The power of ideas
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The depiction of a struggle of ideology between Islam and the West is a constant theme portrayed by HTI to mobilize its members towards collective action. HTI leaders and members show intense determination to revive the caliphate, emphasizing that this task is an obligation of all Muslims. For members of HTI, it is a fardhu ain (individual obligation) for Muslims to ensure that a caliph exists within the Muslim world to which his or her loyalty is shown. This is different from the views of other Muslim groups that see it as fardhu kifayah (community obligation). For HTI members, the revival of the caliphate constitutes the only way for Muslims to overcome their political upheavals and return to the glory days of Islam. The caliphate discourse has become an important tool of recruitment and mobilization for HTI.