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Inspiring Memoirs: in Prison with Shaykh ‘Ata Abu al-Rashtah

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Prominent Figures | 0 comments

Inspiring Memoirs: in Prison with Shaykh ‘Ata Abu al-Rashtah

  Scholars who challenge the status quo and remain firm upon their course are a frequent target of the regimes of the Muslim world today. Historically too, many of Islam’s greatest scholars spent time locked away in jail – often penning their best works there – for their opposition to oppressive or corrupt rule. This article looks at the remarkable memoirs of brother Salim Al Amr and his recollections of time he spent in jail with Shaykh Ata Abu al-Rashtah, the current ameer of Hizb ut-Tahrir, recounting his piety,...

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Profile of Shaykh Abu Iyas Uwaydah – Scholar, Author and Activist

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Prominent Figures | 0 comments

Profile of Shaykh Abu Iyas Uwaydah – Scholar, Author and Activist

  This article profiles and documents one of the prominent du’aat and mashayekh working with Hizb ut-Tahrir in Jordan, Shaykh Mahmood bin Abdul Latif Mahmood Uwaydah, or Abu Iyas as he is also known. He is a prominent da’ee who embodies those elements that are crucial for people of knowledge in this day and age, and is an example of persistence and dedication in both knowledge and activism in work for Khilafah and Islamic revival generally. Shaykh Abu Iyas joined Hizb ut-Tahrir’s work in the early 1950s, not long after...

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Sheikh Muhammad Taqiuddin al-Nabhani

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Prominent Figures | 0 comments

Sheikh Muhammad Taqiuddin al-Nabhani

Sh. Taqiuddin al-Nabhani is the erudite scholar, mujtahid, qadi, author and activist. He is founder of Hizb ut-Tahrir and its Ameer from 1953-1977. He is Muhammad Taqiuddin bin Ibrahim bin Mustafa bin Ismail bin Yusuf al-Nabhani. He belonged to the ancient Arab tribe of Bani Nabhan from North Palestine. He was born in the village of Ijzim, within the district of Haifa, in 1909. Background While his father was also a scholar of Islamic jurisprudence, and accordingly worked as a lecturer in Islamic Law or Shari’ah, his mother mastered the...

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Shaykh Abdul Azeez Al-Badry: Struggle of a Martyr

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in Prominent Figures | 0 comments

Shaykh Abdul Azeez Al-Badry: Struggle of a Martyr

Allah (‘azza wa jal) says: “Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah. Among them is he who has fulfilled his vow [to the death], and among them is he who awaits [his chance]. And they did not alter [the terms of their commitment] by any alteration” [Ahzab: 23] Shaykh Abdul Azeez Al-Badry was a prominent man of knowledge, preacher and political activist in Iraq in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Having been educated by some of the prominent scholars of Iraq, he was also one of the early and prominent members of Hizb ut-Tahrir...

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Sheikh Abdul Qadeem Zalloum

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Prominent Figures | 0 comments

Sheikh Abdul Qadeem Zalloum

Sh. Abdul Qadeem was the second Ameer of Hizb ut-Tahrir, assuming its global leadership from 1977 to 2003. He was born in 1924 in al-Khaleel, Palestine. By the age of 15, he acquired his elementary education from al-Ibrahemia school in city of al-Khaleel. For a higher level of education, his father decided to send him to pursue his education in Fiqh at al-Azhar University in Egypt in 1939. He received his first diploma in 1942, a second diploma from the Shari’a College in 1947, and a Master’s degree in Qada (Judiciary) in 1949. He was...

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