بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Capitalism Deceives and Scares With Worldly Interests!
The Ministry of Internal Affairs sent an additional circular about Coronavirus precautions to 81 provincial governorships. In the circular; it is stated that in order to prevent the people from the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and the spread of the outbreak, the activities of pavilions, discotheques, bars and night clubs will temporarily be suspended, because being together in a very short distance at “Public Rest and Amusement Places” may increase the risk of getting infected with the disease. (Agencies 16.03.2020)
The tyrant rulers of the capitalist system who presume the deity of the earth, have become helpless and ashamed today in front of the deity of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, Lord of the heavens and of the earth, as it was yesterday. The fact that the big bugs, which destroyed the crops and progeny and all values for the sake of affording more advantages, became helpless in front of a virus, is the case in point. Here, I am not going to put emphasis on proving or confuting the conspiracy theories and different opinions with regard to the virus.
The point to be emphasized, is that Allah, who is far from helplessness and who is the owner of power and might that may incapacitate everything, has shaken the foundation of their peccable system and regime with just a virus. Thus, He has reminded us again about the fact that He can change the condition of societies from one to another.
Although the coronavirus measures, taken by rulers who have the power and rulership, become prominent with human concerns, it could be seen in reality that it is the result of their economic and power concerns. The fear tools of the capitalist system, which commodifies everything, are also based on the principle of debarring from things it values. The governments that have held power in Turkey for years have condemned the society to the persecution of democracy by using the emotions and thoughts of Muslims for their interests.
The government which does not remove any wrong and in fact causes the occurrence of new ones each day, has shown that it is able to close places where haram is done commonly with worldly concerns, just by a single circular. Places like pavilions, discotheques, bars and night clubs which Allah has forbidden and where cruelties and crimes are committed, are being closed because of worldly fear and interest concern. However, they allow all of these evil, which lead to the destruction and damage of all religious and moral values of the society, regardless of the menace and orders of Allah, The Almighty (swt). Is Allah not worthy of being more feared?
Capitalism deceives and scares with worldly interests. However, our Lord threatens and warns us with the world, as well as the hereafter.
While this virus incapacitated the rulers who have the power, it unmasked the rulers on the other hand. So, just taking a decision was enough to annihilate and close the nests of sedition. Those who do not dare to change, annihilate the capitalist system that destroys the whole society, are doing the biggest evil to the Muslim people. Together with these last practices, especially the Muslims who supported the government due to their Islamic sensitivities, must have seen how they are deceived by the rulers. These are enough for the people of mind.
While the rulers have to sacrifice everything on this path in order to be the object of Allah’s ayah below, unfortunately they are in fact declaring war against the Deen of Allah, by doing the opposite and protecting and maintaining the wrongs:
(الَّذِينَ إِن مَّكَّنَّاهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ أَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتَوُا الزَّكَاةَ وَأَمَرُوا بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَنَهَوْا عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَلِلَّهِ عَاقِبَةُ الْأُمُورِ)
“[And they are] those who, if We give them authority in the land, establish prayer and give zakah and enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong. And to Allah belongs the outcome of [all] matters.” [Al-Haj: 41]
It is a cruelty to insist on democracy, and to turn your back to the Master of the Day of Judgement who is worthy of being feared and who created life and death.
Soon, there will be Khulafah Rashideen who will be the object of this Ayah, put the worldly interests, do deeds with the fear of Allah, put pleasing his Lord in the center of his life and govern the people by the Deen of Allah.
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by