Ramadhan 1442 AH is approaching while Muslims and humanity in general remain orphans. Surrounded by all forms of calamities including political, economic, social, educational etc. Foolish rulers (ruwaibidha) continue to rule by using corruption in partnership with Western colonialists. Corruption – submitting to the secular (ilmaniya) creed. Furthermore, presiding over peoples’ affairs as per the capitalist ideology and its evil systems especially democracy.
Democratic system is a crucial pillar after that of economy in the capitalist ideology. It gives people the power to take over the duty of Allah (swt). A duty which is a right to the Creator of creations (universe, human being and life), which is that of legislation. Instead, today human beings are legislating for themselves as per their limited minds and which cannot comprehend the essence of Allah (swt). They permit and prohibit as per their whims!
Via the implementation of the secular capitalist ideology and its systems, we continue to witness the rapid decline and catastrophic tragedies. There is no even a single sphere of life that has be spared by the nightmare. Muslims and non-Muslims are engrossed in perpetual worry. In addition, everybody is striving to emancipate him/herself in whatever means. All adopting the thinking that is limited to referring to the dangerous box of secular capitalist ideology and its systems.
The imperative thing to know is that the root cause of all these problems that people face today is because of not heeding the saying of Allah (swt): ﴿وَمَنۡ أَعۡرَضَ عَن ذِڪۡرِى فَإِنَّ لَهُ ۥ مَعِيشَةً۬ ضَنكً۬ا وَنَحۡشُرُهُ ۥ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ أَعۡمَىٰ﴾ “And whoever turns away from My remembrance (Islamic Shari’ah)- indeed, he will have a depressed life, and We will gather him on the Day of Resurrection blind.” [Ta Ha 20: 124]. After understanding that we are supposed to revert back and evaluate where we went wrong and rectify very fast and urgently.
It is saddening despite the fact of knowing the root cause of the problems, hitherto human beings are giving themselves fake hope by seeking solutions in the same rubbish which is definitely the problem! Since they have put efforts in approving, replacing and amending their constitutions and laws that they fabricated. Others have put efforts in putting or removing leaders into or from power! However, all the steps have not reduced the speed of decline and devastations instead there is an upsurge in insecurity, bustle and poverty.
Certainly, every thoughtful person understands that a poisonous tree will continue to produce poisonous fruits. No matter what kind of efforts and energy he puts in controlling the tree including for instance cutting its branches and removing the leaves. Alas! The tree will continue to produce poisonous fruits since its roots still exist! The only step is to uproot the tree and its roots and in its place plant another tree that produce fruits with no poison. Through that new tree humanity will benefit and be secured.
This Ramadhan will be an 100th without the presence of the Islamic State, Khilafah (Caliphate) led by a ruler, Khalifah (Caliph). A ruler that use the Qur’an and Sunnah in governing over peoples’ affairs. A ruler who will be a guardian, shield and protector of the Ummah without considering the religion, tribe or colour of the ones he governs. «إِنَّمَا الإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ» “The Imam (Khalifah) is a shield for them. They fight behind him and protected by him.” [Muslim].
It is an auspicious opportunity in this month full of blessings where Muslims souls are filled with desire and enthusiasm to be forgiven their sins by Allah (swt). It is a month where men and women compete in seeking the blessings of Allah (swt). Souls exceed in softening and become faster in responding to Allah (swt) when He calls for the believers. This is a season of harvesting lovers of good who love their Deen of Islam especially during these hard times.
The call for the resumption of the Islamic way of life via the reestablishment of the Khilafah on the method of Prophethood is a fortunate process. Indeed, it needs the lovers of good who are ready to sacrifice themselves in helping Allah (swt) and the Prophet (saw). In order to join and work together to liberate humankind in general from the claws of the secular capitalist ideology and its dirty systems. Let us intensify the efforts in calling for the Khilafah since it is the mother of all obligations.
It is only the Khilafah that will unite us and become one Ummah, one State under one Ruler. Its existence will genuinely protect people’s respect, dignity, blood and property. Ultimately we will have tranquility, prosperity and development as a result of implementing the Qur’an and Sunnah in spheres of life.
Ali Nassoro Ali
Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir