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Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Proposed Method for Re-Establishing the Khilafah

A question answered by Imam Anwar Awlaki:-
Q.:-Salam Alakum. What I understand from your lectures is that you believe the method to re-establish Khilafah is through Jihad. Can you respond to this?
Raising the awareness of the Ummah of the importance of Khilafa, educating the Muslims on politics, and searching for nusrah
Regarding the method of HT which you specifically referred to in your question, I first came in contact with HT members from Jordan in the early nineties and found them to be argumentative but well-mannered and polite. My first understanding of the Hizb was from them and they were core members of the group. HT has played an important role in raising the awareness of the Ummah to the matter of Khilafa. They also played a role in countering the false idea that politics and political awareness have nothing to do with Islam.
However the method of HT to re-establish Khilafa is simply not going to work. To wait for nusrah until it arrives is to wait for a miracle. Tribes or military generals that are supposed to give nusrah and establish the religion of Allah are not going to be won over simply by discussions. They will only be won over when they see a group of believers living by what they say and sacrifice all that they own for the sake of Allah. This is what will inspire others to join. The two success stories of powerful people giving nusrah to the religion are some of the former officers of the Iraqi baath regime who joined the insurgency and the former president of Chechnya, Dudayev, who was a high ranking officer in the Soviet army. Both these successful examples of nusra were not won over through debates, demonstrations and pamphlets but by them seeing a living example of men struggling in the path of Allah.




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5 comments:

Ahmad Bilal said...

I think he is right.

Imad-ud-din Saqib said...

Well. To some extent, yes.

Anonymous said...

living by the principles is a MUST... but we hav to bear in mind that success is in Allah's hands..all we hav to see is the method we are using to perform deed... the result is not in our hands...
when the Quraish used to bury their daughters alive, the Holy Prophet condemned nd showed how ridiculus nd sinful this act was and told about its harms and then presented an alternative model where the status of women was uplifted nd respected where burying them alive was punishable... HIGHLIGHTED THE HARMS AND PRESENTED AN ALTERNATIVE..
when the Quraish used to worship idols... the Prophet highlighted the harms it posed and criticised that how could stones help us... while they hav no power themselves... the Quran also said that the Kuffar wud b burnt along with their idols in Hell.. on the other hand , he presented an alternative .. Worship ONE God and obey him....
HIGHLIGHTED THE HARMS AND PRESENTED AN ALTERNATIVE..
the Quraish used to exploit the orphans and ,poor to attain wealth.. thru interest and also thru imbalance in trading...
the Prophet highlighted the harms of such acts and presented the alternative islamic principles...
HIGHLIGHTED THE HARMS AND PRESENTED AN ALTERNATIVE..
along with the collective matters... he trained his followers individually and made them into living examples by culturing them thru the fountain of islam...
thus,... while striving to become living examples we also hav to strive to follow the methodology of the Prophet ...nd dont get into wat ppl say... juss look what the Prophet said and did....
(btw all of this is being done in HT.. so i don understand how this is a criticism... )
wasalam...

Imad-ud-din Saqib said...

It wasn't supposed to be criticism.

Anonymous said...

hiz but tahrir by far have the best method and the most effective method. jihad(fighting) wasnt done till the khilafa was established.

the jihad done before the khilafa was establish was the jihad of strugle(steadfastness) were the muslims at that time did not fight, but instead were tortured because of the message they wer giving publicly to the cummunity of that time.

hence the method used by hizb ut tahrir is by far the the mirror method of the sunnah

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