All posts filed under: Khilafah

Q&A: Is the Ummah ready to face the consequences of establishing Khilafah?

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

The respected scholar Ata Bin Khalil, after greeting,

All of us know that the Ummah today is closer than any other time to announce the Khilafah State, which will be covered by an urgent newsflash that we could hear any time by the will of Allah. But my question, depending on your location and knowledge of the current events, is the Islamic Ummah ready now for such a great thing, especially when we put into consideration that the tasks that follow establishing the state may be is much more difficult than the work to establish it, so is the Ummah ready to tolerate such consequences?

From: Yusuf Yusuf

Q&A: Strength of Hadith evidence used in specifying the Time Limit to appoint a Khaleefah

Question:

Jazak Allah for your reply… also is it possible to make the discussion open so that Muslims may benefit from their contents and to see the sincerity of Hizb ut Tahrir and its Ameer in accepting the truth, after they realise the weakness of the opinion?

The first idea that we want to discuss is the time limit for the Muslims to establish the Khilafah.

A brother named Aang Yulius wrote this article to me:

Is the narration used by Hizb ut Tahrir as an evidence for the fixed time limit for the Muslims to establish the Khilafah correct?

Federalism is a Project that Destroys the Unity of the Ummah

A few days ago a group of advocates for federalism in eastern Libya announced what they called “The government of Cyrenaica territory”, containing the names of 24 people to assume ministerial posts. The announcement also contained the division of the territory into four provinces: Ajdabiya, Benghazi, Jabal al-Akhdar, and Tubruq.

This is the third time this group has announced and insisted on this kind of project.

We are surprised by the insistence on this project, and strongly denounce this in a land that is originally unified, and in an area where a vast majority of the people are against the division and fragmentation of their land.

The Ruling System in Islam is the Khilafah System Obliged by the Lord of the Worlds; It is Not a Republican or Democratic System

The Almesryoon Today Newspaper published on Thursday, 11/21/2013, the first draft of the fifty- member Constitutional Amendment Committee. Although there were adjustments made to most of its articles, this amended Constitution does not differ much from the previous Constitution and the former one, in being all constitutions of Kufr developed for Kufr system, contrary to the ruling system of Islam. Sovereignty in the Kufr system does not belong to the divine law (Shariah). Rather it belongs to the people, who have the right to legislate; that is the right to forbid the halal and permit the haram, and to issue judgments of pretty (hassan) and ugly (qubh) on things and actions.

Q&A: When the Khilafah is first established how will we rule by Islam?

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum, how are you our Ameer? We hope that you will always be in best health and wellness, and we ask Allah the Almighty to be with you with what He is satisfied and loves, and strengthen your strides, my question is:

An increase of questions are being asked by people these days, that when Allah bless us by establishing the Islamic state, Khilafah according to the method of the Prophet. How will we be able to rule by Islam, and we know that Islam has to be implemented completely from the first days. So what are the decisions and procedures and the practical steps that must be taken immediately after the announcement of the Islamic Khilafah? And what is our role as members in this group in a country situated in the area of the Khilafah? Once declared, by the will of Allah…

And Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your concerns.

Abu Ghazi Al-Zeen from Tripoli Al-Shaam


Q&A: Pertaining to Actions of Governance and Actions of Management

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmat Allahu wa Barakatu

Our beloved Ameer, may Allah سبحانه وتعالى open the doors to Jannah and victory for you, Insha’Allah.

I was very hesitant to send you this letter, knowing how busy you are and your responsibilities and the amount of requests that you receive, so I did not want to increase the burden, but the want to address you overcame me, so excuse a mind that was overpowered by longing.

Q&A: The role of Jihad in the Work for the Establishment of the State

There are those who say that Hizb ut Tahrir depends on the period of Mecca in its quest for the establishment of the Khilafah and not on the period of Medina. It views material action, i.e. “Jihad” in the stage of calling for the establishment of the Khilafah as a violation of the Shari’ah, because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم has not done so… The questioner adds: Why is the evidence of the establishment of the Khilafah not taken from the Medinese period, where Jihad was valid and applied? Is there a clear-cut sufficient answer to the issue? Wa jazak Allahu khairan.

Working to Establish the Khilafah State is a Shar’i Obligation: Hizb ut Tahrir is the One who Works for it with a Clear Methodology Restricted to the Truthful Shari’ah

On Monday 09/16/2013, several newspapers and websites circulated the answer to a question posed to Sheikh Yasser Brahimi on his homepage “Sawt as-Salaf” around the obligation to participate in groups that work to establish the Khilafah and call for Jihad. The Sheikh replied with the following: “Further; cooperation in righteousness and piety is an obligation. The obligation of engaging in it does not just arise for the sake of the announcement of people they want to establish the Khilafah or jihad or accountability or other lost obligations. Rather the methodology, the work and the means must be correct, in addition to the correct aim and purpose. Many of those who claim to have good intentions directed towards the right purpose are not so!”

Q&A: Is it Permissible for the Ummah to Make a Condition in the Bayah Contract Determining a Limited Duration for the Khaleefah?

The Khilafah is a contract based on mutual consent and choice, the Ummah made a condition for Abdul-Rahman bin Awf (radhiyaAllahu anhu) that whoever becomes a ruler should only rule by the Book of Allah سبحانه وتعالى and the Sunnah of His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم, adding to this “the methodology of the two scholars”(..?) So do we understand from this that it is permissible for the Ummah to make a condition in the Bayah contract determining the duration for the Khaleefah? Please clarify, Jazakum Allah Khair.

Q&A: Islamic flags and banners

Question:

The following has been brought into question from one of the brothers, and I will cite its text:

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu... The controversy here in Syria regarding the banner of Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم has increased, including the disagreements. One of the questions that were directed to the Islamic Authority of al-Sham on its website titled: “Is there a specific banner for Syrians to abide?”

Q&A: What is the Evidence for Specifying a Time Period for the Election of the Khaleefah?

Assalamu alaikum waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

Yaa sheikh, I would like to ask you a question about the 3-day deadline of nasb ul-Khaleefah after the retirement of the previous Imam. It is stated in the Ajhizah book that this time-span is based on Umar’s (radhiyallahu anhu) order to kill any among the six Sahabas if they reject the agreement of the others after 3 days. My question is that there are some people who state that this Riwayat taken from Tarikh Thabari is categorized as dha’if (weak). What do you say about it? Baarakallaahu fiik wa jazaaka khayran jazaa.

Ahmad Nadhif

Q&A: The Meaning of the word hukm (judging/ruling)

It was mentioned in the book, The Ruling System in Islam that “the terms hukm (ruling), mulk (kingdom) and sultan (authority) have the same meaning.” Is this a linguistic meaning of ruling or the common meaning? Thus if it holds both meanings, would it be considered a coined terminology (lafdh mushtarak)?

Q&A: Does the word Bay’ah have a shar’ii meaning?

The term “Al-Bay’ah” mentioned in the hadith means ‘the contract between the Khaleefah and the Ummah’. Is the term “al-Bay’ah” a linguistic meaning (Haqeeqah) or a divine (Shar’ii) meaning?

The term “Bayah” is a divine (Shar’ii) meaning, and not a customary meaning or a specific customary meaning (istilah). This is because its definition was specified by the Legislator (Allah), not by tradition (urf).

The ruling by what Allah has revealed and the abomination of the constitutional assembly

This republican system is a secular democratic system and even if it has been cloaked with the clothing of Islaam or dressed with the terminology of ‘Islamic reference’ as is being marketed today in an attempt to hide its real ugly face. This is in addition to this being the very same system that has caused you to suffer woes for more than fifty years and indeed everyone who has lived in the Islamic lands have felt these woes in terms of humiliation, weakness and subservience to the disbelieving west via their agents, the heads of state of these republican systems.

Establishing an Islamic Emirate poses a challenge to the establishment of Khilafah

The idea of establishing an Islamic Emirate poses a challenge to the Islamic project or movement and the establishment of the Khilafah.

Some may find this statement strange despite it being the true reality and that is that the idea of an Islamic Emirate as understood by the Jihaadi Salafi movement poses a danger within the Islamic project.

The Islamic Emirate does not have a Shar’i basis and it is a counter-productive idea politically and this has been confirmed in the examples in which this idea has been represented.

Policy regarding Tending to the People’s Affairs

Hizb ut-Tahrir Wilayah Pakistan has issued a Publicized Policy Position (PPP) regarding looking after the affairs of the people. It outlines how democracy is far from a system for the people, as it is claimed. Democracy does not even look after the majority of the people. Democracy is in fact designed to secure the interests of the few elite. It further shows how in the Khilafah, because Allah سبحانه وتعالى alone is Sovereign, no human-being, ruler or otherwise, can usurp the rights of others and then make a law to legalize their oppression.

Hizb ut-Tahrir Released Its Policy regarding Tending to People’s Affairs: Khilafah will Ensure the Rights of Every Citizen

Hizb ut-Tahrir Wilayah Pakistan has issued a Publicized Policy Position (PPP) regarding looking after the affairs of the people. It outlines how democracy is far from a system for the people, as it is claimed. Democracy does not even look after the majority of the people. Democracy is in fact designed to secure the interests of the few elite. It further shows how in the Khilafah, because Allah سبحانه وتعالى Alone is sovereign, no human-being, ruler or otherwise, can usurp the rights of others and then make a law to legalize their oppression.

The flags and banners of the Khilafah

Today we find a multitude of flags in the Muslim world. These have been carefully designed with colours and symbols to represent characteristics of the nation state. In Islam, we have not been given a choice concerning what type of flag we use even down to the colour. The shariah has specified the type of official flag the Khilafah will use and therefore we cannot deviate from this. Furthermore, we cannot wave flags that represent concepts which are against Islam such as nationalism and division of Muslim lands. The article below is taken from the book “Institutions of State in the Khilafah” by Hizb ut-Tahrir.

The Khilafah will protect the honour of the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

A new anti-Islamic film ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ has been released in America. Unable to control their venom and hatred for Islam, the kuffar have once again unleashed a vicious attack on our beloved Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.

Sam Bacile, the film’s creator is not the first to produce a drama insulting the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم. In 1889 Henri de Bornier, a French poet and dramatist wrote an anti-Islamic play called Mahomet. Even though the Uthmani Khilafah was in a declined state and dubbed the ‘sick-man of Europe’, the French Prime Minister Charles de Freycinet banned the play in 1890 after opposition from the Khilafah.

Only the Khilafah will bring real change

Whenever the people’s frustration rises to extreme levels anywhere in the Muslim World, from Tunisia to Bangladesh, the Western colonialist seeks to preserve the current, corrupt system, with a mere face-change and face-saving changes to a few laws. It is obvious these days, that to please their Western masters, the traitors within Pakistan’s political and military leadership are creating a “King’s Party” or a “Q-league” to quell the Ummah’s anger against the system. But, the capitalist system is the actual cause of misery in Pakistan for over six decades, implemented by both dictators and democrats alike. Until this system is up-rooted and replaced by the Khilafah, no real change will ever occur. So, Hizb ut-Tahrir here wishes to provide you an overview of the Khilafah, which will not only save you from oppression in this world, it will save you from the anger of Allah سبحانه و تعالى in the Hereafter as well.

Reflections on the Islamic World 2011: Waiting for the 5th Wave in the Muslim world – the establishment of Khilafah

The year 2011 has passed. In general, there are not many fundamental changes that have occurred in the Islamic world. The Islamic countries are still objects of the imperialist Capitalist countries. Iraq and Afghanistan are still occupied. The American military bases spread across the Islamic world especially in the Middle East, are a reflection of the American occupation with the consent of the puppet governments.

How would a future Khilafah respond to the Somalia Famine?

Distribution of the aid and resolving the crisis will require pooling resources from many government agencies and the armed forces. The Khaleefah can personally take charge of this or send an Assistant Khaleefah (Mu’awin Tafweed) who has the same powers as the Khaleefah in his capacity as a deputy. The Assistant Khaleefah can then take control of all government agencies and armed forces involved in the disaster relief operation, cutting bureaucracy which could delay aid distribution.

America and the Caliphate: Past & Present

In the International arena today, America continues to project itself as the lone unrivaled global power. Despite its ailments and suffering economy, and the setbacks in its decade long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it continues to lay claim as a superpower. In the past few years, America has opened new war fronts. From the escalations in Somalia, Drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan, and assault on Libya, America has either ventured alone, or with its NATO allies. The Muslim world is engulfed in this imperialist storm. In spite of the enormous resources, the Muslim world has witnessed turmoil in her lands, as a result of her rulers sheepishly giving into the demands of the US. This is the grim reality of the Muslim lands with respect to the US at present.