The other important drawback in adopting the system of political parties would be the inevitable creation of factions and lobbies which would result in shattering the unity of the Jihad organisations. It is worth remembering that the Jihad is an obligation and a compulsory act of worship, as are the Five Daily Prayers, and in the act of worship no division is permitted. No jockeying for power is allowed, winners and losers do not exist. While all these unwanted digressionary activities are the part and parcel of the political system. Allah Forbid, if the Jihad Movements are ever tempted to consider such a political system for their organisation! Such a system would tantamount to entering the minefields of political compromises, levelling of accusations upon each other, scheming for the downfall of the opponents, these efforts would be a waste of scarce and precious resources, while Allah’s brave soldiers would be dying with hunger and thirst and the true spirit of the Jihad and its fighting capabilities would be destroyed. When politics enters into the Jihad then the Jihad will not remain the Jihad. The military objectives will succumb to political expediencies, and the weapons would become the tools for political supremacy. In short this system is a lethal poison for the Jihad and the Jihad organisations. In the light of the above facts, the Mujahideen must exercise extreme caution and alertness. They ought not to give any consideration to the prevailing political system, because if the current political system could have been beneficial and advantageous for the Muslims and a threat to the Kuffar, then in every zone of the Jihad, the enemy of Islam would not have proposed to the Mujahideen, to abandon their guns and solve the conflict by political means and to enter into the negotiation to resolve the problem. The enemy’s countless offers for the adoption of the political process and their insistence for abandoning the armed struggle has confirmed our analysis beyond all doubts and put the seal of approval to our theory that in the confrontation with the enemies of Islam the prevailing undiluted political system will never ever be advantageous to Islam and the Muslims.
The enemy’s countless offers for the adoption of the political process and their insistence for abandoning the armed struggle has confirmed our analysis beyond all doubts and put the seal of approval to our theory that in the confrontation with the enemies of Islam the prevailing undiluted political system will never ever be advantageous to Islam and the Muslims. The constant requests to give up the armed struggle have also proved that the Jihad, breaks the backs of the enemies and their resolutions bite the dust because of the Jihad. Therefore they tempt us to their oft-repeated formula of political solution, in order to vanquish us. Remember! The Victory of Allah descends upon the fields of the Jihad, while on the negotiating table, the enemies gain the upper hand by using the tactics of plotting, cunning and treachery they transform their defeat into victory. Negotiations should only be entered when they are backed by force, as it is abundantly clear that negotiating from the weakness is an act of suicide.
The Mujahideen’s organisations ought not to forget the important fact, while drafting their constitution, or formulating their organisational policies, that they are committed to such a war, in which they will only be successful when they are free from infighting and disunity. The minimum requirement for such a success is that all the individuals within each organisation should act as a single entity.
The Mujahideen ought not to forget that their enemy possesses all the cunning and knifing. They ought to remember as well that all the Kuffar governments have put aside their major differences, in order to fight the Mujahideen as a united force. Therefore the Mujahideen must avoid the divisions and disunity among themselves. Failing to do so will result in chaos, the loss of awe and fear from the heart of the enemy.
Therefore the Mujahideen ought to devise such a constitution, and formulate such rules and regulations that would be totally free from the internal bloodletting and divisions, which are inherent in the present day political system, or at least, they ought to adopt a system that would minimise the threat of internal conflicts and infighting.
The Mujahideen’s criteria for the appointments to responsible positions ought to be, devotion to Allah, honesty, sincerity, enthusiasm for sacrifice, un-tiring effort, and the disinterest from materialism. Positions and the holding of high offices should never become an attraction or a temptation to them, which would open the floodgate of mutual dissension.
The selection of the office bearers ought to be made with the consultation of the pious, the wise and the responsible people, and not by election. The appointments ought to be made upon the criteria of the abilities and the sacrifices.
During the process of preparing the constitution, every article of the constitution ought to be based upon the fact that the Jihad is an act of worship and thus obedience and sacrifice ought to be the cornerstone of their constitution. The Mujahideen ought not to be argumentative, stubborn, and wilful like the political activists. They ought to be obedient and imbued with the attribute of sacrifice.
In this conjecture one important point ought to be remembered, that great care needs to be exercised by the Jihad organisations in the process of recruitment and appointment. There is no doubt that the Jihad is for all the Muslims and every Muslim ought to have a right to participate in the Jihad Movements. But the Mujahideen ought to avoid for the time being, the general conscription policy for the Jihad. These are two separate issues. One is the participation in the Jihad. The other is the membership of the Jihad Movements.
As far as the participation in the Jihad is concerned, it should be based upon as much latitude as can be permissible, and after fulfilling some reasonable and necessary conditions, every volunteer could be granted the opportunity of participation in the Jihad at various levels.
But the membership of the Jihad organisations should be controlled. People with prevailing political bent and the seekers of fame and fortune ought not to be placed in any sensitive position or appointed to important offices.