Al Rasyid Darussalam (Indokistan)
Al Rasyid Darussalam
Former province of Indokistan
For Allah, Rasulullah, and the State
|Anthem: Jayalah Rasyidin|
|Merged into Indokistan||16 September 2012|
|• Governor||Abdul Rasyid I|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (WITA)|
- For the former independent micronation, see Al Rasyid Darussalam.
Al Rasyid Darussalam or Northern Indokistan (Indonesian: Indokistan Utara), was a republic, then province inside the Federal Republic of Indokistan and Indokistani Third Republic that consists of entire territory of the previously-independent Kingdom of Al Rasyid Darussalam. It was established in 16 September 2012 as Al Rasyid Darussalam declared their union with Indokistan.
Throughout its history inside Indokistan, Al Rasyid Darussalam managed to remain autonomous from the central government, with a surviving monarchy and expanding economy. Its power was proven during Indokistan-Wenang War, when its local forces alone successfully defeat Wenang forces without support from other provinces or central government. Its leader, Abdul Rasyid I, also became member of Federal Council, then president of Indokistan.
Al Rasyid Darussalam activities in Indokistan was cut short after a rebellion in December 2012, forced Abdul Rasyid I to declare secession of Al Rasyid Darussalam from Indokistan, thus making it independent again.
The name used on the official treaty ratified union with Indokistan was "Al Rasyid Darussalam", the same as the name prior to unification. The name "Northern Indokistan" later was adopted shortly after, it was synonymous with Al Rasyid Darussalam and intended to describe its geographical positions inside Indokistan.
On 30 August 2012, King of Al Rasyid Darussalam, Abdul Rasyid I himself sent a letter received by head of the Emergency Government of Indokistan, Mustafa Hakim. The letter plead to Indokistani authority that Al Rasyid Darussalam willing to join Indokistan as its constituent, citing that the country had similar problem as Indokistan had. The letter was enthusiastically received and talks on the proposed unification was immediately held. The talks ended with decision that Al Rasyid Darussalam (together with Bobodolands) will united with Indokistan in 16 September to form Federal Republic of Indokistan.
After its establishment as a constituent republic inside Indokistan, Al Rasyid Darussalam immediately set a readjustment as agreed from the union agreement. Abdul Rasyid I, ruling as Abdul Rasyid I, able to retain his royal position and rights inside his province, and was accepted as member of Indokistani Federal Council, which he became the Secretary of State. After the dissolution of the Federal Republic and restoration of the unitary Indokistan, Al Rasyid Darussalam turned as a province.
The province faces threat from external forces in October 2011, after several provocations on the border that ended on a war with Wenang. Al Rasyid Darussalam showed its power after its own regional forces successfully defeated Wenang without provincial or central government support.
A dissatsfied Royal Council, an advisory council for Abdul Rasyid I, forced him to declare secession from Indokistan in 12 December. After being ignored by him, the Royal Council then agitated Al Rasyid Darussalam citizens, then held a referendum to questions whether citizens support secession or not. The referendum results was favourable to the secession, and it was used as legitimation to forced Abdul Rasyid to declare secession. Under threat of popular uprising and a military takeover, Abdul Rasyid I finally surrendered to the council and declared secession of Al Rasyid Darussalam from Indokistan on 18 December 2012, ended Indokistani sovereignty over the region.
Even after its addition to Indokistan, Al Rasyid Darussalam still able to maintain its monarchy government, particularly its Rasyidin Dynasty, as agreed in the union treaty made before. Abdul Rasyid I ruling in Al Rasyid Darussalam, and equivalent with provincial governors. On his governance, he was advised by a Royal Council. Those differences was an unique figure inside Indokistani provincial governance at that time.