Hizb ut Tahrir America concluded its annual Khilafah conference in Hickory Hills, IL on Sunday, June 15, 2014 under the title “Muslims in America connected to the Global Ummah”. The conference theme highlights the importance of Muslim unity and the role Muslims in America can play in achieving global Muslim Unity. The events that have unfolded over the past few years, specially the Arab Spring, have revealed an increasing awareness among Muslims worldwide. There is a growing understanding among the Muslim Ummah that the challenges being faced can only be resolved by reinstating the rules of Islam and the political unity among Muslims on a global scale.
The conference program contained four speeches followed by a keynote speech. The first speech, “Extreme or Enlightened? The Pristine Islamic Identity”, addressed the question of what is the Islamic Identity, and whether it is extreme or enlightened. The second speech, “Islam in America: Toward fulfilling the True Legacy”, addressed the legacy of Islam in America and how Muslims can fulfill their legacy. The third speech, “The Global Muslim Ummah: One Deen, One Destiny”, addressed the growing sense of unity in the Muslim World, the shape it will take, and the role the Muslims in America can play in working for it. The fourth speech, “What is Shari’a Law? Divine Mercy or Threat?”, clearly defined what Shari’a Law is and how it should be correctly viewed. It allayed fears and concerns about Shari’a Law frequently presented in the media and corrected misconceptions regarding it. The keynote speech, “Muslims in America connected to the Global Ummah”, insisted that the global connection of the Muslim Ummah is deeply rooted in the Islamic beliefs in the leadership of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), in the teachings of Islam, in the culture and civilization of Islam, in the necessity for the overall prosperity, integrity, and dignity of the Ummah. The conference was concluded by a Question & Answer panel. Speakers answered questions from the members of the audience.
This conference is part of a global campaign carried out by Hizb ut Tahrir held on occasion of the abolishment of the Khilafah, the Islamic System of Ruling, in 1924. It is a global call upon Muslims worldwide to stand up to their responsibility to reestablish the state of Khilafah.
Hizb ut Tahrir is a global, Islamic political party working to resume the Islamic Way of Life by reestablishing the state of Khilafah in the Muslim world. The party does not seek or attempt to establish the Khilafah in any of the western countries including the US. The party does not use or approve of militant means to achieve its goals.