UK conference declares the need for Khilafah, its Islamic obligation and the political way forward
On 4th August 2007 Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain held a conference at London’s Alexandra Palace attended by 2500 people. The conference was opened by a documentary highlighting events over the past century that mark colonial conquests, division of Muslim lands, the abolition of the Khilafah by Mustafa Kamal, the occupation of Palestine, and the massacres in Srebrenica, Chechnya and Iraq. Following this Taji Mustafa, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain’s media representative spoke of the problems that exist within the Muslim world, all worsened by the War on Terror, and that their solution was a comprehensive solution in the form of restoration of the Khilafah.
He was followed by Abu Shakir, from the media office of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Lebanon who described the changes over eighty years in the Islamic world, and how the call for Khilafah has now gained ground, and is a mainstream opinion.
He was followed by Kamal AbuZahra, head of UK cultural committee, who showed clearly that the Khilafah was a known obligation for Muslims from the time of the Prophet SAW and the Sahaba, through every generation of Muslims to the modern day. He quoted Islamic scholars from each generation and refuted the modern day government Muftis who have sadly chosen to ignore and contradict the Quran, Sunnah, Ijma as-Sahaba and the learned and sincere scholars of history.
After an interval followed a motivating speech by the women’s media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain Dr Nasreen Nawaz, who spoke of the woman’s call for Khilafah. She also joined a subsequent panel discussion facilitated by Jalaluddin Patel, the chairman of the conference. The panel included experts such as Jamal Harwood from the UK Executive Committee of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Firdaws Ahmed, Burhan Hanif, and Sajjad Khan the political advisor to the UK Executive Committee. They discussed the issues of economy, sectarianism and minorities, good governance, and international relations.
Following the second interval, Chairman of Hizb ut-Tahrir’s UK Executive Dr Abdul Wahid laid out clear priorities for Muslims in Britain. He then joined the question and answer panel, along side Dr Naseem Ghani, UK Masool, Abu Shakir, Sajjad Khan and Dr Imran Waheed Media spokesman for Hizb ut-Tahrir, Britain. Dr Waheed then ended the conference with a rousing speech, inviting the audience to join the global call for Khilafah, and a dua to Allah to strengthen the call, and dignify the Ummah with His Help and Victory.
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain
5th August 2007