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Annual Khilafah Conference
Chicago, March 6th 2022 - Hizb ut Tahrir / America successfully held its annual Khilafah Conference, as part of a global campaign occasioned on the abolishment of the Khilafah (Caliphate) in 1924. It is a global call to Muslims worldwide to stand up and fulfill the obligation to resume the Islamic way of life, as decreed by Allah (swt), by reestablishing the Khilafah on the path of the Prophet (saw).
The role of Islam in the global secular liberal order has been a point of discussion over the past century. Subsequent to the Arab Revolution, the West and its cronies in the Muslim world have employed various counter measures to stem the growth of Islam and its role in politics. Particularly, the issue of re-establishing the Khilafah has been targeted.
One need not enumerate the failures of Capitalism and its secular liberal ideas. We can all see and feel its consequences not only in the Muslim world, but across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Even in the West, alarm bells are ringing to safeguard the principles of the liberal world order and sustain their values. Much to the displeasure of the West and its agents, the ideas of Khilafah, political Islam, the discontent with secular liberalism and Capitalism have taken root in the minds of the Muslims. An awakening of the Ummah is upon us.
Accordingly, this year's conference-titled ‘Blueprint for the Future’ harnessed the aspirations, desires, and need for the Khilafah boiling within the Ummah to a precise and practical Blueprint upon which it can be built. The conference started by reciting verses from the Quran Al-Majeed followed by its translation and an opening message. This followed by four speeches titled: ‘Governance of the Khilafah State’, ‘Building an Economic Superpower’, ‘Resolving Differences & Building the Islamic Society’, and ‘About Hizb-ut-Tahrir - Our Work & Vision’. The event concluded with the speakers' panel answering questions. from the audience.
In the 1st speech, 'Governance of the Khilafah State', Ali Merchant described the detailed structure, requirements, departments, and institutions that compose the structure of the Khilafah State-directly drawing from the meticulous works of Hizb ut Tahrir on the subject. From the institution of the Khaleefah, to the Military, to the Department of Industry, to the Majlis-al-Ummah, and all that between was outlined as a practical and implementable guide for the Ummah.
In the 2nd speech, 'Building an Economic Superpower', Dr. Ayman Hamed precisely articulated the Economic System in Islam and specifically upon what exactly makes it Islamic, Unique to all other systems, practical in reality, and supremely successful in solving the economic problem of humankind.
In the 3rd speech, 'Resolving Differences & Building the Islamic Society', Haitham ibn Thbait passionately presented Islam's glorious history and Islamic principles for ensuring social cohesion of Society from its very inception under the Leadership of our Prophet (saw) in the first Islamic State to the vast history of Islam. Citizens (both Muslims and non-Muslims), as witnessed by history and protected by the State Constitution to enjoy security / protection, honor, and opportunity and is also the party’s vision.
In the 4th and final speech of the conference, 'About Hizb ut-Tahrir-Our Work & Vision', Dr. Abdur-Rafay brought to light the story, successes, and seldom known sacrifices of Hizb ut Tahrir, the diligent servants of the Ummah and a global political party whose ideology is Islam and whose singular goal is to resume the Islamic way of life by re-establishing the Khilafah. The speech spanned the history, scholarship, sacrifices, unparalleled political acuity, principles and vision of the party.
Hizb ut Tahrir is a non-violent political party which restricts itself to intellectual and political work only to convey the Islamic Call of re-establishing the Khilafah (Caliphate) upon the method of the Prophethood in the Muslim countries. This is due to the party's strict adherence to the political methodology of Prophet Muhammad (saw) who undertook only intellectual and political work to convey the Islamic Call and establish the Islamic State. The party does not resort to any form of violent activities and this is a known established fact.
H. 3 Sha'aban 1443
M. : Sunday, 06 March 2022