Press Release: Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Sudan Openly Expresses its View on the Constitutional Amendments and the Government Responds by Arresting its Members

Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Sudan Openly Expresses its View on the Constitutional Amendments and the Government Responds by Arresting its Members

On Wednesday 16 Rabii’ I 1436 AH, corresponding to 7/1/ 2015 CE, Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Sudan distributed a leaflet entitled: “Patching the Man-Made Constitution Deepens the Crisis; The Obligation is to Resolve it by a Constitution Based on the Doctrine of Islam” to the people in places of gatherings in the markets, transport stations, throughout Sudan’s different cities, expressing its view on the constitutional amendments, according to the great ideology of Islam. As a result, the regime was struck by panic, and the security services provoked, consequently they arrested seven of its members. They are:

1. Shariq Yusuf – Ali Babaker –Al-Hadi Ahmad Othman in Port Sudan 2. Bashir Yusuf – in Omdurman 3. Abdal Fattah Dhao Al-Bait- in Khartoum  4. Mohiyddin Kajour – in Al-Obaid  5. Osama Abdul Aziz – Gadarif.

Hizb ut Tahrir which works within the Ummah and with it to resume the Islamic life, by having it established upon the great basis of Islam and its ideology which is sent from the Creator of all of mankind. Its members took the responsibility upon themselves to be trustworthy guardians of Islam, who do not accept for themselves and their Ummah but to live by the laws of Islam.

Since the constitution is the base law that the political, economic, and social life and others are built upon, it was incumbent that this constitution be based on the great doctrine of Islam. This is the content of the leaflet that explained that these constitutional amendments, as is the Constitution, are not derived from the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (saw), i.e. the Shariah law was not the basis for them, Allah (swt) says:

They are man-made laws that do not reflect the aspirations of our great Ummah, in that it wants to be ruled by Islam as a Muslim Ummah and answers its Lord who says:

وَأَنِ احْكُمْ بَيْنَهُمْ بِمَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ وَلا تَتَّبِعْ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ وَاحْذَرْهُمْ أَنْ يَفْتِنُوكَ عَنْ بَعْضِ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ إِلَيْكَ

“And judge, [O Muhammad], between them by what Allah has revealed and do not follow their inclinations and beware of them, lest they tempt you away from some of what Allah has revealed to you…” [Al-Ma’ida: 49]

The leaflet directed a call to the Muslim Ummah, especially the people of Sudan:

“The time has come to remove the systems of the Kaffir West; democracy that make legislation for humans by the opinion of the majority, making this is the source of this man-made Constitution; the Constitution of 2005, which bequeathed us with humiliation and poverty, serving as a Trojan horse to tear the country apart, by the separation of South Sudan, and the preparing the rest of the regions to secede. Such man-made constitutions are a tool to consolidate the power of rulers, and subjugation of the Ummah and its impoverishment. This reality will not change, except by the Islamic Constitution taken from the Qur’an and Sunnah by the strength of the evidence. It is a Constitution that guarantees the unity of the Ummah and its living by Islam, a life in obedience to Allah (swt), and  seeking His (swt) pleasure, so that He (swt) may lift off us the high prices and sufferings, and  we return as the best nation brought t mankind.”

A call like this deserves to be written with gold ink, and those who propagate it must be honoured not imprisoned and detained, but the truth always frightens and terrorizes the people of falsehood.

We in Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Sudan say to the regime and the security services:  Detention will not deter our members from speaking the truth, and its propagation. You have tried this repeatedly, it only increased their steadfastness, this will only engulf you with shame and disgrace, your example is like what Allah (swt) Has described in His saying:

وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُ اتَّقِ اللَّهَ أَخَذَتْهُ الْعِزَّةُ بِالْإِثْمِ فَحَسْبُهُ جَهَنَّمُ وَلَبِئْسَ الْمِهَادُ

“And when it is said to him, “Fear Allah,” pride in the sin takes hold of him. Sufficient for him is Hellfire, and how wretched is the resting place.” [Al-Baqarah: 206].

We say to you: Fear Allah in your Ummah, fear Allah in your country, fear Allah in the Hizb’s members, and release them, return to your senses, and reject the systems of the Kafir West, and restore the ruling system of Islam; the guided Khilafah upon the method of Prophethood.

Ibrahim Othman (Abu Khalil)
Official Spokesman of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Sudan