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Straits Times: Advent of an Islamic caliphate?

HIZBUT TAHRIR AND POLITICS IN INDONESIA Advent of an Islamic caliphate? By Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman, For The Straits Times Aug 29, 2007 ON AUG 12, one of the largest-ever Muslim congregations was held in Indonesia. Close to 100,000 Muslims convened in Jakarta to pledge their support for the revival of the Islamic caliphate, a super-state encompassing all Islamic countries in the world, as well as for the implementation of Islamic laws in Indonesia. The event was addressed by prominent Indonesian leaders, including Kiyai Abdullah Gymnastier, a popular Islamic preacher, and Professor Din Syamsuddin, leader of Muhammadiyah. Besides guests from 30 of the 33 Indonesian provinces, the conference also attracted participants from Europe, Asia and Africa. The event was organised by Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) which has begun to emerge as an important Islamist group in the country. Origin and aims HTI is the Indonesian chapter of Hizbut Tahrir (HT), a global party whose primary ai

The definitive violation of the Shariah by the rulers of the Muslim world, Part. 1

The rulers of the Muslim world today rule by other than what Allah (swt) revealed, they abandon and violate Qat'i definitive Ahkam Shariah. Some of these Qat'i areas include: - Accepting the law of man whether that of a parliament, assembly or international law above the Shariah of Allah. Governments like Saudi Arabia who claim to rule by Islam are members of the United nations and accept its man made charter and laws above the Shariah of Allah (swt). This is a definitive prohibition. - Allying with the Kuffar against the Muslims as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and others have. - Totally abondoning Jihad by considering themselves as non-expansionist nation states. Accepting man made law above the Shariah of Allah (swt) This is a clear cut prohibition due to the many verses in the Quran establishing the definitive sovereignty of Allah (swt). There is a disagreement amongst the scholars whether people who do that become Kafir automatically or remain as Fasiq (open sinners) and Dh

Ruling by Kufr is Haraam - by Prof. Muhammad Al-Mass'ari

Tuesday 29 April 1997 Prof. Muhammad Al-Mass'ari The 'Muslim News' published in its March 28 1997 issue 95, page 4, in its 'Election Special' feature an article entitled: "Islam is not opposed to power-sharing" by Brother Azzam Tamimi. The article argues, in essence, that participating in Kufr governments and elections is perfectly permissible, even a duty for Muslims! Unfortunately Br. Tamimi could not accept that the other opposing point of view is based on respectable and considerable train of thought, rather he insisted to belittle it and its advocates. For example he said: [Islamists, who treat the questions of democracy or power-sharing as matters of 'Aqidah (faith), usually have no specialised or adequate knowledge in the humanities, and are indoctrinated with some shallow Islamic literature]. This is most unfortunate! The following discussion will clearly expose Br. Tamimi's point of view as the weakly founded and shallow one. In the fir

The Ruling of Islam on Elections

The following is a translation from an Arabic leaflet. Elections are among the means allowed under the Islamic law (Shari'ah) to choose attorneys (agents or representatives). The Messenger of Allah (saw), during the Pledge of Allegiance at Aqabah, said, "Bring out from you twelve foremen to be responsible for their people's upholding of their duties." The regimes ruling in Islamic lands nowadays are all un Islamic. That is they are regimes of Kurt because their systems are not derived from the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (saw) (except for some portions of it). It is forbidden for a Muslim, who believes in Allah and his Messenger (saw), to help, participate in or be a part of these regimes. Rather he must work with utmost diligence and speed to dismantle it and establish the system of Islam in its place. Allah (swt) said: "And those who do not rule with that which Allah has revealed, are indeed the Kaffiroon." [TMQ 5:44] The rating regi

Urdu inpage of Usul al-Fiqh book & new book on methodology

The inpage version of Muhammad Ali's excellent Urdu book on Usul al-Fiqh can now be downloaded from: http://www.esnips.com/doc/5f5a08b4-8334-4c8d-ad19-4789673eb3a5/Usul-al-Fiqh---Urdu-book-inpage Note: You may need to sign up to esnips to be able to download the files Another book by him in Urdu on 'The correct methodology to re-establish the Islamic state' can be downloaded from: http://www.esnips.com/doc/869eb6fb-0f25-49bd-bcfc-7ed477110c1f/The-correct-methodology-to-re-establish-the-Islamic-state The following are also some new Urdu articles: The Islamic view on Insurance http://www.esnips.com/doc/680625c9-c72f-47eb-9a5c-a45811871cdf/The-Islamic-view-on-Insurance The Miracle of the Quran http://www.esnips.com/doc/f1acef2d-c6d5-4f52-b40f-543fe61e9273/Miracle-of-the-Quran The Khimar, Jilbab & Niqab - the Sharia viewpoint http://www.esnips.com/doc/e7ac9ba5-f8bd-45f8-9e85-d67a385f9a93/The-Khimar,-Jilbab--Niqab---the-Sharia-viewpoint

Video of Khilafah Conference International 2007, Indonesia

The following is the video of most of the conference as broadcast by TVRI, a national TV channel in Indonesia. It was broadcast nationally on the evening of the day of the conference: To watch the video streaming version: Video Streaming Bagian 1 Video Streaming Bagian 2 To download the video: Download Video 1 Download Video 2 Source

Threatening the re-establishment of Khilafah

The following is an article translated from the weekly newsletter of Hizb ut-Tahrir Malaysia entitled 'Sauntun Nahdah' which is published in Malay. On the month of December 2004, the National Intelligence Council (NIC) under the American regime reporting to the President, had issued a report titled "Mapping the Global Future" where they predicted four geopolitical world scenarios by the year 2020. One of them is the rise of "A New Caliphate", where a global Islamic government who will challenge Western values [ http://www.dni.gov/nic/NIC_globaltrend2020_s3.html ]. On 6th October 2005, the leader of the world's terrorists, George W. Bush made a speech in front of an audience during a National Endowment of Democracy function in The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, told: "The militants believe that controlling one country will rally the Muslim masses, enabling them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region, and establish a radical Islam

Healthcare and Islam

Michael Moore’s documentary, “Sicko” discusses the failure of healthcare in America.Whether private or public, the failure of the healthcare system resides in man-made legislation. Only a system revealed by Allah (swt) will truly meet the needs of each and every individual. In Late June of this year, Michael Moore released his latest documentary, “Sicko”. In it, he focuses on the failure of the American Health Care system. Particular attention is given to the Insurance Companies and how their purpose is not to help people in need but rather to increase profits. The solution proposed is to have a public health care system similar to those in Canada, Britain, France and Cuba. Man-made legislation equals failure The documentary reveals the following facts about America: 50 million Americans do not have health insurance Approximately 18,000 of the 50 million will die this year because they do not have health insurance For the remaining 250 million people who have health care, their si