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…)
This article looks at the notion that the Ummah is going through suffering, being denied of victory and authority, on account of her sins. We have heard it from the pulpits. We have heard it in this lecture or that conference. Too many times to enumerate. We heard it when Afghanistan was invaded, likewise Iraq, when calamities hit Burma, CAR, Pakistan, Egypt, Syria…now we hear it for Aleppo.
But how much water does this narrative carry? Not much, on examination.
What’s the point of a protest? What’s the point of “just making noise, shouting slogans and delivering rousing speeches”? In the context of the present condition of the ummah generally and Aleppo specifically, some have asked these questions in response to rallies, protests and demonstrations that are being held. What are some responses to these questions and what indeed is the point of holding protests? (more…)
Following is a question posed to the Amir of Hizb ut-Tahrir on matters relating to Turkey (and Erdogan’s) moves regarding Syria and Russia, and an elaborated response from the Shaykh in kind. This Q&A was issued on the 7th of December, a few days before the final collapse of the resistance in Aleppo. It contains some points well worthy of consideration in relation to what has finally taken place in the besieged city.
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…)
Russia continues its relentless pursuit of Hizb ut-Tahrir and its brothers and sisters, this time sentencing one brother, Dimitriy Mikhailov, to 16 years in prison. (more…)
Between talks of another regional alliance with the United States – a continued commitment to a long standing neo-“Hashemite” tradition of traitorous agency to Western powers – and co-operation with Russia in killing Muslims in Syria, King Abdullah II of Jordan has found time to make it to Australia to rub shoulders with its political and economic elite and enjoy some light tourism. This visit comes forty years after the visit of his equally treacherous father, King Hussein, to Australia in 1976. (more…)
Kyrgystan security services have arrested twelve more members of Hizb ut-Tahrir. In what now appears to be a near daily occurrence, a new swathe of people have been arrested under false pretenses of clamping down on “terrorism”. (more…)
Australia’s Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, recently made some comments about poverty that are likely to be surprising for many. The ABC website did a “fact check” of these comments, concluding that “the basis for the Opposition Leader’s claim comes from a 2014 report commissioned by the Australian Council of Social Service which suggests that 2.55 million Australians live in poverty, with 23.6 per cent of them children.” (more…)
Russia’s security service has arrested four more members of Hizb ur-Tahrir, this time in the Crimea, which it annexed controversially less than two years ago. The four were arrested on the basis that Hizb ut-Tahrir is a “terrorist organisation”, and that they were guilty of promoting the overthrow of the government, calling to replace it with an Islamic State. (more…)