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Q&A: Zakat on crops?

The following is a translation from an Arabic Q&A. Question: It came in p. 97, at the end of the third line in the book of the Draft Constitution, Volume II the following text: "As regards the words of Allah, The Almighty: (And give its due right on its day of harvest) , Al-An'aam, verse 141. Zakat did not come in this verse for it is revealed in Makkah, while the Zakat was enacted in the Madinah; and that is why it mentioned the Pomegranate which there is no zakat of one tenth on it... " The book of Funds mentioned in p. 161, first line after the title: "Zakat on crops and fruits is obliged by the Qur'an and Sunnah; as for the Qur'an it is by His (swt) saying: "And give its due right on its day of harvest", Al-An'aam, verse 141. The question is how we use the verse as evidence for the obligation of the Zakat, though we say that the verse does not include Zakat, as it came in the Draft Constitution. In other words, how we

Political Concepts: The Middle East Issue

The following is an extract of the english translation of an excellent book entitled ' Political Concepts ' by Hizb ut-Tahrir which was published in the Arab world in 2005 prior to the Arab spring.  The Middle East (ME) Issue It is an issue related to Islam and its danger; the strategic location and its control over the communications between Europe, Africa and Asia; the Jewish entity and its being the first line for defending the Western interests; colonialism and its material benefits particularly the oil. Thus, such an issue that is related to Islam, the strategic location, the Jewish state, colonialism and oil, is indeed a very important one, not only for the people of the region and Muslims, but rather for the entire world. As in regards with Islam, it was and still forms the greatest danger to America and the West. Besides, the region of the Middle East is considered the natural departure point for the Islamic da’wa to the world. Therefore, it was not strange that A

Video: Fiqh of Accounting the Rulers by Ustadh Kamal Abu Zahra

Q&A: Punishing by fire?

The following is a translation from an Arabic Q&A. Question : In the book al-Muqadimmah, part 1, page 79, the third point mentioned is: "It includes the in-admissibility of such punishment which Allah (swt) has made as the punishment of the Day of Judgement, which is fire. i.e. it is not permitted to punish by burning in fire." Then on page 82, middle of the page, it is mentioned: "The Law-giver has stipulated punishment for the culprits, and these are: killing, flogging, stoning, exile, cutting (severing), imprisonment, destruction of property, fines (penalties), libel and hot-pressing of any part of the body. It is not permitted to punishment anyone with anything other than these." The question is, how can the impermissibility of punishing by fire be reconciled with hot-pressing? Answer: Burning by fire means to place fire on the body of the person, like lighting fire and putting the person in it, or putting his hand or foot in it...or plac

Some of the Crimes of Karimov, the President of Uzbekistan, and his Thugs

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Some of the Crimes of Karimov, the President of Uzbekistan, and his Thugs and how the United States and the European Union Deals with Him Karimov and his thugs did not spare any kind of brutal torture in the prisons. He has employed torture in many prisons in Uzbekistan that are filled with innocents, particularly the shebaab from Hizb ut-Tahrir. This torture does not cease but is continuous over many years. Note that this party is a political party and does not adopt acts of violence, but limits to thoughts and this is a fact that is universally accepted. Under this brutal torture, hundreds of the shebaab of Hizb ut-Tahrir have been martyred. The most recent of these martyrs is Salah Kadhim Dinov. He was born in 1971 in the city of Andijan. The prison police brought his blessed body from San Karad to his home in Andijan on 16/01/2012. Karimov was not satisfied with torturing to death alone. He ordered his thugs, as usual, to force the family of the martyr

Tadarruj (Gradualism) is a license to follow desires

In November 2011 as the Egyptian elections in the legislative people’s assembly were taking place one of the Islamic parties published an article titled: ‘Tadurruj (gradualism) in the implementation of the Islamic Sharee'ah...its understanding and regulations'. The author began by saying that the implementation of the Sharee'ah is an Islamic obligation which cannot be questioned however he went on to argue that the method which Islam has provided for the implementation of the Islamic rules is that of Tadarruj. Meaning that the method of Islam is to implement its rules via a step by step approach, as opposed to a radical approach of implementing Islam in a complete and comprehensive manner. As evidence for his argument he brings the following two Aayaat of the Qur’aan which describe how Islam was not revealed in one go but was rather revealed gradually. Allah (swt) says: وَقُرۡءَانً۬ا فَرَقۡنَـٰهُ لِتَقۡرَأَهُ ۥ عَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ عَلَىٰ مُكۡثٍ۬ وَنَزَّلۡنَـٰهُ تَنزِيلاً۬ “And

Muslims must oppose the UN which is a colonial tool of the major powers

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم "...the UN emerged chiefly as a result of an agreement among the great powers led at that time by Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. They concluded that the founding of a world organization was in the interests of their respective states. One should ask why they concluded this and then set those reasons alongside the idealism." -- Mark Mazower The recent double veto by Russia and China against the UN resolution calling for Assad's removal has attracted much international criticism and has again exposed the role of the UN as a colonial tool for helping major powers to protect their interests in the Muslim world. The latest tussle at the UN is in many ways, a re-run of the Iraq vote in 2003 and demonstrates vividly the division of major powers on safeguarding their material interests in Syria.  Back then, Russia and France vetoed Anglo-American efforts to seek international legitimacy for their invasion of Iraq and the toppling of Saddam's regim

A Statement from Hizb ut-Tahrir Syria to the Muslim Scholars

On the 15th of Rabee' ul-Awwal 1433, corresponding to 7th Februrary 2012, 107 Muslim scholars issued a declaration regarding the events in Syria. This statement included fatawa about the sanctity of the Muslims' blood and their right, and that it is impermissible for members of the army or security services to kill anyone or to remain in their posts. They expressed support for the (Syrian) Free Army, and called on the Arab and Islamic countries to take a serious position towards the Syrian regime, and towards the states supporting it, like Russia and China. In addition, they called on the opposition to join ranks so that they could build their state on the basis of justice, protection of rights, establishing the freedoms, and institutions that would protect the country and its interests. They also announced their support for any effort which would prevent shedding of the Syrian people's blood, and that such efforts should lead to free elections, a fair distri