Turnbull on the Saudi-funded Islamic Museum of Australia
Direct quotes from Turnbull
"The museum vividly illustrates that throughout our history, Muslims have been at the forefront of innovation and education.
"And you know, the museum tells the story with which I'm familiar of the great heights of Islam in Spain and indeed in the Ottoman Empire, when the successful, the really successful, artistically brilliant, brilliant in every respect in terms of medicine, in terms of literature, I'm thinking of the Abbasid Caliphate, I’m thinking of the Umayyads in Spain.
"I was talking earlier at the museum about some of the amazing collaborations, particularly one in Sicily with which I'm very familiar with, are collaborations between Greek mosaicists and Arab mosaicists, combining to produce a building, a cathedral in fact, above Palermo, which is a jewel… a practical demonstration of that convivencia that was so evident in those days.
Hizb ut-Tahrir on the Ottoman Caliphate
To the global terror-supporting organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir the fall of the Ottoman Caliphate or Khalifah is a great tragedy. The anniversary of the event on 3 March is a major event in the Hizb ut-Tahrir calendar.
Here are extracts from the Hizb ut-Tahrir website and Facebook pages.
News headlines from exactly 92 years ago, when the Ummah formally lost the Caliphate. These are articles from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald at the time, subhanAllah!
"Hizb ut-Tahrir Turkey has held a historically significant Khilafah Conference in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Sunday the 6th of March 2016, two days after the anniversary of the abolition of the Khilafah (3rd March 1924)."
New footage from inside the stadium in Ankara, amazing atmosphere. Shaykh Issam Ameerah from Al-Quds, may Allah facilitate its liberation soon, about to begin his speech. #Turkey مقطع جديد من داخل القاعة قبيل كلمة الشيخ عصام عميرة من القدس والتكبيرات تهز أركان القاعة.
Hizb ut-tahrir in Tunisia yesterday held a large political gathering under the heading "By the rope of Allah not by the rope of the colonialists" which saw a huge attendance from the general population. May Allah bless the work of our brothers and sisters in Tunisia!March 6 at 3:00pm ·
In a few hours' time one of the most important recent events held by the Hizb globally will take place in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
This is the city where the first post-Caliphate government of Turkey established its seat.
The work of the Hizb in Turkey has gained strong support over the last few years and is being done a scale which means authorities are unable to stop it as they were in previous decades. Despite the fact that some 500 brothers and sisters of HT rest in...
Preparations are underway in Ankara, Turkey; where Hizb ut-Tahrir is due to host a large and important conference later today.
May Allah give them success.
Posted on Mar 7, 2016
Historic Khilafah Conference held in Ankara, Turkey
Hizb ut-Tahrir Turkey has held a historically significant Khilafah Conference in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Sunday the 6th of March 2016, two days after the anniversary of the abolition of the Khilafah (3rd March 1924).
The Conference is significant for its being held less than a kilometer away from the site of the Turkish Assembly which in 1924 officially proclaimed the abolition of the Caliphate. It is also significant for it is signals significant progress on the part of Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Islamic revival generally in the country – after decades of militant secularism, Islam is increasingly the lens through which people view the world and the increasingly popularity of the idea of the Khilafah is one manifestation of this ongoing change.
Turkish authorities and governments going decades back (including that of Erdogan) have attempted to check the work of Hizb ut-Tahrir through mass arrests, intimidation, torture and propaganda campaigns. The size and nature of this Conference highlights that the strength and size of Hizb ut-Tahrir’s work in Turkey is now beyond the point of being able to be stopped through arrests and raids. Its essential argument is now being carried by thousands of dedicated members, and acknowledged by many more in the population.
Below are some videos and pictures from the Conference. We ask Allah (swt) to bless the ummah in Turkey and globally.