Open letter to the Muslims of Afghanistan!
Do not take part in the parliamentary election!
وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَىٰ لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا ۚ يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا ۚ وَمَنْ كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ
"Allah has promised those among you who believe and do righteous good deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their Religion - the one which He has chosen for them; and that He will change (their state), after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace: 'They will worship me (alone) and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. 'If any do reject faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked." [An-Nur: 55]
The history of parliament is very obscure to many Muslims in Afghanistan and in the Muslim world generally. The first myth which has to be unveiled is the view that the concept of parliament is something modern, totally new. The ancient Greeks had their assembly and the council of five hundred, while the Romans had their Senate and the Arabs had their "Darul Nadwa". Both the Greek assembly and the Roman Senate had advisory functions at the beginning of their origin, dating back to 500 years before the time of Isa عليه السلام. These institutions were neither foreign to the contemporaries of Prophet Isa عليه السلام nor to the contemporaries our Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم.
It is being propagated nowadays that these institutions are new and have only become necessary in this modern time. Thus, they argue, "the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم would have no objection to it if he had known it". The idea of an institution like the parliament is at least 2500 years old, much older than both Islam and Christianity, a fact not being mentioned by the defenders of Capitalism and enemies of Islam. The misconception that Islam could not have touched the issue of a ruling council or the method of jurisprudence or the matter of ruling is absurd, a misconception being the result of total ignorance or deliberate propaganda. This misconception, not only propagated by the West in the last century, not only spread by the puppet agents, not only defended by the so-called Westernized thinkers is now also believed and taught by some royal scholars.
Some thirty years ago, some scholars tried their best to depict Islam as a religion similar to socialism and today they are doing the same thing but putting another camouflage over it, the cover of capitalist democracy with all its ingredients, propagating that development is not possible without adapting to these capitalist concepts.
Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
وَلَا تَلْبِسُوا الْحَقَّ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُوا الْحَقَّ وَأَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
"And do not mix up the truth with the falsehood, nor hide the truth while you know (it)." [Baqara, 42]
Having with no other arguments to justify this innovation to the Muslims, different people have compared the Islamic Shura to the parliaments. Another false argument is comparing the so-called Jirga, an Afghan phenomenon to the Islamic Shura. This Jirga dates back to the time of King Kanishka as some of the historians assert. How could that be Islamic? Neither of these is the same as the Islamic Shura.
Both Christian and Muslims pray and both of them have prayer houses like the church and the mosque. One would be erroneous to conclude based on it that Muslims are like Christians.
Both Islam and Buddhism have "Zuhd" or asceticism. If we conclude that we should not marry anymore and stay in monasteries, we would be acting against the Sunnah. If we are not making such false analogies concerning the mosque and marriage, why are we doing this in political matters? Just because both Shura and parliament have advisory functions does not mean that they are the same.
The parliament does not only have an advisory function but it also legislates. Not legislating according to the Quran, Sunnah, Ijma and Qiyas is un-Islamic; it is indeed Kufr. Any law derived from other than these sources, is not from Islam, even if the parliament comes to the same conclusion as the sharia from a different point of view or with a different method other than the Islamic ijtihad. Even if the parliament concludes that fornication is forbidden through a majority vote, it is not Islamic until it is derived from the text of Islam. It would be considered as a kufr verdict.
Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
"Shall I then seek a judge other than Allah? And He it is Who has revealed to you the Book (which is) made plain; and those whom We have given the Book know that it is revealed by your Lord with truth, therefore you should not be of the disputers." [Al-Ana'am, 114]
Oh, people of Afghanistan, it is not that hard to realize that these people do not care about the Islamic verdicts. Most of these rulers and many MPs are involved in corruption, oppression and embezzlement. They have killed many Muslims of Afghanistan in the past without any remorse. All these activities are forbidden and yet they are sunk deeply into it and you know it. The same people do not have any problem acting against Islam in matters of legislation.
We hear repeatedly from innocent normal people on the street that if legislating in the parliament is forbidden then why are the leaders in it? If they want an answer to this question then they have to answer the following questions:
Do these people care about taking bribes or about their acts of embezzlement or their oppression of normal innocent people?
Did they care about the Uranium that was stolen by the foreigners or the killings of innocent people by the occupying forces in marriage ceremonies?
Why should they care about the parliamentary legislation being halal or haram?
Do you not see their big palaces and their luxurious cars roaming on the streets of Kabul as if everything belongs to them?
Who has given them the right to act in such a way?
Who has given them the right to posses such luxury while their ancestors were poor farmers or local Imams or poor tribal leaders?
How did they come to this fortune?
Why do they not act according to Islam in these matters?
Many of these people are interested in the parliamentary seats to maintain their power, their palaces and their luxury cars. Many of them are there, neither to defend Islam nor to represent you.
We give you the sincere advice not to take part in the parliamentary election. Have you not heard the hadith of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم that a believer is not bitten from the same hole two times? Are you giving your consent to un-Islamic legislations? Do you want to be responsible for the Riba that is made halal? Besides, what have you achieved from these elections in the last eight years except poverty, corruption and oppression?
The only way out of this calamity is to obey Allah and establish the Khilafah and not put your trust in any kind of capitalistic concepts like the capitalistic parliamentary system. There is no other way out. If you do not heed our warning, then look at Pakistan and Iraq. The rulers in both countries are friends of the West. What has the West made of Pakistan and Iraq before your eyes?!
Fear Allah and fulfill the obligation of establishing the Khilafah and help Hizb ut-Tahrir to realise it.
وَمَا عَلَيْنَا إِلَّا الْبَلَاغُ الْمُبِينُ
"And our duty is only to proclaim the clear Message." [Ya-Sin, 17]
Hizb ut-Tahrir, Afghanistan
Election? Oh, you mean this one
Saturday’s parliamentary elections offer a unique opportunity to ascertain that price — and it is in theory a market with many buyers, as 2,500 candidates scramble for only 249 seats. Afghanistan may be a feudal society in many ways, but it is very much capitalist feudalism (as the Soviets found out to their regret).
Nonetheless, prices are low. In northern Kunduz Province, Afghan votes cost $15 each; in eastern Ghazni Province, a vote can be bought for $18. In Kandahar, they sell their rights for as little as $1 a ballot. More commonly, the price seems to hover in the $5 to $6 range, as quoted to New York Times reporters in places like Helmand and Khost Provinces. ...
Secular democracy is in severe crises both at home and abroad and your post is a clear indication of that!
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One day people of Afghanistan will get rid of obsolete feudal system and take part in free and fair elections to elect their members to represent them in the assemblies. These are early days for bringing democracy to such a deep rooted feudal culture/society. However, something is better than nothing. I hope their election process will get better in the years to come and by holding elections in every four years peace and political stability will prevail in Afghanistan resulting in greater stability for us on this side of the border as well.
I think you have not read the leaflet distributed in Afghanistan above. As a result of which 5 activists of HT arrested in kabul. Please read the leaflet and give ur comments.
Let me comment on the leaflet, then, in general terms. All the documents of this nature coming out of Afghanistan, be it from the Resistance or some other organisation like HT, are so beautifully argued, they leave one thunderstruck. They show a perfect grasp over both logic and language. And when they condemn so-called parliamentary democracy, their case is watertight. No wonder the Afghans responded by staying away in their thousands from the artificial polls.
Could you plz tell us where secular democracy is in trouble?
Secular Democratic state advocate the acceptance of homosexuality and the granting to avowed homosexuals equal rights and opportunities in every aspect of life, including military service, base their argument on the principle of individual rights. They see no one as having the right to concern themselves with what they call their "sexual orientation."
There are many more problem but a problem which a a good man can't except
No system is perfect. Secualr democracy has its flaws but it is 100 times better than your failed Khilafat system which is nothing but a worst kind of dictatorship.
You are lucky you live in Pakiatan and can write and say whatever you want on Internet. Imagine what would have happened to you if you were living in Saudi Arabia under their Khalifa system? You would have benn arrested and jailed for writing against ruler of the State.
Do u believe Allah is Perfect?
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What type of question is this?
Get a life
"Imagine what would have happened to you if you were living in Saudi Arabia under their Khalifah system?" If you think Saudi-America is khilafah state then you need to study a bit more :-).
Just try to go to an Arab State and you will find even they will arrest your thoughts as Taliban did during their reign of terror in Afghanistan. Well, I respect your views for promoting Khilafat on pkpolitics but I remain opposed to it. In my view, khilafat is another dictatorship and cannot solve problems of any muslim State.
All banana Arab states from Kingdoms to Sheikhdoms to banana Republics are creation of colonial pigs that made sure that the installed puppets will continue to pay allegiance to the erstwhile colonial masters.
Khilafa system is like a heavenly star but too far and too upright for the filth that has degenerated into banana states after the onslaught of Western secular ideology. The filth needs to be totally wiped out before Khilafa can nurture and flourish. It cannot function side by side with the Khilafa.
Your opinion is not right about khilafah being a dictatorship. In Islam we don’t have any concept of democracy (people's rule) and dictatorship (One man's rule). The Islamic concept of ruling is nether democratic not dictatorship, which is in fact two sides of the same coin, In khilafah the caliph is appointed or elected by the people on the condition that he will implement Islam over them, he is nether allowed to follow majority nor is he allowed to do whatever he wills. I hope you got the difference between khilafah, democracy and dictatorship!!!
Besides, please dont consider Arab state as Islamic, let alone khilafah, they the worst kind of rulers we have ever witnessed in the entire history.