King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has ordered the government to pay out 1,000 riyals (about $266) to state employees each month in 2018.
“The allocation of 50 billion riyals for this decree indicates the leadership’s concern for the people’s comfort and quality of living,” Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad, the Minister of Culture and Information told local media. (Source: REUTERS)
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported Allah’s Messenger ﷺ as saying:
«لَتَتَّبِعُنَّ سَنَنَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ، شِبْرًا بِشِبْرٍ وَذِرَاعًا بِذِرَاعٍ، حَتَّى لَوْ دَخَلُوا فِي جُحْرِ ضَبٍّ لَاتَّبَعْتُمُوهُمْ» قُلْنَا: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ آلْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَى؟ قَالَ: «فَمَنْ؟»
“You would tread the same path as was trodden by those before you inch by inch and step by step so much so that if they had entered into the hole of the lizard, you would follow them in this also.” We said: Allah’s Messenger, do you mean Jews and Christians (by your words)” those before you”? He said: “Who else (than those two religious groups)?” (Sahih Muslim)
Allah (swt) said in Al-Quran,
أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ يَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّهُمْ آمَنُوا بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ مِن قَبْلِكَ يُرِيدُونَ أَن يَتَحَاكَمُوا إِلَى الطَّاغُوتِ وَقَدْ أُمِرُوا أَن يَكْفُرُوا بِهِ وَيُرِيدُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَن يُضِلَّهُمْ ضَلَالًا بَعِيدًا
“Have you not seen those who claim to have believed in what was revealed to you, (O Muhammad), and what was revealed before you? They wish to refer legislation to Taghut, while they were commanded to reject it; and Satan wishes to lead them far astray.”
This is what happening in Saudi and other Muslim countries. Instead of believe no one God but Allah and Muhammad is the Prophet, who has conveyed the message oblige Muslim to take Islam as a complete Deen the way of life, the leader of Muslim countries still worshiping and believing in Taghut for its economic, social and political system.
The Value Added Tax (VAT) starting this year in Saudi, the UAE are following the path of other Muslim countries that implemented the VAT before is strengthening the problematic capitalist system and protecting the wealth of the corrupted leader. The people of majority is obliged to pay the tax, continue comforting the minority of the rich today and the future. The allowance given is to show the good “concern” but hiding the bad reality of collecting tax from the bloods and sweat of the people.
Are Saudi leaders really concerned over the people?
Saudi, one of the wealthiest oil country, has been monopolised by the Saudi family with extraordinary luxurious spending and lifestyle leave the people to sponsor them with Tax and other natural resources income which should belong to the people.
The Saudi economic reform following the capitalist system is just creating another gap between the poor and the rich.
The social reform liberalising Muslim women to openly socialise in the public and emulate the lifestyle of western women, will create future social problem as seen happening in the west.
The political reform to be the close proxy of US in the Middle East obeying the Kuffar order degrading the dignity of the Muslim leader.
If the rulers are sincerely the true believers of Allah, His Revelation and the Afterlife, the Islamic System (Sharia) is the only way for Muslims. It must be given the highest priority to be implemented as whole system. It is the system from Allah that guarantee better life and mercy in this world.
Why should the Kuffar Jahiliyah system still be the option while Muslims have the better system?
أَفَحُكْمَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ يَبْغُونَ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّهِ حُكْمًا لِقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ
“Then is it the judgement of (the time of) ignorance they desire? But who is better than Allah in judgement for a people who are certain (in faith).”