The tyrants and their supporters are frightened of the Ummah being guided to the correct path towards change and revival. This represents a warning to them in respect to the end of their falsehood, oppression and deception. As such it is their vital issue to deal with and put an end to those who are inviting to the Haqq. Therefore after they destroyed the Islamic State, tore up the lands and replaced them with many small statelets and placed their loyal agents in the positions of authority within them. After that they undertook political actions in which they promoted their agents presenting them as heroes and the leaders of liberation and revival whilst vehemently suppressing every action and movement which was sincere.
Those agents and loyal servants worked alongside their masters to increasingly mislead and deceive the Ummah with the objective of finishing of Islaam. As such many secular and communist parties arose whilst the Islaamic Da’wah was prevented and forbidden apart from the forms that aimed at distancing people from the sincere and correct work which served the aims of deception and further mislead the people. Kufr was then presented with the name of Islaam, the thoughts of Islaam related to ruling and politics were made absent whilst the Islamic rulings related to the method were wiped out to the point that Islaam became something strange amongst its own people. The Islamic Ummah became States with mutual hatred and resentment between each other. The nationalistic and patriotic allegiances manifested and arose, every State or Statelet had a System or issue which was contrary and different from the other, the issues of difference and dispute were incited whilst the Jewish State was planted as a dagger in the very heart of the Ummah.
Because Islaam is an Aqeedah and Sharee’ah which the Ummah in its entirety believes in, the disbeliever and his agents attempt to mislead the Ummah in many of her thoughts and opinions. These included the thought that Islaam has no say in politics, that the unity of the Ummah is an impractical matter and indeed impossible, and that the establishment of the Khilafah was also a matter that was beyond all possibility.
The obligation of the political work:
As for the deception suggesting that Islaam has no say in politics; then they say that Islaam is a Deen (religion) and that there is no Deen in Siyaasah (politics) and no Siyaasah in the Deen. They said that politics means lying, fraud, trickery and deception and is established upon treachery and conspiracies amongst other matters that the Deen must steer clear from. Additionally, being religious is a personal and individual matter, it has its own special people (clergy) and specific places (of worship). They stated that the political actions and the systems that regulate the societal relationships take place in a realm and space that is isolated from the Deen. This is whilst these matters are entrusted to and taken care of by the disbelievers, secularists and those who have no fear of Allah!!
All of these statements and thoughts are Abaateel (falsehoods) as they do not represent the reality of politics. Rather it represents the reality of the States that are established upon benefit and the Machiavellian philosophy which makes the aim justify the means. The true reality of politics is that is fostering and taking care (Ri’aayah) of the people’s affairs and this caretaking of affairs is not accomplished by other than thoughts, systems and laws. Siyaasah (politics) in Islaam therefore means taking care of the affairs of the people by applying the Ahkaam of Islaam upon them.
The fact that the political reality today is based upon disbelief, oppression and the absence of values and morals, does not mean that the political work should be abandoned or that it is prohibited.
Rather it means that this understanding and concept that has been presented about politics has to be condemned and rejected. It also means rejecting and denouncing those practising this politics and to work to remove them by giving loyalty and support to the sincere politicians who are working for the application of Islaam and to look after and manage the affairs of the people in accordance to its Ahkaam (rulings).
The present day politicians, who dominate over the necks of the people and apply Kufr (disbelief) over them, are a handful from amongst the people of Baatil, the Dajjaaleen and corrupt. They devour the wealth of the people in falsehood, they over burden them and lead them into humiliation, destruction and submission to their enemies. The media then circulates these falsehoods because it is in their service and is of the same type as them. The Baatil is promoted and propagated to separate Islaam from politics and from life, and all of this is within the context of (what has come to be known as) the ‘war against Islaam (terror/fundamentalism, radicalism etc…)’.
Siyaasah (politics) according to Islaam means the caretaking of the people’s affairs by Islaam and Islaam is the greatest Sharee’ah to take care of the affairs of the people. It alone represents truth and justice and this is because it has come from Allah and anything other than it is nothing more than falsehood and Taghoot. Islaam has come from Allah (swt) who created the human and knows that which is suitable and correct for him, and what is harmful or not beneficial for him.
Allah (swt) said:
And indeed We have created man, and We know what his ownself whispers to him. And We are closer to him than his jugular vein (by Our Knowledge) (Qaaf .)16
And He (swt) said:
Does He who created not know, while He is the Subtle, the all aware? (Al-Mulk .)14
Indeed, this Qur’an guides to that which is most suitable (Correct and right) (Al- Israa 9).
How can the separation of the Deen from politics be claimed or the separation of the politics from the Deen when the Messenger of Allah (saw) was the leader of the Islamic State and responsible for caretaking and managing the affairs of both the Muslims and non- Muslims? Was he (saw) not a politician? Who was it that managed the affairs of the people, dealt with their disputes, commanded the implementation of solutions, judges between people, established clearly the rights and implemented the punishments and penal code? Who prepared the Mujaahideen, the armies and led them? Who convened the treaties, truces and made the decision to go to war? Similarly, was Abu Bakr (ra) not the head of the Islamic State and did he not implement Islaam, protect the Muslims, prevent Muslims from leaving the authority of the System and dispatch his armies? Was this not also the same in regards to ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab, ‘Uthmaan Ibn ‘Affaan and ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib may Allah be pleased with them all?
We have been commanded to follow the Nabi (saw) and emulate him.
Allah (swt) said:
There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often (Al-Ahzaab 21).
The Muslims must therefore comprehend and perceive that Siyaasah (politics) means the caretaking of the people’s affairs by applying Islaam upon them inside Daar ul-Islaam (the land of Islaam) and by carrying the Da’wah of Islaam to those people who are outside Daar ul-Islaam. The implementation and application of Islaam is not possible without the Islamic State. The application of Islaam is Fard, it is a political action and the work to establish the Islamic State that will implement Islaam is also Fard and represents a political work and action.
It is obligatory for the political work to be upon the basis of Islaam and it is not permissible to be undertaken upon a basis that is democratic, secular, patriotic or nationalistic for example, as all of these bases are contrary to Islaam. They are from amongst the thoughts of Kufr and represent the Da’wah of the disbelievers.
The fact that it is political work upon the basis of Islaam means that it must include the clear explanation of the Haqaa’iq (truths), to invite to them and to warn about the deceptions and falsehoods. It must also include making clear the reality of the rulers and the politicians whether they are disbelievers, wicked or rebellious and to work for their change and removal. The political work also includes making clear the reality of the Systems that are currently being applied over the Muslims, to work to remove them and replace them with the application of Islaam.
As for participating with those rulers in what they undertake and within these systems then this is a Munkar (evil) and if it is claimed that doing this serves Islaam and the Muslims then this is only deception.
Allah (swt) said:
And rule between them by what Allah has revealed and do not follow their desires and beware that they seduce you away from (even) some of what Allah has revealed to you (Al-Maa’idah 49).
And He (swt) said:
So obey not the disbelievers, but strive against them (by preaching) with the utmost endeavour, with it (the Quran) (Al-Furqaan 52).
Mahmoud Abdul-Kareem Hasan