After the liberation of Constantinople by the Ottomans in 1453, Jewish refugees from all over Europe were encouraged to settle in the country and to take advantage of the liberal treatment accorded them by the Sultan. When the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid heard about the expulsion of the Jews from Spain by King Ferdinand, he said: “Can you call such a king wise and intelligent? He is impoverishing his country and enriching my kingdom.”
Among the teeming and terrified crowd of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in January 2011, a young man and an older man crouched huddled next to each other as bullets from the security services whizzed overhead. In the din, the two spoke of how the Prophet Muhammad had once declared that whoever dies speaking truth to a tyrant will die a martyr. They spoke of the great martyrs of the Prophet’s day, who awaited those latter-day believers who would one day join them in Paradise. Seized by inspiration, the young man cried, “I will greet them for you,” stood up and was shot in the head. “I touched his blood with my hands,” the elder man, a famous Muslim preacher, it turns out, recounted later in a TV interview, “It smelled like perfumed musk.” Notes  Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “The master of the martyrs is Hamza ibn Abdul Mattalib, and a man who stands (in front of) an oppressive ruler and enjoins the good and forbids the evil and so is killed …
This is an extract from the book ‘The Islamic Khilafah: A Manifesto for Change’ by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain. PART V: REALISTIC AND PRACTICAL – Transition to an Islamic state 1. NO VIOLATION OF SHARI’AH IN TRANSITION TO ISLAMIC STATE In any transition process the Shari’ah cannot be violated and a transition process has to be fast. In particular power sharing with a regime, that does not rule by the Islamic System or pays some form of lip service (e.g. the current Egyptian or Saudi regime), is not permitted even as a means to an end.
This is an extract from the book ‘The Islamic Khilafah: A Manifesto for Change’ by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain. PART IV: SOCIAL HARMONY: STRONG – Strong Families and a Strong Society 1. BUILDING A HEALTHY CO-OPERATIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN a. HEALTHY INTERACTION IN THE SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE The Shari’ah encourages co‐operation between men and women and places intimate interaction securely within the confines of marriage. This allows the sexual relationship to play a positive part in binding together husband and wife as a team in raising a family. It also prevents the detrimental effect of extra‐marital affairs and their destructive impact on family stability.
This is an extract from the book ‘The Islamic Khilafah: A Manifesto for Change’ by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain. PART III: POLITICS – Accountable governance, representation and justice AN EFFECTIVE VISIONARY EXECUTIVE The Shari’ah puts extensive executive powers in the hands of the Khaleefah thus empowering him to make radical and far‐reaching decisions in the long term interests of the people. There is a contract (bayah) between the people and the Khaleefah, where the people pledge obedience and the Khaleefah pledges to rule by Islam.
This is an extract from the book ‘The Islamic Khilafah: A Manifesto for Change’ by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain. PART II: THE ECONOMY – Empowering Individuals, Business and Government KEY THEMES a. THE SHARI’AH FREES WEALTH BY ELIMINATING INTEREST (RIBA) Islam categorically prohibits riba at any interest rate in all its forms. And when one looks at the impact of interest based loans on the economy (as we do in the following subsections) then one can immediately see the damage it causes and the relief to the economy of removing it.
This is an extract from the book ‘The Islamic Khilafah: A Manifesto for Change’ by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain. CONTENTS PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Background 2. The problems of a typical Muslim country – Egypt: A Case Study 3. Proposals from other political parties 4. Supporting documents and Islamic evidences