On 3rd March 1923 CE, The Economist Magazine in London wrote about British concerns during the negotiations prior to the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne later that year. “If (Mustafa) Kemal’s Government falls, we may be confronted with a Turkey ambitious to lead a Muslim counter-offensive against the West, with the object of bringing […]
At the 54th Munich Security Conference, on 17 February 2018, General Bajwa said, “The concept of caliphate which is more of a nostalgic response,” whilst adding that, “In Pakistan, the notion of caliphate has not found any traction.” Thus, at a conference of the major colonialist powers that have waged war on the Ummah for […]
It is undoubted that the Islamic Khilafah State was a magnificent, stable and effective system of ruling. Although the initial Muslims had emerged victorious over the two major powers, Rome and Persia, they never turned to these great empires for guidance regarding their own civilization, method of ruling and state institutions. Nor did they need […]
After the decision of the criminal regime to remove the license of Hizb ut Tahrir / Indonesia on 19 July 2017 thus preventing the party from carrying out the Islamic Dawah work, on the pretext that the party has worked and still works to establish the Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate), which will threaten the national state […]
Earlier this month, the Pakatan Harapan (Opposition Pact) leaders had unanimously agreed to name Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed as the Prime Minister if they win the forthcoming 14th General Election. The appointment of Mahathir is however deemed as transitory while waiting for Mr. Anwar Ibrahim to be released from jail and pardoned in order to […]
On 19th December, 2017, during delivering a lecture at Nurjahan Murshid and Professor Khan Sarwar Murshid Trust Fund at Dhaka, eminent economist and chairman of the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), and an independent thinktank, Rehman Sobhan, said that politics (in Bangladesh) has now turned out to be an extended part of business, and money […]
Under Democracy, government institutions are hotbeds of corruption in Pakistan. According to the 2017 Transparency International report, Pakistan is the 116th most corrupt country out of 176 countries. According to the 23 May 2017 report of Khabrian Newspaper, members of the national and provincial assemblies, ministers and advisors from Sindh, including more than 100 bureaucrats […]
There are always concerns that any system which does not have any checks and balances, the ruler is then left to do as he pleases. This can very quickly descend into a dictatorship and become oppressive for the people. Within the Islamic system due to the power that the Caliph is bestowed with, many feel […]
Question: Our honorable Sheikh, may Allah give you victory and support you, Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, It was mentioned in the dossier of “Removing the Dust” on the verdict of the usurper dominant ruler the following: “The ruling of usurping the authority is to fight the usurper with an armed continuous fight until […]
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and his family and companions and those who follow his path: O Muslims in all parts of the earth …O officers and soldiers in the Muslim land. On the 96th anniversary of the destruction of the Khilafah, […]
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Speech by Dr. Osman Bakhach, Director of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir, in the Annual Khilafah Conference-Lebanon 30 Rajab 1438 AH – 27/4/2017 CE After the Kuffar destroyed the Khilafah state [Caliphate], and spread their authority over the Muslim lands, and suspended the application of the Deen and […]
Question: Assalamu alaikum…our Sheikh…is it possible to give me a definite answer to the ones that say we are not obligated to follow the method of the Prophet ﷺ in reaching power and building a state? From Ahmad Abu Eid
Question: As-Salaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuhu our honourable Sheikh, and warm greetings to you. My question is regarding the Bay’ah, which is the contract of agreement between the Ummah and the Khaleefah, can the Bay’ah (to rule) be for a fixed period, for example can it be for four or five years, just like […]
Which the Jordanian Regime is Attempting to Render the Ummah Blind to The following was mentioned in the Sixth Discussion Paper for the head of the regime under the heading “The Sovereignty of the Law is the Basis of the State”: “The civil state is the state that refers to judgment to the constitution and the […]
It is a definite matter that the media in all of its forms and branches undertakes an important fundamental role in respect to the domestic and foreign policies of states and hold a central position in relation to international policies and strategies just as they occupy a central position within any state from amongst the […]
مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ كَمَثَلِ الْعَنْكَبُوتِ اتَّخَذَتْ بَيْتًا وَإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ الْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ الْعَنْكَبُوتِ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ “The likeness of those who take (false deities as) Auliyâ’ (protectors, helpers) other than Allah is the likeness of a spider who builds (for itself) a house; but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the […]
Question: As-Salaam Alaikum Sheikh, I have a question: Is it true that the companions who migrated to Abyssinia fought with Negus against his enemy, and wished for the victory of the Negus, and rejoiced for his victory? This is because this incident is used as evidence by some of the scholars in Tunisia for the […]
Dear Administration of the site: Islamqa.info Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmat Allahu wa Barakatu, You published on your site an answer to the question titled, “Did the Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab defect from the Ottoman Caliphate, and was he a cause of its downfall?” and the answer quoted from the book: How the Khilafah was Destroyed by the Scholar Sheikh […]
The Hajj in 2015, 1436 Hijri probably broke all historical records of the number of dead when over 1700 people died in 2 major safety disasters in Hajj, the first being the Crane Crash into the Mataaf (circumblation area) adjacent to the Kabah and secondly the stampede at the Jamarat (devils stoning ritual).
Ninety years have passed since the martyrdom of Sheikh Said and 47 of his brothers who called to the Deen by way of execution on the 25th of June 1925. Today we are reminding ourselves of Sheikh Said and his martyr brothers with mercy whilst we ask Allah Subhaanahu to grant them the everlasting comfort […]
One of the problems raised by a modern Westphalian nation-state model is that of sub-nationality, of ethnicity and an identity which relates to that given by nationalism, but somehow lesser than that of the nation. Just as the nation corresponds to a nation-state or country, the sub-nationality corresponds to a province. The sub-nationality may have […]
On this very day, the third of March 1924 CE, corresponding to the twenty-eighth of Rajab 1342 AH Mustafa Kamal perpetrated a heinous crime by officially announcing the abolition of the Khilafah system and Turkey was declared a secular republic, and he forsook the rest of the Muslim countries that were part of the Khilafah. Truly it was the greatest calamity affecting the Ummah of Islam; the life of Muslims became darker as a result, and the sun of their pride and dignity became absent on the day they lost their Khaleefah, the one who looks after their affairs, and defender of their rights, whom the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم described as:
As much of the western world commemorates World War I (1914-1918) and looks at the role Europe played in ultimately defeating an aggressive Germany. Despite losing WWI, it was the Ottomans and other European empires that were rubbed of the global map – Germany was largely left intact. The political mess we have in the Middle East today goes back to what Britain and France created 100 years ago, when they dismantled the Khilafah. Understanding this 91 years on is the key to placing everything in its correct context.
We live in a world where democracy is promoted as the panacea for all socio-political ills. Western states proselytise democracy around the world, and particularly in the Muslim world. Lord Acton had once said, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  Democracy is promoted as the antidote against dictatorship and corruption.
In the history of the Muslims, the caliphate was at times a tyrannical system where the caliphs had too much power. Hasan Turabi argues, “The caliphate began as an elected consultative institution. Later it degenerated into a hereditary, or usurpatory, authoritarian government. This pseudo-caliphate was universally condemned by jurists, though many excused its acts on the grounds of necessity or tolerated them in the interest of stability.” 
The Islamic State has a flag (Alam); whether it is a Liwaa’ or Rayah, as deduced from the flags (Alwiyah) and banners (Rayat) of the first Islamic State, which the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم in al-Medina al-Munawwarah. The flag (Liwaa) is white, on which it is written “La Ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah” with black script. It is tied to the leader (Amir) of the army and is used as a sign (‘alam) to him.
According to the people of Kenya, as the festive season set in last December, “thousands of Nairobians packed off to their rural homes to celebrate the season with extended family and friends. Others who could afford it headed to the Coastal City of Mombasa to cool off after what, in many ways, was a dramatic year. Getting out of the city around Christmas is a tradition many follow strictly. It is one of those habits which make us ‘Kenyan’. Christmas is a tradition many follow strictly. It is one of those habits which make us ‘Kenyan’.” Thankfully, this is the only time in the year when the city is freed of its depressing traffic jams and the hustle and bustle dies down. It is also the only time when I am reminded that Ongata Rongai, better known in some circles as ‘Diaspora’, is actually 30 minutes to Nairobi and not the debilitating two hours we are used to. (Source: Standard)
Some are conferring in the media that Hizb ut Tahrir rejects elections all together; calling to create a bleak picture of the party while they are the ones who are fleeing from every ideological struggle with it!!
The clear, frank and articulate answer is: Hizb ut Tahrir since its establishment and from the first book it adopted confirmed that it adopts elections as a style to choose the head of State, the People’s Assembly (Majlis ul Ummah), and Wilayah assemblies and other councils; elections without torsions and quotas nor tutelage or dictates. The articles of the draft constitution proposed by Hizb ut Tahrir are brimming with the mention of elections, its Ta’seel (principles of jurisprudence), Tafseel (details), Tanzeel (revelation) and procedures.
Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem, Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,
I have a question: it was mentioned in the book The Islamic Personality – Volume II, page 20 (page 33 Arabic edition), the competence under Item VII of the conditions of the Khaleefah, then explained the competence and elaborated until it reached the following statement: “Also it is not a contracting condition for the Khilafah that the Khaleefah must be brave, or the people of good vision to manage the affair of the community and to conduct its interest”. Question: is this not considered competence?
The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa that has killed over 10,000 people so far has only become an issue of concern since reports of individuals from the West have become infected with the disease. Even then the response by the international community has been far from optimum with UN officials reporting that a $1 billion appeal to fight Ebola has only been 25% funded . Stephen Hall, a CEO of a pharmaceutical company explains why, “Traditional investors have not been enthusiastic about funding the development of a vaccine that, until now, has been a third-world problem,” He adds, “Even now that Ebola has entered other countries, the traditional investor has still not shown much interest. They are just driven too much by economic considerations. ” The neglect of research due the lack of financial incentives into the Ebola virus for almost 40 years is indicative of the priorities of the pharmaceutical industry, placing profits before ethics.
The Daily Nation on Tuesday reported that Kenya’s Chief Kadhi Muhdhar Ahmed Hussien has directed Muslims to hold Idul-Adha prayers on Sunday. In a statement issued on 29th Sept, 2014, said his announcement followed sighting of the moon to mark the start of Dhul Hijjah last Friday. “Therefore the Idul-adha will fall on Sunday, October 5, equivalent to 10th Dhul Hijjah Hijra” read the statement. However some Muslims have expressed their dismay over the Chief Kadhi’s announcement and vowed to defy it on the grounds that the annual event out to fall on Saturday, a day after millions of pilgrims performing the Hajj in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia perform Arafa rituals. Some scholars argued that Muslims who are not performing the Hajj should observe Idul-Adha a day after pilgrims converge at Mt. Arafa for the rituals.