As the Muslims of Pakistan are reeling under the IMF assault on the economy, the Prime Minister, Imran Khan, said on 19 May 2019, “I assure you that the country which will emerge as the leading economy in the region will be Pakistan.” However, Imran Khan’s repeated grand sweeping reassurances are built on hot air. They only serve to buy more time for the colonialists to wreak havoc with the economy. Indeed, the regime will never allow the Muslims to emerge as a leading economy. It is committed to the idea of separate Westphalian nation states for Muslims, which blinds it from unlocking the huge economic potential of the Muslim states, through their unification as the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of Prophethood. Indeed, why should Pakistan incur huge import bills and interest based debt through its need for oil, when a single Khilafah would include the oil rich lands of Iran and Saudi Arabia? Why should Iran suffer from food shortages, when a single Khilafah would include the abundant agricultural resources of Pakistan? Indeed such pooling of the resources of the Ummah, would be one of the factors that will allow the Khilafah to emerge as a global leading economy.
O Muslims of Pakistan!
The Westphalian nation state concept has crippled the Ummah. It is in fact a Western invention that was established to counter the relentless expansion of the Khilafah state. After the destruction of the Khilafah, the nation state idea was then implanted in the body of the Ummah as a cancer, weakening her before the colonialists so that they could divide and rule it. Islam commanded the unification of the Muslim Lands as one state, with one treasury, one industry, one agriculture and one armed forces. RasulAllah ﷺ ordered that the Muslims give bayah (pledge of allegiance) to only one Khaleefah at any time, «كَانَتْ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ تَسُوسُهُمْ الْأَنْبِيَاءُ كُلَّمَا هَلَكَ نَبِيٌّ خَلَفَهُ نَبِيٌّ وَإِنَّهُ لَا نَبِيَّ بَعْدِي وَسَيَكُونُ خُلَفَاءُ فَيَكْثُرُونَ» قَالُوا: فَمَا تَأْمُرُنَا؟ قَالَ: «فُوا بِبَيْعَةِ الْأَوَّلِ فَالْأَوَّلِ أَعْطُوهُمْ حَقَّهُمْ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ سَائِلُهُمْ عَمَّا اسْتَرْعَاهُمْ» “The affairs of Bani Isra’eel were looked after by the Prophets. After each Prophet died, he was succeeded by another Prophet. There is no Prophet after me, but there will be Khulaf’aa. They asked, “What do you order us to do?” He replied, “Give them bay’ah one after another, for Allah will ask them about what He entrusted them with.” (Bukhari). It is not permitted for the Ummah to only be unified upon its belief in words only, whilst remaining practically divided politically. So, wherever it arises first, the Khilafah will adopt the policy of the unification of the current Muslim states, tearing up the colonialist borders between them. O Muslims, strive hard for the resumption of Islam as a way of life, so that you are successful in this Dunya and the Aakhira!
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Pakistan
Monday, 15th Ramadan 1440 AH
No: 1440 / 58