A Letter from the Women's Section of Hizb ut Tahrir in Tunisia
To The Minister of Women, Family, and Children
Women in Tunisia, like other women in the Muslim countries were dignified and honoured when the Muslims had a state and an implemented system of life. But after the destruction of the Khilafah in the twenties of the last century, and the absence of Allah’s Shariah from application, women suffered humiliation and abuse, and ever since have experienced a miserable life, not only in areas concerning the issues of women, but in all areas of life. They have a painful reality which is made worse by the exploitation of their efforts and holding them accountable for what happens from loss or disruption of their families.
It is in the midst of this tragic life, women are hurt but do not speak up, instead international organizations and feminist movements speak on their behalf and raise slogans and issue laws and contract agreements that the West are happy with, that maintains the West’s culture and civilization alive and popular in Muslim countries, by this the West will maintain our colonization and our subordination to it.
You are no doubt are aware of what was reached by the previous governments to raise reservations about articles and chapters of the CEDAW agreement, which you should be aware of the contradiction it contains to the rules of the social system in Islam.
We attached with this letter a booklet to you explaining some of the material that came in the notorious CEDAW agreement, so that you are aware of some of its poisons and evils.
You are also aware of the painful numbers and statistics with regard to divorce rates, single mothers and those cut off from education among others which are continuously rising.
Similarly the reality of working women which is not short of pain and not any better: in the textiles industry, for example, it employs 35.7 percent of the total labor force, 86 percent of whom are women and 42 percent of them are the sole breadwinners for their families, which constitute five people on average. As well as the agricultural sector which employs 35 percent of the total number of women in Tunisia and 52 percent of the working women in this sector are the sole breadwinners for their families. We believe that you are already aware of the extent of the cruelty and the poor conditions of their work.
We in Hizb ut Tahrir, the party that adopts the issues of the Ummah and works with them to its elevation, closely follow the developments and expose to the Ummah what is being plotted against it from the conspiracies and schemes, to remove it from Islam and divide it and control its demands and change its concepts, standards and convictions.
Therefore, we in the Women's Section of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Tunisia invite you lest you be deceived by what is marketed by paid media entities, that want to undermine Muslim women under false slogans, like the appointment of women in high professional ranks, while turning a blind eye to the attention to real women's issues and sufferings, since these parties want to promote and market the worn out Western civilization in our country to prolong the life of colonialism and cause the diversion of the Ummah’s survival compass, and the desired change.
We also emphasize that the patchwork solutions being promoted will not change the situation of women one day, that is if they have good intention, but the change must be built on fixed foundations, an intellectual creed, must be solid and emanating from the Ummah’s culture and identity, and not imported from the land of Uncle Sam, that the world witnessed the corruption of its culture and pummeling of their ideology in front of the pictures of vice and immorality and abuse that filled their communities.
The social system that is based on the foundations, and is detailed, and emanating from the doctrine of the Ummah is the solution for women, which is obligatory to call for and implement.
Allah (swt) says:
﴿أَفَمَنْ أَسَّسَ بُنْيَانَهُ عَلَى تَقْوَى مِنَ اللّهِ وَرِضْوَانٍ خَيْرٌ أَم مَّنْ أَسَّسَ بُنْيَانَهُ عَلَىَ شَفَا جُرُفٍ هَارٍ فَانْهَارَ بِهِ فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ وَاللّهُ لاَ يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ﴾
“Then is one who laid the foundation of his building on righteousness [with fear] from Allah and [seeking] His approval better or one who laid the foundation of his building on the edge of a bank about to collapse, so it collapsed with him into the fire of Hell? And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.” [At-Tawba: 109]
in the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
in Wilayah of Tunisia