Taqiuddin al-Nabhani

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Muhammad Taqi al-Din bin Ibrahim bin Mustafah bin Ismail bin Yusuf al-Nabhani
Born 1909
Ijzim, Ottoman Palestine
Died December 11, 1977
Allegiance Hizb ut-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 came from a village by the name of Ijzim near Haifa in nortern Mandatory Palestine and belonged to Bani Nabhan tribe. al-Nabhani was born there in 1909.

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]


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.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Tripp (2010), p. 348.
  2. ^ Bosworth, C.E.; van Donzel, E.; Heinrichs, W.P.; Lecomte, G.; Bearman, P.J.; Bianquis, Th. (2000). Encyclopaedia of Islam (New Edition). Volume X (T-U). Leiden, Netherlands: Brill. p. 133. ISBN 9004112111. 


  • 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
  • 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