﴿وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلْنَا فِي كُلِّ قَرْيَةٍ أَكَابِرَ مُجْرِمِيهَا لِيَمْكُرُوا فِيهَا وَمَا يَمْكُرُونَ إِلَّا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ﴾
“And thus We have placed within every city the greatest of its criminals to conspire therein. But they conspire not except against themselves, and they perceive [it] not” [Al-An’aam: 123]
The Election of Trump as US President
News of the election of Donald Trump as America’s president created noise and clamour in the whole world and his election shocked the financial markets in Europe, Asia and America. In addition, German Chancellor Merkel expressed her reservation about his election, stipulating his respect for democratic principles and values for the continuation of cooperation with him. The French president also expressed his reserve about Trump’s statements which oppose common shared values, whilst European foreign ministers called for a meeting to be held to discuss the ramifications of his election.
As for what Trump’s election means for the Muslim masses? Then there will be nothing new in respect to the furnace of animosity of the head of Kufr (disbelief), America, towards Islam and the Muslims. Was Obama “the democrat” a friend of the Muslims?! Or his Republican predecessor Bush Jr?! Have the American policies across consecutive rulers in the White House held anything for Islam and the Muslims other than deep-rooted hostility and unabating continuous scheming to control and dominate our lands, steal our wealth, plunder our natural resources, support despotic rulers and exert effort to prevent the return of the Muslim’s unity under the shade of the rightly guided Khilafah upon the methodology of the Prophethood?
George Bush previously declared a crusader war against the Muslims when he launched his aggressions against our people in Afghanistan whilst his war in Iraq exposed his determination to destroy it. Then Obama came and attempted to deceive the Muslims with his embellished speeches in Ankara and Cairo in 2009 and in Jakarta 2010. That was before he bared his teeth through his complete support for the murderer of Damascus in an attempt to suppress the revolution of Ash-Shaam. Even though he had criticised George Bush for the use of drone planes, whilst he was on the side of the opposition, he nevertheless, after assuming the rule, escalated the rate of attacks by drones; spreading terror, murder and destruction in the corners of the Muslim lands from Afghanistan, Pakistan to Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and Syria …
Yes, we are addressing this from the basis of the Islamic Aqeedah (belief) and consequently we will not see anything from the rulers of America except deep-rooted animosity and hostility against Islam and the Muslims. That is regardless of the superficial changes in the faces of the occupants of the White House because the firmly rooted reality is that America will continue in its transgressions in respect to its policy that aims to fight against Islam and Muslims. Regardless of its apparent might, this will never continue without end, the falsehood (Baatil) will perish as the days revolve amongst the people (in terms of difficulties). When the Muslims hold fast, with their Iman, to their Rabb (Lord), prefer the pleasure of Allah to this temporary life, and support the cause of Allah via the work for the implementation of His Shar’a. That is because they are capable of saving mankind from the woes and afflictions of America and take the people out of the darkness of Kufr (disbelief) into the light of Islam, from the oppression of the capitalist civilisation to the justice of Islam, and from the narrowness of the life of this world into the vast expanses of the Hereafter. This is His promise and it is the promise of Al-Haqq (truth), and hopefully it will be soon.
﴿وَعَدَ اللَّـهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَىٰ لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا ۚ يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا﴾
“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” [An-Nur: 55].
Director of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir