Taqiuddin al-Nabhani

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Muhammad Taqi al-Din bin Ibrahim bin Mustafah bin Ismail bin Yusuf al-Nabhani
Born 1909
Haifa, Palestine
Died December 11, 1977
Allegiance Hizbut Tahrir

Muhammad Taqi al-Din bin Ibrahim bin Mustafah bin Ismail bin Yusuf al-Nabhani (1909 – December 11, 1977) was the founder of the Islamist political party Hizb ut-Tahrir.


Al-Nabhani belonged to Bani Nabahan and he came from a village by the name of Ajzam in Haifa in Northern Palestine. Al-Nabhani was born in the village of Ajzam 1909. His father, Ibrahim, was a jurist and a scholar of 'Uloom e Sharai in the Ministry of Ma'arif (Knowledge and Arts). He received admission in the eighth grade in Al-Azhar University in 1928 and cleared the exam with distinction in the same year. He was awarded with the certificate of "Shuhada Al Ghurba". After this, he received admission in the science college which was affiliated with Al-Azhar University at that time. He founded Hizb ut-Tahrir on 17 November 1953. He died on 11 December 1977 from the injuries he got during his imprisonment in Iraq.

Political philosophy[edit]

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.[1] He argued for a new political and economic order that would be founded on Islamic principles, contrasting these with the dominant idea of a territorial nation-state and materialism that, in his view, was the outcome of capitalist economies.[1] Al-Nabhani was critical of the way the middle east had been carved up into nation states allied with various imperial powers.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Tripp (2010), p. 348.


  • Charles Tripp (2010). "West Asia from the First World Warr". In Francis Robinson. The New Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 5 - The Islamic World in the Age of Western Dominance. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-29135-4. 
  • "Title?", Al-Waie magazine (Arabic) (234-235), August–September 2006 
  • Biography (dead link) 
Further reading
  • Watt, Montgomery (2004), The Faith and Practice of Al-Ghazali (Translation of al-Munqid min al-Dalal), Oxford: OneWorld Publications 
  • al-Nabhani, Taqi al-Din (2002), The System of Islam Nidham al-Islam, London: al-Khilafah Publications 
  • al-Nabhani, Taqi al-Din (2004), Thought al-Tafkeer, London: al-Khilafah Publications 
  • al-Nabhani, Taqi al-Din (2005), Islamic Personality al-Shaksiyyah al-Islamiyyah, London: al-Khilafah Publications 
  • Hizb ut Tahrir Website