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How many people are needed to contract the bay’ah?

The bay’ah is a ruling contract which governs the relationship between Muslims and the Islamic state. For those Muslims living under the authority of the Khilafah the bay’ah is their citizenship contract with the state. Unlike most Islamic contracts which are one-to-one such as buying, selling, and marriage, the bay’ah is one-to-millions i.e. between the Khaleefah and the Muslim ummah. This poses a challenge on how you get the free choice and consent of millions of people which is a condition in Islamic contracts.

The Best of Martyrs

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.[1] 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.”[2]     Notes [1] 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.

Caliphate Manifesto: SOCIAL HARMONY

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.

Caliphate Manifesto: GOVERNMENT

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.

Caliphate Manifesto: INTRODUCTION

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

What is the official flag of the Caliphate?

The official flag of the Islamic State is called the rayah (الراية). It is a black rectangular flag with the words لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ ٱلله written on it in white. A full explanation of the ijtihad behind this is below. This is taken from the books ajhizat dowlatul-Khilafah and Shakhsiya Islamiyya volume 2.

Misapplication of the Bay’a (pledge of allegiance) in Islamic History

The second principle of the Islamic ruling system is that ‘Authority belongs to the Muslim Ummah.’ The Khaleefah is not a king or dictator who imposes his authority on the people through coercion and force. The Khaleefah’s authority to rule MUST be given willingly by the Muslims through the Islamic ruling contract known as bay’a. Without this bay’a the Khaleefah cannot rule.