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    Translated from Al-Waie Magazine

    Emailed to me

    In the early 90's George W. Bush Sr. spoke of the birth of a new World order due to the fall of Communism and the end of the second Gulf War with the defeat of Iraq. The media, according to its various views and allegiances, injected this subject into everything related to international politics and relations.

    This fuss deceived the international public opinion with illusions. It led the public to believe that the 'new world order' was a phenomenon that the world would have to adjust to. Is there truly something new in the world order? What is this new development that is causing such a stir?

    First of all, the original foundations upon which the current world order was built have not changed since the Westphalia Conference in 1648. It was during this conference that the solid and unchanging foundations that regulate the relations between the Christian European countries was established.

    The construction of the community of Christian countries was completed. Within this community were two factions: Protestant and Catholic. The conference established traditional foundations for 'International law.' It was not truly international, however. Rather it was limited to the European Christian states.

    After the Ottoman state weakened, and her threat was eliminated from Europe, she was finally permitted to join after much persistence. Entrance, however, was not without its conditions. The greatest of these compromises was her abandonment of the Islamic approach to international relations.

    This is how they allowed the rest of the world to enter into the international community. Japan and the Communist countries were soon to join, as well as many others, however none of these countries had any effect on the foundations that the international community was established upon.

    Rather they submitted to the world order set by Europe. This world order was accordance to the Capitalist ideology and its culture. Each country that entered into this international European group raised the status and importance of the group, which had now taken on an international image, especially after she had established Capitalism as the basis for the group and for its international systems.

    Furthermore, the acceptance of these countries into the international community played a major role in allowing Western Capitalism to succeed as an ideology. After the main principles and laws were established for the group, this world order proceeded and resolved two main issues: the concept of international balance and the concept of international conferences.

    The influential world powers appointed themselves as guardians of the system. Security of the international community was based on these concepts, as well as what branched off from them from different organisations. As for the changes and developments that have affected the world order since its establishment, the basis of this system was never altered.

    Changes affected only the formalities. For example, the United Nations Organisation, which was established after World War II, did not differ much from its predecessor, the League of Nations, in the fundamentals. Rather they differed in appearance and in the outermost extremities.

    What brought this difference about was the change that affected the international situation and the balance of power in the world; as for the thoughts, upon which the international system and international law were established, they remained unaffected.

    The world order is the set of international principles and laws which organise the relations between countries. These principles and laws are derived from the Capitalist ideology and from the creed of this ideology, which is secularism, or separating Deen from life.

    These principles and laws, in reality, become Capitalist principles and laws which are then transformed into international principles and laws. Hence, its origin is Capitalism, and its foundations and principles are from Capitalism. It developed and flourished in Western Europe. Therefore it is of Capitalist origin, of European nativity and with Western characteristics. It is obvious then, that this world order contradicts Islam from its very core, as Islam does not submit to the systems of Kufr.

    Anything which is not derived from the evidences from the Qur'an and Sunnah is rejected. Islam does not even permit the mere existence of a world order, as this would mean the existence of an authority other than Islam that would impose its non-Islamic laws upon the world, including the Islamic State.

    The Qur'an informs us:

    "And never will Allah grant to the disbelievers a way to triumph over the believers" [TMQ Al-Nisa: 141].

    Furthermore, the Qur'an makes it clear:

    "And whosoever does not rule by what Allah has revealed, those are the disbelievers" [TMQ Al-Ma'idah: 44].

    The glorious Qur'an explains:

    "So judge between them by what Allah has revealed" [TMQ Al-Ma'idah: 49].

    We must acknowledge that:

    "Whatsoever the Messenger gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it)" [TMQ Al-Hashr: 7].

    These evidences, which are Qat'i Al-Dalalah (carry only one possible interpretation) and Qat'i Al-Thuboot (carry no doubt whatsoever in the accuracy of transmission), clearly forbid Muslims from referring to the 'world order' for solutions and from participating in their implementation or abiding by their laws. Sadly, many Muslims seek to implement laws based upon international law, which is Kufr law, despite the fact that Islam has clearly forbidden us from referring to them in any matter of legislation whatsoever.

    Islam permits the existence of international routines that are agreed upon by the people, nations and countries. Islam does not take on the form of laws set by an authority. This, however, was the method from the beginning until the Westphalia agreement in 1648.

    The existence of a world order or international law that controls the relations between the existing countries in the world, translates into the control of one country, or a small group of countries, over the rest of the world. This threatens international stability and sovereignty of the weaker states. This may result in wars over the most trivial of matters.

    In addition, this world order gives the powerful countries an excuse to shamelessly interfere with the most private of issues and the highest of values of other countries, establishing colonialism, insolence, tyranny and imposing influence, as well as enslavement of nations; all in the name of international law and 'the world order.'

    The West has claimed that through its world order, it has achieved new heights for humanity, and more are yet to come. Have they really achieved these so-called heights? Let us examine the accomplishments of this system since its birth until today. In terms of international peace and security, we find that the West has fallen into bitter, destructive wars and struggles with itself, some of which have lasted one hundred years like the war between France and England.

    These wars have brought the death of tens of millions of people. In addition the lives, the wars caused general devastation to tillage and offspring. This kind of devastation remains unparalleled throughout history. As for those countries other than the West, we find thousands of devastating wars that continue to burn. As soon as one is put out, another one is lit elsewhere. This confirms, with the most damning of proofs, that this world has enjoyed neither peace nor security under this miserable world order.

    This is a world that has seen nothing but calamity upon calamity of never ending death, killing, exile and disasters from every direction. In terms of human rights, which the world order so proudly claims to protect, we find the West carrying two different scales of rights.

    One is used to measure the West's rights. The second one is to measure the rights of others. The difference between the two in measurement is similar to the difference between black and white. Human rights, in the first scale, favour the wealthy and powerful. These are individualistic rights that promise the oppression of those with little or no money. The principle they carry here is--the more wealth an individual has, the more rights he receives.

    Let us examine the issues of poverty, starvation, illiteracy, health and education standards in the world by considering several examples. Let us consider Bill Gates, the owner of Microsoft, whose income exceeds the national income of 48 developing countries.

    Next, let us consider the amounts that Westerners spent on pets and perfumes. This amounts to $37 billion a year. According to a report issued by the U.N. regarding human development in 1998, this would be enough to provide food, healthcare, clean

    running water and clean toilet facilities for millions of poverty stricken people all over the world. This imbalance is apparent even in America.

    Statistics prove that 60% of the income received by the U.S. between the years 1980 to 1990 went to 1% of the American people. As for the income of the poor, destitute individuals who make up 25% of the American population, their income has remained unchanged over the past 30 years. Where is the justice in this system? Could there be a more oppressive system than this? How do these hungry, homeless people view their system, while what is spent on cats and dogs exceeds what is spent on them? Could they possibly see this as justice?

    This is only a small sample of the defects of this world order; yet it displays its incompetence at providing the most basic of needs for man. Let us consider another point. If this world order has not changed since the Westphalia conference in 1648, then what is all this talk of the 'new' world order?

    The fact of the matter is that America, similar to the European capitalist countries, lacks what all the other European countries lack in terms of thought. As a Capitalist state to the very core, there is nothing truly new that America could possibly offer, since the pillars of Capitalism have remained unchanged for more than three and a half centuries. What has changed in the world order is the interests and the powers, not the thoughts and the basis. American interests have added new symptoms, even new diseases and adjustments.

    These adjustments that America has inserted into the world, which work as poison spreading through the bodies of all nations, include: globalisation, market policies, opening (Sooq Al-Maal) money markets, propagating democracy, pluralism, human rights and advertising their concept of terrorism and their concept of fundamentalism. Clearly, America's motive behind all these adjustments and additions are for nothing but furthering her interests.

    By using free market policies, the American economy was able to break into most closed or partially closed markets. With pluralism, democracy and human rights, they were able to impair ruling regimes unwanted by America. By using the excuses of terrorism and fundamentalism, America practised her own form of terrorism on many nations by imposing sanctions and depriving them of water and medicine. This is the only 'new' in the new world order.

    America's success is the reason behind her arrogance. Her disrespect is obvious by the manner in which she tried to impose her domestic laws on other nations, such as the Helms-Burton law, as well as the law regarding liberation from religious oppression. These additions have left the already rotting world order in a state of complete international chaos.

    The most obvious law being enacted, however, is similar to the law of the jungle, where only the strong survive. Despite the downfall of this world order, despite it being a ludicrous system from the moment it was established, and despite the fact that it totally contradicts the nature of life in other countries, it is only natural for this system to fall early on. It is self-evident that this system could never have lasted for centuries, had it not been for the recession in the clash between ideologies and civilisations, and not due to the strength of the system itself. It has lasted because of the absence of anything to fight it, namely the Islamic State.

    With this, the manifestation of greed, oppression and the fierce struggle over which superpower can loot the most from the world's nations, has created a negative public opinion against the world order. Not to mention that the chasm between the rich and the poor, the north and the south and the first world and the developing world, continues to grow deeper and wider. This is an announcement of the order's eminent collapse, giving glad tidings of the end of its life. The desire for change has grown stronger amongst all nations, and will take no more than one powerful tremor to bring about the explosion that will bring the ultimate fall of this miserable, corrupted system.

    Is it possible that political banter regarding the battle of thoughts, with its promotion of the clash of civilisations and their inflammatory claims of the triumph of Capitalism over all other ideologies, will aid in the return of the missing element in the ring of battle? Is it clear only to us that this missing element is none other than the Khilafah State?

    Islam is the only cultural alternative capable of filling the void that will be caused by the absence of the current world order, which is pending collapse. Occurrences within the economies of Asia, South America, Russia and others, combined with the confusion and dismay amongst the intellectuals in the West as they try in vain to save what they can, is a clear sign that they are lacking the guidance necessary to solve the problem. Their dismay has taken a great deal out of them.

    This is confirmed by a statement by a World Bank official, who said:

    "For the world to continue in this state of uncertainty, lingering between the impossibility of the return of Socialism and the dangers of Globalisation and liberalism, which is associated with waste and corruption, is the most dangerous thing that could happen to the current world order."

    This is also confirmed by the research made by the Western political parties to find alternative solutions to save them from their deteriorated condition. They have yet to come to the conclusion that there is no way out of this chaos except by returning to Islam. Their confusion, dismay and inability to come to a resolution are due to their disbelief in Islam, which increases our tranquillity of the correctness of our path, the path of Islam, the path to being rescued, the finest of paths.

    The Qur'an discusses this path in the following verse:

    "I shall turn away from My Ayat those who behave arrogantly on the earth without a right, and (even) if they see all the Signs, they will not believe in them. And if they see the way of righteousness, they will not adopt it as the Way; but if they see the way of error, they will adopt that way, that is because they have rejected Our Ayat and failed to take warning from them" [TMQ Al-A'raaf: 146].

    The Qur'an also states:

    "And verily, this is My straight path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His path" [TMQ Al-An'aam:153].

    The consequences of straying from the path are clear:

    "But whosoever turns away from My message, verily for him is a life of hardship" [TMQ Ta-Ha: 124].

    This is clarified even further in the following verse:

    "Those who disbelieve in Allah and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah; He will render their deeds vain" [TMQ Muhammad: 1].

    Therefore every system, every path and every method other Islam, is a hopeless path. We ask Allah (swt), the Most High, the Supreme, to rid the world of the evils of this world order, with all its miseries. We ask Him (swt) to bless humanity with the cultural alternative of Islam. Only through it will we attain contentment and be rescued from this international nightmare that has bound us for so many centuries, we ask that He (swt) sends peace and blessings upon Muhammad (saw) the last Messenger; He (swt) is the All-Hearing, the One who answers prayers.

    Translated from Al-Waie Magazine

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