On Saturday 30th June 2012, delegates from across the UK as well as Holland, Denmark, and Belgium attended Hizb ut-Tahrir’s London conference titled ‘Arab Uprisings : Khilafah – A Manifesto for change’. At the conference, it launched a detailed document [The Islamic Khilafah: A Manifesto for Change] illustrating practical Islamic solutions for immediate implementation in the Muslim world.
After the Arab uprisings, people are demanding a clear and profound change to improve their situation. The debate is now about which system can address the many problems facing these societies; unemployment, poverty, interference of Western powers, and lack of healthcare to name a few. Despite this, the only options being laid out before them are solutions from the Western economic and political models, sometimes dressed up with notional Islamic terminology. In this conference, Hizb ut-Tahrir demonstrated how only Islamic political solutions can unlock the potential in the Muslim world by offering genuine practical solutions to create an independent and prosperous Middle East that is free from political and economic dependence on the West.
Speakers Dr Imran Waheed, Dr Abdul Wahid, Taji Mustafa, Chadi Freigeh, Ustadh Kamal Abu Zahra – members of Hizb ut-Tahrir – outlined how the Khilafah system’s economic, social and political solutions are the only means to provide real and fundamental change and a better future for people in the Muslim world. Speakers also outlined a new economic thinking for the Muslim world including Islamic policies that enable the utilisation of the billions looted from the public, utilisation of the vast oil and mineral wealth for the people, abolition of indirect taxes, and taxation of wealth rather than income which therefore leaves people with more spending power and helps stimulate the economy.
Finally, they urged Muslims across the world to support the work for the re-establishment of the Khilafah in the Muslim world as the real change that is needed in the wake of the noble uprisings of the Muslim ummah.