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Editor and Publisher, NewAgeIslam.com - On Maududi
By:Sultan Shahin
Date: Thursday, 29 April 2010, 9:49 am
In Response To: To Sultan Shahin - About Maududi (Dr Shabbir)

Sultan Shahin,
Editor and Publisher, NewAgeIslam.com

Islam ‘Supremacism’: A By-Product of the Flawed Doctrine of Political Islam

It must be recognized that this political interpretation of Islam is a recent development, invented by modern-day Islamist ideologues. This is a product of their seeking to interpret Islam on their own (tafsir bi‘l ray), in reaction, in particular, to certain modern political developments, particularly Western colonialism. This political interpretation of Islam is deeply tainted by feelings of revenge and a strong streak of emotionalism. The most pathetic and extreme case in this regard is that of the founder of the Jamaat-e Islami, Maulana Maududi, as evidenced in his book Quran ki Char Buniyadi Istilahen (‘Four Basic Terms of the Quran’), wherein he provided a political twist to the notion of God’s sovereignty and where he argued that later generations of Muslims had completely forgotten the basic intention of the Quran, which, he claimed, was to establish Islamic political rule over the entire world. He went to the extent of claiming that this book of his was an attempt to revive consciousness of this supposedly long-forgotten basic intention of the Quran. -- Maulana Waris Mazhari

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To Sultan Shahin - About Maududi
Dr Shabbir -- Thursday, 29 April 2010, 9:45 am
Editor and Publisher, NewAgeIslam.com - On Maududi
Sultan Shahin -- Thursday, 29 April 2010, 9:49 am
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Rumi -- Thursday, 29 April 2010, 4:56 pm
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Jawaid Ahmed -- Friday, 30 April 2010, 7:59 am
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Dr Shabbir -- Friday, 30 April 2010, 1:16 pm