Against the backdrop of the judicial decision of execution and a hundred lashes released against a woman who apostatized from Islam and fell pregnant illegitimately, the Kaffir West, its institutions and instruments rose up to prevent the implementation of the judgment. Marie Harff, assistant of the spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department said: “We are very concerned about the death sentence by hanging issued against Mariam for apostasy and the lashing for adultery.” (Elaph website, 16/05/2014) The embassies of America, Britain, Canada and the Netherlands in Khartoum have issued a joint statement expressing their concern about the verdict. As for Italy, it announced on behalf of its Minister of Foreign Affairs, “The country is working to save the life of a pregnant Sudanese woman.” (Al-Arabiyya website, 17/05/2014). On Monday 19/05/2014, the British Foreign Ministry summoned the charge d’affaires of Sudan, describing the court ruling as barbaric!! It also called upon Sudan to respect its international obligations on freedom of religion (Al-Jareeda, 20/05/2014). The Head of the Sudanese Parliament in his speech to the Sudanese Radio on Friday, 17/05/2014, described the ruling as primitive and said that Parliament was reviewing forty laws. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Karti, in his interview with the Sudanese newspaper on 20/05/2014 said, “The verdict has damaged our foreign relations”!!!
We in Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Sudan clarify the following:
First: The ruling of the Legislator, Allah the Almighty, for apostasy is death, due to the Messenger’s (saw) saying: «مَنْ بَدَّلَ دِينَهُ فَاقْتُلُوهُ» “Whoever changes his religion, kill him.”
And the Almighty’s ruling against an unmarried adulterer is one hundred lashes and banishment for one year, due to His (swt) saying:
((الزَّانِيَةُ وَالزَّانِي فَاجْلِدُوا كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْهُمَا مِائَةَ جَلْدَةٍ وَلا تَأْخُذْكُمْ بِهِمَا رَأْفَةٌ فِي دِينِ اللَّهِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَلْيَشْهَدْ عَذَابَهُمَا طَائِفَةٌ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ))
“The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse - lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.” [An-Nur: 2]
Second: The Muslim is proud of his Aqeedah and the provisions of his Shari’a, he finds no embarrassment for that within himself. Allah Almighty says:
((فَلا وَرَبِّكَ لا يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّى يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ ثُمَّ لا يَجِدُوا فِي أَنْفُسِهِمْ حَرَجًا مِمَّا قَضَيْتَ وَيُسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا))
“But no, by your Lord, they will not [truly] believe until they make you, [O Muhammad], judge concerning that over which they dispute among themselves and then find within themselves no discomfort from what you have judged and submit in [full, willing] submission.” [An-Nisa: 65]
The Muslim does not seek the satisfaction of the hostile Kaffir West upon the descent of the Shar’i provision. Allah (swt) says:
((إِنَّ الْكَافِرِينَ كَانُوا لَكُمْ عَدُوًّا مُبِينًا))
“Indeed, the disbelievers are ever to you a clear enemy.” [An-Nisa: 101]
And He (swt) says:
((وَلَنْ تَرْضَى عَنْكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلا النَّصَارَى حَتَّى تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ قُلْ إِنَّ هُدَى اللَّهِ هُوَ الْهُدَى وَلَئِنِ اتَّبَعْتَ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ بَعْدَ الَّذِي جَاءَكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ مَا لَكَ مِنَ اللَّهِ مِنْ وَلِيٍّ وَلا نَصِيرٍ))
“And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. Say, “Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance.” If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper.” [Al-Baqarah: 120]
Third: The application of the Hukm Shar’i intends to achieve a spiritual value, confirming the service to Allah Almighty, the Creator, the Sustainer, the Strong and the Solid. Hence it does not accommodate what might result of harm from the application of the Hukm Shar’i, in accordance with the calculations of Shaytan and the fabrications of the defeated rulers.
Fourth: The government seeks to cause doubt within people against the provisions of Islam when it describes them as primitive provisions, excelled by other provisions!! Through the process of adjusting 40 laws, it wants to empty them from Shar’i provisions, so that they conform to the secular constitution and the Kaffir’s legislation, embodied in the international obligations. It does so to draw close to the Kaffir West, which stands in harmony with the government’s quest for the concentration of secularism in the country through the so-called “National Dialogue” which is meant to lead to a constitution of compromise, based on other than Islam.
Fifth: To the decrepit Britain that described the Shari’a as barbaric, to the ambassadors opposing Islam and its provisions, who attack the Deen of Allah, the Great Islam…we say to all of these: You will receive the answer soon, with the permission of Allah, when the Islamic Ummah establishes the second rightly guided Khilafah! Then the wrongdoers will know what kind of fate awaits them! The Islamic Ummah, through the favor of Allah (swt), has recovered from the psychological defeat, and became not only looking forward to the application of the Islamic Penal System, but looks forward to the resumption of the Islamic way of life by applying all regulations and rulings of Islam. This will take place in the near future under the Khilafah, insha’Allah!
Oh Muslims: Walk along on the path with the frontrunner that does not lie to its people, Hizb ut Tahrir, which is working day and night for the establishment of the rightly guided Khilafah to implement the Shari’a, under the leadership of its Ameer, the honorable Scholar Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah.
((يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ))
“Oh you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life.” [Al-Anfal: 24]