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Wilayat Raqqa Thrives Under The Islamic Khilafah
Location, Area, Population and Economy
Wilayat Raqqa located north of Sham, it covers an area of 21 thousand square kilometers, on the banks of the Euphrates River, located in the middle of the States of Khilafah in Syria, bordered to the west by Wilayat Hallab(Aleppo), to east by Wilayat Barakah, and to the south by Wilayat Al Khayr.
The estimated number of the poppulation in the Wilayah is about two million people, where the population tripled after the control of the Mujahideen of the Islamic State, due to the migration from the Dar al-Kufr to Dar al-Islam.
The economy of Wilayat Raqqa mainly depends on agriculture,as a source of income. The agriculture depends on irrigation system due to the extension of the Euphrates River in large areas of the territory of the Wilayah, which make Wilayat Raqqa a strategic area, including being an important transportation node, which helped to strengthen the commercial traffic.
Raqqa city was founded in 335 by immigration in the Byzantine era and was named in the beginning, ” Kallinikos “, and has become an important economic and military center during the Khilafah of Abu Bakr Asidiq(May Allah be pleased with him).
Raqqa was among the cities that was conqured by Islamic armies, it had been subjected to the rule of the Khalifs and the Umayyad caliphs, until it reached its golden age in the era of the Abbasid khalif Harun al-Rashid, who took it as his capital, and made it a scientific and cultural center
Then came the invasion of the Mongols who displaced and massacred people. Then The capital was taken back to, Baghdad – The Abbasid Capital, with the burning and destruction, and later Raqqa was in ruins & empty of population for many years.
The beginning of the year 1380AH is considered to be the period in which Raqqa began to return to life gradually until it reached to what it is today.
After years of suffering injustices by the Nusayris and their associates, The Islamic State had no choice but to send help and assist their brothers & sisters in Syria..And it was not long by the grace of Allah before the Islamic State took control of the City & fulfiled the rights of its people & brightern it with the Law of Allah.
With the Declaration of The Khilafah Islamiyyah, and the pledge of allegiance to Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Husseini al-Qurashi (may Allah protect him) – The Khalifa of the Muslims and the Commander of the Faithful – , Wilayat Raqqa has become the stronghold of the Mujahideen and a delight in the eyes of the Muslims.
The state is divided into four main Sectors:
The City Sector
The Eastern Sector
The Western Sector
The Nortern Sector
THE CITY SECTOR
It is the center of the Wilayah,and most densely populated among the sectors. The Euphrates River passes through it,In it are a number of markets among them The Quwatli Market which is one of the oldest market, and Tel Abyad Street the – most crowded street of the Wilayah. Photo report on the booming markets in Raqqa City
Among the most prominent landmarks in this sector are The Gate of Baghdad, the Walls of Ancient Rafiqa(Raqqa) both archaeological remains dating back to hundreds of years and The Bridge of Rasheed.
The Gate of Baghdad
The Rasheed Bridge
THE WESTERN SECTOR
Of the most prominent cities and regions that make up this sector are Tabqa City,Mansurah area,Al-Jarniya and Al-yamama
The main source of electric power is The Euphrates Dam and Rasheed Dam Photo Report on Rasheed Dam
This sector depends on irrigated agriculture from the Euphrates River, also famous for its beautiful landscape & scenic view of lakes. Among the attractive places are Ancient Ja’bar Castle which is located in the Lake of Euphrates & Ancient Rusafa Castle
Lake of Euphrates
THE EASTERN SECTOR
Among the main cities in it are (Akershi & Subkhah), with industrial bussiness areas.
One of its features areas is Buzalin which is an extinct volcano area.
Mount Munkhar West
THE NORTHERN SECTOR
It is the most extended sector in the Wilayah, in it people are active with pastrolism and agriculture which has Ain A’rus as its source of irrigation.
Within it is the Tel Abyad, Sharkrak, Hazimah, Saluk & Ain Issa area.
Photo Report on Life in Tel Abyad under Khilafah
Photo report on Life in Salook under Khilafah
vast grazing area
Blessed agriculture areas
ARMY OF THE WILAYAH
It Consists of several battalions comprising thousands of Mujahideen from different military disciplines, assigned for attacking the enemy and defensive duty.
Allah has blessed & enabled the army of the wilayah in the previous months to capture & control many strongholds of the Nudayri army, among them The Division 17, Brigade 93 & Tabqa Military Airport, He laso enabled them later to expel the apostate PKK from large areas in the northern sector.
FRONTLINE OF THE WILAYAH
Consist of approximately 100km of ribaat lines.
1) The Ayn Al-Islam Frontline
2) Frontline against Nusayri armies in the south of wilayah
3) Frontline in the North-East of the Wilayah against the PKK
ADMINISTRATION & BEREAUCRACY
This is concerned with the organization of administrative matters, with offices spread all over the cities and villages of the Wilayah.
Among the Departments are :
THE TRIBES & PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
It is a department that fixes up enmities and restores harmony between the tribes in the Wilayah & solve problems if any.
THE PUBLIC SERVICE DEPARTMENT
This is the deparment that is responsible for all types of public services in the Wilayah. Among them are: delivery of water to the Muslim homes, repairing of electrical networks & the works of road maintenance such as paving & decorating the streets & roads in the Wilayah.
THE ZAKAT DEPARTMENT
This department deals with the collection of zakat from agricultural crops, shops and livestock, and distributing it to the beneficiaries.
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Police Department provides security across the state, through the establishment of checkpoints and conducts day and night patrols, hunting thieves and solves simple disputes. It also includes the traffic police who regulate the traffic, and conduct driving tests on a regular basis.
THE AGRICULTURE & IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT
This department Supervises the work of the mills, furnaces etc. It also buys wheat from the farmers and distributes the flour on the furnace in order to provide baking materials.
This department also supervises the work of the dams and irrigation streams, it has set up several irrigation projects aimed at providing water to the largest possible area of the agricultural land.
THE PUBLIC SECURITY DEPARTMENT
This department is responsible for securing the Muslims’ life, Allah has blessed & enabled its soldiers to detect a number of cells and spies of the Nusayri regime or intelligence services from different countries.
THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
This Department is responsible for the conduct of the educational process in the Wilayah, It has opened more than 15 schools that teach the Muslim children religious education and secular sciences, and has also opened several religious institutes, walhamdulillah.
THE HISBAH DEPARTMENT
It is the Department that enjoins the good and forbids the evil in the Wilayah, people are encouraged to pray the salah and pay the zakat,etc., and are forbiden the smoking of cannabis, theft and drinking wine, etc…and this department includes the Control and Inspection Office, this Office looks for the sources of evil, it monitors the shops from selling damaged material and looks for fraudulent individuals and others..
THE DAAWAH, WAQAF(DONATION) & MOSQUE DEPARTMENT
The Soldiers of Khilafah are assigned the task of calling to Allah with wisdom and good preaching, where they bulid up da’waah tents or mobile caravan in which lessons and competitions are held. The department also is entrusted with the taking care of the Mosques and reconstuction missions.
THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT
This department is responsible for the management of hospitals that provide medical services to the Muslims. It is responsible to also monitor pharmacies and the drugs they sell to the Muslims. This department has also established Medical School.
THE JUDICIARY COURT & PUBLIC COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT
Under this department come several Sharia courts, which solve disputes between opponents and crimes related matters.This department also judges between the soldiers of the Khilafah and the ordinary people if there arrises a problem between them.
THE MEDIA DEPARTMENT
It is the external & an important front of the Wilayah, working to transfer the course of events and keep up military developments and the means to provide media coverage of the activities of other government departments. It has established 15 informational points which distributes media material in different places, working to deliver various information of different types of visual release and publish the daily news.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds
The Information Office of Wilayat Raqqa
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