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Article 28 & 29, Explanation of the Draft Constitution of the Khilafah

T he 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 Click here  to access the previous article Article 28 No one can be Khalifa unless the Muslims appoint him, and no one possesses the mandatory powers of the leadership of the State unless the contract with him has been concluded according tothe   Shari’ah , like any contract  in Islam. The evidence is that the Khilafah is a contract upon satisfaction and consent, since its reality as a contract means it is not contracted except through two con

Q&A: Paying Zakat before it's due

Assalamu alaikum our sheikh, May Allah cherish you with Islam and cherish Islam with you. I pray to Allah that I will be among those who will give you the Bayah for the Khilafah on the method of the Prophethood, for He is the One Able of everything. I have a question about Zakat, Zakat on trade deals or money; is it acceptable to give Zakat on them or part of them before a full year (al-Hawl) passes on them, and is the completion of (al-Hawl) a condition to pay Zakat on them? May Allah help you with what is good for Islam and Muslims in this world and the Hereafter, Wa Assalam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. From Imad M. Sa'ad Answer: Wa Alaikum Assalam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, The completion of al-Hawl is a condition for the reason of paying Zakat, which is "the quorum" (Nisab). If the condition is met, that is al-Hawl has passed based on the reason of "quorum" without decreasing it, then Zakat becomes obligatory. However, if it

Q&A: Treatment of Non-Muslims in matters of foodstuff and clothing according to their faiths

Answer to the Question: Treatment of Non-Muslims in Matters of Foodstuff and Clothing According to Their Faiths  To: Adnan Khan Question: Salaams Sheikh My question is on an article in the Constitution. In article 7, clause 4 or clause D f rom the English translation of the second edition 2010, it is stated: “The non-Muslims will be treated in matters related to foodstuffs and clothing according to their faith and within the scope of what the Shari’ah rules permit”. My question is related to clothing. Will non-Muslim women be allowed to wear any clothing as long as it covers the bodies and is modest, such as long dresses or trousers and a shirt? Or will they be required to wear Khimar and Jilbaab like the Muslim women? How was the non-Muslim women’s dress dealt with throughout Islamic history? i.e. were they allowed to wear what they wanted or was the Islamic dress enforced upon them. May Allah reward you From your Brother Adnan from the UK Answer: Wa

The viewpoint of the Muslims in life is the Halaal and the Haraam [ Translated]

The following is an English translation of a useful article from the archives. The viewpoint of the Muslims in life is the Halaal and the Haraam 1) The viewpoint in life or what has been called ‘ideology’ controls the behaviour of the human in a complete manner because it is formed from the ‘Aqeedah i.e. by way of decisive belief (Tasdeeq Jaazim) in specific thoughts about life. The human by his nature undertakes his actions according to what is in his interest i.e. to attain benefit for himself and to repel harm from himself. There is no difference in regards to this amongst humankind because their Fitrah is upon that. However their view toward the interests differs in accordance to the difference in their viewpoint in life and in accordance to its change the view of the human towards his interests changes. As for what forms the viewpoint towards his interests then it comes from his Hukm (judgement) upon the human actions and things or matters that are connected to th

Where is our Salahuddin Al-Ayoubi to move the Muslim Armies- Message from Ibtihal Bsis

Recently a campaign called " Where is our Salahuddin Al-Ayoubi to move the Muslim Armies?" was launched with the following o bjectives: 1. To show the solution to Gaza can only be solved through the intervention of the Muslim armies 2. To break the allegiance between the Muslim armies and the Muslim rulers 3. To show that only under the leadership of Islam did the Muslim armies successfully protect and defend the land of Muslims, the Ummah and Islam. 4. To make clear how the call from the Ummah in the UK can have impact towards the work for the correct Islamic Solution, Following is a powerful message from sister  Ibtihal Bsis where she emphasises the need for the Muslim armies to move and liberate the Ummah in Gaza and how we in Britain can aid the call to move them. Facebook Page

Part 2: Bilal Abdul Kareem – Foreign fighters, rebel disunity and ISIS

n part 2 of this exclusive interview with journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem who spent two years in war-torn Syria,  Dilly Hussain  finds out how ordinary Syrians responded to foreign fighters, the role of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in the rebel infighting, and the future of Syria and the Arab world. DH: Why do you think so many foreign fighters have left for Syria to fight jihad in comparison to other conflicts that have or are currently taking place in the Muslim world? BAK:  Syria or “Sham” as it’s better known as has a special place in Islam. Additionally, it is a conflict that is easy to access through neighbouring countries. DH: How do ordinary Syrians and rebels feel about foreign fighters joining the war against Assad? Are foreign fighters actually helping or just fuelling the flames of war? BAK:  Initially Syrians loved and welcomed foreign fighters. Many of the foreign fighters settled down and married Syrian women. This is how close the bonds was bet

EXCLUSIVE: Bilal Abdul Kareem – Life with the Syrian rebels

Film-maker Bilal Abdul Kareem lived with the Syrian rebels for two years, documenting their political and military developments as they fought to topple Bashar al Assad. In this exclusive two-part interview with  Dilly Hussain , the American journalist explains what led him to Syria and his observations on the Islamic sentiment of the revolution. DH: Bilal tell us a bit about yourself. Where were you born? Do you have siblings? Are you married? Do you have any children? Where are you currently living? BAK:  I was born and raised in New York. I have one brother and a sister. I’m currently living in Doha, Qatar. I have six “babies” who aren’t really babies anymore as they all want iPads and mobile phones now instead of dolls and play dough. Where did the time go! DH: How far did you get with academia? Did you go to university? BAK:  I went to the State University of New York where I studied creative writing. I also studied studio composition as I was heavy into music at that