The Quran Ijtima, attended by hundreds across the country, discussed the role of the Quran in the life, state and society of the Muslims
By the grace and mercy of Allah (swt), Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain held a National Ramadhan Quran Ijtima in Birmingham on Saturday 20th August 2011. It was attended by over 800 brothers and sisters from across the country.
In the first talk, Ustaadh Kamal Abu Zahra discussed the miracle of the Quran and its numerous wonders. He explained what the miracle of the Quran is and what it represents. He detailed how many through the ages had tried to equal or better the Quran, in response to the challenge mentioned in the Quran. He showed how all such attempts had been futile and how the Quran combined style, power and other linguistic attributes in a manner which cannot be matched or surpassed by man. He urged the delegates to ponder upon the miracle of the Quran and reminded them that the Quran was a book that Muslims must refer to for all their actions and not just marvel at its linguistic wonders.
In the second talk, Ustaadh Dr Abu Luqmaan Fathullah discussed the past and present attacks on the Quran. He examined the slander and propaganda that was created against the Quran in the early days of the Prophetic mission. He spoke about how the Quraish spread propaganda against the Quran and the Messenger of Allah (saw) and how the Quraish urged the Muslims to replace the Quran. The speaker then contrasted these historical attacks with the barrage of attacks that Muslims find themselves under today. He talked about the frequent attacks by Western politicians and the media about the Hudud, the treatment of women in Islam and other Islamic rules. He showed how the West had encouraged some Muslims to call for a reform of Islam and a reinterpretation of the Quran so that it becomes palatable to secular liberal tastes.
In a guest address, Brother Moazzam Begg, recounted his experiences of the Quran whilst detained in Bagram and Guantanamo. He reminded the audience of the attitude of the tyrant regimes to the Quran. He also explained how in Ramadhan, prisoners in Morocco had been severely mistreated due to their recitation of the Quran.
In the third talk, Dr Abdul Wahid, the Chairman of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain’s Executive Committee, showed how the struggle of the Muslims locally and globally was focused on bringing the Quran into implementation in state and society. He explained the campaign spearheaded from the West for Muslims to view the Quran merely as a source of spiritual guidance and for Muslims to take their politics, economics and other affairs from the secular framework. He reminded the audience of the need for Muslims to work seriously towards making the Quran a guidance and Furqan in all of our affairs. In this blessed month, he urged the attendees to sacrifice their time and effort for the sake of the Islamic Dawah and the work to re-establish the Deen of Allah (swt) on the earth.
The event concluded with Salat al-Mahgrib and Iftar.