Huge numbers of people in Turkey took to the streets these past few weeks, moved by the horrors they’ve seen inflicted upon our ummah in Aleppo (Halep’e, in these photos). Rushing to action, Muslims were seen in many places around the country holding placards, chanting, rallying and giving in charity for their hurting brothers and sisters. In Ankara, Istanbul, and many other cities, many large gatherings were called by the dedicated members of Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Turkey chapter, and with gusto the ummah there answered the call, doing what they could to express that they had not forgotten the Syrian ummah, and to remind us who is responsible. May Allah reward the sincere da’wah carriers and groups in Turkey and bless the ummah in the heart of the last Khilafah. (more…)
People the world over are paralysed with helplessness as they continue to watch unfolding events in Aleppo. Unfortunately though, it is simply a reminder to us of what’s been going on throughout Syria for over 5 long years now. To inspire us to continue to call for the change that’s needed, we have compiled a list of the worst atrocities in Syria to date. Take them not as compounded hopelessness, but as a reminder as to why people want action to supplement their dua for the victims of these crimes and against the perpetrators. (more…)
Aleppo. An ancient, majestic city, one full of historic architecture and rich in history, is now facing apocalyptic levels of destruction. Aleppo was once a great center of learning – a great number of famous scholars came out of Aleppo and it was seen as a prominent seat of learning throughout history. A fierce war of over 5 years has taken a visible toll on the city with landmarks and streetscapes seeing complete overhauls at the hands of relentless airstrikes & shelling through Russian and Assad forces. In this pictorial piece we share some archive images of the noble city and contrast them with the current scene. The damage to these structures pales greatly in comparison to the shedding of innocent blood, but we present these images as an indication of the extent of the horrific bombardment that the people have endured these past few years.
As the ummah watches on in tears and shock, as the international community continues to feign its “horror”, as people in Syria continue to pay with rivers of blood, as we do what little we can to raise our voices at this moment, it is worth also remembering that in spite of this calamity, in the long run victory will be for the Muslims of the Levant. The Amir of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Sheikh ‘Ata Abu Al-Rashta, has shared some poignant words in this regard. Despite the current sadness, they should give us cause for perspective and pause. (more…)
In the midst of the sheer terror, murder, rape and chaos that has taken place in Aleppo there have been stories of immense anguish. But there is one story emerging about a brave band of fighters from a small rebel brigade that have all perished protecting their city and giving their lives for Allah (swt). This, in brief, is their story. A story of immense bravery. May Allah accept their martyrdom and raise thousands more like them. (more…)