Omar Suleiman former head of security and newly appointed Vice President on Egyptian TV today appealed for calm and an end to protests.
He stressed the constitutional reforms that have all of a sudden been promised, but highlighted that constitutional changes will take much time (for example more than 70 days for constitutional amendments to be drafted) and further time for new Presidential elections to be arranged in August or September.
Hizb ut-Tahrir drafted a full 186 point Constitution for an Islamic State more than 50 years ago in 1955, and widely circulated it to many of the top Islamic scholars globally for debate. It has subsequently been refined and can be accessed from here
The introduction to this Constitution includes the following words:
“These articles are Shari’ah rules, that the constitution is a pure Islamic constitution, that the opinions, thoughts and rules within it are exclusively Islamic opinions, thoughts and rules, that there is nothing within it that is not Islamic.”
Islam in addition to mandating that the State’s Constitution and all rules be based on the Quran and Sunnah also decrees that transition must be fast.
When Umar bin al Khattab (RA) was dying he refused to name a successor but nominated the 6 leading candidates, and also appointed 50 from the Muslims to kill any dissenting voice over the appointment of the next Khaleefah if there was disagreement after 3 days.
The command to kill any dissenting voice from amongst those selecting the next ruler indicated Ijmaa (Consensus) of the Sahabah and is a valid obligatory Shar’a rule (selection and bayah within 3 days).
One is not so naïve to think that the tyrannical regime of Egypt has any concern with Islam and its laws having worked to suppress it for decades, but the key point is that change must be fast, efficient and Islamic. There is no excuse. Our 87 years without a Khaleefah must end.
“And those who rule by other than that which Allah has revealed, they are disbelievers” [TMQ Al-Maidah: 44]