On Wednesday, 27/2/2019, all the media outlets reported the incident of the train fire at Egypt’s station. Official sources in the railway revealed the full details of the cause of the fire accident, and said that the fire occurred as a result of the collision of train puller and the “power” cart that provides the air conditioning with the end of platform number 6 at the station, the speed of the train puller led to a strong collision and the explosion of the diesel tank and resulted in fire, that caused the injury and death among passengers who were on the platform and the burning of some offices adjacent to platforms 6 and 8 and confined between the North and South platform of Egypt’s station. (Al-Youm As-Sabi’). The head of the railway authority held the driver of the puller responsible for the accident, he left the puller run alone without his presence from the workshops of Abu Ghattis adjacent to the Egyptian station.
Our condolences go out to the families of the deceased in this heartbreaking accident and others. This is the situation of the people of Egypt under the rule of capitalism, which governs with fulfilling its interests and with brutality, whoever survives the bullets of the police and the army will be gathered to the sticks of the gallows, and whoever survives them both will be killed in road and train accidents in a country that does not care for its citizens or values them, and does not see that they have any rights of care!
This incident is not the first and will not be the last under capitalism that only provides and cares for those who pay, which was previously expressed by the Egyptian president in a televised speech widely seen, when he talked about the development of railways and the need of funds and income generated in return. These funds if placed in the bank, its return would have been more than if it was spent on the development of railways! In a narrow superficial view of the concept of care, as if he intends to raise the prices of tickets, he said: “When we tell him that we will increase the ticket’s price by a pound, he will say but I am poor, I will not be able to afford it…isn’t this correct…well I am also poor and unable”!! In a clear link of the development of the rail system with the value of its tickets and revenue, in a clear embodiment of the capitalist view of benefit.
Accidents may occur even with the development and raising efficiency, but to exert effort at work is a duty and negligence in looking after the affairs of the people is a sin on the regime. In this accident and other projects that are concerned with the welfare of people’s affairs, the state is not permitted to seek profit from the subjects nor have the view of benefit that depends on the returns of those projects, instead it views the real value of benefit what people get from those projects and people’s need for them. So it carries out what people really need, regardless of how much it spends on it, and it must provide it no matter how expensive, this is the duty of the State in Shariah, and this is what we will not find in our country under the capitalist regimes that governs it. The genuine care of the people is only provided by a state based on and its constitution is based on the Islamic creed, the Khilafah Rashidah State (rightly guided Caliphate) on the method of Prophethood.
Major projects are neither carried out not developed by traitors or mercenary agents; they are concerned only with the interests of their masters, who derive their authority from them. Rather only by the sincere ones who are keen to deliver the rights of the people to them will carry out these projects. Therefore it is not strange that they think of selling these projects and others as they have sold others to capitalist investors with the pretexts of their need for development, and the inability of the state to spend on them, while the regime itself is building a new administrative capital with high walls to protect itself from the people after it strangled their livelihoods and provisions and left them insecure.
O people of Egypt (Al-Kinanah)! This is your situation and this is how the regime views you, as the herd is viewed by the butcher; it only cares about making profit from you, even if it sells you and sells your capabilities to those who pay more. Your liberation is only by a real revolution that uproots this regime from its roots with all its tools and symbols and ends the surrendering contracts with the kafir West in all shapes and forms and implements Islam in its state of the Khilafah Rashidah on the method of Prophethood on its ruins. A state where we see the care of Omar, who said, “If a mule stumbles on the roads of Iraq, my Lord will ask me why did you not pave the road for it, O Omar?” He did not ask what will the owner of the mule to pay for this as we heard the head of the regime say! You need two things: the first is those who carry a real project and political thought capable of the struggle with the West and its thoughts and capable of reviving Egypt and the Ummah and looking after the affairs of the people on the basis of Islam. They are among you; your brothers in Hizb ut Tahrir … And the second is a true support from your loyal sons in the Kinanah army to implement Islam with all its systems that guarantee you good care, sponsorship, protection, dignity and prosperity. Only then will there be a tangible real change in the land of Kinanah (Egypt) and you will reap the fruit of any movement or revolution that you carry out, and the West and its agents will not steal it from your hands. O Allah prepare new supporters (Ansar) for this Ummah to remove the wrath of capitalism and its brutality from it, O Allah make this soon and make us from its soldiers and witnesses.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اسْتَجِيبُواْ لِلّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُم لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللّهَ 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”
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Egypt
Friday, 24th Jumada II 1440 AH
Issue No: 1440 / 06