Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thousands of Syrian Women Refugees Face a Daily Struggle for Survival...

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
News and Comment
Thousands of Syrian Women Refugees Face a Daily Struggle for Survival While Heartless Muslim Regimes Look On
   
News:
   On Tuesday 8th July, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees published a report entitled, “Woman-Alone – The Fight for Survival by Syrian Refugee Women”. It stated that more than 145,000 Syrian families now living in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan are headed by women with sole responsibility for providing for themselves and their children because their men had been killed, captured, or were missing in Syria. This is 1 in 4 of all families who have fled the fighting in the country. The report details how these women face a life of severe poverty, harassment and isolation, and how they struggle daily to provide food and shelter for their children as well as protect their own dignity from criminals intent on violating them. 1 in 3 reported that they did not have enough to eat. The report reads, "Most faced a daily struggle to find enough money to pay the rent, buy food and basic items, or access services such as healthcare. Their stories were often heartbreaking: mothers having to spend hours getting their sick children to a hospital for treatment; mothers having no choice but to let their children work, or leaving their children alone to go find a way to make money." One woman, Faten, aged 70 and living in Cairo who was interviewed for the report, stated that she went without food to provide for her granddaughters aged 9 and 11. She said, “I don’t eat until they’re full. I’m happy to eat a toasted piece of bread to make sure they get enough to eat.” Antonio Guterres, UNHCR Chief commented, “For hundreds of thousands of women, escaping their ruined homeland was only the first step in a journey of grinding hardship….They are being humiliated for losing everything.” Almost 3 million people have now fled the country - nearly 4 out of 5 of them are women and children.
   
Comment:
   The honourable Muslim women of Al-Sham have escaped the bloodshed and indescribable oppression in Syria, only to be subjected to a living nightmare in their new home. Despite their heart-breaking plight, this is not enough for the conscienceless Muslim regimes to move to provide them good lives or mobilise their armies to protect their blood. These treacherous governments have committed a double crime against our sisters. Not only have they abandoned them to the clutches of the mass-murderer Assad and his henchmen who violated them in the most brutal way but they have also forsaken them on their own soil, forcing them to live lives of never-ending misery and unceasing agony.

   O Sons of the Muslim armies! Is it not surely time for you to dispense with these treacherous rulers who have bought nothing but humiliation and pain to this Ummah, and to move to the protection of your sisters who are crying out for your protection? Is your heart not torn apart by what you see and hear of what your honourable sisters and their children are enduring in Syria, Palestine, Myanmar, Central Africa and across the world, while these despicable tyrants chain you to your barracks and do not allow you to move to their aid? Do you not wish to embrace the honour of being the defenders and heroes of the Muslims, those of whom Believers of generations to come will make dua for as those who liberated the Ummah from its oppressors? So replace your fear with courage, your shame with dignity and walk in the footsteps of the great generals of the past of the likes of Salahuddin Ayubi who in this very month of Ramadan returned honour to the land of Al-Sham by ridding it of its oppressors. When some of his advisors counselled him to delay the fighting till after the month of fasting, Salahuddin replied to them, “Man’s life-span is short, death gives no appointment and leaving the occupiers in the Muslim lands for more than a single day, despite the ability of driving them out is an abominable act that I could not bear.” In one arousing speech to his soldiers, this great general said, “Dear brothers! Remember that the life, honour and property of every Muslim is under your protection. You are the supporters and soldiers of Islam today. There is no one except you who can face this enemy. If you lose heart and thus give way, the enemy will destroy the Muslim lands. And if it so happens – may God forbid! – then you will be answerable for it, because you have taken responsibility to defend this land and its people. Therefore, on you alone depends the safety of the Muslims and their lands.”

   O sons of the Muslim armies! You are the descendents of Salahuddin, so take note of his wise words, follow in his legacy, and defend your Ummah. Return Ramadan as the month of victories for the Believers. And give triumph to Islam through your hands by ridding our lands of these cowardly, criminal regimes and giving your Nusrah for the establishment of the Khilafah that will return honour to your name as defenders and fighters for your Deen. And in doing so you will embrace the great status of the Ansar of Islam which promises untold rewards in the Hereafter and one of the highest stations in Jannah.
   
Written for The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Dr. Nazreen Nawaz
Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kriminal Yahudi Membombardir Penduduk Gaza Sementara Presiden Otoritas Mencari Perdamaian...

Press Release 
Kriminal Yahudi Membombardir Penduduk Gaza
Sementara Presiden Otoritas Mencari Perdamaian dan Rezim-Rezim Jahat Sibuk Menghitung Korban Tewas dan Terluka

Tentara pendudukan Yahudi sejak Senin melancarkan perang busuk menggunakan pesawat tempur dan artileri terhadap penduduk Gaza. Serangan itumenewaskan orang-orang yang aman, anak-anak, para wanita dan orang-orang yang membela keluarga dan keturunan mereka. Pada waktu yang sama, presiden Otoritas justru menyeru Yahudi dalam konferensi perdamaian yang diselenggarakan di Tel Aviv pada hari Selasa seraya mengatakan, “Dalam kapasitas saya sebagai presiden bangsa Palestina saya berkomitmen penuh kepada pandangan solusi dua negara, normalisasi hubungan dan perdamaian dengan tetangga kami Israel. Inilah sebab yang mendorong saya untuk menyambut seruan Paus Fransiscus berdampingan dengan presiden Perez untuk berdoa demi perdamaian. Bangsa saya menginginkan perdamaian. Dan kami tahu bahwa Anda semua – orang-orang Israel – juga menginginkan perdamaian seperti kami.” Sementara rezim Mesir meminta untuk menahan diri. Rezim Mesir bersikap bungkam seperti rezim-rezim penjahat lainnya terhadap kejahatan pendudukan. Mereka hanya mencukupkan diri dengan menghitung korban tewas dan terluka.

Sungguh, pendudukan Yahudi terus menerus melakukan kejahatan terhadap penduduk Palestina dan masjid al-Aqsha. Tingkat kejahatannya itu makin meningkat pada sebulan terakhir di seluruh kota Tepi Barat dan al-Quds. Yang terakhir adalah serangan jahat dan brutal terhadap penduduk Gaza. Hal itu dilakukan dengan memanfaatkan ketundukan Otoritas dan presidennya; serta sibuknya rezim-rezim dhirar membungkam bangsanya sendiri dan terus berusaha mengadakan normalisasi hubungan dengan pendudukan yang jahat dan membantu Amerika dalam mengontrol kawasan.

Sesungguhnya penduduk Palestina dan yang terdepan adalah Hizbut Tahrir, telah paham sejak lama bahwa Palestina tidak akan bisa dibebaskan, kecuali dengan mobilisasi pasukan umat ke arah pendudukan. Itu diperlukan untuk mencabut pendudukan dari akarnya dan membebaskan penduduk Palestina dan dunia Islam dari keburukan-keburukannya; membebaskan masjid al-Aqsha dan seluruh Palestina dan mengembalikannya ke dalam pangkuan umat. Akan tetapi para penguasa justru berulang kali menegaskan bahwa mereka itu laksana mayat yang tidak memiliki rasa malu kepada Allah dan hamba-hamba Allah. Bahkan mereka memperalat pasukan untuk membungkam bangsa mereka yang menuntut pembebasan Palestina dan pelenyapan hegemoni Amerika dan Barat dari negeri kaum Muslimin, serta menuntut pemutusan perkara dengan hukum Islam yang diturunkan dari Rabb semesta alam.

Karena itu, kami sampaikan seruan pada bulan Rajab lalu dari masjid al-Aqsha dan kota-kota Tepi Barat serta jalur Gaza kepada pasukan untuk mencabut para penguasa dhirar dan menegakkan al-Khilafah al-Islamiyah dan bergerak membebaskan masjid al-Aqsha dan seluruh bumi Palestina yang diberkahi.

Pertandingan Mrs Universe di Malaysia: Suatu Kemungkaran Yang Nyata

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Pertandingan Mrs Universe di Malaysia: Suatu Kemungkaran Yang Nyata

   Pertandingan akhir ratu cantik dunia Mrs Universe 2014 dijadual berlangsung buat julung kalinya di Malaysia serta Asia pada penghujung Ogos ini. Penganjur pertandingan, SOGO (KL) Department Store Sdn Bhd menjangkakan sebanyak 40-45 negara mengambil bahagian dalam pertandingan yang akan berlangsung di Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Kuala Lumpur. Pengarah Urusan SOGO, Datuk Andrew T K Lim berkata, semua peserta bertanding selama lapan hari dengan mengadakan sesi fotografi di lokasi di sekitar negara ini. Pertandingan ini juga bersesuaian untuk mempromosikan Malaysia sempena Tahun Melawat Malaysia 2014,” jelasnya lagi.

   Pertandingan Mrs Universe yang bermula pada tahun 2007, sebagaimana juga pertandingan Miss Universe dan lain-lain pertandingan ratu cantik, merupakan budaya Barat yang kufur yang mengeksploitasi tubuh dan kecantikan wanita untuk kepentingan ekonomi. Walau apa tema dan slogan yang dibawa, apa yang pasti ialah dalam setiap pertandingan seumpama ini, aurat wanita, tubuh dan kecantikannya akan diperagakan untuk tontonan umum di samping menjadi bahan penilaian oleh para juri. Wanita dijadikan tidak lebih seperti sebuah produk yang menghasilkan nilai material. Pertandingan Mrs Universe yang akan diadakan di Malaysia ini menunjukkan dengan jelas bahawa Malaysia masih terjajah dari segi pemikiran dan budaya. Ia juga menunjukkan yang Malaysia kembali ke zaman Jahiliyah di mana wanita hanya dijadikan alat dagangan dan pemuas nafsu. Selain liberasasi budaya, apa yang berlaku ini merupakan penghinaan dan menjatuhkan martabat wanita. Budaya kufur ini tidak sepatutnya di bawa masuk ke tanah umat Islam, termasuk Malaysia.

   Hizbut Tahrir Malaysia dengan ini menegaskan bahawa pertandingan ini merupakan satu kemungkaran yang jelas lagi nyata dan merupakan kemaksiatan kepada Allah (swt). Kami menuntut:

Politicians in the World’s Largest Democracy Make Light of Rape...

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Politicians in the World’s Largest Democracy Make Light of Rape - Raising the Question:
How can Any Woman have Trust in the Secular System to Protect their Dignity?

   On Tuesday 1st July, the media reported on statements by the Indian MP Tapas Pal from the Trinamool Congress Party, who threatened rape of female relatives of a rival political party. The outrageous remarks were made at an address to followers and were caught on video. Trinamool Congress is the 4th largest party in the Indian parliament and rules over the state of West Bengal. This is just the latest of a series of derogatory, insensitive comments made by Indian politicians from various parties regarding rape. In April, Mulayam Singh Yadav, leader of the Samajwadi Party which rules India’s biggest state, Utter Pradesh where there has been a spate of sexual attacks on women in recent times, said regarding these crimes, “Boys will be boys. They commit mistakes... Should they be hanged for rape?” This June, Chhattisgarh State Minister for Law and Order, Ramsevak Paikra who is from the national ruling party, the BJP suggested that rapes do not happen on purpose but accidentally. A few days after Paikra’s comments, and just a week after the horrific gang-rape and murder of two young girls in Utter Pradesh, Babulal Gaur, Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh state and also a member of the BJP shamefully remarked that rape is, “sometimes right and sometimes wrong”. Such sickening remarks are being made by lawmakers in a country where there is currently an epidemic of sexual violence against women.

   These latest comments by Tapas Pal are not simply reflective of the gutter-politics that afflicts so many secular states but also the derogatory attitudes held by so many Indian lawmakers towards women and the light manner by which they regard protecting women’s dignity. This is also manifested in the lax approach by which the country’s politicians and authorities deal with such crimes. Such attitudes however are not surprising since these lawmakers are affected by the corrupt environment caused by the liberal values they implement and promote. These values encourage individuals to fulfil their desires as they wish and also licence the degrading of women for the sake of entertainment or advertisement to increase the profit-margins of capitalist companies. It is only inevitable therefore that such a harmful milieu will nurture mindsets that regard the dishonouring of women with indifference or in a light manner. This explains why tougher laws against these crimes have failed to even dent the scale of the problem.

   It highlights the inherent flaws and dangers of the secular system for women, where those who embody such offensive and low views towards women are the very ones legislating the laws for the society in which they live. How can any woman entrust this system with safeguarding their dignity? Rather it is ample proof that this and any other man-made model of ruling will never succeed in creating an environment where women enjoy security and respect. This is reflected in the high levels of these heinous crimes affecting other secular nations – East and West – nations which have proven utterly clueless in how to stem the tide of violence against women within their societies. This is to be expected, as the human intellect is limited in its capacity to understand human problems and provide effective solutions. Furthermore, it is the very liberal values that these states implement upon their people that creates a breeding ground for such violations of women’s dignity and nurtures apathy towards it.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Event Ramadhan 2014

Datanglah beramai-ramai menghadiri program yang dianjurkan oleh Khilafah Centre dengan kerjasama Muslimah Hizbut Tahriri Malaysia( MHTM). Semua muslimah dijemput hadir.





Monday, June 16, 2014

Unravelling the Feminist Lie of the ‘Have it All Woman’

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
News and Comment
Unravelling the Feminist Lie of the ‘Have it All Woman’
   
News:
   On 8th June, Forbes news site published an article entitled, “You Can’t Have it All: 40% of Women Professionals are ‘Hanging on by a Thread’”. It discussed a new study by career strategist and author Megan Dalla-Camina whose book, Getting Real About Having it All regarding the feminist dream of women having a successful high flying career as well as a stable and successful home-life, is debuting in the US this week. The study surveyed 1000 American female professionals about their wellbeing and found that most lacked satisfaction with their lives. 70% believed that the concept of success at both home and work is a myth and were struggling with their wellbeing. 40% said they were ‘hanging by a thread’, and only 16% were very satisfied with their lives overall. The author said regarding the women surveyed, “They report a feeling of being on a treadmill and running so fast they’re scared to look to the left or to the right, so they just keep running.”
   
Comment:
   In 2012, Anne-Marie Slaughter, the first female director of policy planning in the US State Department and mother of two, also expressed similar views, when she wrote an opinion-piece in The Atlantic entitled, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All”. She described her guilt on the limited time she had with her children and the strain this had caused on her relationship with them. This led to her leaving her high-flying job in order to spend more time with her family. She talked about how the feminist beliefs that she had built her career on were shifting, and that for women to believe they could ‘have it all’ was airbrushing reality. She wrote, “It’s time to stop fooling ourselves. We have to stop accepting... male choices as a default.”

   Last week in the UK, high-profile TV personality and self-avowed “passionate feminist” Kirstie Allsop made headlines when she suggested in an interview with the Telegraph that young women should acknowledge the decline in women’s fertility with age and therefore prioritise starting a family before embarking on their careers to avoid the heartache of not being able to conceive children in later life. She said, “At the moment, women have 15 years to go to university, to get their career on track, try and buy a home, and have a baby. That’s a hell of a lot to ask someone.” She said her advice was based on the biological clock of women and that while the time of starting a career or even a university education can be changed, fertility cannot be altered. Her statements elicited scathing remarks and a furious attack from feminists who casted her a misogynist and accused her of rolling back the fight for women’s liberation. In response, Allsop tweeted, “Nature is not a feminist”.

The Wolf Will Never Be a Sponsor and Protector of the Lamb!

Press Release
The Wolf Will Never Be a Sponsor and Protector of the Lamb!
(Translated)

   Sky News website published on Friday, 06/06/2014 CE news stating that: "At the press conference held by the National Coalition of the Syrian opposition in Istanbul on women's rights violations in Syria, vice president of the Coalition Noura al-Ameer held the international community responsible towards what is experienced by women in Syria, stressing the need for the international community to act in order to refer the Syrian regime to the International Criminal Court."

   It is no longer a secret what women in Syria experience of killing, torture, arrest, harassment and starvation by the regime of the criminal tyrant Bashar; they are similar in that respect to men and children. Thus, detained women are subjected to all kinds of violence, humiliation, rape, harassment, and even murder. As well as harassing them at checkpoints and during the storming of houses, besides being kidnapped and tortured to death. In addition, the regime forces adopted in the besieged areas a policy of starvation, which led to many cases of abortion, and even death amongst women. This prompted many residents to flee for fear of these practices, which resulted in Syrian refugee camps being spread in several countries.

   All of this happens under the world’s earshot and eyesight, which did not act effectively to stop such crimes and to save women and children, except for some so-called "humanitarian" aid which neither nourishes nor avails against hunger!... And some visits from international relief organizations and personalities visiting the camps and some areas… Besides other painkillers that did not work even to relieve the pain a bit... During all this, successive conferences were held, and in serial numbers such as Geneva 1 and Geneva 2, to circumvent those sacrifices and not to remove the real cause of the tragedy which is the criminal regime. Despite all this, the vice president of the so-called Syrian opposition coalition comes demanding that the international community should act to refer the Syrian regime to the International Criminal Court! Is it not by this demand the duration of the pain and suffering of those women is further prolonged! This international community is incapable of solving its problems! This is a community that promised the woman in Afghanistan and Iraq justice and freedom which transformed her life into a nightmare of injustice and oppression! Which international community is this good expected from?! And from which international criminal court is expected a solution, fairness and justice! The international community is in fact supportive and a backer of Bashar as long as it can not find a suitable replacement for him! A community that alleges the imposition of sanctions on the regime, but at the same time supports it with money, men and weapons as does Russia, China and Iran and their supporters! This community that became aware through the course of this revolution that these steadfast Mujahideen will not accept any solution except Islam! It is therefore, trying to bypass it and divert it from its course and steal it as it did with other revolutions, which prolonged its standing and thus increased its sacrifices.

   The people of this blessed revolution who exclaimed since its inception, chanting: "Oh Allah, we have none other than You, O Allah" ... realize that neither side, organization or any country in the criminal international community will do it justice, and that it will not save these chaste honorable women and restore their security, safety and stability except arbitrating Islam and raising high the banner of al-Okab in the Islamic State, Allah willing, achieving the meaning of the verse:

وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُم فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا وَمَن كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ

   “Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that - then those are the defiantly disobedient.” [An-Nur: 55]
   
Women's Section
The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Impact of Democracy VS Islam in Indonesia


Democracy is not the identity of Indonesian Muslims because it is eventually no more than modern imperialist trap. It is an extension of the history of European colonialism that took place since the beginning of the 19th century. It resulted in economic decline of the Muslims- the imposition of trade monopoly caused setbacks and suffering among the people. Prominent historians refer this period as an era of decline and deterioration of Muslims in the archipelago. Therefore, this nation must realize that their true identity is not democracy, but Islam, for Islam had contributed paramountly bringing glory and prosperity as well as building noble civilization.

Islam is the true identity of Indonesia. During 16th until the 18th century, Indonesian history is known as the golden age of Islamic sultanates in the archipelago. The era of Islam created prosperity and wealth in almost all regions in the archipelago, characterized by increased shipping traffic in the lanes of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia in the 16th century, the emergence of emporium port city, the emergence of the Islamic political center under the sultanates, the rise of the Muslim merchant community who became trade economic actors, and the creation of archipelago economic network.

News Report of Islamic Civilisation Conference in Bogor


#IndonesiaMilikAllah #IslamicKhilafahState

Indonesia was praised as the biggest muslims country which implement democracy and shown as a role model for other muslim country. It is believed that the practice of democracy will succeed to bring welfare for Indonesian society. However, the number of poverty increased year by year. Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) registered more than 28 million poor people until September 2013, or an increase of 480,000 (four hundreds and eighty thousand) people compared to the poor in March 2013. This showed that democracy eventually failed to create wealth.

To give an alternative solution, Hizb ut Tahrir Indonesia on Tuesday, 27th of May 2014 held Islamic Civilization Conference in SICC, Bogor. This conference entitled "Indonesia Belongs to Allah: It is Time for Khilafah replacing Democracy and Liberal Economic System". It aims to build Islamic opinion and unite the vision of Ummah to return to Islamic system, Khilafah Islamiyah, as well as to raise awareness so that Ummah will work together for the re-establishment of Khilafah.

This conference gathered approximately 10.000 participants ranging from scholars, influential people, businessmen, head of universities and lecturers, high school and university students from Bogor. The conference was the grand opening of the series that was held in 70 cities across Indonesia.

In the Name of Honour (Part 1)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Honour (Part 1)

   It was a crime that horrified the world. On May 27th, in the Pakistani city of Lahore, 25-year-old Farzana Parveen was bludgeoned to death in broad daylight with batons and bricks by her father, brothers and other family members, allegedly for marrying a man against their wishes. She was 3 months pregnant and on her way to contest an abduction case her family had filed against her husband. The father said that he did it to protect his family’s honour which he felt had been insulted by his daughter’s actions of marrying a man without their consent. A police officer quoted him as saying it had been an “honour killing”. The fact that the murder happened in front of Lahore’s High Court – a place where ordinarily people seek justice – made it even more poignant. Unsurprisingly therefore, the incident elicited condemnation from Western politicians and international media.

   However, Farzana was not the only victim of this brutal killing, performed ‘in the name of honour’. Rather, it unleashed a lynch-mob of the usual Islamophobic suspects from secular political and media circles against Islam. Their news reports and articles were awash with accusatory statements, charging the Shariah with fuelling and providing a cover and justification for such ‘honour killings’. Use of emotive headlines such as “Stoned to Death” and claims that these acts are undertaken under the ‘veneer’ of Islamic law re-enforced the oft-repeated secular narrative that Islam, its view on honour, and its Shariah, were to blame in large part for such murders. Amongst these accusations were attempts to associate the cause of these killings with Islam’s punishment for adultery of stoning to death. CBN news for example, when reporting on the death of Farzana, also published the findings from a 2013 PEW report, stating, “Eighty-nine percent of Muslims who say Sharia should be law of the land in Pakistan support stonings for adultery…”. Journalists also blamed the Shariah laws on ‘Diyaat’ (or blood-money) for perpetrators often getting away scot-free with these crimes. This Islamic provision allows family members of victims of murder to accept financial compensation from those who killed their loved one in exchange for lifting the death penalty from the neck of the murderer.

   The death of Farzana Parveen however, brought to mind another ‘honour killing’ of different sorts, though this one did not happen outside a court house in Pakistan, but inside one in Germany. It was the murder in 2009 of Marwa El-Sherbini, a young Muslim mother who was stabbed 18 times in a Dresden courtroom, in front of her 3 year old son, by a man she took to court for insulting her Islamic dress and calling her a terrorist. She was 4 months pregnant at the time. She therefore also died, ‘in the name of honour’, not though at the hands of a man who was seeking to defend his but due to an intense hatred against the Islamic way she expressed hers. This killing however elicited at best a limited response, and at worst a muted one from secular media, politicians, and feminists. This raises the pertinent question - if these secularists truly care about the sanctity of human life, then where was the outrage to a horrific, brutal murder that occurred in their own backyard?