Actualising Islamic Awakening: UK Hizb ut-Tahrir calls for Islamic State
Rabu, 04 Julai 2012 20:44
Organizations like Hizb ut-Tahrir have waited patiently for the days they are witnessing now. A political organization founded 60 years ago; they call for an Islamic State, and an Islamic leader, a Khalifa. They believe the Islamic Awakening is a call from the masses for exactly that.
For the second year, they’ve gathered to discuss the revolutions, in line with their manifesto for change.
This year, there are many questions to be raised.
It’s natural that now the revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya have come to fruition; there are new questions, new expectations and different opinions on the way forward.
In the West at least, the role of Islam in these movements is downplayed or even dismissed. It’s called ‘an Arab Spring’ not an Islamic one. Or the twitter revolution, created by secular youth who want a secular state. Groups like Hizb ut-Tahrir disagree with that assessment.
In countries like Egypt where the Muslim Brotherhood have been elected in to power, it certainly seems that Islam has played a role in people’s choices. But reaction to new president Muhammad Morsi’s initial stances, on the military and Israel for example have raised eyebrows here.
The overthrowing of dictators in the region was the end of a long battle - but only the beginning of the revolutions. And the kind of debate being had here is indicative that they’ve entered a new phase - not just about ending the past but formulating a new future. And although only time will tell what concrete change really comes about. This is a poignant reminder that these revolutions called for real change, independence from imperialism and turning to Islam for governance.