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Abu Ala Mawdudi’s words on Islamic law and constitution. This paper is a review of the book titled “The Islamic law and constitution” written by Sayyid Abula’la Maududi. The author was a well-known. Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Maudoodi, Syed Abul `Ala, ; Format: Book; 1 v.

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Catalog Record: The Islamic law and constitution | Hathi Trust Digital Library

The revolution would be carried out by training a cadre of pious and dedicated men who would lead and then protect the Islamic revolutionary process. Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: While the government follows the sharia law, when it comes to a question about which no explicit injunction is to be found in the shariathe matter is “settled by consensus among the Muslims. He believed there was no such thing as a low “reasonable rate of interest” [] and that even “the smallest and apparently harmless form” [] of interest was intolerable in Islam as rates would inevitably increased over time when the “capitalists” moneylenders squeezed the islamci borrowers eliminating any entrepreneurial profit.

The Islamic state recognizes the sovereignty of God, which meant God was the source of all law. The campaign shifted the focus of national politics towards Islamicity.

Islam does not make it binding on society to provide employment for each and every one of its citizens, since this responsibility cannot be accepted without thorough nationalisation of the country’s resources. Maududi had a unique perspective on the transmission of hadith —the doings and sayings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad mauudi, that form part of the basis of Islamic law.

Grave of MaududiPakistan.

Tens of thousands of Jamaat activists and sympathisers were given jobs in the judiciary, the civil service and other state institutions. Islam means politics, economics, legislation, science, humanism, health, psychology and sociology. This is the situation which besets people in England, America and in all those countries which claim to be the haven of secular democracy.


He viewed absolute obedience to God as a fundamental right of God By virtue of my inner light, I conclude that neither the old school nor the new is totally in the right. British Indian — Pakistani — Shu’bah’bah-i Nashr’u Isha’at-i Jama’at-i Islami,pp. The state’s legislature “should consist of a body of such learned men who have the ability and the capacity to interpret Quranic injunctions and who in giving decisions, would not take liberties with the spirit or the letter of the sharia “.

Abul A’la Maududi

During a cease-fire with India inhe opposed the waging of jihad in Kashmirstating that Jihad could be proclaimed only by Muslim governments, not by religious leaders. His lecture “The economic problem of man and its Islamic solution” is “generally considered to be “one of the founding document of modern Islamic economics. Sufism was of great importance to the major ulama groups in Pakistan, the Deobandis and the Barelvisand they found Mawdudi’s attacks on Sufism just as contentious as his exegeses on juridical and theological matters.

Maududi believed that the Quran was not just religious literature to be “recited, pondered, or investigated for hidden truths” according to Vali Nasr, but a “socio-religious institution”, [62] a work to islamif accepted “at face value” and obeyed.

An Islamic state is a Muslim state, but a Muslim state may not be an Islamic state unless and until the Constitution of the state is based on the Qur’an and Sunnah. He believed that Sufism had misled Mughal rulers like Emperor Akbar and his son Dara Shukuh into gravitating toward syncretic experiments. Retrieved 7 Isslamic Islamic Council of Europe,pp.

He went to the United States for treatment and was hospitalized in Buffalo, New Yorkwhere his second son worked as a physician. Mqududi Punjab and SindSufism played an important role in the popular culture of the masses and eventually in their politics.


In every part of the country, it made all the mischievous islamoc the corrupt to rise and wage war against the bearers of the truth. Maududi’s ‘Towards Understanding Islam ‘ “. Maududi made plenty of enemies in his lifetime — but his most significant domestic impact came after his death. The ‘independence’ of the legislature in this sphere derives from the fact that ‘ Holes in the game plan”.

Therefore, while Maududi used the term democracy to describe his state, [] [] in part to appeal to Westernized Muslim intellectuals[] his ” Islamic democracy ” was to be the antithesis of secular Western democracy which transfers hakimiya God’s sovereignty to the people, constitutjon who may pass laws without regard for God’s commands. InMaududi “returned to the center stage”. To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video.

Under Maududi’s Islamic state, this tax would be applicable to all able-bodied non-Muslim men—elderly, children and women being exempt—in return from their exemption from military service, which all adult Muslim men would be subject to.

By he became in conflict with Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind and its support for a pluralistic Indian society where the Jamiat hoped Muslims could “thrive Islamic history as the product of human choice, xonstitution corruptible and corrupted. Schools Sunni Ash’ari Maturidi Traditionalism. It is a system which makes no discrimination on the basis of race, color, language or other external categories.

Women, he believed, should remain in their homes except when absolutely necessary. Las can view this on the NLA website.