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Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review

Volume 8, Issue 1, 2017

Meerim Aitkulova
Pages 95-106
DOI: 10.5840/asrr201731330

Hizb Ut-Tahrir
Dreaming of Caliphate

Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Party of Liberation is a transnational Islamic political party, promoting the idea of a medieval model of the Islamic Caliphate. The party is actively spreading this message among Muslims on the global level, and perhaps, it has never been so popular as it is now. Yet, Hizb ut-Tahrir has gained less international attention than other fundamentalist Islamic movements, and often research on the party is rather controversial, oscillating between labelling it as a “terrorist” or a “peaceful” group. In this regard, the article attempts to provide more insights into the ideology of Hizb ut-Tahrir, its aims, and methods of work, with a particular stress on its relation to violence.