We in Hizb ut-Tahrir call upon you and invite you; it is time to stand for Allah, where we worship Him without associating any partners with Him, and do not obey other than Him, and do not follow except that which He decreed for us, and remove the corrupt capitalist colonialism and its agents from our country by force such that they never return back.
بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Tunisia needs the Khilafah system, not just a change of ruler
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ
“O you who believe! Obey Allah and the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life.” [Anfal, 8:24]
The spark of the current crisis was triggered on 17th December 2010 in the town of Sidi Bouzid, one of the forgotten provinces at the center of the country. Its flames spread to cover the remaining cities of the province, and then the outcries of protest reverberated from the most important cities in Tunisia, besides the events of Al-awdh Al-manjami in 2008 and the events of Bin Firdan in 2010. All of these reveal the negligence of the regime in looking after the people’s affairs in the way Islam requires, namely with justice and perfection.
We still witness the injustice of the regime imposed upon the people’s necks with repression, oppression and false promises. After twelve days the regime popped up its head reminding the people of its gratitude to them in serving some of their needs, adding nothing more than promises of a decent life and wishes of prosperity that it claims will come – but will not come through measures it applied throughout twenty three years, producing nothing good.
Then it threatened anybody who is tempted to protest or account it. It had before launched its media trumpets to praise its “good achievements,” and curse whoever objected or accounted “the patron of graces.”
This regime has placed Islam behind its back and threw itself into the arms of the West, the colonialist unbeliever, accepted its dictates, and adopted its recipes as an approach which it did not deviate from, claiming these are its own ideal choices that will take us to the ranks of the advanced nations, boasting that Tunis has been praised by the international organizations and European countries. He forgot to remember that those organizations and countries only praised their own system and what they transcribed to our country for serving the interests of their companies. They only came to our country and other Muslim countries to take advantage of our wealth and sap the energies of our sons whom this criminal regime prepared by a corrupt and failing educational system stipulated by the International Monetary Fund through a loan that burdened our shoulders.
The unemployment, hardship, ill-care, corruption of the regime officials, gagging the people, preventing livelihood, domination on the necks of people, bribery, nepotism and opportunism, and others, are only manifestations of a malignant disease and ugly faces of a terrible latent outcast devil, clever in changing its colour and shape. What happened to our country and our people and our young people (since the French colonized us till today), was not except the malicious fruit of the application of the wrong and corrupt capitalist system that contradicts with the doctrine of Islam. And Allah Almighty says:
وَمَنْ أَعْرَضَ عَنْ ذِكْرِي فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنْكًا وَنَحْشُرُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَعْمَىٰ
“And whoever turns away from My Reminder, he will have a life of hardship, and We shall raise him on the Resurrection day as blind.” [Ta Ha, 20:124]
So, do not be tempted with the patched crumbs solutions presented to you, for they are only alleviators and distractions. If it succeeded by any means, it will only ease some of your pain for some time, but the crises will soon return as before.
You have a Gentle Lord Who knows that which is good for you:
أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ
“Does not the One Who creates know, and He is The Gentle and All-Knowing.” [Mulk, 67:14]
You have a Merciful Lord who did not leave you ignored or lost; so He revealed to your Prophet Mohammed صلى الله عليه وسلم as a mercy and guidance, a system from Him to follow so that you do not go astray or suffer. Allah says in His Holy Book:
فَمَنِ اتَّبَعَ هُدَايَ فَلَا يَضِلُّ وَلَا يَشْقَىٰ
“And whoever follows My guidance will neither go astray and nor will suffer.” [Ta Ha, 20:123]
It is no longer a secret to anybody that the unjust and rotten capitalist system generates, by its nature, acute crises and poverty through the accumulation of wealth in the hands of a few of the powerful. It is now obvious that the World Bank and its recipes and its delegates who hardly leave our country, and the stipulations and dictates of the European Union are the source of the crises and destruction wherever they settled, and they bring rancour to the country and the people wherever they went.
It is only Islam the greatest, with its just divine rulings that emanate from its pure and clear doctrine that guarantees the basic needs of individuals and the community. It is it alone that guarantees the eradication of poverty, unemployment and corruption by a state that applies it, where its ruler is the real caretaker of the affairs of the people, without being distracted from this caring by anything. He would not feel satisfied while the Muslim sons are hungry. May Allah have mercy upon Al-Farooq, Omar bin al-Khattab when he swore in the year of Ramadah (Year of Famine) that he will not taste the food till the young Muslims are satisfied!
He will not feel happy while the Muslim children are screaming of the oppression and suppression by Muslim rulers and officials. He will not sleep in his palace while Muslim sons throw themselves in the sea to escape, and one of them sets fire to his body because of suppression, while the rest are beaten or killed at the hands of his henchmen.
The solution is in the great Islamic State, where there is no immunity to a President or a subordinate. In the Khilafah state, the Khaleefah of the Muslims is held accountable and tried before the Court of the Unjust Acts, the same as any of his governors or his assistants, if they wronged the people or violated the divine rulings or neglected their affairs. It is a state in which the rule of Allah is above everyone.
Allah the Almighty said:
إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ لِتَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ بِمَا أَرَاكَ اللَّهُ ۚ وَلَا تَكُنْ لِلْخَائِنِينَ خَصِيمًا
“Verily We have revealed to you the Book in truth to judge between people with that which Allah showed you, and do not be defendant of the renegades.” [Nisaa, 4:105]
We in Hizb ut-Tahrir call upon you and invite you; it is time to stand for Allah, where we worship Him without associating any partners with Him, and do not obey other than Him, and do not follow except that which He decreed for us, and remove the corrupt capitalist colonialism and its agents from our country by force such that they never return back. It is time for anyone of you that has sight to understand that the radical solution to the situation which this system brought us to is to work with us to establish the guided Khilafah state, in which our land lives beside other Muslim lands under the banner of Uqab.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ ۖ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ
“O you who believe, obey Allah and the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life, and know that Allah comes between a man and his heart and that you will return to Him.” [Anfal, 8:24]
Hizb ut-Tahrir Tunisia
28 Muharram 1432
The above is a draft translation from Arabic.