Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Pakistan is undertaking a strong campaign of contacting, delegations, protests and social media propagation demanding the rejection of the IMF. The matter is of urgency as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) team arrived in Islamabad on 7 November for negotiations for more loans, with conditions and interest. As for the Finance Minister’s claim that the government will never agree to terms that are in contradiction with the country’s well-being, it is false assurance. In reality, the IMF represents nothing but engaging in sin and worsening poverty.
The IMF demands interest upon its loans which means that countries pay back the original principal many times over due to the curse of interest. The regime is accepting this, even though Allah (swt) said, يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَذَرُوا مَا بَقِيَ مِنَ الرِّبَا إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ * فَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلُوا فَأْذَنُوا بِحَرْبٍ مِّنَ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَإِن تُبْتُمْ فَلَكُمْ رُءُوسُ أَمْوَالِكُمْ لَا تَظْلِمُونَ وَلَا تُظْلَمُونَ? “O you who have believed, fear Allah and give up what remains [due to you] of interest, if you should be believers. And if you repent then you have your capital (without interest). * And if you do not, then be informed of a war [against you] from Allah and His Messenger. But if you repent, you may have your principal – [thus] you do no wrong, nor are you wronged” [Al-Baqara: 278-279]. The IMF demands the privatization of that which Islam has mandated as public property, such as oil, gas and minerals. The regime is committed to privatization, so that the public is deprived of is right, whilst a small elite benefit, even though RasulAllah ﷺ said, «الْمُسْلِمُونَ شُرَکَاءُ فِي ثَلاثٍ الْمَاءِ وَالْكَلَأِ وَالنَّارِ» “Muslims are partners in three things: water, pastures and fire (energy)” [Abu Dawood.] And the IMF demands that the Rupee is linked to the dollar and devalued, which leads to the relentless rise of prices. Yet, the Bajwa-Imran regime is committed to the Rupee dollarization and devaluation, even though RasulAllah ﷺ mandated that the currency of the Islamic State in Madinah is backed by gold and silver, which ensured that prices were stable for centuries, during the time of ruling by all that Allah (swt) has revealed.
O Muslims of Pakistan! There is no prosperity in sin and no blessings in angering Allah (swt) and violating that which He (swt) has commanded. The so-called Naya (New) Pakistan is the same as all that has come before of submission before the Kuffar and obedience to their falsehood. Raise your voices with the Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Pakistan in their rejection of the IMF, its loans, its interest and demands. And work now with them for the re-establishment of the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of Prophethood, which will implement Islam without compromise, to ensure that its citizens benefit of the immense wealth of these lands, in the good pleasure of Allah (swt).
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Pakistan
Friday, 01st Rabii’ I 1440 AH
No: 1440 / 09