abu Ar-Rashta, for the return of the Islamic Khilafah. Indeed, as your masters know well, the return of the Khilafah to Pakistan is just a matter of time, inshaaAllah, whether Pakistan is the nucleus of the Khilafah, or a significant part of it. We therefore call upon you to repent the misdeeds that you committed in your previous terms and renounce the heinous path that you have committed to once again. The very least that you can do in the hope of atoning for your sins, is to make way for the sincere and capable to establish the Khilafah. If not then you are destined to humiliation at the hands of the Ummah when the Khilafah is re-established, soon by the will of Allah سبحانهوتعالى, and what is even worse for you is the severe punishment in the hereafter. Allah سبحانهوتعالىsays,
“Consider not that Allah is unaware of that which the oppressors do, but He gives them respite up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror, hastening forward with necks outstretched, their heads raised up, their gaze returning not towards them and their hearts empty.” [Surah Ibrahim 14:42 & 43]