Saturday, June 29, 2013

Q&A: The refusal of Hizb ut Tahrir and its Ameer to answer criticism and make corrections

Question:
Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,
Is it true what has spread in Indonesia that Hizb ut Tahrir and its Ameer refuse to hear criticism, and are not open to making corrections and engage in discussions of knowledge, to the point where it is said: "If you want to change Hizb ut Tahrir then it is necessary to become its Ameer first!!"
We want to engage in discussions in a variety of subject areas related to the Hukm Shar'i, Islamic thought, and administrative matters besides others.
Muafa Abu Haura
Answer:
Wa Alaikumu as-Salaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Baarakatuhu,
We welcome any objective discussion based upon what is found in our books in terms of concepts and rules (Ahkam) whilst not discussing that which has been said in allegations in other books. Meaning that we accept for it to be said: 'So and so was mentioned in this book...' and then afterwards you may say what you like in terms of questioning or criticism in relation to it. We will then respond by the permission of Allah. However we do not accept to waste time by transmitting that which has been falsely fabricated against us by some of those who harbor hatred against Islam. So it could be asked of us for example: 'as mentioned in this book by so and so that you are so and so...' So it is this type that we do not like to waste our time upon, rather we leave these allegations to Allah Al-Azeez Al-Qahhaar.
Likewise we do not discuss administrative structural matters because the place for this is not this page.
My brother, indeed we do not place a single word in our books except after a thorough study of the evidences and its angle of deduction. For this reason we are ready for their discussion and answer any enquiry that relates to them.
Your brother,
Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah
14 Rajab 1434 AH
24 May 2013 CE

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