As Syria continues to burn under the tyranny of Assad and his thugs, the attempt to (mis)represent Assad as the victim and saviour of Syria in the propaganda war also persists. Part of the latter are its “cultural” aspects, one of which hit our shores recently in the form of the Sham Film Festival. Organised and run by Assad apologists and supporters, this Sham(eful) film festival seeks to push the narrative of the Assad Regime.
On the 22nd of April 2017, Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia held an event analysing the growing industry of Islamic Finance. We present here the keynote talks from the event, the Powerpoint slides and the Q&A session that took place.
In this article, br Shafiul Huq explores how capitalist society reproduces its ideology through social practices and norms.
‘It’s OK for Muslim men to hit their wives’ is the sensational title that The Australian opted for when reporting on a video in which two Muslim women, members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, relayed the tafsir of a verse of the Qur’an. This predictably sent the media into overdrive and soon all major outlets were covering the story with a domestic violence angle, with politicians lining up to comment and take the moral high ground. Some within the Muslim community released a statement denouncing domestic violence and criticising the view expressed in the video.
Two days later and one of the signatories of that statement, Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman (President of the Australian National Imams Council) is the next media target.
In discussions about the “modernising” of things, there is always a focus on the idea of progress. Generally, this is referring to a notion where the modern world, especially the West, has moved on from supposedly primitive ways. This article examines this notion, arguing that the state violence of today has automated mass-scale atrocities in an unprecedented way.
On the 25th of March 2017, Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia held an event about the Shari’ah and its place in the modern world. We present here the keynote talk from the event and the Q&A session that took place.
The most recent trigger for fundraising action in Muslim communities has been the current famine in East Africa (Somalia specifically) and also Yemen. While these efforts are imperative and highly commendable, we must also trace the origins of such crises to properly understand the broader issue. Br Abdullah Hamimi explores this issue, highlighting the need for a deeper analysis of the causes of such famines and poverty.
Liberalism and its associated individualism are at the core of how society is fashioned today. In this article, we briefly examine liberal individualism and how a similar notion of the individual affects contemporary Muslim discourses on da’wah and its implications on our activism for social change.
While global media attention has been on the London incident, civilians in both Syria and Iraq have been experiencing the worst recorded airstrikes by the United States and its allies since the Iraqi invasion.