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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Democratic Elections: A Humiliation for the Ones Trying to Reconcile Islam and Democracy through UN Mediation

During the past ten years, Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Afghanistan has reminded the Muslim and Mujahid people of Afghanistan of the great sin of participation in democratic elections, especially parliamentary and presidential elections (2009 and 2010). Because Hizb ut Tahrir believes that Amr Bil-Ma'rouf wa Nahy' Anel-Monkar (enjoining the good and forbidding the evil) is one of the basic duties that Allah (swt) has ordered to be conducted across the Muslim lands.

As everyone knows, democracy, around 2500 years ago, was common in ancient Greece. Democracy is a political system that has emanated from capitalism as an ideology. Whereas capitalism's creed is in absolute contradiction with that of Islam, as it is based upon a moderate solution between the Church and the revolutionary thinkers and philosophers of Europe, which means it was initiated by man. Moreover, other pillars of capitalism such as freedom of expression, freedom of thoughts and other democratic freedoms stand against Islam. Because the term freedom in western culture means a condition wherein a nation practices its affairs in accordance to the legislations made by itself.

Whereas, Islam never considers man as "free", it rather considers man as a slave and servant of Allah who has submitted all his privileges and authority to his Lord and has accepted Him as his only Lawgiver. Therefore, Islam has ordered the Muslims to organize their lives in full compliance with Allah's (swt) rulings. Democracy is a system that gives man the right to determine good by himself through national assembly and other entities. It means that democracy is trying to put man in God's place by giving him the right to enact legislations, which consequently erases Allah's (swt) role from social life. Allah (swt) on this regard says:

(الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإسْلامَ دِينًا)

"This day I perfected you religion for you and completed My favour unto you and have chosen for you Islam the religion." [al-Maida: 3]

Yet again, after almost one and half decade, during which many elections passed, the western puppets during the first and second round of the elections tried to mislead the public opinion in Afghanistan, as if around 5 to 7 million people voted and believed in democracy in Afghanistan. For further clarification, we herewith draw attention to the following points:

With a deeper view on the last election's outcome and the number of the ballot papers and the number of voters who met the criterion, one can easily find that the above-mentioned number is not even close to reality. For example, out of over 7 million residents in Kabul city, only a few hundred thousand voted. Moreover, all the votes for both candidates were casted based on the ethnic discrimination, not democracy. It means every candidate was voted by the people from the same language/tribe. This clearly proves the western puppets wrong, who are claiming that the Afghan Muslims believe in democracy. It is absolutely not the case, as the voters casted their votes for the sake of the ethnicity and sectarianism. Consequently, democracy draws, political and ethnic discrimination among the Muslims in Afghanistan. However, Allah (swt) has clearly forbidden us from this, as the Prophet (saw) says,

«وَمَنْ قَاتَلَ تَحْتَ رَايَةٍ عِمِّيَّةٍ يَغْضَبُ لِعَصَبَةٍ، أَوْ يَدْعُو إِلَى عَصَبَةٍ، أَوْ يَنْصُرُ عَصَبَةً، فَقُتِلَ، فَقِتْلَةٌ جَاهِلِيَّةٌ»

"And whosoever fights under a blind (rayah) flag (it is not known whether this flag represents the truth or falsehood), gets angry along with his group of people, or calls to a group of people, or supports a group of people, and is subsequently killed because of that, then he died in Jahiliya." (Narrated by Muslim)

-  One of the candidates, who recognized an individual as a war criminal, during the elections chose him as his first Vice President. Such actions from these rulers and politicians proved to the Afghan Muslims that their main aim is nothing but preserving their political power and personal interests. Because interests determine what is good and what is bad in capitalism, nothing else.

«سَيَأْتِي عَلَى النَّاسِ سَنَوَاتٌ خَدَّاعَات، يُصَدَّقُ فِيهَا الْكَاذِب، وَيُكَذَّبُ فِيهَا الصَّادِقُ، وَيُؤْتَمَنُ فِيهَا الْخَائِنُ، وَيُخَوَّنُ فِيهَا الأَمِينُ، وَيَنْطِقُ فِيهَا الرُّوَيْبِضَةُ، قِيلَ : وَمَا الرُّوَيْبِضَةُ ؟ قَالَ :الرَّجُلُ التَّافِهُ يتكلم فِي أَمْرِ الْعَامَّةِ»

"People will face years misleading and cheating where the liar will be taken as truthful and truthful will be taken as liar; betrayer and treasonable person will be trusted and the trustworthy will be betrayed and the Ruwaibidha will speak, (the Prophet (saw) was asked who the Ruwaibidha are, He (saw) said: The worthless and virtueless who will take charge of peoples' affairs." (Narrated by Hakim)

After several failed efforts to end this crisis, now they asked the UN and US Secretary of State John Kerry to resolve this puzzle. They probably forgot, that the UN, as a US political tool, was involved in mass murder of Muslims in Myanmar, occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, mass murder in Syria, current crisis in Palestine, and division of Sudan, using mass destruction weapons on Muslims and so on. Therefore, by presenting this issue to the UN, once again these rulers proved unable to resolve people's issues in accordance to Islamic rules. Whist, Allah (swt) strictly forbade the Muslims to ask others for support and intervention into their affairs. As He (swt) says:

(أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ يَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّهُمْ آمَنُوا بِمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنْزِلَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يَتَحَاكَمُوا إِلَى الطَّاغُوتِ وَقَدْ أُمِرُوا أَنْ يَكْفُرُوا بِهِ وَيُرِيدُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَنْ يُضِلَّهُمْ ضَلالا بَعِيدًا)

"(Muhammad), have you seen those who think that they have faith in what is revealed to you and to others before you, yet choose to take their affairs to Satan for judgment even though they are commanded to deny him. Satan wants to lead them far away from the right path." [al-Nisa: 60]

They want to take the judgment to Taghut (the US and UN), whist they are verily ordered not to believe in Taghut. Undoubtedly, Shaitan wants to severely divert them.

 O Muslims of Afghanistan!

In light of the above, it is now obvious to everyone that the so-called election process is not in the hands of the Afghans, as the final word is that of the US. For example, a few days before the primary results announced, Senator John McCain and Carl Levin came to Afghanistan to press both sides to cool down the crisis. On 06 July 2014, just one day before the primary results was announced, Carl Levin said in Kabul that the primary results will be definitely announced and the both candidates will accept it.

 O Brave Muslims of Afghanistan!

You should bear in mind that you will never be victorious following the current system and the rulers, neither in this life nor in hereafter. The only way to be successful and victorious is to hold tight to Islam and to establish Khilafah "Caliphate", a state that will be governed by accountable and sincere rulers. The Islamic rulers will always obey Allah (swt), which means that Halal and Haram will be a standard for their actions, and whose only goal is not maintaining their political and personal interest. Let us all put our hands together and work tirelessly for the revival of the righteous Khilafah "Caliphate".

H. 21 Ramadan 1435
M. : Saturday, 19 July 2014

Hizb-ut-Tahrir
Wilayah Afghanistan

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