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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.

Deobandi ‘Ulema Raised Funds for the Uthmani Khilafah

This is an extract from the book Pan-Islamism: Indian Muslims, the Ottomans and Britain (1877-1924) by Azmi Ozcan. It shows how the Deobandi ‘Ulema gave massive financial aid to the Uthmani Khilafah in its war against Russia in 1877. This shows the committment and support of the Deobandi ‘Ulema to the Khilafah.

InshAllah we pray that the ‘Ulema throughout the world today become the foremost workers for the re-establishment of the Khilafah since they are the people of knowledge and the inheritors of the Prophets.

This Rajab is the time to remember the Khilafah’s Track Record

indonesia_khilafah_conf.jpgOn the 87th anniversary of the destruction of the Khilafah Islam is being discussed and debated by the whole world. Some consider it a menace whilst others view it as a religion which has little to say on public life. After removing the concept from the minds of Muslims the Kufaar have been unable to remove it from history. Many of the arguments by those who harbour hatred against the return of the Khilafah are based upon the Khilafah’s track record.

Accounting the governors (Wulah) of the Khilafah


The Khilafah is a common leadership for all the Muslims in the world. The Muslim lands, where the future Khilafah will be re-established over, covers a huge area from Spain in the west all the way to Indonesia in the East.

The Khilafah is a unitary state not a federal state. Governing any state, especially one as large as the future Khilafah, cannot be done by one person from a central point. Ruling in the Khilafah is centralised in the hands of the Khaleefah, who then devolves his powers to various assistants (Mu'awinoon) and governors (Wulah) in order to practically manage people's affairs.

How much will the Khaleefah get paid?


In most Muslim countries today the ruler and his extended family are some of the wealthiest individuals in the nation and in some instances even the world.

According to the official 2006 Forbes rich list of world leaders, the top three richest leaders are in Muslim countries.

Early Fuqaha’ on the significance & role of the Khilafah

After the demise of the Holy Prophet (P.B.H.), the Companions decided to choose someone capable of organizing and looking after the affairs of the Ummah, establishing the commandments of the Sharī’ah and continuing the work of da’wah which was promulgated by the Messenger of Allah (P.B.H.). Addressing the audience soon after the death of the Holy Prophet (P.B.H.), Abū Bakr had stressed the second aspect of the Khilāfah: the establishment of Dīn and the advancement of the laws of Sharī’ah, He said:

“O people! Muhammad has passed away. However, it is certainly necessary that someone should come forward to keep Dīn established in society.”[1]

The Return of the Khilafah

 The collapse of the Soviet Union was heralded as a landmark event in history as it proved the superiority of Capitalism over Communism and the emergence of a new world order. Although Communism won many to its ideology over a period of 70 years, it crumbled in the face of the arms race with the US and lost credibility amongst its adherents. Western intellectuals such as Francis Fukuyama labelled the collapse of communism as the end of the development of ideas, as Capitalism had triumphed against its only challenger.

TIME Archive: News of the last Caliphate

Last CaliphAs the anniversary of the destruction of the Khilafah (Caliphate) approaches, Muslims must never forget this dark day in history that led to the removal of Islam and sharia from authority and ruling.

Monday 3rd March 1924 was the official date of the Khilafah's abolishment according to the western Gregorian calendar.

The Khilafah and events surrounding it were international news at the time. Some of these news articles from 1924-1931 are reproduced below courtesy of the TIME Magazine news archive.

The Method to Appoint a Khaleefah

 This photograph shows the inside of Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina where the Muslims gathered for every one of the Khulufaa’ Rashida to give them Bay’ah (pledge of allegiance). Every Khaleefah from the first – Abu Bakr Siddiq (ra) to the last – Abdul-Mejid II was appointed to office through the Bay’ah, although in latter times the process was misapplied.

This article will refute the claim that Islam provides no detailed guidance on a governing system by illustrating the process for appointing the head of an Islamic State – Khaleefah. It will show that the Messenger of Allah (saw) far from neglecting this important aspect of the governing system, in fact detailed a precise methodology for appointing a successor (Khaleefah) for the Muslim Ummah.

Download the full book here (PDF)

The Khilafah is not a Totalitarian State

 This map shows the Islamic Khilafah during the first century of its rule. Despite the number of countries under its domain with their existing languages, traditions, religions, customs, laws and cultures, Islam was successful in moulding these disparate people in to one unified society within a very short period of time.

Unlike the oppressive Byzantine Empire of the time, the Khilafah did not achieve this through tyranny and ruling with an iron fist. The peoples the Khilafah governed embraced Islam en masse and wholeheartedly supported and welcomed the rule of the Islamic State.

This book will refute in detail the claim made by Bush, Blair and others that the Khilafah ruling system is an oppressive, fascist, totalitarian state or par with Nazi Germany.

Download the full book here (PDF)

When is rebellion against the Khalifah permitted?

Al-Bukhari narrated on the authority of Junada b. abi Umayyah who said: We went to ‘Ubadah b. as-Samit when he was sick and we said: May Allah (swt) guide you. Inform us of a Hadith from the Messenger of Allah (saw) so Allah may benefit you from it. He said, the Messenger of Allah (saw) called upon us and we gave him the Bai’ah, and he said, of that which he had taken from us, that we should give him the pledge to listen and obey, in what we like and dislike, in our hardship and ease, and that we should not dispute the authority of its people unless we saw open Kufr (kufr buwah) upon which we had a proof (burhan) from Allah.

28 Rajab: Day of the fall of the Khilafah, Shield of the Ummah

 O Muslims of Pakistan!
This Rajab, 1428 AH, you face unprecedented losses and trials. You count your dead and frantically search for your missing after the siege of Lal Masjid. Fear descends upon you due to the lack of security, and even your army and police forces are not safe in the descent into lawlessness. You face ever-increasing economic hardships and even your most beloved possession, Islam, is the target of a strong western cultural campaign. The system of rule that has been imposed upon you has failed you, you despise your rulers and they despise you because of your loyalty to Islam.

The obligation of having one Khalifah

Abdul-Hamid IIThere are some who argue that having more than one Khalifah at one time and the multiplicity of Muslim states like we have today is an area of legitimate difference of opinion. They say that the ahadith about this issue are not definitive, not clear in meaning and that there is no Ijma (consensus) upon this issue. They also misconstrue the statements of classical scholars to justify this. Despite the fact that the states today don’t even rule by Islam we should look at this issue from the Islamic evidences.