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Democracy Will Always Undermine Islam, So Replace it with the Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood

On 27 November 2017, the sit-in protest over the issue of Finality of the Prophethood, forced the resignation of the Law Minister. It is he who led the criminal revision to the election oath relating to the Finality of the Prophethood, which began opening the door for a non-Muslim ruler of Pakistan. However, this door of undermining Islam is not closed because as long as Democracy continues as the system of ruling in Pakistan, Islam will continue to be undermined.

Democracy will always undermine Islam and its role in instigating the recent crisis over the Finality of the Prophethood is a proof of that. Indeed, far from being a “clerical error,” the government’s revision to the electoral oath was well within Democracy’s norms and values. The revision to the oath was part of the PML-N government’s preparations for the United Nation’s Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review which began on 6 November 2017. Indeed, on 13 November 2017, the US mission to the United Nations in Geneva declared that, “The United States welcomes the Pakistani delegation to the UPR Working Group and recommends that Pakistan: 1- Repeal blasphemy laws and restrictions and end their use against Ahmadi Muslims and others…”

Democracy will always undermine Islam because it gives the right to any minister to choose to command what Allah (swt) has forbidden or forbid what Allah (swt) has commanded. It is this Democracy that thus makes lords over humankind besides Allah (swt). Bayhaqi reported that Adiyy ibn Hatim, said: “I came to the Prophet wearing a cross of gold in my neck. And I heard him read from Surah Baraa’ah,

اتَّخَذُوا أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ

They took the rabbis and monks as lords beside Allah”

(Surah At-Tawba 9:31).

I said, “O RasulAllah, they do not worship them. He said:«أجل ولكن يحلون لهم ما حرم الله فيستحلونه ويحرمون عليهم ما أحل الله فيحرمونه فتلك عبادتهم لهم» “Yes, but they made Halal for them what Allah forbade and they took it as Halal and they made Haram for them what Allah made Halal and they took it as Haraam and that is how they worshipped them.

Democracy will always undermine Islam because it gives rulers and judges the choice to rule in obedience or disobedience of Allah (swt), even though Allah (swt) has revealed,

وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ وَلاَ مُؤْمِنَةٍ إِذَا قَضَى اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَمْرًا أَنْ يَكُونَ لَهُمْ الْخِيَرَةُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِمْ وَمَنْ يَعْصِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ ضَلاَلاً مُبِينًا

“It is not befitting for a believing man or woman to have any choice in a matter, when it has been decided upon by Allah and His Messenger. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in manifest misguidance.”

(Surah Al-Ahzab 33:36)

And democracy will always undermine Islam because it assigns assemblies of men and women as sovereign, allowing them to choose laws according to their whims and desires, even though Allah (swt) said,

وَأَنِ احْكُمْ بَيْنَهُمْ بِمَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ وَلَا تَتَّبِعْ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ وَاحْذَرْهُمْ أَنْ يَفْتِنُوكَ عَنْ بَعْضِ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ إِلَيْكَ

“And judge between them by what Allah has revealed, and do not follow their desires, and beware (O Muhammad) that they might seduce you from some of what Allah has sent down to you.”

(Surah Al-Maaida 5:49)

O Muslims of Pakistan, the Pure, the Good!

Democracy will always undermine Islam and that is why we must strive to replace it with the Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood. Indeed, a crisis over the Finality of the Prophethood would never have arisen in the first place under the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of the Prophethood. The rulers in the Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood must derive every single law from the Quran and the Sunnah. As for the body of the representatives in the Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood, the Council of the Ummah, its duty is to account the rulers for any deviation from the Quran and the Sunnah. As for the judiciary in the Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood, its Court of Unjust Acts, has the authority to remove any ruler, including the Khaleefah, from his post for ruling by other than Islam.

Thus the Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood alone will ensure that the rulers, the body of representatives and the judiciary all work together to secure Islam and Muslims and grant the non-Muslim citizens their Shariah mandated rights. This is how the Khulafa’a Rashideen secured the lives and properties of the non-Muslim citizens, whilst ensuring that the Deen of Haq was never undermined. This is how the Khulafa’a Rashideen implemented all the laws that Allah (swt) revealed, faithfully and sincerely, without any deviation, including those related to the Finality of the Prophethood.

Thus, we must strive for the establishment of the Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood, so we finally have rulers that care for Allah (swt), His Messenger ﷺ and the Believers as we do. It is upon us, each and every one of us, to join Hizb ut Tahrir and put in our share to re-establish the Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood. Ahmed narrated that RasulAllah ﷺ said,

«ثُمَّ تَكُونُ مُلْكًا جَبْرِيَّةً فَتَكُونُ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ تَكُونَ ثُمَّ يَرْفَعُهَا إِذَا شَاءَ أَنْ يَرْفَعَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ خِلَافَةً عَلَى مِنْهَاجِ النُّبُوَّةِ ثُمَّ سَكَتَ»

“Then there will be rule of force, and things will be as Allah wishes them to be. Then Allah will end it when He wishes. And then there will be a Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood.” And then he fell silent.

O Muslims of the Armed Forces of Pakistan!

It is reported on the authority of Anas b. Malik that RasulAllah ﷺ said,

«لاَ يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى أَكُونَ أَحَبَّ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ وَلَدِهِ وَوَالِدِهِ وَالنَّاسِ أَجْمَعِينَ»

“None of you is a believer till I am dearer to him than his child, his father and the whole of mankind.” [Muslim]

Yet, for years we have seen RasulAllah ﷺ insulted and defamed by the West, with the indisputable fact of the Finality of the Prophethood being undermined in our own lands by our own rulers, without a single Democratic ruler taking this on as vital issue, a matter of life and death. For too long, we have been without the shield of the Muslims, the Khilafah. Indeed, even in the weakest period of the Khilafah, the Uthmaani Khaleefah made the major world powers, Britain and France, halt in their tracks by threatening the use of military force, when they initiated defamation against RasulAllah ﷺ.

It is your duty to end the scourge of Democracy, the guardian of corruption, disobedience and disbelief. It is your duty to restore the shield of Muslims, by granting Hizb ut Tahrir your Nussrah for the immediate re-establishment of the Khilafah on the Method of the Prophethood. So respond! Allah (swt) said,

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ

“O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered.

(Surah Al-Anfaal 8:24)

 

Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Pakistan

09 Rabi-ul Awwal 1439 AH

27 November 2017 CE

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