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Hizb ut Tahrir: A Pioneer in the Clearness and Pureness of the Islamic Thought and the Clarity of the Method in an Age Plagued with Smog and Farness from the Prophetic Guidance

All thanks and praise to Allah (swt) Who made the Ummah of Mohammed ﷺ honored with its Deen rather than disgraced, All thanks and praise to Allah (swt) Who made the Ummah of Mohammed ﷺ strong with its Deen rather than weak, All thanks and praise to Allah (swt) Who made the Ummah of Mohammed […]

Taqwa between the Immunity of the Rule of Islam and the Weakness of the Rule of the Ruwaibidhat

Allah (swt) made Taqwa (piety) the essence of what Islam called for and a key to the attainment of goodness and the triumph of Paradise. This term is therefore mentioned in the Quran in various contexts in which Taqwa is reflected as the basis of morality, worship, relations and transactions. Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have […]

The Life of this World is But Fleeting, so Let us Worship Allah Accordingly

The commitment, dynamism, sense of urgency, initiative and drive that we saw in the life of RasulAllah ﷺ was not through mere notions of “time management.” No, it was the outcome of a deep conviction about the reality of our time in this world, as firmly established in that which Allah (swt) has revealed. Indeed, […]

Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah verses 178-179

From the Book, Introduction to the Tafseer of the Quran, by the Ameer of Hizb ut Tahrir, the eminent jurist and statesman, Sheikh Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمْ الْقِصَاصُ فِي الْقَتْلَى الْحُرُّ بِالْحُرِّ وَالْعَبْدُ بِالْعَبْدِ وَالأُنثَى بِالأُنثَى فَمَنْ عُفِيَ لَهُ مِنْ أَخِيهِ شَيْءٌ فَاتِّبَاعٌ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَأَدَاءٌ إِلَيْهِ بِإِحْسَانٍ ذَلِكَ تَخْفِيفٌ […]

Al-Wahn

In this blessed month of Ramadan, the Ummah displays their great desire to worship their Lord and to be extra attentive to the Quran as being a guidance and criterion to all that pleases and displeases Him. It is in this atmosphere that we read more surahs and hadiths and that we are amazed by […]

Let Us be from the Pious Ones!

Allah (swt) says: الم * ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ * الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ * وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ مِن قَبْلِكَ وَبِالْآخِرَةِ هُمْ يُوقِنُونَ * أُولَٰئِكَ عَلَىٰ هُدًى مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ “Alif-Lam-Mim. This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, […]

Craving for Wealth and Status

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ used to say: «اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لا يَنْفَعُ، وَدُعَاءٍ لا يُسْمَعُ، وَقَلْبٍ لا يَخْشَعُ، وَنَفْسٍ لا تَشْبَعُ، اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَؤُلاءِ الأَرْبَعِ» “O Allah I seek refuge with you from knowledge that does not benefit, from a du’aa which is not answered, from a heart […]

Protection of the Ummah: Today’s Leaders and Leaders of the Past

The Human Rights Watch published on 18th May 2018 that the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, apologized to the families of civilians which were killed and injured through the attack on 2th April in Dasht-e Archi Kunduz province, where Afghan Air Force helicopters fired heavy machineguns and launched unguided rockets at an outdoor religious ceremony, attended […]

Muslim Unity

Visiting Masjid al Haraam, I decided to sit down and reflect on why this beautiful structure is the epicentre of Islam. Many of the crucial and milestone events from the life of the Prophet ﷺ and our religion took place in Makkah. The question which I kept asking myself was, “Why did Allah decide to […]

Q&A: Al-Qaffal al-Marwazi Sheikh Al-Kharasaniyin

Question:                                                                Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, It came in the book, The Islamic Personality, Volume I under the title “The Decline of Islamic Jurisprudence” p. 392: “…the likes of al-Qaffal were advocating the closing of the door of Ijtihad.” I have searched for this scholar but I have found only two who I have […]

Who are the Muttaqeen: The Beloved of Allah (swt)?

Allah (swt) says, يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the ones with Taqwa (piety)).” [Al-Baqara: 183]

Q&A: Possessed (Mas) by Shaytan, Envy (Hasad) and the Evil Eye (Al-‘Ain)

aQuestion: Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem My Honourable Respected Brother, Ameer of Hizb ut Tahrir, May Allah protect you. Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh Allah (swt) says: وَاتَّبَعُواْ مَا تَتْلُواْ الشَّيَاطِينُ عَلَى مُلْكِ سُلَيْمَانَ وَمَا كَفَرَ سُلَيْمَانُ وَلَـكِنَّ الشَّيْاطِينَ كَفَرُواْ يُعَلِّمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحْرَ… “And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of […]

Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah Verse 177

From the Book, Introduction to the Tafseer of the Quran, by the Ameer of Hizb ut Tahrir, eminent jurist and statesman, Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah: لَيْسَ الْبِرَّ أَنْ تُوَلُّوا وُجُوهَكُمْ قِبَلَ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ وَلَكِنَّ الْبِرَّ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَالْمَلاَئِكَةِ وَالْكِتَابِ وَالنَّبِيِّينَ وَآتَى الْمَالَ عَلَى حُبِّهِ ذَوِي الْقُرْبَى وَالْيَتَامَى وَالْمَسَاكِينَ وَابْنَ السَّبِيلِ وَالسَّائِلِينَ وَفِي […]

The Underhanded Tactics to Sabotage Students in Palestine using Extracurricular Activities

A trend that is currently gaining traction in Palestine with ferocity not limited to the following Palestinian Ministry of Education extracurricular activities with the youth: Mixed debate competitions in various municipalities for high schools (targeting smaller villages) Thousands of students participate in Marathons in protest of the Balfour Agreement Mixed dabka dances held at Arab […]

The punishment of this world is easier to bear than the punishment of the Hereafter

The disturbing images of woman and children lying on the floor in body bags and shrouds, the videos messages of trapped mothers telling the world that we have failed them and that they only rely on Allah (swt) reminded me of the courage that the hairdresser of Pharaoh’s daughter showed when faced with the worst […]

The Promise of Allah of Our Victory and the Glad Tidings of RasulAllah ﷺ of Our Dominance

The promise of Allah (swt) for victory has been a powerful motivation for the Ummah of Muhammad ﷺ, throughout the fourteen centuries of its existence. In the era of the implementation of Islam, before the destruction of the Khilafah (Caliphate), it inspired the rulers and leaders of the Ummah, as they sought to make Islam […]

Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah Verses 174-176

From the Book, Introduction to the Tafseer of the Quran, by the Ameer of Hizb ut Tahrir, the eminent jurist and statesman, Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah: إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَكْتُمُونَ مَا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ مِنْ الْكِتَابِ وَيَشْتَرُونَ بِهِ ثَمَنًا قَلِيلاً أُوْلَئِكَ مَا يَأْكُلُونَ فِي بُطُونِهِمْ إِلاَّ النَّارَ وَلاَ يُكَلِّمُهُمْ اللَّهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَلاَ يُزَكِّيهِمْ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ […]

Q&A: Hadiths on the Division of the Ummah

Question:                                                       Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem Our Amir, may Allah protect you, Assalam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu. I spent a lot of effort to find the narration of the Hadith on the Ummah’s division in its second version (riwaya) which mentions “all in Paradise except one”; I read this narration that was authenticated by Al-Hakim as […]

Strive for High Rank in the Sight of Allah (swt) Rather than Worldly Status in the Eyes of the People

Worldly status that is based on wealth, lineage and access to power and privilege cripples the one who is afflicted by it. It is a dangerous corruption that is an obstacle to individuals committing to Islam and honoring its commands. It prevents the one who perceives himself from a higher status and from listening to […]

Hanafi Fuqaha on Seeking Assistance of the Disbelievers in War

Imam Muhammad (d. 189), the companion of Abu Hanifa (d. 150) – Allah’s mercy be on them both – the main transmitter of his madhhab and a mujtahid in his own right, said: ولا بأس بأن يستعين المسلمون بأهل الشرك على أهل الشرك إذا كان حكم الإسلام هو الظاهر عليهم. “It is alright for the […]

Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah Verses 168-173

From the Book, Introduction to the Tafseer of the Quran, by the Ameer of Hizb ut Tahrir, the eminent jurist and statesman, Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ كُلُوا مِمَّا فِي الأَرْضِ حَلالاً طَيِّبًا وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُبِين * إِنَّمَا يَأْمُرُكُمْ بِالسُّوءِ وَالْفَحْشَاءِ وَأَنْ تَقُولُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ […]