All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and may the best peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
On Friday the 22nd of March 2019, Hizb ut Tahrir / Scandinavia organized a historic event in the centre of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. In front of the Danish parliament, the jumah prayer was performed in support of the martyred brothers and sisters in Christchurch, New Zealand and to hold the politicians, in Denmark and throughout the West, responsible for the hateful, hostile climate towards Islam and Muslims, which spurs abuses and crimes such as the horrific massacre in New Zealand.
At the same time, the event showed a clear stand for Islam, confirming that Muslims will not shy away from expressing their Deen publicly despite continuous political attempts to constrain and stifle the call and practice of Islam in Denmark. The Adhan (call to prayer) was heard loud and clear as it resounded through the streets of central Copenhagen.
Despite attempts by a few hateful right-wing people to provoke and create trouble by burning the noble Quran near the event, with the blessing of the Danish authorities; and in spite of several days of media propaganda about a security risk, as well as parliamentary politicians attempting to prevent the event from taking place, a large crowd of people attended and showed their support.
The Khutbah was held in Danish in front of a gathering of between 700-1000 Muslim men and women; and after the prayer, talks were given in both Arabic and English to deliver specific messages to the attendees as well as to the public.
By the grace of Allah the Almighty, the event was completed as a great success in all of its aspects.
All of the press and national media outlets were present and covered the event. It even reached international media, which mentioned and showed the event in English, Arabic and Turkish.
Even though the press has desperately attempted to scale down or neglect the significance of the event and focused on everything but the message itself, Hizb ut Tahrir in Denmark managed, by Allah’s help, to force itself on the public agenda and expose the role of the government and media in spurring hatred against Islam and Muslims in their struggle against Islam both domestically and in the Muslim world.
Thanks to Allah, tens of thousands have seen the live video of the event on Facebook. And overwhelming number of Muslims have shown their warm support, and many non-Muslims have responded positively as well.
Hizb ut Tahrir / Scandinavia once again praise and thank Allah for making this political action for Islam a blazing success, and reaffirms its commitment and determination to continue the noble work for Islam.
Media office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Scandinavia
Sunday, 17th Rajab 1440 AH
No.: 1440 / 07