Open letter from HT Pakistan to the oppressor rulers of Pakistan
Peace be upon those who tread the path of guidance,
O oppressor rulers of Pakistan!
We convey this open letter to you following the example of RasulAllah سلم و عليه الله صلى who advised several leaders of the Qur’aish, whilst fully aware of the fact that they will neither heed guidance nor follow the true deen. This action of RasulAllah سلم و عليه الله صلى was in accordance with the command of Allah سبحانه وتعالى,
“And when a community among them said: “Why do you preach to a people whom Allah is about to destroy or to punish with a severe torment?” (The warners) said: “In order to be free from guilt before your Lord (Allah), and perhaps they may fear Allah.” [Surah al-A’raf 7:164]
Accordingly, we advise you to seek forgiveness from Allah سبحانه وتعالى on the Day when all souls will be brought forth to Him سبحانه وتعالى. And we pray to Allah سبحانه وتعالى that you become of those who fear Him سبحانه وتعالى and that you seek guidance.
O oppressor rulers of Pakistan!
It has been over two years since democratic elections in February 2008 took place to replace the dictatorship of the American agent, General Musharraf. Since then until now, your policies have cheated the people by denying them the rights and blessings bestowed by their Lord, Allah سبحانه و تعالى.
Even though Pakistan has abundant resources, including gold, gas, coal, meat and wheat, you have cheated the people by implementing the capitalist system, which concentrates the wealth in the hands of a very few. People suffer in economic hardship, with soaring prices of basic needs, food and utilities. Industry is closing due to electricity shortages, even though Islam has mandated that energy is a public property that must be provided for the entire public, cheaply and without interruption. People face unprecedented rises in prices due to an ever weakening currency, because this currency is not backed by the real wealth of Muslims, as Islam mandates, but instead it is tied to the dollar of a failing and collapsing American economy. And you cheated the people of the wealth that Allah سبحانه و تعالى has bestowed upon them, because you refuse to implement Islam’s economic rules which ensure the distribution of wealth. Allah سبحانه و تعالى said,
“It is so that it does not circulate solely among the wealthy from amongst you.” [Surah Al-Hashr 59: 7]
Even though our people have loved Islam and stood for it for over a thousand years, you are cheating the people about their basic identity and values. You uphold the corrupt Western freedoms and laws. You allow Western embassies, through their funding of some corrupt media personalities, Western multinationals and cultural organizations, to attack the Islamic concepts and sentiments. And when our people resisted this corruption, your cheating then passed all limits and you tried to portray the corrupt Western concepts, like democracy, as if they were part of Islam, by claiming that they are from the Mithaaq of Madinah or the Khilafah Rashida! And you cheated the people because you refuse to implement Islam’s education and media policies, which preserve and nurture the Islamic concepts and emotions exclusively and comprehensively. Allah سبحانه و تعالى said,
“O you who believe! Protect yourselves and your families from the fire, whose fuel is people and stones.” [At-Tahrim 66:6 ]
Even though Pakistan is a strong Muslim country, with an army bigger than America’s, and braver due to the Muslims’ love of Shahadah, you have cheated the people of their right to security by siding with the enemy. Due to your alliance with the open enemies of the Muslims, America’s presence in the region has led to unprecedented insecurity, with America’s private military organizations and intelligence orchestrating a campaign of assassinations and bombings, as they did in Iraq. You added to the harm upon the Muslims, by sending the Muslim soldiers to the tribal areas to fight on behalf of America, just like Musharraf before you. Until now 30,452 people have been killed and injured since 9/11 in America’s war of fitna. Some 2,273 Pakistani soldiers including 78 officers, two Major Generals and five brigadiers besides others, have lost their lives while 6,512 sustained injuries, even though the Western crusaders have only sacrificed 1,582 of their own troops! You are cheating the Muslims of their strength when America is at its weakest, with its allies abandoning it and its economy crippled and collapsing, when there is ample opportunity to allow America’s crusade to collapse rather than supporting it with the blood of Muslims. You cheat the Muslims because you refuse to implement Islam’s foreign policy, which prevents alliance with the enemy. Allah سبحانه و تعالى said,
“O you who believe! Choose not My enemies who are your enemies as allies showing them affection even when they disbelieve in that truth that has come to you” [Surah Mumtahina 60:1]
Even though the brave Muslims of Kashmir have prevented the Indians from claiming Kashmir for over six decades, you are cheating the Muslims by seeking to grant India some rights over Kashmir which she could neither earn by her own hands nor does she deserve. You are cheating the Muslims to please America, so that you can redeploy even more soldiers to fight in America’s war of fitna in the tribal areas, abandoning Kashmir to Indian mischief. And you are doing so, even though it is America which is the guarantor for India’s new found presence in Afghanistan, which has already caused much harm for the Muslims. You cheat the Muslims because you refuse to implement Islam’s domestic policy, which denies the occupation of even a hand span of Muslim Land. Allah سبحانه و تعالى said,
“Allah forbids your friendship with those who fight you because of your faith, and drive you from your homelands, or aid others to do so: and as for those who turn to them in friendship, they are truly oppressors.” [Surah al-Mumtahina 60:9]
O oppressor rulers of Pakistan!
You have cheated and betrayed our people due to your insistence to rule by other than Islam. You have turned truth into falsehood and portrayed falsehood as the truth and betrayed the trust of the people. You are like the shepherd who drives his own herd to the brink of death and destruction. Imam Ahmad narrates that RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
“There will come upon people years of deceit in which the liar will be believed, the truthful disbelieved, the treacherous will be trusted and the trustworthy held to be treacherous, and the despicable (Ruwaibidah) will speak out. It was said: Who are the despicable ones? He (saw) said: “The lowly, ignoble man.”
If you but thought, contemplated and examined your hearts sincerely, you would understand that a ruler who cheats on his people and does not look after them, will neither enter Jannah nor even smell its sweet fragrance. Bukhari narrates that RasulAllah سلم و عليه الله صلى said:
«مَا مِنْ وَالٍ يَلِي رَعِيَّةً مِنْ الْمُسْلِمِينَ فَيَمُوتُ وَهُوَ غَاشٌّ لَهُمْ إِلَّا حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ الْجَنَّةَ»
“There is no governor/wali who takes charge of Muslims and dies cheating them, except that Allah prohibits him paradise.”
We therefore call upon you to repent for your implementation of kufr and all the harm that it has bought our people. The very least that you can do in the hope of atoning for your sins, is to make way for the sincere and capable to succeed you in ruling. If not then you are destined to humiliation at the hands of the Ummah when the Khilafah is re-established, soon by the will of Allah سبحانه وتعالى, as you know better than most. And what is even worse for you is the severe punishment in the hereafter, when your wealth and riches will not save you, of which you must know better than all.
“Consider not that Allah is unaware of that which the Zalimun (opressors) do, but He gives them respite up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror. (They will be) hastening forward with necks outstretched, their heads raised up (towards the sky), their gaze returning not towards them and their hearts empty (from thinking because of extreme fear).” [Surah Ibrahim 14:42 & 43]
7 March 2010
21 Rabiul-Awal 1431 AH