بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
The Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Bangladesh
PR no: 07-230209
26 Safar 1429 AH / 23 February 2009 CE
The Khilafah State will secure global leadership for the Muslim Ummah
Hizb ut-Tahrir in Bangladesh organized a seminar today at the national press club on the subject ‘Context: South Asian Taskforce, Transit, TIFA – Islam’s Foreign Policy Model’. Deputy Spokesman Kazi Murshedul Haque chaired the seminar while Chief Coordinator and Official Spokesman of the party Mohiuddin Ahmed delivered the main speech. Members of the party – Mowlana Mamunur Rashid, Mustafa Minhaz, and Abdullah al-Mamun – were on the panel.
In the keynote speech Mohiuddin Ahmed said successive governments in Bangladesh have been submissive towards the imperialists and serving their interests. Recently after coming to power the government of Sheikh Hasina is treading the same path. Within this context it was imperative for the Muslims to refer to the foreign policy of Islam which will secure the status of a leading state for the Ummah.
A Model of the Islamic Khilafah Government’s Foreign Policy:
Vision of Global Leadership:
The vision of the Islamic state’s foreign policy is to spread the message of Islam to the world and make Islam the sole dominant ideology. This vision allowed the Companions of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم to dislodge two superpowers from the position of leading states and establish the Islamic state as the leading state within a few decades. The Khilafah state will unify the Muslim world – its population, resources and the armies – which will allow it to project its power on the world stage, challenge the superpowers, remove their influence and dislodge them from superpower status.
In order to achieve its foreign policy vision the Khilafah state will build a strong manufacturing industry focusing on defence and arms industry. The Khilafah state will develop arms manufacturing industry and heavy industries such as steel, iron, coal, and mineral processing. The state will provide incentives, both economic and political, for the major industrialists to develop particular types of factories and businesses geared around heavy industry and the needs of a defence oriented economy. Incentives would include free rental of land in return for the mass production of steel, iron or chemicals to existing businessmen and entrepreneurs. Other incentives would include the government providing loans to those who wish to start particular businesses in those areas which the state needs development or supplies such as developing chemical spores or extracting metals.
Strengthening the Military:
The Khilafah state will strengthen the military through various steps:
• Culturing the military with the vision of establishing Islam as the dominant ideology;
• Providing the necessary manpower, training and budget for the military;
• Eliminating dependency of the military on foreign nations for training and weapons;
• Acquiring and developing advanced military technology and weapons and
• Providing military training to every sane and mature Muslim above the age of 15.
After Mohiuddin Ahmed’s speech there was an interactive question and answer session with several hundred audiences who were from various sections of the society.
Official Spokesman of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Bangladesh