Defining Islamic Statehood: Measuring and Indexing by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

By Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

This groundbreaking publication bargains in-depth research of the trendy Islamic country, employing a quantitative size of the way Muslim majority countries meet the definition. content material for the ebook used to be constructed via huge debate between a panel of exclusive Sunni and Shia Muslim students over seven years.

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Even within our tradition, many Muslims adhere to the idea that an Islamic state is one that applies the Hudud punishments. ” The perception that implementing Hudud d automatically guarantees Shariah compliance, Kamali said, creates a Hudud d state, not an Islamic state. Ghazi blames the Islamic scholars of the twentieth century for creating the perception that Hudud d application defines an Islamic state. During this time, several Muslim leaders were prompted to enforce Shariah’s laws within their borders – Muammar Qadhafi in Libya, Ja’far Nimeiry in Sudan, and Muhammad Zia al-Haqq in Pakistan.

It is less about means and more about ends. ” Mahmood added the related point that the Qur’an is not a book of recipes for creating a state or writing a constitution. He drew on his experience in the Indian Subcontinent: “Using the terminology of the Indian and Pakistani constitution, I have been saying it and I will repeat it here, the Qur’an and the Sunnah only provide principles. They do not provide a concrete constitution for the state. ” It is these foundational and guiding principles that we sought to define as the project progressed.

For is not a society that does not apply the Hudud d punishments, but wherein no one commits any of these six Hudud d sins, a better and more Shariahcompliant society – and a more perfect Islamic state – than a society where Hudud d punishments are applied and there is a high level of these sins being committed? 2 Islamic State: Foundations Does the Qur’an require Muslims to establish a state or any political order? Many Muslims across the world assume that the Qur’an requires Muslims to establish a state.

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