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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It recognizes no division between religion and other aspects of life, in Maududi’s view, [] [] and there was no area of human activity or concern which the sharia did not address with specific divine guidance. First Principles of the Islamic State. Muslim Civilization in India. The state can be called a caliphatebut the “caliph” would not be the traditional descendant of the Quraysh tribe [] but Maududi believed the entire Muslim community, a “popular vicegerency”.

In Lahore he was hired by Islamiyah College but was sacked after less than a year for his openly political lectures. The process Maududi envisioned—changing the hearts and minds of individuals from the top of society downward through an educational process or da’wah [] —was very different than what happened in Iran, or under Zia ul-Haq.

Islamic history as the product of human choice, was corruptible and corrupted.

The loss led Maududi to withdraw from political activism in and return to scholarship. Mawdudui and the Jama’at consequently favored the autonomy of the Pakistani judiciary and accepted the adversarial system and the right to appeal as beneficial Maududi made plenty of enemies in his lifetime — but his most significant domestic impact came after his death.


In his tafsir Quranic interpretation Tafhimu’l-Qur’anhe introduced the four interrelated concepts he believed essential to understanding consstitution Quran: To try to see them is wrong and to try to seek their acquaintance is worse. Maududi would make his argument step-by-step with Islamic edicts, rather than attempting to excite his audience with oratory.

The moment it began to be sent down, it impelled a quiet and pious man to His “revolution” would be achieved “step-by-step” [] [] with “patience”, [] since “the more sudden a change, the more short-lived it is.

Their legislation would be based on the practice of ijtihad [] a source of Islamic law, cnstitution on careful analogical reasoning, using both the Qu’ran and Hadith, to find a solution to a legal problemmaking it more a legal organ than a political one.

Tens of thousands of Jamaat activists and sympathisers were given jobs in the judiciary, the civil service and other state institutions. Amir Allamah Shaykh al-Islam Maulana.

He and his party are thought to have been the most important factors in Pakistan working to generate support for an Islamic state. This is the situation which besets people in England, America and in all those countries which claim to be the haven of secular democracy.

The Islamic Law And The Constitution

Maududi believed “modern science was a ‘body’ that could constiution any ‘spirit’—philosophy or value system—just as radio could broadcast Islamic or Western messages with equal facility. Secular Western representative democracy—despite its free elections and civil rights—is a failure Maududi believed for two reasons.

Retrieved 1 July He was the youngest of three sons of [12] Maulana Ahmad Hasan, a lawyer by profession. Maududi founded the Jamaat-e-Islami as a vehicle for developing and establishing such a state. But since Islam was a complete system, it included a shariah-based economic program, comparable and of course superior to other economic systems.


Islamic Law and Constitution – S. Abul Ala Maududi – Google Books

Maududi strongly opposed the small Ahmadiyya sect, a Muslim sect which Maududi and many other Muslims do not consider as Muslim. The duty of the children is to respect and obey their parents, and, when they are grown up, to serve them and provide for their needs. I do not have cknstitution prerogative to belong to the class of Ulema.

In fact it is precisely because they wish to escape the restraints of morality and the divine guidance that men espouse secularism. According to Irfan Ahmad, while Maududi opposed all Western influence in Islam, he saw “women’s visibility” in the bazaar, colleges, theatres, restaurants “as the greatest threat to morality.

Political Theory of Islam. Meanwhile, his father shifted to Bhopal — there Maududi befriended Niaz Fatehpurianother modernist — where he suffered a severe paralysis attack and died leaving no property or money, forcing his son to abort his education. 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.

For his votaries in Jama’at, Maududi was not only a “revered scholar, politician, and thinker, but a hallowed Mujaddid.