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New Arabic documentary about Uzbekistan

You can download a new short documentary about the persecution of the Muslims of Uzbekistan and their struggle for Khilafah from the following link: http://www.hizb-ut-tahrir.info/arabic/usbikproject/media/UZBK2006.rmvb The following is a link to a new arabic website dedicated to highlighting the plight of the Muslims of Uzbekistan: http://www.hizb-ut-tahrir.info/arabic/index.php/usbekistan/main

Views on Saddam's death

The following are some quotations of views regarding Saddam Hussain's execution: Muhammad Ismail Yusanto, spokesperson of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Indonesia said: "The punishment should have been given to Saddam, because Saddam killed many Iraqi people and also members of Hizb ut-Tahrir there". But he said US President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair deserved no better. "All leaders in the world who did killings have to get the same punishment." [ Source ] In a press release Hizb ut-Tahrir, Britain said: Saddam Hussain may have been executed, his crimes were terrible, but the world is waiting for Bush and Blair to be brought to account for the death of over 650,000 innocent Iraqi civilians. Their illegal colonial war in Iraq has found no weapons of mass destruction, has overthrown a dictator formerly loyal to western governments, triggered sectarian conflicts formerly non-existent in Iraq, and left a trail of destruction. Saddam Hussain was suppor

The importance of independent thinking & grasping the culture

The following is a transcript of a session delivered by a brother. It is possible that sometimes there is a deficiency in some of the Da’wah carriers. This weakness is in understanding the culture and the way we study in the Halaqaat and also the general reading and discussions, this results in problems in the Da’wah. When the general culture level of the Da’wah carriers becomes weak, it creates a number of problems and has dangerous consequences. When the Halaqat are not given in the same level as originally intended by the pioneers of the Da’wah. And when the cultural level is weak. Each resulting Halaqah will create a new halaqah of a new generation of Da’wah carriers that are culturally weaker that its predecessor, the thoughts and culture become watered down and diluted losing the original pure taste of the concepts. Although activity of the Da’wah is essential, it is important to understand that our Da’wah is not ‘activity-driven’ rather it should be driven by a producti

Political Concepts Part 6 - World Main issues

The following is an extract of the draft english translation of an excellent recent book entitled ' Political Concepts ' which was published in the Arab world in 2005. We will be posting more sections of the book in future. Political actions that take place in the world are many and relate to many issues. However, it is possible to limit these in six main issues, which are: issue of Europe, issue of the Middle East, Central Asia issue, Indian subcontinent issue, Far East issue and issue of Africa. Study was limited to these six issues for the following reasons: Firstly: Struggle or competition takes place between the great powers in these regions; so it is naturally the issues of these regions to be the most important world issues. Secondly: The peoples of these regions live in a state of intense unrest and attempt of liberation. Therefore, it was necessary to try controlling the situations of these peoples; particularly the majority of them are Muslims that vividly yea

Representation (Al-Wilaayah) & Delegation (Al-Wekaalah) in Islam

Every Mukallaf (i.e. mature and sane person) is considered to be one of the following: - The Original Al-Aseel i.e. the one who represents him/herself. - The Representative Al-Wakeel i.e. the one who represents another person - The Next of kin (Al-Waliy) i.e. the one who is responsible for others e.g. the father or the Khaleefah. - The Guardian Al-Wassiy i.e. the one who is responsible for a child or a disabled person ( i.e.Al-Qaaser). The Shari'ah holds the Mukallaf (him/her) as an Aseel: the one who is responsible for his/her own affairs and duties and Islam gives every Aseel the Wilaayah (power of self-representation). However the Shari'ah does give one a permit to delegate certain responsibilities to someone else to represent him or her. This requires us to understand the principle of Representation Al-Wilaayah in Islam and its divisions and types. The Divisions of Representation Al-Wilaayah: Representation Al-Wilaayah is of two divisions: 1. Self Representation (Al-Wil

Iran and North Korea standoff exposes US NPT policy

By Abid Mustafa On 23/12/06 the UN Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanction against Iran's nuclear programme. The key aspects of the resolution were a) Ban on import and export of nuclear-related material and b) Assets frozen of 10 companies and 12 individuals. Although the resolution was passed under Chapter 7 Article 41, which renders enforcement obligatory there was no mention of military force in the event of Iran’s non-compliance with demands stipulated by the UNSC. The resolution was passed after it had been considerably watered down from its initial draft. Both Russia and China objected to key points in the resolution drafted by the EU-3, as Moscow and Beijing manoeuvred to protect their commercial interests in Iran. But there are a couple of additional factors that have motivated the two erstwhile enemies to band together and stand firm against the US. First, both countries perceive Ahmadinejad to be acting independently from the US and this has spurred th