بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
A Khilafah "Caliphate" of Honour and Integrity or a Republic of Subservience and Ruin?!
The Tunisian authority is celebrating the anniversary of the republic’s declaration in an atmosphere dominated by despair and depression whilst the initiative of the Republic’s president Beji Caid Essebsi to form a government of national unity has not be able to quell the fears of the Muslims in Tunisia. Indeed, the opposite is true as this initiative came with what surrounded it in terms of embarrassment and floundering, to reiterate the failure of the Essid government in respect to managing the affairs of the country. It also confirms the failure of the republican system of ruling established by the deceased Bourguiba, who did not come to authority except to fight Islam and firmly consolidate secularism. That was in the case where he made sure in the first article of the constitution to adopt the republican system as the system of ruling instead of Islam and he worked to separate Islam from the state and society, considering it to be a priestly religion that has no relationship to the systems of ruling and economics, restricting it purely to the individual acts of worship. He launched a westernisation campaign under the heading of ‘modernity’ and so he fought against modest dress and he approved of the law book for personal affairs in which those involved made laws that were contrary to the definite rulings of the Islamic Sharee’ah like the rulings of marriage and those related to it. The state of modernity, founded by the passed away Bourguiba and fostered after him by the ousted Ben Ali, still remains standing in place and proceeding upon the footsteps of the disbeliever West and fiercely attacking everything that has a relationship to Islam. That is because laws have been passed after the revolution that even the ousted Ben Ali had been fearful of approaching like ‘freedom of conscience’ and the signing of the discrimination against the woman’s bill CEDAW that consecrates the western mode of living or lifestyle.
On this occasion Essebsi announced the signing of the bill of priorities of a national unity government and its major directives. The one who scrutinises this realises that the rulers in Tunisia are following the same policy of dependence and subordination to the disbeliever colonialists and they select the same capitalist system even though it is the cause for corruption and corrupting.
As such no real change is observable. So accelerating the growth pace, control over the financial budgets and implementation of an effective social policy and other major directives announced by this government are only high-resounding words that will not be met by solutions that realise these objectives. They represent leaping over the real problems that the country is suffering from as they represent a result of the capitalist system in its republic form that has produced ruin within the economic, administration, funds and social areas.
A questioner may ask: Is this government capable of recovering the natural resources of the land, cancelling the contracts of the foreign companies which plunder the country’s resources without anyone to account or monitor? And will the unity government be able to get rid of the colonial economic policy which the IMF has imposed upon consecutive governments like the devaluation of the value of the Dinar, freezing of posts in the civil service and capitalisation of the public banks? And will this government cancel all of the colonial agreements with the western states, at the head of which is Britain, in relation to the structuring of the government and ministries?
The answer to all of that is a categorical negative. That is because the weak agents who confront unemployment and poverty by spending hundreds of millions in the construction of statues (idols) of the one who declared the republic, Bourguiba, the symbol of all failures, are not capable of undertaking these decisions.
The truth is that the initiative to form a unity government has come within circumstances of great challenges that the country is living through; a sharp deficit in the trade balance, rising debt, the state’s inability to meet internal spending without resorting to borrowing and foreign aid and amid reports of an impending economic disaster in Tunisia that will surpass the consequences that befell Greece. This then reveals the true reason for this initiative and it is to make everyone participate in the ransoming of the land to the foreigner and for everyone to be turned into employees for the colonial departments to deepen and consolidate their hold over the country.
The solution to what we are facing is known and not unknown. It is holding fast to the solid firm rope of Allah and casting aside all else from the ropes of the west and their subordinates. We in Hizb ut Tahrir seek to awaken your concerns and to take you to task so that you work alongside us to accomplish the promise of Allah of victory and consolidation, in the shade of the rightly guided Khilafah "Caliphate" (Caliphate) upon the methodology of the Prophethood, which will guarantee for us decent living and the good of this life and the Hereafter.
Allah Ta’Aalaa said:
[أَفَمَنْ أَسَّسَ بُنْيَانَهُ عَلَى تَقْوَى مِنَ اللَّهِ وَرِضْوَانٍ خَيْرٌ أَمْ مَنْ أَسَّسَ بُنْيَانَهُ عَلَى شَفَا جُرُفٍ هَارٍ فَانْهَارَ بِهِ فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ وَاللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ]
“Then is the one who laid his foundation of his building upon Taqwaa (obedience and fear) of Allah and [seeking] His pleasure better, or the one who has laid his foundation of his building upon the edge of a bank about to collapse, so that it collapses along with him into the hellfire? And Allah does not guide the transgressors” [At-Taubah: 109]
H. 20 Shawwal 1437
M. : Monday, 25 July 2016