The current Ameer or global leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir is the erudite scholar, jurist, author and activist Sh. ‘Ata ibn Khalil Abu Rashta.
Sheikh Ata is a very rare Islamic scholar. Not only has he written books on Islamic sciences as one might expect from an Islamic scholar but he also has a deep understanding of politics and economics – both as it is practiced in today’s liberal capitalist world – and as it ought to be according to Islam.
Hizb ut-Tahrir is a global Islamic political party established in 1953 by the erudite scholar, author, judge and activist from Palestine al-Qadi Taqiuddin an-Nabhani (rh) along with a group of other scholars including Sh. Abd al-Qadeem Zalloum and Sh. Ahmad al-Daour. The current leader of the party is Sh. ‘Ata ibn Khaleel. He resides in and works from the Muslim world.
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 in Iraq who struggled in the work for Allah’s deen and gave his life in its cause, murdered by a brutal regime and a martyr (insha Allah) for a great cause.