Press Release: We say to the woman and man: Do not be False Witnesses and Work for the Change which Pleases Allah Almighty

We say to the woman and man: Do not be False Witnesses and Work for the Change which Pleases Allah Almighty

Candidate of the ruling National Congress Party for the presidency, Omar al-Bashir, said on Tuesday, 03/03/2015, addressing the National Women’s Campaign at the Exhibition Ground in Birry, that he vows to provide “a midwife for each village and district”. And said, “We came today in full swing in order to enhance the status of women in political life”; pointing out that a percentage of 30% for representing women in the parliament is considered a real participation of women in the political life, unprecedented even in the European countries.

The Women’s Secretary in the National Conference, Zainab Ahmed al-Tayeb, announced that the Sudanese women in parties and civic and community organizations all agreed on the nomination of al-Bashir, the primary president, to lead the country. She said, “We nominated you because you have ensured women’s dignity and preserved her pride and you were her supporter in all areas of life”. And went on, “today she exchanges your promises with a promise”.

The confluence of these women to support the nomination of al-Bashir for a new term is a clear indication of their lack of representation of women in Sudan who tasted bitterness from the rule of al-Bashir; for the woman in places of conflict suffers and loses father, child, husband and dies. And in Khartoum she toils and struggles to reach a dignified life, leaving behind her children at a loss… This unjust rule has squandered the country and impoverished the slaves. It abandoned the application of Allah’s flawless law which alone is capable raising women’s status and make them proud amongst the world’s women in attaining their rights without gratitude or favor from anyone.

And from the perspective of أَفَمَنْ زُيِّنَ لَهُ سُوءُ عَمَلِهِ فَرَآهُ حَسَنًا “Then is one to whom the evil of his deed has been made attractive so he considers it good [like one rightly guided]?” [Fatir: 8], the clinging to power, adorned by the elections and appeasement with positions became a practice followed in the states of damage to delude the oblivious of the manifestation of change. In fact the real change happens when we replace this political reality with all its measures, lies and fraud with a reality on the basis of Islam.

What have women reaped from the rescue government except false promises and tidings; many give labor and die before they arrive to the midwives who are at long distances from them. This is in rural areas, which they do not cease talking about the development of the woman there while she lives on the margins of life. Whereas in Khartoum, the closure of the main gynecology and obstetrics Hospital has witnessed colors of tragedies, with some who have delivered their babies in the hospital campus in front of passers-by! So where are the women’s development projects? Where are your projects from those who the torrent sweeps their homes annually? Where are you from the displaced, the frightened and the disabled women? Where are you from bereaved and victims of the war in Darfur, Blue Nile and in Kordofan?

The duty of women today is great; to be aware of what is being plotted against them and what is formulated for them of tricks, deception and treachery, and be not deceived by the adorned embellished speech in delusion. As speech is one thing and the reality is another, and it is enough of that a quarter of a century of rhetoric without action.

So let all those congregated in support of al-Bashir learn that she is a false witness on a bitter reality for women, men, stones and trees. And regardless of the justifications which are weaker than the spider house, drafted by those congregated, Allah has enjoined on them taking the hand of the oppressor and return him to the right and change on him, and not supporting and praising him. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, «انْصُرْ أَخَاكَ ظَالِمًا، أَوْ مَظْلُومًا» “Help your brother whether he is an oppressor or is being oppressed”. As a woman has held back Omar from determining the dowry, so where are you from her?!

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ بِالْقِسْطِ شُهَدَاءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوْ عَلَى أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَوِ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَالأَقْرَبِينَ إِنْ يَكُنْ غَنِيًّا أَوْ فَقِيرًا فَاللَّهُ أَوْلَى بِهِمَا فَلا تَتَّبِعُوا الْهَوَى أَنْ تَعْدِلُوا وَإِنْ تَلْوُوا أَوْ تُعْرِضُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خبيرا
“O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted.” [An-Nisaa: 135]

Official Spokeswoman of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Sudan Women’s Section