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

By Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

This groundbreaking booklet bargains in-depth research of the fashionable Islamic country, utilizing a quantitative dimension of the way Muslim majority international locations meet the definition. content material for the e-book was once built via vast debate between a panel of exclusive Sunni and Shia Muslim students over seven years.

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If we can shape this index to promote these positive ideas, then a state of self-confidence and positivity would prevail. This would drive the ummah to live up to its duties and aspirations. Imam Feisal: That’s an excellent example of how this project can have a positive impact on empowering Muslims to constructively participate in shaping our world. It reminds me of a conversation I had with a scholar in Bahrain. ” As we all know, for an individual, whoever says the shahadah is a Muslim. This is the minimal requirement (al-hadd al-adna) for a person to be Muslim, although we also have the maximum or peak requirement (al-hadd al-āqsa).

But these rulers and their advisors “conveniently ignored social justice, equality, simplicity and the enhancement of the common man’s lot. ” Rulers see the application of the Hudud d laws as easy, Ghazi continued. Basically, “It doesn’t take anything away from them or cost them anything. ” Instead of working to make substantive changes to a country, such sitting heads of state simply “arrest the thief and cut off his hand. ” Kamali added that this prevalent understanding of the Hudud d is a juristic construct, and that the word Hudud d is not used in the sense of mandatory or fixed penalties in the Qur’an.

1 Rather, they are universal commandments revealed throughout history. Thus in its widest and most inclusive sense, the term Shariah refers to the Divine ’ for Ordinances, the set of laws ordained by God the Lawgiver (Shaari’) all of humankind, as declared in verse 42:13: He [God] has ordained (shara`a) for you of religion (din) what He commended unto Noah, and that which We have revealed to you (Muhammad), and that which We commended unto Abraham and Moses and Jesus – to establish religion (an ’aqimu-din)2 and not to be divided therein.

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