In the recent US Geological survey it has been reported that Afghanistan is home to $1 Trillion in mineral wealth and therefore could become the "Saudi Arabia of lithium".
But such discoveries have always been proved to be a double-edged sword where both the edges would further hurt the Ummah. The analogy of Saudi Arabia best illustrates this where we see a complete subservient government ruling the people despite having one of the world largest oil reserves.
This news came out at a time when United States is busy in a massive but futile operation in Qandahar and as a result is losing the war of hearts and minds. The purpose of issuing such a report is to keep the NATO forces alive and asking European countries to invest in Afghanistan’s mineral resources as well as send more and more troops to make sure the plunder the resources smoothly. In fact there are plenty of such examples where these colonialists went and looted countries for their own benefit as well as killed thousands of innocent people by arming different groups and despite huge resources they are literally dying of hunger i.e. the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Sudan, and Rwanda.
The time has come for the Ummah to stand up and re-establish the Khilafah, a leadership that will have the backbone to stand up against the atrocities committed by colonialist powers, a leadership that will end the corruption, looting and incompetence of our rulers and a leadership that will use all these resources for the well being of its people, a leadership that will stand for Islam, conveying the Dawah of Islam to the peoples of the world.
Islam has the best economic model testified by the history of more than thousand years that even compelled people like Adam smith to say that ""…the empire of the Caliphs seems to have been the first state under which the world enjoyed that degree of tranquility which the cultivation of the sciences requires…."
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19th June 2010