Turkey’s Democratic System Not Only Endorses Haraam But is Providing Financial Support to It

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Turkey’s Democratic System Not Only Endorses Haraam But is Providing Financial Support to It

News: According to the Health Care Application published in the Official Gazette on 18th March 2014, the "voluntary" abortion of pregnancies up to 10 weeks will be financially covered by the Social Security Institution. Henceforth those who want an abortion will be able to undergo a curettage in public hospitals, provided that the pregnancy is less than 10 weeks. So far, the possibility for women to undergo a curettage in hospitals under the Ministry of Health and having the costs paid by the SSI only when seen as a "disease" or when a treatment was required, made the abortion seem like being prohibited under a hidden ban, because abortion was still free for those who had "enough money". Together with the "indirect prohibition" of abortion, there arose even companies in Cyprus who started "abortion tourism".

Comment: Including the abortion issue, it is obvious that the Islamic-looking government of Turkey, did none of its talks, promises and applications so far in the name of Islam, but rather in the name of political and economic costs. Because none of the bans, that would appeal to the Muslims, were implemented and remained only as “so-called” bans. According to Shariah sources, the permissibility of abortion is not given, i.e. abortion, after the Ruh (spirit) is breathed into the foetus, is both strictly forbidden and a deed that requires penalty.

Beside this haraam, no ban has been imposed on any haraam during the AKP era in Turkey. Furthermore, in the campaigns for the elections to be held on March 30, the AKP ministers are boasting with how much they contributed to the increase in haraam actions until today. For example, the former Transport Minister and Izmir mayor candidate Binali Yıldırım, recently tried to prove that they did not intervene in people's life style with his words: "We increased the number of raki (alcoholic drink) factories in our time from 2 in Tekirdag, to 18." Yet over the last decade, prostitution in our country increased by 220% and according to the prostitution report, the AKP confessed itself that "...the number of women working in brothels in 55 provinces of Turkey is 3 thousand, the number of licensed prostitutes outside of brothels amounts to 15 thousand; and the number of sex slave women without licences working in informal brothels, houses of prostitution, in hotels, and on streets is more than 100 thousand. 50 thousand of sex slaves in Turkey are still children... "


Faced with these facts, abortion is yet another of Turkey's problems and obvious why it is not intended to be prohibited. Due to this, not only all kinds of haraam became widespread in the life of the Ummah, but the negative results of these haraams show their full effect too. As a matter of fact, according to Islamic Sharia rule, "A means leading to haraam, becomes haraam too." And Allah (swt) has told us the results of this great haraam in His verse:


فَلْيَحْذَرِ الَّذِينَ يُخَالِفُونَ عَنْ أَمْرِهِ أَن تُصِيبَهُمْ فِتْنَةٌ أَوْ يُصِيبَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ﴿


"Let those who disobey his (Rasulallah's) orders beware, lest some trial befall them or a painful punishment be inflicted on them." [an-Nur: 63]

And He (swt) also said:


يُرِيدُونَ أَن يَتَحَاكَمُواْ إِلَى الطَّاغُوتِ وَقَدْ أُمِرُواْ أَن يَكْفُرُواْ بِهِ﴿


"Yet they desire that the judgment (in their disputes) be made by Taghut though they were commanded to reject them" [an-Nur: 60]

It is long overdue to reject the Taghut and to become relieved with the rules of Islam...

Written for Central Media Office Hizb ut Tahrir by
Umm Khalid
Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
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