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Turkey and the Ottomans

It was the month of Rajab the Khilafah came to an end in Turkey. Various individuals in post-Ottoman Turkey have attempted to wipe its history away, but Turkey under the Ottoman's was the world superpower for centuries - this will remain the history of Turkey, whatever its future course. The Ottoman's were one of the many bands of Turkmen horsemen who began to come into the Islamic lands as a result of the Mongol invasions in the 13th century. These Turkmen warriors, who had converted to Islam, were sent to the frontiers of the state by the Seljuks, who themselves were of Turkish origin. They had excellent fighting skills and zeal, which the Seljuks wanted them to apply along the frontier with the Byzantines. The house of Uthman proved to be one of the most successful of these bands, taking many towns and villages from the control of the Byzantines, they then unified the other ghazis, under their banner, brought the lands surrounding Constantinople under Islam, culminating i

Al Hind and Islam

The Pew report "Mapping the Global Muslim Population: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Muslim Population," concluded that the world wide Muslim population was 1.6 billion and that the majority of Muslims today reside beyond the birth place of Islam. It is estimated that over 30% of Muslims - the largest - reside in Hind, which comprised of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Contact between the Muslims from Baghdad - the Abbasid Khilafah [800-1300 CE] - took place before the expedition of Muhammed bin Qasim, which has come to be seen as a seminary period in the regions history books. The Arabs used to visit the coast of Southern India, which then provided the link between the ports of South and South East Asia. After the Arab traders became Muslim, they brought Islam to South Asia. A number of local Indians living in the coastal areas embraced Islam through contact with the Muslim traders. Over a period of 500 years Islam expanded across the Indus plai

The Reality of the Media

This article is written by Manal Bader Media in its reality and essence is a reflection of government views and policies. There is no true freedom of expression as in the case against Hizb ut-Tahrir seen world-wide in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. All different types of media attack Hizb ut-Tahrir and their views because governments will risk hypocrisy if they ban Hizb ut-Tahrir for exposing the fallacies of the West, because there is no valid proof against Hizb ut-Tahrir of breaking any constitutional act. Hizb ut-Tahrir is constantly under attack by using a the so-called fright factor. What is the fright factor? When a certain word is spoken a certain frightful image comes to mind; as with the media trying to falsely link Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and Al-Zarqawi to Hizb ut-Tahrir. This is done under deceptive means so the common people will automatically link Hizb ut-Tahrir with whom the West considers as terrorists, thereby, shunning away from Hizb ut-Tahri

CIA's 20:20 Vision for the future Caliphate is Short Sighted

This article is written by brother Abid Mustafa “They talk about wanting to re-establish what you could refer to as the Seventh Century Caliphate. This was the world as it was organized 1,200, 1,300 years, in effect, when Islam or Islamic people controlled everything from Portugal and Spain in the West; all through the Mediterranean to North Africa; all of North Africa; the Middle East; up into the Balkans; the Central Asian republics; the southern tip of Russia; a good swath of India; and on around to modern day Indonesia. In one sense from Bali and Jakarta on one end, to Madrid on the other." -- Former US Vice President Cheney In December 2004, The National Intelligence Council of the CIA predicted that in the year 2020 a new Caliphate would emerge on the world stage. The findings were published in a 123-page report titled “Mapping the Global Future”. The aim of the report is to prepare the next Bush administration for challenges that lie ahead by projecting current trends

Invitation to Hizb ut-Tahrir's International Media conference

The Central Media Office of Hizb-ut-Tahrir is honored to invite you to participate in the international conference to be held in Beirut-Lebanon to mark the 89th annual painful remembrance day of the destruction of the Khilafah on the 28th Rajab 1342H/ 3rd March 1924. The conference will be convened under the title: Hizb ut-Tahrir's Perspective on the world's most critical international and regional problems The speakers will present the viewpoint of Hizb ut-Tahrir related to the most significant strategic crises confronting the global village: A - The Muslim world: •1- Issues in the Middle East (Palestine, Iraq, Sudan) •2- Issues in South Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan) •3- Issues in South East Asia (Indonesia and the separatist movement) •4- Issues in West and Central Asia (Cyprus, Turkey, Caucasia, East Turkestan) B- Islam, Muslims and the West C- International crises that impact the Muslim ummah: •1- The international financial crisis •2- The global nucl

Who will fill the government posts in a future Khilafah and from where in society will they be selected from?

This article is written by Brother Abdul-Kareem In answer to this there are two factors that need to be considered for someone to be suitable for a ruling position in the Khilafah - capability and strength of ideology. Capability to Rule Capability in carrying out the task of ruling is an explicit shar'i (Iegal) condition for the Khaleefah, Assistants (mu'awinoon) and the governors (wulah). This ruling capability is manifested in certain traits that will enable the person to fulfil the responsibilities of office and manage the affairs of state. These traits are strength of personality, consciousness of Allah (taqwa), kindness and that he should not be one who causes aversion. 1. Strength of personality - The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم stipulated that the ruler must be strong and that the weak person is not suitable to become a ruler. Muslim narrated from Abu Dharr who said: "I said: O Messenger of Allah, will you not appoint me as a governor/ruler? He

Islamic Ruling on Military Alliances

Today, we find Muslim countries making military alliances with the kuffar and fighting alongside them. Turkey is a member of NATO and has sent troops to Afghanistan under the UN International Security Assistance Force. Pakistan has entered a military alliance with America to fight Muslims in the tribal areas and support the Afghan war. Many Muslim countries participate in numerous other military alliances and collective security agreements. Historically, the Khilafah entered in to military alliances with kafir states at certain times. In America and Europe we find a small minority of Muslims joining the western armies and being sent to Iraq and Afghanistan with some scholars even issuing fatwas that this is permissible in Islam. The Islamic ruling on military alliances and their permissibility is given below. This is taken from the book Shakhsiya Islamiyya (Islamic Personality) Volume 2 by Sheikh Taquideen an-Nabhani. The extract below is based on a draft translation from Ar

Khilafah - Hope for the Ummah

This week, on the 28th of Rajab, the Ummah will mark the 89th anniversary of the fall of the Khilafah. We should use this anniversary as a reminder of our obligation - as an Ummah - to resume the Islamic way of life, through the re-establishment of the Khilafah. Since the abolishment of the Khilafah in 1342/1924, the Ummah has witnessed a succession of despotic rulers whose sole concern has been to please their Capitalist masters. These dictators, the Assads, Mubaraks, and Zardaris of this Ummah, are eagerly financed, armed, and supported by the parliaments of North America and Europe. Such subjugation has resulted in the political, economic, and social hardships of the Ummah. For example: • Poverty : A 2002 study by the Economist found that 1 out of 5 Arabs lives on less than $2 a day - and this was before the 2008 Financial Crisis. • Corruption : According to Transparency International, Muslim countries account for 8 of the 10 most corrupt countries that were surveyed. • War