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Conceptualising Syed Maududi’s polity in the context of modern nation-state

Conceptualising Syed Maududi’s polity in the context of modern nation-state

The modern Nation-State rules the roost and it seeks our adherence, urges our allegiance, shapes our culture, above all, it often shapes religion. It has assumed the powers of God in regulating society, as opposed to God's will (submission of own will to God's will). Showkat Ahmad writes about the ideology propounded by Syed Maududi who emerged as a strong voice of muslims in the 20th century when modern nation-state made their influences in every sphere of life.

Showkat Ahmad  The first and the most significant fact to know about the Islamic political theory is that it does not prescribe or articulate any particular form of governance that should be conventionally adopted in all occurrences, instead, Islam gives principles on how to form states and manage affairs and then it is left to […]

 Dr Tauseef Ahmad Parray

Book Review: Rāshid al-Ghannūshi̇̄: A Key Muslim Thinker of the 21st Century

Book Review: Rāshid al-Ghannūshi̇̄: A Key Muslim Thinker of the 21st Century

Book: Rāshid al-Ghannūshi̇̄: A Key Muslim Thinker of the 21st Century Author: Mohammad Dawood Sofi Publisher: London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 Pages: xvii+128 ISBN: 978-981-10-8761-5 Price: 52.74€ Rachid al-Ghannoushi (b. 1941, Tunisia)—the Islamic leader of Tunisian Renaissance Party (Hizb al-Nahda)—is a significant/ influential political leader and thinker of contemporary Muslim World. A prominent voice of political […]

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‘West has no problem with what kind of state you establish in the name of Khilafah but they fear the fusion of Islam and democracy.’

‘West has no problem with what kind of state you establish in the name of Khilafah but they fear the fusion of Islam and democracy.’

(This article is translation of an article titled “Khilafat Aur Jumhooriyat” wriiten by Ata ul Rehman published in Tarjuman ul Quran, July Issue)  In culturally Islamic country like ours, we encounter strange people around us; some say there is not any such Islamic term as “Khilafat” and some say there is no concept of a “nation state” […]