|H. 8 Muharram 1442||No: 1442 / 04|
|M. Thursday, 27 August 2020|
Monsoon Rains Devastate Karachi, Yet No One is Accountable Due to Democracy’s Division of Authority
As occurs every year, the Muslims of Karachi, in the province of Sindh, suffer due to the monsoon rains, making roads into rivers and causing power outages, deaths through electrical shocks and drowning, property damage through submersion and the hampering of relief efforts. Accusations are levelled with quick rebuttals and well-practiced excuses, from the Karachi city administration, the Sindh provincial government and the Pakistan federal government. In origin, it is Democracy’s division of authority which has led to the constant blame-shifting between the federal, provincial and city authorities, whilst the affairs of the Islamic Ummah’s largest city, home to well over 20 million, have been neglected for over seven decades, including basic needs such as waste disposal and electricity supply.
We ask that why did this level of neglect never happen during the 1300 years of Khilafah (Caliphate), with blame-shifting by the Khaleefah’s assistants, Wilayah governors and city aamils? It was always known who exactly is accountable because the ruling system of Islam is unitary and all authority is invested in the Khaleefah. After taking allegiance on the condition of implementing Quran and Sunnah, the Khaleefah is accountable for taking care of every issue, answerable for any problem faced by the Ummah and accountable in front of Allah (swt) as well. RasulAllah (saw) said,
«مَا مِنْ أَمِيرٍ يَلِي أَمْرَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ ثُمَّ لاَ يَجْهَدُ لَهُمْ وَيَنْصَحُ إِلاَّ لَمْ يَدْخُلْ مَعَهُمُ الْجَنَّةَ»
“A ruler who, having obtained control over the affairs of the Muslims, does not strive for their betterment and does not serve them sincerely shall not enter Paradise with them” (Muslim). Whilst remaining accountable, the Khaleefah appoints the wali (governor) in provinces and the aamil (mayor) in cities in order to discharge duties, whilst delegating authority and providing funds so that they can fulfill their duties.
However, under Democracy, responsibility and funds are divided in layers between the center, provinces and cities, creating a mess in which the problems are unsolved, blame-shifting is in abundance and perks and privileges are gained for those in authority. In Islam, if the assembly of a wilayah (province) shows displeasure over the performance of a wali (governor), the Khaleefah will remove him. As the Khaleefah is elected for a life-term and rules by Islam, he does not neglect the rights of a small group to please a larger group, as happens in democracy, where blackmailing and bribery for votes is rampant. From poverty to foreign policy based on slavery to colonialism, we suffer the effects of the venom of Western civilization, implemented by an elite that are mental slaves of the West. The solution to the numerous crises in Pakistan is not the creation of yet more provinces but the abolition of Democracy. For the correct system is imposed by the Lord of the worlds, and He knows what works for His creations,
[اَلَا یَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِیْفُ الْخَبِیْرُ]
“Would He not know, He Who has created, when He is All-Subtle, All-Aware?” [Al-Mulk 67:14].
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