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Leadership of nations
By:Waheed Sheikh, Norway
Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 7:14 pm

Quaide Azam Jinnah, for whom Allama Iqbal had the utmost respect and admiration, was totally against religion being a part of the Government.

Zia-ul-Haq tried to include Islam in Government and asked Ulemas to help him. What he got was a set of punitive laws including death penalty for Tauheen-e-Risalat.

Allama Iqbal himself has said:

Qaum kya cheez hai Qoumon li Imamat Kya hai - Is ko kya jaanen yeh bechaarey do Rakaat kay Imam. ["What do these Imams, who are good only for leading two Rakats (of Namaz), know about what a Nation is and what it means to be the Leader of a Nation"]

Realistically speaking, it is impossible to get a consensus among Islamic Scholars as to what an Islamic Government is.


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Leadership of nations
Waheed Sheikh, Norway -- Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 7:14 pm
Re: Leadership of nations
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 7:19 pm