Legality & Achievements
By Jihad Abdel-Muntasir
Arabian peninsula is passing through a sensitive phase which
will have a big effect in shaping the future of Islam in
the Muslim Gulf. Perhaps the most evident of the features
of this phase is the Islamic resurgence which revealed the
fraud of the Saudi system, and confirmed the illegitimacy
of the Saudi rule over the Muslims, and which has taken
practical steps to effect change. Added to this are a number
of events with respect to the economy, politics, society,
and security which will compete to weigh the balance in
favour of the Muslim tide - God willing.
A glance at History
A little over 64 years ago Abdul
Aziz Aal Saud took advantage - in consort with the English - of
the call of Sheikh Mohammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab to form his Saudi Kingdom
in the Arabian peninsula.
After the entry of the Salafi movement
into Makkah and its influence over it in 1925, Abdul Aziz began
to realise the danger of this movement on his rule, particularly
as they demanded continuation of Jihad in Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait
and reject the loyalty of Abdul Aziz to the British. Abdul Aziz
then betrayed the Salafi movement and killed thousands of its best
Despite this open war against the
invitee's to Islam, Abdul Aziz, and after him, his heirs, Faisal,
Khaled, and Fahd - have not departed from the lie which says that
there is an Islamic Kingdom applying the law of Allah. So what is
the truth of these claims?
The legality of the Saudi regime
The Saudi regime has lost the most
important card, which it used to take advantage of to maintain its
existence, and this was the card of Islam. The claims of applying
Shari'ah and defence of Islam have become empty, and no longer have
any connection with the real situation.
The fallacy of these claims has been
1. - Governing in accordance
with man-made laws, and the legislature of these. Topping the black
list is the passage of laws permitting interest based banks to increase
their activities. This includes also a number of laws such as those
for work and workers, the law for the Saudi Arabian army, and the
law of the trade room, and others, which run contrary to the law
2. - The loyalty of the regime
to the enemies of Islam such as the Jews, the Christians, and the
atheists, and the regimes enmity towards Islam.
3. - Resorting to secular
laws with respect to its foreign policies, and the setting aside
of the laws of Islam with respect to international relations.
They have achieved this knowing fully
well that any of these is sufficient to take its propagator outside
the fold of Islam.
Allah Most High said:
"Did you not
see to those who claim that they have believed in what was revealed
to you and what was revealed before you, wanting to rule according
to Satan, and they had been ordered to reject him."
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ail Shaikh says
in interpreting this verse: "Whoever calls towards other than
the law of Allah and His Messenger, has departed from what the Messenger
(peace and blessings upon him) came with, preferred something else
over it, and made to Allah a partner in obedience, and has infringed
what the Messenger (saws) came with, of what Allah Most High has
between them with what Allah has revealed and do not follow their
So whoever infringes what Allah has
commanded His Messenger (peace and blessings upon him) by ruling
with other than what Allah has sent, or demands to follow his own
whims has broken the collar of Islam and Iman from his neck, even
if he claims to be a Muslim." [Fathul Majid Sharh Kitabul Tawhid
Shaikhul Islam Ibn Taymmya says:
"It is known as a requirement of Islam, by consensus of all
Muslims, that whoever wishes to follow other than Islam, and a law
other than the one brought by Muhammad (saws) is a rejecter."
[Majmou'ul fatawa vol. 12 p 524].
Allah Most High said:
"O you who
have believed: do not take the Jews and the Christians as protecting
friends, they are protecting friends of each other, and whoever
amongst you takes them as protecting friends, he is of them. Truly
Allah does not guide oppressing folk."
Befriending the rejecters and succoring
them against the Muslims is regarded as complete rejection of Islam.
Shaikhul Islam Ibn Taymmya has mentioned this, as has Shaikh Muhammad
Ibn Abdul Wahhab amongst the ten criteria, which breach Islam.
It becomes obvious from this that
the Saudi regime does not differ from the other apostate regimes
which dominate Muslim countries, even though it may attempt to fool
people through applying some of the laws of Islam over the common
people, in particular the laws entitled 'the personal laws'.
This is the prevailing situation
with the regime of the Saud Dynasty. As for the achievements of
the regime in the worldly sphere, we will discuss this without reservation.
What the Arabian Peninsula has
suffered under Saudi rule
The administration of the Saud dynasty
has failed in all areas and in the various fields.
On the Economic field:
Fahd, in a record period not exceeding
7 years was able to kill the national economic framework, and its
huge financial reserves.
After the country being among the
richest in the world, and after its reserves reaching 140 billion
dollars, Saudia has become indebted to the tune of billions, with
its citizens changing from having the greatest reserves to having
the greatest debt.
Amongst the most important catalysts
to this choking economic catastrophe:
Firstly: the failed policies,
which led to a slide in the value of oil. It is known that the Saudi
economy depends mainly on its huge oil reserves, making up 25% of
world oil reserves. The price of oil began to slide since the first
Gulf war between Iraq and Iran as the White House demanded an increase
in oil production to force down the price of Iranian oil. This led
to a steep decline in price, in that the price per barrel went from
$45 to $30, until it reached its current low of $18 leading to annual
losses amounting to billions of dollars.
Secondly: squandering of monetary
reserves in compliance with American orders, as Fahd offered his
ex-friend Saddam Hussain $25 billion during his war with Iran. Saudia
also undertook most of the expenses of the second Gulf War, which
was created by the United States to invade the Arabian Peninsula;
the cost of this was estimated at $60 billion.
Thirdly: the theft of the
Muslim Ummah's funds at the hands of thousands of princes belonging
to the ruling family who draw tremendous salaries. The personal
wealth of Fahd alone is estimated at $40 billion.
Fourthly: the question over
future oil income by the United States of America and its Western
partners, through trade deals having as a primary aim of rescuing
the sliding Western economies. Examples of this include the deal
with respect to the civil and military jet deals with America which
cost around $40 billion, the purchase of 48 Tornado jets from Britain,
knowing fully-well that Saudi does not possess the human resources
to use the equipment she is purchasing. This became as obvious as
the sun during the Gulf war.
All these reasons and some others
led to the loss of the economy in a terrible way, forcing the regime
to review its foreign debt repayment schedule, which it is finding
itself unable to pay. Paying the interest alone on these debts has
become a heavy burden on the country's budget.
Naturally, this economic catastrophe
would not effect the lifestyle of the members of the ruling family.
They leave it to the struggling public to face the results of the
economic policies of the Saudi dynasty.
Then the Saudi dynasty took refuge
in new methods to obtain liquid currency, by imposing additional
taxes over electricity and the telephone without any explanation.
The government also began to sell public assets to the citizens,
the first amongst these being the sale of Saudi airlines.
The Saud Dynasty and the social
The ruling family deals with crown
land as well as private land as if these were their own personal
property. The princes place their hands over vast areas of land,
then they present these to their friends and supporters of leeches
and hypocrites, not to mention the building of fantastic palaces
which are spread in various parts of the country as well as outside
Look at the recent trip of Abdul
Aziz Ibn Fahd to the Spanish seaside, accompanied by his large flotilla
of servants, and airplanes which specialise in bringing the meals
prepared in Parisian kitchens, and "other needs"!?!
This royal extravagance was accompanied
with an organised effort to secularise the Muslim people and spread
in their midst rejectionist ideas, and moral decadence. Amongst
their evil tools is the media which busy's itself with all which
incurs the wrath of Allah, to the television which grabs whatever
may corrupt from the garbage of the world cinema, to the change
of the education curriculum with what fits with controlling people
and branding them, as they also send the best amongst their youth
to the West where the roots of the Western mentality become planted
in their souls.
This was accompanied with a huge
laxity in security, leading to increase in thefts, muggings, and
drugs in a manner never seen in that country. In addition to this,
there has been an increase in unemployment amongst the graduates
of universities and technical colleges to 30%.
The foreign policies of the regime,
and its loyalty to the Christian West:
It suffices to state the following
in this area:
1 - The second Gulf war: The
Saudi regime opened the country to the Christian forces which made
of the land of the peninsula a base to set forth and destroy the
Iraqi people. Of the most important achievements of this war was
the establishment of the New World Order under the leadership of
America, not to mention the leaving behind of tens of thousands
of fully armed American troops on the Arabian peninsula and in Gulf
2 - Peace with "Israel":
The regime sacrificed the primary concern of the Muslims - Palestine
and the welfare of the Muslims living in it, thus complying with
the orders of the New World Order, and giving their blessings to
the operations of subservience and humiliation. Then they gave Yasser
Arafat a financial reward amounting to $100 million in order to
fulfill the mission which has been trusted to him, and eliminate
the Islamic Jihad movements in Palestine. Then the regime extracted
a ruling attributed to Shaikh Ibn Baz permitting peace with the
Jews in order to give a fake approval to this treacherous activity.
Adding to this, other ignominious
stances were taken as the regime stood beside the Communists and
gave them money and arms in the latest war in Yemen; offering the
apostate Algiers regime billions of dollars to continue to lengthen
its resistance in the face of the Mujahideen; and prior to this,
giving to the Soviet Union $4 billion to rescue its failing economy.
Two main reasons pushed the regime
to enter an open confrontation with the Islamic movement:
1 - Orders of the New World
Order to strike the corrective Islamic movements which now pose
a danger to the policies of the United States in the Middle East,
particularly with respect to what is connected to the 'peace' process,
and the process of 'normalising', in addition to their 'nature'
threatening the strategic interests of America with respect to oil.
2 - The sensing by the Saudi's
of the danger of the corrective Islamic movement against their throne.
After a period of peace with it,
the regime began to arrest hundreds of Imams, callers to Islam,
and the youth who are known for their knowledge, piety, and righteousness.
The arrests and imprisonment of the Muslims which has continued
for more than a year are yet to halt.
Then the regime set a number of precedents
closing the door to a number of benevolent and charitable organisations
which had an effective role in helping the Muslims of Afghanistan,
Bosnia, and other places.
The regime then decided to increase
the stakes in a dangerous manner. It began to shed blood, as its
criminal forces killed brother Abdullah AlHudhaif - one of those
who offered Jihad in Afghanistan - after torturing him, under the
accusation of resisting arrest.
This new escalation comes to prove,
not leaving any scope for doubt that the apostate regime will stop
at nothing to remain in power.
As for us, we have complete faith
in Allah, Exalted and Glorified, and with the leaders of the Islamic
movements on the Arabian Peninsula who fully understand when a full
confrontation must begin which will eject the treacherous apostate
Saud dynasty regime, and raise the banner of Tawheed (no god except
Allah) as a true flag for a people who live according to the revelations.
"On that day, the faithful will be happy, with the victory
from Allah, He succours whom He wills, and He is the Sublime, the