Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani

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Abū Kamāl al-Dīn Muhammad Taqi al-Din bin Ibrāhim bin Mustafā bin Ismā'īl bin Yūsuf al-Nab'hāni
محمد تقي الدين بن إبراهيم بن مصطفى بن إسماعيل بن يوسف النبهاني
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al-Imām al-Shaykh Abū Kamāl al-Dīn Muhammad Taqi al-Din bin Ibrāhīm bin Mustafā bin Ismā'īl bin Yūsuf al-Nab'hāni
Founder and 1st Leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir
In office
1953 – December 11, 1977
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded by Shaykh Abdul Qadeem Zallum
Qadi of Haifa
In office
Titleal-Imam, al-Shaykh, al-Nabhani, Abu Kamal al-Din
Muhammad Taqi al-Din bin Ibrahim bin Mustafa bin Ismail bin Yusuf al-Nabhani

1914 [1] (Some sources quote it to be 1909)
DiedDecember 11, 1977 (aged 63)
Resting placeal-Auza’i Cemetery
Religion Islam
Ethnicity Arab
Era Modern era
Region Middle East
Denomination Sunni Islam
Jurisprudence Shafi'i
Creed Ashari
Political Party
Main interest(s)
Notable idea(s)
Notable work(s)
Alma mater
Senior posting
Disciple of Imam Yusuf al-Nabhani
Arabic name
ibn Ibrāhīm ibn Mustafā
بن إبراهيم بن مصطفى
Abu Kamāl al-Dīn
Arabic-script kunya
Taqī al-Dīn
تقي الدين
Birth nameTaqī al-Dīn
Other namesOther name/left empty/none
Children Shaykh Kamal al-Din al-Nabhani
Parent(s)Shaykh Ibrahim bin Mustafa al-Nabhani
Relatives Imam Yusuf al-Nabhani (maternal grandfather)

Muhammad Taqi al-Din bin Ibrahim bin Mustafah bin Ismail bin Yusuf al-Nabhani (1909 – December 11, 1977) was an Islamic scholar from Jerusalem [3] who founded the radical Islamist and anti-democratic political party Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Hizb ut-Tahrir international Islamist, fundamentalist organization

Hizb ut-Tahrir is an international, pan-Islamist political organisation, which describes its ideology as Islam, and its aim as the re-establishment of the Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate) to resume the Islamic way of life in the Muslim world. The caliphate would unite the Muslim community (Ummah) upon their Islamic creed and implement the Shariah, so as to then carry the proselytising of Islam to the rest of the world.



Al-Nabhani was born in 1909 in a village by the name of Ijzim near Haifa in Ottoman Empire and belonged to Bani Nabhan tribe. His father was a lecturer in Sharia law and his mother was also an Islamic scholar. [4] al-Nabhani studied Sharia law at Al-Azhar University and the Dar-ul-Ulum college of Cairo. He graduated in 1931 and returned to Palestine. There he was first a teacher and then as a jurist, rising to Sharia judge in the court of appeal. [4] Disturbed by the creation of the state of Israel and the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and occupation of Palestine, he founded the Hizb ut-Tahrir party in 1953. The party was immediately banned in Jordan. Al-Nabhani was banned from returning to Jordan and settled in Beirut. He died on December 20, 1977. [4]


Ijzim was a village in the Haifa Subdistrict of British Mandate Palestine, 19.5 kilometers south of the city, that was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Many of its Palestinian inhabitants ended up as refugees in Jenin after a group of Israeli Special Forces, composed of members of the Golani, Carmeli and Alexandroni Brigades, attacked the village in Operation Shoter on 24 July 1948.

Haifa Place in Israel

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Ottoman Empire Former empire in Asia, Europe and Africa

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Political philosophy

Al-Nabhani proclaimed that the depressed political condition of Muslims in the contemporary world stemmed from the abolition of the Caliphate in 1924. Other causes of stagnation included the Ottoman Empire's closing of the doors of ijtihad, its failure to understand "the intellectual and legislative side of Islam", and neglect of the Arabic language. [5] In his most famous works, written in the early 1950s, al-Nabhani expressed a radical disillusionment with the secular powers that had failed to protect Palestinian nationalism. [6] He argued for a new caliphate that would be brought about by "peaceful politics and ideological subversion" [7] and eventually cover the world replacing all nation states. Its political and economic order would be founded on Islamic principles, not materialism that, in his view, was the outcome of capitalist economies. [6] al-Nabhani was critical of the way the Middle East had been carved up into nation states allied with various imperial powers. [6]

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A caliphate is an Islamic state under the leadership of an Islamic steward with the title of caliph, a person considered a religious successor to the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a leader of the entire ummah (community). Historically, the caliphates were polities based in Islam which developed into multi-ethnic trans-national empires. During the medieval period, three major caliphates succeeded each other: the Rashidun Caliphate (632–661), the Umayyad Caliphate (661–750) and the Abbasid Caliphate (750–1258). In the fourth major caliphate, the Ottoman Caliphate, the rulers of the Ottoman Empire claimed caliphal authority from 1517. During the history of Islam, a few other Muslim states, almost all hereditary monarchies, have claimed to be caliphates.

Ijtihad is an Islamic legal term referring to independent reasoning or the thorough exertion of a jurist's mental faculty in finding a solution to a legal question. It is contrasted with taqlid. According to classical Sunni theory, ijtihad requires expertise in the Arabic language, theology, revealed texts, and principles of jurisprudence, and is not employed where authentic and authoritative texts are considered unambiguous with regard to the question, or where there is an existing scholarly consensus (ijma). Ijtihad is considered to be a religious duty for those qualified to perform it. An Islamic scholar who is qualified to perform ijtihad is called a mujtahid.

Palestinian nationalism national movement of the Palestinian people

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Hizb ut-Tahrir did not attract a large following in the countries where it was established. Despite this, al-Nabhani's works have become an important part of contemporary Islamist literature. [8]

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  2. http://www.hizb-australia.org/2016/02/sheikh-muhammad-taqiuddin-al-nabhani/
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