Since the June 1989 coup, the ruling regime in Sudan tickled Muslims’ sentiments in this country in the name of Islam, without the application of its rules, but instead it implemented the opposite in politics, governance, economics, and others. It was cheating the people of Sudan with Islamic slogans, they are fooling only themselves, and after twenty-seven years of deception and deceit, the regime unveiled its true face; clear secular, and absent of Islam, and even the Islamic slogans. The regime adopted the American project aiming to banish Islam from ruling, and to tear the rest of Sudan through the National document of the National Dialogue Conference; that the regime and its supporters tried to disguise it in its presentation, and give it a false description, to deeply mislead the Ummah.
We in Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah of Sudan, due to our responsibility to enlighten our Ummah, and to warn them from falling as prey for more deception, would like to shed light on the following facts:
First: Islam was not mentioned in the document, even as a mere mention, despite the fact that the people of Sudan are Muslims, and they follow the Islamic creed; they aspire for the rule of Islam alone.
Second: This document described the identity of the people of Sudan not on the basis Islam, stating: "We are Sudanese by identity, and our identity acquired its breadth from the shared cultures and ethnicities in its composition..." This is to please the Kaffir colonizers and their associates internally, all the people of Sudan are Muslims, their identity is Islam.
﴿هُوَ سَمَّاكُمُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ مِنْ قَبْلُ وَفِي هَذَا لِيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ شَهِيدًا عَلَيْكُمْ وَتَكُونُوا شُهَدَاءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ﴾
“Allah named you "Muslims" before [in former scriptures] and in this [revelation] that the Messenger may be a witness over you and you may be witnesses over the people” [Al-Hajj: 78]
Third: According to the document: "... the adoption of a Constitution that stems from and expresses the will of the people, the citizenship is the foundation and the standard for all rights and duties ... " How can the Constitution stem from and express the will of the people, and the (citizenship) is the basis of the rights and duties? The will of the people in this country is only that which Allah (swt) wants and His Messenger (saw), it is natural that the rights and duties must be on the basis of the rules of the Lord of the Worlds Al-Latif. Al-Khabeer, not based on the whims and desires of the colonizers, Allah Azza Wa Jal says:
﴿وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ وَلا مُؤْمِنَةٍ إِذَا قَضَى اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَمْرًا أَنْ يَكُونَ لَهُمُ الْخِيَرَةُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِمْ وَمَنْ يَعْصِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ ضَلالًا مُبِينًا﴾
“It is not for a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, that they should [thereafter] have any choice about their affair. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error” [Al-Ahzab: 36]
Fourth: What confirms that the document is designed to implement the American plan aiming to tear the rest of Sudan, is what is stated in the document, under governance issues, and the outputs of the dialogue: "To choose a federal system of government in three levels, federal, state and local ... the adoption of the presidential system of government." It is known that the federal system, in origin consist of a group states that unite in order to create unity in the future, or each state have an independent system, but unite together externally and in security. However if the federal system is introduced to a state that is already unified like Sudan today, thus the intention behind it is tearing it up in the future into smaller states. And this is not permissible in Islam, the ruling system in Islam is a system of unity, not a federal system, but its administration is decentralized, and there is great difference between the system of unity and the federal system, the Prophet (saw) said:
«مَنْ أَتَاكُمْ وَأَمْرُكُمْ جَمِيعٌ عَلَى رَجُلٍ وَاحِدٍ يُرِيدُ أَنْ يَشُقَّ عَصَاكُمْ أَوْ يُفَرِّقَ جَمَاعَتَكُمْ فَاقْتُلُوهُ»
“Whoever comes to you and tells you to gather over one man, wants you to separate, or disperse your groups, kill him”
Moreover, the presidential system is a man-made system, it is contrary to Islam, because the ruling system in Islam, the Khilafah, is not a Republic, nor a Monarchy, and not any other man-made system, The Prophet (saw) said:
«كَانَتْ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ تَسُوسُهُمْ الْأَنْبِيَاءُ كُلَّمَا هَلَكَ نَبِيٌّ خَلَفَهُ نَبِيٌّ وَإِنَّهُ لا نَبِيَّ بَعْدِي وَسَيَكُونُ خُلَفَاءُ فَيَكْثُرُونَ» قَالُوا: فَمَا تَأْمُرُنَا؟ قَالَ: «فُوا بِبَيْعَةِ الأَوَّلِ فَالأَوَّلِ أَعْطُوهُمْ حَقَّهُمْ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ سَائِلُهُمْ عَمَّا اسْتَرْعَاهُمْ»
Ibrahim Othman (Abu Khalil)
Official Spokesman of Hizb ut Tahrir