Sheikh Abu Yasin Ata ibn Khalil Abu Rashta is an Islamic jurist, ‘alim and writer and the Ameer of Hizb ut-Tahrir - the largest Islamic global political party under a single leadership. He was born in 1943 in the small village of Ra'na in the Hebron area of the Palestinian territories. He observed first-hand the Israeli destruction of Ra'na in 1948 and thereafter moved with his family to a refugee camp near Hebron. He was educated in Hebron, Jerusalem and Cairo, and is a qualified civil engineer.
Sheikh Ata joined Hizb ut-Tahrir in the mid-1950s and subsequently carried out party activism throughout the Arab world. He worked closely with Sheikh Taqiuddin an-Nabhani (May Allah give him Rahma), the founder of Hizb ut-Tahrir and Sheikh Abdul Qadeem Zallum (May Allah give him Rahma) who became the leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir following Sheikh Nabhani's death in 1977.
In the 1980s he was a leading member of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Jordan and was appointed as Hizb ut-Tahrir's official spokesperson. He became the global leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir on 13th April 2003 following the death of Sheikh Abdul Qadeem Zallum (May Allah give him Rahma). Since assuming the leadership of Hizb ut-Tahrir, has addressed conferences across the world including Indonesia, Pakistan, Yemen and Sudan.
His other written works include Tayseer fi usool attafseer Surah al-Baqarah (2007), and Tayseer al Wusool min al-Usool.