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Khilafah: An Obligation from Allah

“The Imams (of the four madhabs: Abu Hanifa, Malik, Shaf’i, Ahmad) – may Allah have mercy on them – all agreed that the Imamah (Khilafah) is an obligation, and that the Muslims must appoint an imam (Khalifah) who implements the rites of the Deen and gives the oppressed justice against the oppressors, and they agreed that it is not permitted for there be over the Muslims, at any one time, two imams, in agreement or discord…” (The Jurisprudence of the Four Madhhabs [al-Fiqh ‘ala al-Madhahib al-Arba’a], 5:416.)

Q&A: The Postponement of Elections in Nigeria


On 8/2/2015 CE, the Nigerian Electoral Commission announced the postponement of the presidential and legislative elections which were scheduled to take place on 14th February 2015; they have been postponed to 28th March 2015 under the pretext of internal security concerns… Is this the case? Or is this delay is for international reasons? And if so, which countries are influencing this delay? And what is expected for this election?

I have noticed that the Hizb publications are almost devoid of talk about Nigeria’s issues although it is the largest Muslim country in terms of population in Africa, and overlooks the ocean, and an oil producing country, so why is there no attention paid to it? And excuse me if my right is to ask a question and not to comment… Jazak Allah Khair.

Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم taught us the components of an Independent Strong State


A key aide to the leader of Islamic State (Isis) has been killed in a US strike on a convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul that destroyed 10 vehicles carrying a number of the group’s top militants.

Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesman at US Central Command, said on Saturday: “I can confirm that coalition aircraft did conduct a series of air strikes yesterday evening in Iraq against what was assessed to be a gathering of ISIS leaders near Mosul. We cannot confirm if the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was among those present.”

Q&A: Is the work to establish the Islamic State limited to the Arab countries only?


As-Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakaatuhu

I pray that Allah grant you success and bless us with the victory by your hands our Ameer, soon Inshallah, this matter belongs to Allah Alone, and we bear witness you are the best successor to the best predecessors

In the book: Concepts of Hizb ut Tahrir on page 73 (English version) it mentions:

“Carrying the Islamic da’wah and the political struggle for its cause can be undertaken only in the society which the party has defined as its area for activity (majal).Hizb ut-Tahrir considers the society in all the Islamic lands to be one society because its entire cause lies in one case, Islam. However it takes the Arab lands that are a part of the Islamic Lands as a starting point. It considers the establishment of an Islamic state in the Arab countries as a nucleus for the Islamic state as a natural step.”

Reply to Article by Muhana Al-Jubail: Can Democracy be an Alternative to the Khilafah in Achieving Unity?

On 23 August 2014, Aljazeera website published an article in the Knowledge section by Professor Muhanna Al-Jubail titled: “Unity and Khilafah and Democracy“, the writer addressed through it what he called the conservatives among Muslim youth, who are wary of the acceptance of democracy or to exercise it in order to achieve the Islamic unity. This unity is undoubtedly obligatory in the definite texts of the Qur’an and the Sunnah.

Statement to Russian Media: “Khilafah – is not what you say”

Starting from 29 June 2014 after the announcement of so called “establishment of the Caliphate” by “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” organization (ISIL) the whole world witnessed an unprecedented interest of the international media in the event and in the topic of the Caliphate as such. The excitement did not pass the Russian media.

The big headlines appeared in the news of the Runet: “Russia is the main enemy of the new Caliphate”, “Caliphate 2.0” and so on. Virtually every publication, TV channel and news agency considered it their duty to speculate on the topic of the Muslim state.

Q&A: The Legislative (Shari’) Method of Establishing the Khilafah and the Dominant Sultan


There are some comments on some websites that state: “That Hizb ut Tahrir has defined the method of seeking the Nussrah (material support) to establish the Khilafah, while it abides to, and does not acknowledge any other Legislative (Shari’) method… although there is another method, which is “the method of the dominant Sultan”, i.e. the one who establishes the state by force and fighting… they also said that Hizb ut Tahrir objected Baghdadi’s declaration out of Hizbi prejudice, as the Hizb does not acknowledge the Khilafah as a legitimate one except if it established it…” Can you please provide a conclusive and sufficient answer for these statements? May Allah reward you.

Announcement of Khilafah by ISIS: Real Establishment of Khilafah will change the world order

After the announcement of Khilafah by ISIS in Iraq, Muslims around the world are in dilemma whether Khilafah state actually has been established or this announcement is just rhetoric. Muslims must know that any group which has to announce the Khilafah in a place is obligated to follow the Methodology of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in it, and from it is that this group should have the obvious visible authority on the place, where it can maintain security internally and externally, and that this place should have what constitutes a state where the Khilafah is announced….This is what the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم performed when he established the Islamic State in Madina Al-Munawarra: the authority was with the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and the internal and external security was with Muslims and they had what constitutes a state in the surrounding area.

Q&A: Regarding ISIS Declaration of Khilafah

Any organization that seeks to announce the Khilafah in an area is obligated to follow the Methodology of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in it, and from it is that this organization should have the obvious visible authority on the place, where it can maintain security internally and externally, and that this area should have the components of a state in the area where the Khilafah is announced….This is what the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم performed when he established the Islamic State in Madina Al-Munawarra: the authority was with the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and the internal and external security was with the authority of Islam and it had the components of a state in the surrounding area.

Response to the article “Khilafah of Skulls” published on at-Talee’ah website

Dear Supervisor of “At-Talee’ah” website,

Your website published an article titled “Khilafah of Skulls” by Yahya Abu Zakariya. Please publish the response below.

Kind Regards

The author questioned in his article, “Is what is required the destruction of all official political systems and then establish an Islamic Khilafah state?” We do not know why the unknown form is used in the question regarding who is the one who sets the ‘requirement’. If he were clearer about the one setting the requirement then he would have answered his question.

Weren’t the existing political systems in the Muslim countries directly imposed by the Crusader West after the demolition of Khilafah State? Didn’t they shield the Jewish entity and enabled it to survive, and even expand, while these regimes suppress not only all who call and work to remove the Jewish state but also who seeks to remove Western colonialism, and wipe out its effects on the region.

Policy for Ending the Scourge of Sectarianism by Hizb ut-Tahrir Wilayah Pakistan

Hizb ut-Tahrir Wilayah Pakistan has issued a Publicized Policy Position (PPP) regarding the scourge of sectarianism and how the Khilafah will engender respect for difference of opinion and end factionalism

A. Preamble: Democracy causes division, factions and conflict, including sectarianism

Democracy is a system of governance which allocates state’s resources and attention according to the political power of different groups in the society. Those groups enjoying more political power and having more political weight, influence the legislative agenda of the state, and get more resources and more concessions from the state. Thus a democratic state only guarantees the rights of those citizens who can generate enough political pressure on the state that the state cedes to their demands. Therefore the idea of representative governance in democracy generates a feeling of insecurity amongst different groups in the society as they struggle to draw the state’s attention to their demands. At the local level political leaders find it expedient and sometimes necessary that they fan divisions and highlight the unique identity of the faction and the group which they represent as they feel that maintaining their unique identity will guarantee them political weight and hence the state’s attention. Thus democratic governance encourages divisions, factions and groupings in the society where each faction competes with the other for the attention of the state. This phenomenon is seen wherever there is democracy, with all manner of groups fighting for their rights. Democratic politics has encouraged the formation of many factions in Pakistan based on ethnicity, race, nationality and religious difference of opinion. The devastating ethnic clashes between the Mohajirs, Pathans and Sindhis in Karachi, between the Baluchs and the Pakistani state in Baluchistan and the formation of sectarian parties in Pakistan is a direct result of democratic politics which encourages factionalism. This in turn creates a volatile situation which can be ignited at any time by foreign powers.

Dubai Police Chief Gives Tidings of the Khilafah in the Land of the Two Holy Mosques

The statement of Dubai Police Chief Dahi Khalfan regarding the Khilafah has sparked much controversy and debate, and this statement was in an episode recorded by Rotana channel prior to month of Ramadan, was aired on Saturday, July 13, 2013, and in this statement he said the following: “If the Righteous Islamic Khilafah is to be established, it must be launched from the land of the two Holy Mosques – Saudi Arabia – just as it had started, it will return from here once more” We in The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir would like to clarify the following:

Yes, the Islamic Khilafah is coming, Insha’Allah: Response to Article: “The Islamic Khilafah is Coming!” published in the Saudi Al-Watan Newspaper on 27-06-2013

Dear brothers of the Al-Watan Newspaper,

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmat Allahu wa Barakatu,

Please publish the following response to the mentioned article, in accordance with journalistic professionalism, and because retreating from error is a virtue, and the truth is the most deserving to be followed:

-It is evident in the mentioned article the absence of the correct conceptualization of the Khilafah state and the lack of the understanding of its obligation and importance, and the truth is that the Quranic texts dictated ruling by Islam in its numerous texts, furthermore the noble Sunnah came with sayings and actions that indicate that the Khilafah is the method of instituting this ruling, like when the best of creation, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

On Confusing Popes and Caliphs

The Express Tribune in Pakistan ran an opinion piece on 23rd March by Pervez Hoodbhoy: “On choosing popes and caliphs” which criticized Hizb ut Tahrir’s work to revive the caliphate as “impossibly difficult.” Before refuting this claim, we object to three words that are so out of place in the writer’s introduction to his argument that they cannot be left without contention: “Today, several Muslim groups are marketing the idea that restoring ancient glories is contingent upon reviving the caliphate”.

The military of the future Khilafah




The Khilafah historically had one of the strongest armies in the world with advanced technology.  The cannon (used by the Muslims) in order to conquer Istanbul in 1453 CE was the first of its type.  European nations feared the Khilafah  due to its strength and economic might.  Islamic military history is littered with generals and leaders such as Khalid bin Waleed (RA), Amr ibn al-As (RA), Tariq bin Ziyad, Salahudeen Ayubi and Sultan Muhammad al Fatih, the conqueror of Constantinople (Istanbul); these individuals served Islam and brought dignity to the Muslim Ummah.  During the 16th century CE the Othmani Khilafah had the strongest army in the world and the Black Sea was known as the “Ottoman Lake” as the Khilafah’s territory surrounded the Black sea.  Since the destruction of the Khilafah in 1924, the Muslim world has not developed any major military equipment and has also failed to produce the likes of the above mentioned leaders.

The Obligation of Khilafah

Though the evidences for Khilafah are many, we start with a daleel that perhaps better than any other describes our reality today, a time when no Khaleefah exists. The hadith was reported by Imam Muslim on the authority of Nafi’ that the Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

”The one who removes his hand from obedience he will meet Allah without a proof for himself’ and Whosoever dies without a bay’ah on his neck dies the death of Jahiliyyah.”

How would a Khilafah in Pakistan deal with the floods?

The 2010 monsoon rains have left death and destruction across Pakistan. The monsoon season due every year near the end of July has in 2010 produced a year’s rain in 36 hours. The Indus River which flows through Pakistan was overwhelmed leading to the flooding of many villages.

Images of the president of Pakistan shuttling European cities as his own citizens pulled dead bodies from the floods beamed around the world as Zardari confirmed once and for all his complete disregard for his own people in the face of this unprecedented disaster.

Khilafah – Hope for the Ummah

This week, on the 28th of Rajab, the Ummah will mark the 89th anniversary of the fall of the Khilafah. We should use this anniversary as a reminder of our obligation – as an Ummah – to resume the Islamic way of life, through the re-establishment of the Khilafah.

Prosperity of the Muslim Ummah

For thirteen centuries, the Muslim Ummah enjoyed unmatched prosperity in this life through the implementation of the rules of Islam. This prosperity was not limited to the advancement in science and medicine, as we often hear, but it spanned all aspects of life including social well being, healthcare and education. Even during the weaker periods of the Islamic State, the well being of its citizens, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, was always one of the primary functions of the State.

Khilafah: A Wealth of Possibilities

The 3rd March 2010 was the 86th anniversary of the destruction of the Khilafah. After tasting the bitter fruits of socialism in the 1950’s and then the mirage of independence throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, the situation of the Ummah across the world remains the same if not worse. As a result, the problems the Ummah faces have ballooned into many other issues.

The Khilafah’s Achievements

The 3rd March 2010 marks 86 years since the formal abolition of the Khilafah. The Muslim world ever since has been divided into a number of different nations, with their own flag, national identity, ruler and their own borders. Whilst the end of the Khilafah has much to do with the weakness that overcame the Ummah in understanding Islam, the Western colonialist nations played a big role in the destruction of the Khilafah.

PART 1: Participation in a Kufr System

So that we can purify Islam from every doubtful thing, reject every fabrication and invalidate any deception, we must first free ourselves from this corrupt mentality that we have inherited from The West. That mentality, which makes us measure the affairs of the da’wah with the criteria of benefit, whims and desires; where whatever agrees with our whims and desires, we take, and whatever conflicts with them, we leave.

The coming of al-Mahdi and the establishment of the Khilafah

The coming of the Mahdi is one of the major signs of Judgement Day. Unlike the minor signs his appearance will signal that the Final Hour is near and that believers must ensure that they are ready to endure its trials and tribulations (fitan).

The Mahdi will come at a time when Muslims will have become disunited and where tyranny and corruption will have prevailed.The situation will be so bad that a person would wish he was not born or that if someone died he would wish that it was him.

Repercussions of Destroying the Khilafah

The month of Rajab gives us an opportunity to reflect on the obligation (fardiyah) of the Khilafah. Recent events – such as the Chinese persecution of Uighurs, France’s attack on the Islamic dress code, America’s assault on Afghanistan/Pakistan, and the siege of Palestine – point to the dire need of the Khilafah Rashida: the Islamic State that will rule by what Allah سبحانه وتعالى has revealed and bring peace, justice, and security to the Ummah and all of humanity.

The way to work for Khilafah

It has today become an indisputable reality that this Ummah yearns for the return of the Islamic Khilafah. She has witnessed much that solidifies this desire. Today, we find that Allah سبحانه وتعالى has brought back the desire in the hearts of the Muslims and this Ummah to return to the rule of Islam. Amongst them are those who are willing to dedicate their time and effort for the service of Islam. This article seeks to explain how such people can work for Islam and work for its noble aims.

3 March: Dark days for the Ummah since the destruction of the Khilafah

The 3rd of March is a date that is etched into the history of the Muslim Ummah as one of its darkest days ever. It was on this date in the fateful year of 1924 CE that the last vestige of legitimate Islamic rule was ended. The office of Khilifah was abolished by the treacherous Mustafa Kamal and the Muslim Ummah has since then been plunged in to darkness and humiliation. Thus any trace of the Uthmani Khilafah was extinguished as the 101st Khaleefah of Islam, Abdul Mejid II was exiled from the now secular Republic of Turkey.

The Islamic State

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In Arabic, the word Al Dawlah means linguistically the “Ghalaba”, i.e. the supremacy, it is also a term used to indicate the change of time; it is also said: The days have alternated or rotated, i.e. they have changed; or Allah سبحانه وتعالى alternates it between people etc. States change and vary according to the change of concepts, the change of times and the change of peoples. The State is a word of terminology which refers to an authority that commands and prohibits a group of people who live in a certain piece of land. However, the definition of the state differs due to the difference of viewpoints and nations towards its reality.