Prominent Sunni Cleric Ustad Hizbullah Hakverdi: WHILE CELEBRATING THE ESTABLISHMENT ANNIVERSARY OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN…
“Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah…”
(You do these as a requirement of your faith in Allah)
(Aal-e –Imran: 110)
WHILE CELEBRATING THE ESTABLISHMENT ANNIVERSARY OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN…
The worldwide Islamic Revolution, which took place on 11 February 1979 in Iran and which has all the aspects and characteristics of Real Mohammadi Islam, has started to be organized and institutionalized rapidly in a planned-programmed manner in accordance with its divine and natural structure; and it has firstly established Islamic Republic of Iran in the territory of Iran.
Founded on 1 April 1979, Islamic Republic of Iran has undertaken the mission of directly practicing laws of Allah SWT (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) on people living in the territory of Iran and being a cover and protection of Worldwide Islamic Revolution; and, it has taken the title of a second Madinah and Mecca after the century of happiness (when our prophet Mohammad lived).
Islam, which has been sent to all the prophets from Adam (A.S.) to Prophet Mohammad Mustafa (S.A.W) and which is the only religion according to Allah (SWT), has rendered its revolutionary functions in some places in different periods of time in accordance with its divine character; This revolutionary function reached the most developed level with the latest prophet Rasule Akram (S.A.W)… In the region of the Hejaz, where it appeared in a worldwide revolutionary character and the most developed identity, Islam, which gradually went towards its divine goals and ruled out all the other religions and ideologies opposed to it, became a state and a government having a republican characteristic by being organized in Madina Munawara (Medinah). So the revolutionary character of Islam requires this.
So, As the revolutionary feature of Islam requires organization, that is to say, becoming a state, the Islamic State and Government in its identification of “Soltan’en-nasirâ” (auxiliary/helping power and force) should also be in the position of being an executor, a cover and a protector of the revolutionary aspect of Islam and of providing continuity of its functions. As a result of this, Islamic Revolution and Islamic State/Government require each other, namely, they combine each other and shouldn’t be separated. As a consequence, when the real Islamic Government and State in the century of happiness collapsed after Hazrat Imam Hassan (R.A.), the total revolutionary aspect of Islam disappeared and couldn’t carry out its real functions; the tyrannizers, whose power and governments were named “Islam” and who are far from Islam’s revolutionary characteristics, couldn’t acquire the qualification of “real Islamic Government”
Here, the Magnificent Islamic Revolution, having occurred in our time, has protected its continuity with its consequent Islamic Government; And it started to render its divine and eternal mission of establishing Allah’s sovereignty all over the world. Islamic Government, which was founded in the territory of Iran, will be followed by other Islamic Governments in the near future insha’Allah; And with Allah (SWT)’s help, much of the Earth, or perhaps all of it will be under the sovereignty of Islam.
“And We wished to be Gracious to those who were being depressed in the land, to make them leaders (in Faith) and make them heirs(to the Earth)” (Al-Qasas: 5) the divine promise given with the verses like this will come true; Various Islamic States, which will be founded in the axis of The Worldwide Islamic Revolution, will be a sign of Islamic Sovereignty. Insha’Allah, Islamic Governments belonging to different regions such as The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, The Islamic Republic of Azerbaijan, The Islamic Republic of Uzbekistan will follow Islamic Republic of Iran . By coming together, they all will come into being as “a single Islamic State” under the name of United Islamic Republics… This, of course, will be realized with the joint efforts of world Muslims; Allah (SWT)’s help and compassion will come as a result of these efforts of Muslims. Thus, in his Last Will and Testament, Late Imam of Ummah (Imam Khomeini R.A) wanted Muslims to exert effort and endeavor towards this divine goal and drew attention to Allah (SWT)’s infinite helps.
As it is known, Islamic State means a kind of administration and system in which Islam is in power and only where it has validity. Islamic Government means Islamic administration and system in which Islam governs and in which Islamic rules/laws are applied/valid. And Islamic Republic has meanings such as: the Islamic Governance in which Islam is applied in a way based on Muslim public/peoples (on the most crowded part, on society or on absolute majority); in which the principles of “who conduct their affairs by mutual Consultation;” (ash-Shura: 38), “consult them in affairs (of moment) (Aal-e-Imran: 159) dominate; in which the individuals who Muslim public loves are in power; in which no regime based on tyrannical dominance and oppression such as “monarchy” and oligarchy is allowed; and in which the principle of “A chief of the people is the one who serves them” actually gains validity. Thus, although these three terms are all synonyms, the most cautious and foolproof is the name “Islamic Republic” and it conforms to the structure of Islam.
In fact, what is prevalent in all of them is Islam and Islamic rules; What is present and valid is the same. But sometimes it is possible that a king or soltan may undertake this, namely, the mission of executive and it may not be in direct contrast with the concepts of “state” and “government”. However, in the concept of “republic”, there is no such possibility. And as a result of this, the concept of “Islamic Republic” bears a more foolproof, comprehensive and positive meaning. So, for this and this kind of reasons, the name of “Islamic Republic” was given to first Islamic System caused by ‘the Worldwide Revolution”; To be able to be located on the map, (referring to the region on which it was founded) it was named and entitled as ‘Islamic Republic of Iran’… Thus, there is no scholarly and Shari (belonging to shari’ah) base for any objections and criticism resulting from this concept and they will only be based on individual and arbitrary thoughts and ideas.
Therefore, these various Islamic Republics, which will be founded in different regions (With the help of Allah SWT), will naturally have different local constitutions; the official language of each one will be their own local languages. The president of the official republic (and perhaps Members of state) will be chosen from the Muslims of that territory. For example, The official language of The Islamic Republic of Pakistan will be Urdu; its official sect will be The Hanafi and its president will be from Pakistan. The same situation will be the same for the Islamic Republic of Uzbekistan and others. The language of that territory will be the local official language of that region; their sect will be the official sect and lastly their president will be from the peoples of that region. The federal (public) constitution of ‘the World Islamic Republics’ or ‘United Islamic Republics’ will be separate/different; The Imam’s (Supreme Leader’s) sect and region will not be for every state; The language of Qur’an will be official public (general) language; One single army and one central authority will be available. The fact that in the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Iran, official language is Persian and official sect is ‘Isni asheriyye’ (Jafari Sect) and the president is from Iran and The fact that these conditions are not stated for ‘the Supreme Leader’ result from the realities which are mentioned above. This is based on the rule “el-hukmu lil-ekser” (Judgment is passed according to majority); Human nature (Fitrah) also requires this. Thus, “Allah (SWT) chooses prophets among their own peoples and sends them with the language of their own peoples” (refer to: Al-Baqara: 54; Al-Maeda: 20; Al-Anaam: 80, 83, 135; Al-Araf:59-61, 65-68, 73, 75, 80-83, 85, 94; Ibrahim: 5; etc…) and, thus Qur’an shows an obvious and clear path and method to Muslims.
Islam, which is the only religion in the sight of Allah (SWT) and which thoroughly represents ‘Justice’, is a system of divine rules and laws, which was sent by Allah (SWT) in order to manage the life of humanity and in order to restore social life to peace and happiness. To exert efforts so as to make this Great Religion dominant over all the regions of the earth and to exert efforts so as to rule out all the ideologies which are opposite it are the foremost, original and religious duties of all Muslims of the world… Not only the salvation of Muslims but also the salvation of all humanity is dependent on this matter.
Muslims are in position of being a live example and guard of Islam on the earth, and of being personified verses and witnesses of Allah (SWT) and Divine System, and they have to establish divine justice and carry out martyrdom/witnessing truly.
“O ye who believe! stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealing…” (Al-Maeda: 8); “…If thou judge, judge in equity between them. For Allah loveth those who judge in equity” (Al-Maeda: 42); “Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah…” (You do these as a requirement of your faith in Allah) (Aal-e –Imran: 110)
“To thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: so judge between them by what Allah hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging from the Truth that hath come to thee. To each among you have we prescribed a law and an open way. If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single people, but (His plan is) to test you in what He hath given you: so strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to Allah. it is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute;” (Al-Maeda: 48)
“Allah doth command you to render back your Trusts to those to whom they are due; And when ye judge between man and man, that ye judge with justice: Verily how excellent is the teaching which He giveth you! For Allah is He Who heareth and seeth all things.” (An-Nisa: 58); “O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well- acquainted with all that ye do.” (An-Nisa: 135); “Of those We have created are people who direct (others) with truth. And dispense justice therewith” (Al-Araf: 181) and verses like those command human beings to practice Islam, which is absolutely real justice and goodness, and command to judge between people with it and assign it to all Muslims who believe as a divine duty.
Of course, in order realize all these things, it is necessary to bring the worldwide revolutionary mission of Islam into force and as a result of that, it is necessary to make Islam dominant as a state and a government because it is impossible to practice divine laws which are absolute justice without the executive power of Islamic State and Government. Consequently, after the Islamic Revolution, Islamic Republic of Iran was founded owing to this divine and Islamic requirement and it started to carry out its historical, divine and Nabawi (related to Prophet Mohammad) mission… With the divine influence of Worldwide Islamic Revolution, the imperialist world has started to fall down; after the Truth (Haq) has arrived with the identity of ‘Sultan’en nâsirâ’ (auxiliary/helping power and force), systems of falsehood has started to perish; Signs of various Islamic Republics which will be founded in different parts of the world have started be seen; and progress towards United Islamic Republics has been started. In brief, the luminous door of ‘Islamic Age’ has already been opened.
The rabidness/wildness of imperialist forces and their lackeys will be fruitless, and they will not be powerful enough to stop waves of ‘independence’ and ‘freedom’; This trend will result in worldwide dominance of Islam, which is the only system of freedom, honor, justice, peace and happiness, insha’Allah… Happy the coming ‘Islamic Age’ to believers and all oppressed humanity!..
Notice: This article by Ustad Hizbullah HAKVERDİ was published in DAVET magazine in April 1990.