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Is not time that realise that your rulers are the protectors of your enemy

The following is a translation from Arabic. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم O Muslims! Is not the time for you to realise that the Khilafah is your only refuge which can salvage you. Is it not time that you realise that your rulers are the protectors of your enemy and not your protectors? The Jewish entity began its barbaric attacks on Gaza on 27 December 2008, wherein it indulged in destruction and killing. It incinerated men, their pastures and their properties. Then on 17 January 2009, it announced a unilateral cease fire, only to create public opinion that it is the controlling power. It starts its brutal attacks whenever it wishes and stops them whenever and however it is convenient for it! Indeed the Jewish entity has done all of this whilst the rulers of the Muslim countries are busy counting the dead bodies and injured of the Muslims and some are not even doing this and they are not even bothered about it! Such rulers have used various deceptive and twisted means to transform the

America re-commits to its crusade with a fresh President

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم On 21 January 2009, Pakistan’s President, Asif Ali Zardari, began an attempt by his government to portray the inauguration of the new US President, Barak Hussain Obama, as a new hope for Pakistan. Zardari said, “Renewal by the US president of commitment to high ideals and values would raise hope for a better future for the peoples of the world.” This statement was followed by days of media campaigning by the government, in an attempt to justify its allegiance to America. As usual the government was joined in its chorus by those politicians who claim to speak for Muslims and Islam, but speak without care for the consequences upon the Muslims and Islam. Indeed, the government’s claim that a new US President justifies its alliance with America is as false as the government’s previous claim that changing Pakistan’s President justifies Pakistan’s corrupt and failing system. There is no change in America’s policy towards Muslims for Obama and Bush are just two faces

Global Economic Crisis, An Islamic Perspective

By Mustaq Koya, Idialogue Magazine (Australia) January 2009 Edition The devastating ripple effect of the American Subprime Mortgage crisis is seen across the world. Meltdowns of the global financial sector, bailout packages for large corporations, corporate collapses, desperate economic stimulus packages, warnings of looming recessions in major developed economies followed by job cuts, and much worse, horrors of a depression have all been envisioned. More than a mere global Financial crisis, we are witnessing the epic saga of a global Economic crisis. Cause and Effects What kick started the whole conundrum was the mortgage defaults in the US Subprime Mortgage sector. In the years leading up to 2007, when the crisis began to unfold, major home mortgage sponsors in the US, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae had a total combined outstanding loans of up to USD$5.1 trillion. The loans were given to almost anyone that rocked up to the lenders and wanted to buy a house, despite their ability to

Understanding the nature of the American people

The following is an extract of the soon to be published translation of the Arabic book 'Political Concepts of Hizb ut-Tahrir' originally published in 2005. As Barack Obama has now become the President of the USA all eyes are upon America, this extract is useful as it discusses the history and nature of the American people. As regarding the American people: They are a rich people who live in a land of big wealth. Then it entered into a bitter struggle with the European states which they occupied particularly England, and won its independence with force through vision and awareness. This developed within the Americans some dispositions, most of which is pragmatism, i.e. the concept of expediency. Due to its opposition to the European colonialism, tendency and respect to high values originated within it. However, the American people embraced the capitalist ideology like the rest of the Christian world, so it started to be attracted by two factors, which are: the factor of conten

Videos of Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Hawarey

The Sheikh recorded the following video/audio files in English starting 17 September 2008 (17 Ramadhan 1429) and ending 13 October 2008. The files are in *.wmv format, hence can be watched on any Windows-based computer immediately, and numbered from 00 to 62. They are composed of three sets: an introduction and a collection of 30 symposiums about FAITH CHANGES MAN, a collection of 20 symposiums about ISLAM DRAFT CONSTITUTION plus a commentary, and a collection of 11 symposiums about COMPARATIVE RELIGION. The length of each file is indicated in minutes and seconds. The 00 file is the only one shorter than 10 minutes, thus it was uploaded to the Sheikh's channel on YouTube to be the only file in English among 25 other videos in Arabic. May Allah SWT bless the Sheikh and award him heavily for this tremendous effort despite the severe bone marrow fibrosis and spleen swelling he is suffering; hence affecting his lecturing ability radically, as seen in the videos below. FAITH CHANGES

Q&A: The reality of the coup in Guinea

The following is the translation of an Arabic Q&A. Question: On 23rd Vedember, 2008, it was announced in Konakari, the capital of Guinea that ceratin armed forces divisions rebelled within four hours after the death of Guinean President General President Lansana Conte. The following day, the rebels announced formation of a consultative council under the name National Council for Development and Democracy. It was also announced that the military officer who made the announcements, Captain Moussa Camara will head the council. At its inception, the revolution was was opposed by the prime minister who was supported by the chief of staff who called on the rebels to be loyal to the government...but the prome minister surrendered to the revolutionaries within three days! What is the reality? Is it a local matter where the revolutionaries seized the oppurtunity of the president’s death or does it have regional and global ramifications? Answer: If we observe the events as well as the g

Part 3, The Islamic Rules of Trade - Brokerage (Samsara)

Due to the current global financial crisis there is increasing interest in the Islamic Economic System, the most comprehensive book on this topic is 'The Economic System of Islam' by Sheikh Taqiuddin an-Nabhani. However as people have many questions relating to the Islamic rules of trade we will be posting related extracts from the draft translation of the Fiqh masterpiece 'The Islamic Personality, Volume 2' by Sheikh Taqiuddin an-Nabhani. Brokerage (Samsara) It is narrated from Hakeem bin Hazam from his father who said: The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: دعوا الناس يرزق الله بعضهم من بعض، فإذا استنصح الرجل أخاه فلينصح له “Leave the people so that Allah gives sustenance to some of them through others. If the man seeks advice from his brother, let him advise him.” In scrutinising trade and the situations of sale and purchase, we find therein that Allah provides sustenance for people through each other whether it is large trade or small trade. We often find the lar

Article 16, Explanation of the Draft Constitution of the Khilafah

The following is from the draft english translation of the Arabic book مقدمة الدستورأو الأسباب الموجبة له (Introduction to the constitution and the evidences that make it obligatory) published by Hizb ut-Tahrir 1382 Hijri (1963 CE). Please refer to the original Arabic for accurate meanings. Please note some of the adopted opinions of the Hizb have changed since the time the book was published so any of the adopted literature published after this book which contradicts what is mentioned in this book abrogates those specific points. Article 16: The ruling system is a system of unity and not a federalist system The sound ruling system is a system of unity and nothing else; because Shari'ah has decreed such a system and forbidden any other system. It has been reported on the authority of Abdullah Ibn Amr Ibn Al-A'as that he heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) say: "Whoever pledged allegiance to an Imam, giving him the clasp of his hand and the fruit of his heart shall obey