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 […]
Pakistan is the only realm to have been fashioned in the name of Islam after the state of Medina. Established in 1947 exclusively for the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, immediately after the British left subcontinent once for all. Fact of the matter is that Pakistan is a country that was based on Islamic identity, […]
On one hand the communal violence was growing enough strong in undivided India. The growth of extremism within nationalist circles had leaned the leaders towards usage of religious symbolism in the freedom struggle. The growth of Hindu Mahasabha and later RSS had politically frustrated the Muslims of subcontinent. Muslims were being led by a class […]
‘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” […]