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Q&A: Musharraf's removal from power

The following is a translation of an Arabic Q&A from the official website of Hizb ut-Tahrir: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Answer to Question Question: American officials have in the past often repeated that Musharraf is an asset for the United States of America in preserving their interests and strengthening & consolidating their stronghold in the region and that he was the US’s crucial ally in occupation of Afghanistan etc… then yesterday, 18th August 2008 C.E the same United States abandoned him leaving no option for him but to resign. How did it come to that? Does it suggest a political confrontation with the British where they succeeded in dislodging Musharraf? And finally, who is likely to replace him as President of the republic? Answer: Answer: Yes, indeed Musharraf was an asset to the US and an asset which was true to its salt. He gave his services to the US in Afghanistan and the entire region; in fact it will not be an exaggeration to say America could not have occupied A

Q&A: Military coup in Mauritania & Russia's war in Georgia

The following is a translation of an Arabic Q&A from the website of the Ameer of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Sheikh Ata Abu Rashta. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Answers to Questions Question 1: On 6th of August, 2008, a military coup was announced in Mauritania staged by the army led by the chief of the Republican Guard, General Mohammed Abdul Azeez against the President of the Republic Sayyid Mohammed al Sheikh Abdullah and his Prime Minister Yahya Ahmad al Waqif. This coup took place 16 months after the elections facilitated by the army in March 2007, which itself were less than 2 years after the 2005 military coup which dethroned Waleed al Ta’e and the army assumed authority under the leadership of Colonel Ali Mohammed Faal who honoured his commintment to transfer power to an elected government. What is the reality of this latest coup and what prompted it? Answer: In 1920 the colonialist France occupied the Muslims in Mauritania after a fierce resistance and declared Mauritania as a French colo

The Issue of Kashmir

The following is the translation of a chapter from an Arabic booklet entitled 'Political Issues - Occupied Muslim Lands' issued by Hizb ut-Tahrir in 2004. This chapter is especially relavent due to the current crisis in occupied Kashmir. KASHMIR India conducts its wild campaign against Kashmir, while repeating the rhetoric of terrorism and terrorists, so as to place a thick cloud on the issue. It wants some people to think that Kashmir is one of the Hindus properties, and it is supposed to be under their rule in the first place. The reply of Muslims in Kashmir to the aggression of India against them is, in their view, considered rebellion against the Indian state, which has the right of destroying them. Thus, they want to give a false portrayal of the issue. In reality, Kashmir is an Islamic land; rather the whole of India is an Islamic land, which Muslims conquered and enlightened after it lived in darkness. The authority of Islam continued in it till the middle of 19th centur

Views on the news 20/08/08

UN warns UK about its treatment of Muslims Recently, the UN told Britain to treat its Muslim population better. UN’s nine-member human rights committee, composed of legal experts, said it was concerned "negative public attitudes towards Muslim members of society" continued to be allowed in Britain. It recommended the Government "should take energetic measures to eliminated this phenomenon and ensure that authors of such acts of discrimination on the basis of religion are adequately deterred and sanctioned." For so long, the West has proudly proclaimed the mantle of ‘justice’, but the course it has adopted after September 11 has rapidly diminished this claim. So much so, that its imperialist tool the UN is telling Britain —one of its founding members— to change its behaviour. This is another evidence that Western governments and not Muslims that are responsible for the destruction of western civilization. Musharraf’s resignation: Good riddance but what’s next for Pa

Ramadhan Articles

As the blessed month of Ramadhan approaches it is time again for us to refresh our understanding of the various ahkam (rules), concepts and history related to this month. The following are links to articles related to the various aspects of Ramadhan and Eid: The obligation of beginning of Ramadhan when the moon is sighted in any country Ramadhan & moon sighting according to Classical scholars Deobandi & Barelvi original Fatawa - obligatory to follow sighting of Muslim from any land for Ramadhan & Eid Audio: The Fiqh of Determining Ramadhan & Eid Should we be 'Ramadhan Muslims'? Ramadhan - Month of the Quran & its affect upon us Ramadhan Timeline Comparisons from the Battle of Ain Jaloot A to Z of Ramadhan Ramadhan: Past & present Tafsir of verses on Ramadhan & Fasting - Part 1 Tafsir of verses on Ramadhan & Fasting - Part 2 Make Ramadhan the month of victory again Eid: Time to Reflect What did you do on Eid? Post Ramadhan worship

Views on the news - 14/08/08

West continues to insult Muslims On 9/8/2008 the BBC reported that plans to release a novel entitled ‘The Jewel of Medina’ about the messenger (saw) of Allah and his wife A'isha were scrapped by US publishers Random House. The publication was not halted because of some deep regret that the material is offensive to Muslims; rather the safety of the author Sherry Jones was the primary concern for the publisher Random House to stop the publication. The West habitually produces offensive materials aimed at insulting Muslims and attacking Islam. These assaults are then justified under the banners of ‘freedom’,’ liberty’, ‘tolerance’ and other pathetic values or excuses. Allah Says: ‘Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse’. Nevertheless, what has really contributed to the venom spewed by the West against Islam are the spineless rulers of the Muslim world. Rather than removing money from Western banks or cutting off the oil supplies—whic

Interview with a Da'wa carrier from Iraq

S heikh Abu Abdullah Al-Kurdi is a Professor of Shariah at one of the universities in Iraq. He has been an active da’wa carrier with Hizb ut-Tahrir for the past 20 years. The Sheikh holds many academic degrees in the Islamic Sciences and also the traditional Ijaza's (permissions). The following is a translation of the Arabic interview. Note: Q = Question, A= Answer. Q. Can you throw some light on the work for the re-establishment of Khilafah in Iraq? A. The people of Iraq are an enlightening people from the political aspect. When the colonization first came to the Arab first the people of this land fought back the colonialist. It is well known and well documented as the 20th revolution. The colonialists have held on to these people with a strong fist. Before the destruction of the Saddam regime there was a conference held in Iraq as to the future of Iraq . This conference brought all the influential and intellectual people concerned with the future of Iraq . All the peopl

Views on the news - 7/8/08

Britain launches new initiatives to suppress Muslims After discovering that their existing policies have failed to subdue the Islamization of the Muslim community, the British government has embarked on a new initiative which is to cost £12.5m. This consists of providing money to Muslims to fund projects which aim to "undermine extremist ideology", and also to establish a board of Islamic theologians to debate issues affecting Muslims in the UK . The government is also exploring ways to promote moderate Muslims and isolate extremists. British Minister Hazel Blears said, “I think if you have got groups that are actively promoting violent extremism, groups that are on record as saying Israel should be wiped off the face of the map, justifying suicide bombing, then I don't think it is right for ministers to be engaging with them, sharing platforms and giving them credibility.” Allah reminds us “Fain would they extinguish Allah's light with their mouths, but Allah will no

The Imperial Criminal Circus (ICC) and the Muslim world

On 19/7/2008 Arab leaders met in Cairo to discuss how to thwart the International Criminal Court (ICC) from issuing an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci told his Arab counterparts:” What the prosecutor of the court has done is a dangerous precedent.” Encouraged by the EU, ICC’s involvement with Sudan started on 31 March 2005, when, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1593 that referred to the situation in Darfur . In February 2007 the ICC declared that two men — Sudanese humanitarian affairs minister Ahmad Muhammad Harun and Janjaweed militia leader Ali Kushayb — had been identified as key suspects in crimes against humanity. On 2 May 2007, the Court issued arrest warrants for the two men. However, Sudan maintained that the Court had no jurisdiction over this matter, and refused to hand over the suspects. On 14 July 2008, the ICC's chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, asked the ICC for a warrant

Letter from Hizb ut-Tahrir to the Rulers in the Muslim world

The following is a translation from the original letter in Arabic. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم From Hizb ut Tahrir To the Rulers, the Kings, Heads of State and Chiefs….In the Muslim World, over the Pacific Ocean from Indonesia in the East, to the Atlantic Coast in the West. All praise be to Allah (swt), His Messenger (saw), his family and those loyal to him, And so: As you are well aware that for a long time we have not sent delegations nor corresponded with you demanding your support for establishing the Khilafah ar Rashidah State, this was because we have been witnessing with our own ears and eyes that you have abandoned the Khilafah behind your backs and you are violating the authentic evidences of the Sharee’ah derived from the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) which make it incumbent to work in order to establish the Khilafah . Not only that, but because every Muslim is required to have the bai’ah to the Khaleefah upon his neck, the authentic evidences have cle