Who is Responsible when Floods and other Disasters Occur?

Saturday Apr 20th


Text size















Middle East


Who is Responsible when Floods and other Disasters Occur?

News Watch
Saudi opens luxury rehab center for Qaeda militants Eight children among nine dead in Syria shelling Did Boston carnage have its roots in Stalin's ruthless displacement of Muslims from Chechnya decades ago? BANGLADESH: 3 Tahrir men held in city London exhibition to showcase Muslims who

New Articles
Who is Responsible when Floods and other Disasters Occur? Tanzania: Billions 'Excluded from the National Debt' shows failure of Capitalism Afghan-Pak Governments Implement the Crusaders' Plans among the Muslims The Regime of the Butcher Karimov Continues to Murder Members of Hizb ut Tahrir! VIDEO: Support the Call for Islam in Syria | Taji Mustafa IMF Prepares Pakistan's Budget: Abolish Democracy, Establish Khilafah to Restore Economic Sovereignty Hizb ut-Tahrir's Policy regarding Media under the Khilafah: Media will be a Global Voice for Truth Malnutrition Reaches People in Indonesia's Rich Lands Government Agencies Abduct Two More Members of Hizb utTahrir in Pakistan Hizb ut Tahrir East Africa Condemns Mosque Demolition and Arson Attempt

Heavy rains in the country have brought floods claiming 36 lives so far while many have been left without shelter after their houses were washed away. The floods have disrupted transport after many bridges were also destroyed. Hizb ut Tahrir East Africa wishes to make a call to the whole society, especially the Islamic society, to donate various relief supplies to the affected individuals as that is what Islam recommends. The Prophet ‫ ﺻﻠﻰ ﷲ ﻋﻠﯾﮫ وﺳﻠم‬said:

saved Jews during Holocaust Nowhere to hide for Myanmar's Muslims Hamid Karzai seeks to curb CIA operations in Afghanistan Pervez Musharraf taken into custody on charges of terrorism For Muslims, bad memories and new worries Anger at vandal attack on Cambridge mosque site after Boston bombs

‫ﻣن ﻓرج ﻋن ﻣﺳﻠم ﻛرﺑﺔ ﻣن ﻛرب اﻟدﻧﯾﺎ ﻓرج ﷲ ﻋﻧﮫ ﻛرﺑﺔ ﻣن ﻛرب ﯾوم اﻟﻘﯾﺎﻣﮫ‬
"Whoever relieves the difficulty of another Muslim, Allah Taala will relieve for him a difficulty among the difficulties on Judgment Day." (Agreed upon) These floods have clearly shown the failure of infrastructural systems in the country. Even if it is true that floods can destroy roads, but it is also true that most roads in the country were not built to last and are inaccessible not only during the rain season but also during the dry season. To make matters worse, some areas do not even have a road network yet the government levies huge taxes sufficient for construction and improvement. Alas! Because of corruption, road patches that never prevent anything are done on a daily basis where in case of drizzles, such roads turn into impassable rivers! Often when such calamities occur, they reveal the true nature of the problematic capitalist ideology and its ruling systems of not giving priority to the public interests. It is disheartening when thousands of people are facing chilly weather after their houses were destroyed by floods, meanwhile members of parliament, senators and governors are enjoying in hotels on the pretext of discussing how to govern and account the government! How many times have MPs increased their salaries without any debate or consulting the public! Surprisingly, during the recent election campaigns, they roamed the country in helicopters seeking votes but now they stare at televisions as the publi c drowns! This is the true depiction of capitalists and their leaders o f valuing their lives and disregarding the lives of the poor. Hizb ut Tahrir, an Islamic group that calls to Islam in its true ideological sense, believes that the situation could have not reached this point if the government was responsible as it would have taken early measures. Even if mankind cannot naturally prevent such disasters, Allah Taala has commanded them to take precautionary measures by instituting special procedures as a way to mitigate such disasters when they occur. This was not instituted even though the weather forecast department earlier predicted the heavy rains in many parts of the country. The government ignored this and took no action! Islam as an ideology and complete way of life defines the responsibility of taking care of the public affairs as that of the government and not individuals or private organizations. Hence, the Islamic state, al-Khilafah, is mandated to construct roads and ease transport. As for tragedies like floods and earthquakes, the Islamic State utilizes funds from the treasury (Baitul Mal) to tend to the affected people and this is its responsibility to the public and not a favour. If it happens there are no funds in the state treasury, then the Khalifah (Islamic leader) will be forced to levy the rich a specific amount to compensate

From KComment
A United States of Islam? Our Real Enemy is not Each Other but the Kuffar who Wish to Destroy Us! PART 2: How will the




Who is Responsible when Floods and other Disasters Occur?
Islamic state organize Hajj? PART 1: Reflections from Hajj "They were punished for crimes against Islam and the Ummah" Islam - The Road To Prosperity For Pakistan COMMENT: What next for Egypt? The EU model versus Hits: 113 Email This Bookmark Set as favorite the Islamic Caliphate An open letter to the media from the wife of Naveed Butt, abducted spokesman of Hizb utTahrir in Pakistan COMMENT: The Righteous Sheikh Ali alQattan was jailed for 15 years in Egypt for saying "Fear Allah" to the tyrant Mubarak!

for such a situation. This is how the Khilafah is expected to take care of the interests of its citizens without regard to religion, colour or region as it will be implementing the true ideology of Islam. Shabani Mwalimu Media Representative Hizb ut Tahrir East Africa 08 Jumada Al-Thani 1434 AH 18/04/2013 CE REF: 10/1434 AH

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)
Subscribe to this comment's feed

Write comment
Nam e

Em ail


Com m ent

smaller | bigger I have read and agree to the Terms of Usage.

Write the displayed characters

Add Com m ent

Next >

Contact Us



Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful