Sunday, May 29, 2016

Q&A: The “Smelting” Process Before and After the Establishment of the Islamic State

Question:
Asalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuhu,
What is your vision for the method of carrying out the “smelting” process after taking power? Will it be through group culturing circles (Halaqat) or lectures, or through Media and Education Curriculum? Jazak Allah Khair
From Mustapha El Mawed

Answer:
Wa Alaikum us Salaam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakaatuhu
Before answering your question, I would like to quote an extract from the book“At-Takatul Al-Hizbi” (Structuring of a Party) that defines the “smelting” process: “… an ideological Hizb which would progress naturally in two tracks: First, through multiplication it will generate other cells which embrace the ideology with complete awareness and comprehension; and second, through creating and building general awareness about the ideology throughout the Ummah. The general awareness about the ideology will lead to the unification of the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs within the majority if not the whole of the Ummah. Hence the objective of the Ummah, as well as her convictions (qana’aat) and her outlook on life, will be unified. Therefore, the Hizb will serve as a melting pot, which would melt the Ummah and purify her from the impure and the corrupt ideas that led to the decline of the Ummah, or developed during the era of decline. The Hizb should undertake this melting process within the Ummah, thus leading to the revival of the Ummah. This is a tedious process that can only be undertaken by a Hizb that lives its idea, devotes its entire life to the idea, and is aware of its every single step.”
Thus, the party will carry out the “smelting” process in the Ummah, and it uses whatever means and methods accessible for it to do so in the best manner… The party now is carrying out this process with the methods and means available to it … And after the establishment of the state, Allah willing, the party will continue the process, Allah willing … but the difference lies in the following areas:
A-  Islam is what will be implemented after the establishment of the state, and this no doubt will have a strong impact on the acceleration of the “smelting” process … because the system and the actions to take care of the affairs of the people is in line with the “smelting” process carried out by the party, which is contrary to the existing reality, where the Kufr (disbelief) systems are implemented on the Muslims, and they  are governed by rulers hostile to the Ummah and its Deen, which makes the success of the smelting process difficult.
B – The effective means and methods which the party can access to reach the people will be available without restriction, because the State is obligated by the Shariah to allow the work of the political parties based on Islam. It is also obligated to support these political parties in their work … so television, radio, the Internet, mosques and various forums … and all the means and methods such as those mentioned in the question will be at the disposal of the political parties without obstacles or disturbances … And this no doubt will accelerate the process leading to the “smelting” and will lead to its completion and success, by the permission of Allah.
Of course, the party will continue all its work: the individual culturing and group culturing, and ideological and political struggle and adopting the interests of the Ummah …
C – The implementation of Islam by the state will have an effective contribution in creating public awareness in the whole Ummah. This public awareness of the ideology will establish the unification of ideas, opinions and convictions of the Ummah… and this speeds up the “smelting” process, and the revival of the Ummah… and so the work in this area will be easier and faster, Allah willing, after the establishment of the state than before it. …
I hope that the subject is clarified adequately with the permission of Allah سبحانه وتعالى.

Your brother,
Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah
20 Rajab 1437 AH
27/4/2016 CE

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