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Jordan arrests 15 senior HT members, including respected Scholars

Posted on Sep 30, 2016

 

15 senior members of Hizb ut-Tahrir have been arrested in Jordan in the aftermath of a campaign against Jordan’s ongoing changes to the school curriculum, which the Hizb has been at the forefront of exposing through a nation-wide campaign.

South African scholars reject Egyptian Grand Mufti’s trip

Posted on Sep 25, 2016

 

It is well known that the corrupt Egyptian military dictatorship is doing its best to foster links with Muslim scholars the world over in a bid to give itself relevance and credence. Unfortunately, throughout the Muslim world there exist well known examples of state-sponsored ‘ulema (scholars) who serve their corrupt governments, churning out fatawa that prop up these corrupt governments.

Hanafi Scholars on the Caliphate & its Jurisprudence

Posted on Sep 24, 2016

 

Ulama of the Hanafi madhhab (school of thought), like those of the other madhahib, emphasised the role and importance of the Khilafah throughout the ages. In many respects, they had more to say about issues of ruling and governance than other ulama since many khulafa – the Abbasids and Ottomans in particular – adopted the Hanafi madhhab and sought advice and rulings from the Hanafi ulama of their times. In this article we look the views of the Hanafi scholars in this regard, as gleaned from their writings.


Inevitability of Trials & the difference between Trials and Punishments

Posted on Sep 23, 2016

 

Trials and tribulations are an inevitability of life, especially all the more so for those who take it upon themselves to engage in da’wah, hisbah (enjoining good and forbidding evil) and work for Islam, as Allah (swt) has made it clear that He will test the mettle of those who aspire to goodness and strife in His way.

Growing anti-Muslim prejudice result of secular-liberal politics

Posted on Sep 22, 2016

 

An Essential Research poll released yesterday found 49% of Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration primarily due to “fears of terrorism” and the belief that Muslims don’t share “Australian values” or integrate. Whatever the accuracy of this particular poll, there is little doubt that anti-Muslim sentiment is growing throughout the West.

The “Sultan of Scholars”: his life, times & accounting of rulers

Posted on Sep 17, 2016

 

One of the greatest Shafi’i scholars of all time was Imam Izz ibn Abd al-Salam. He spent most of his life fighting innovations in his time, but more important for us to note in this article is that he did that most high of deeds, accounting the rulers wherever he was. His activism in this regard eventually lead to his house arrest and exile.

Imam al-Awza’i: Speaking Truth to the Ruler

Posted on Sep 10, 2016

Muslims have a duty of accounting the ruler. It’s fair to say that it’s an Islamic requirement, and many ahadith establish this. This article explores a manifestation of this principle in one of the bastions of Islamic scholarship and knowledge, the great Imam Al Awzai, one of the great early Imams of the Muslim ummah.

Tunisian Govt threatens to ban HT – again

Posted on Sep 8, 2016

 

The Tunisian government has once again suggested it is going to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir after accusing the party of threatening to “cut off heads and hands” and “undermining public order”.

First 10 days of Dhul Hijjah – Significance and Rewards

Posted on Sep 7, 2016

 

What of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah? Sometimes they come and pass anonymously with Muslims unaware of their importance, let alone knowing that they have begun. Sometimes these days are considered nothing but a countdown to Eid.

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