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Understanding the problems and prospects of the Muslim unity an analysis of Mawdudi's views

Amanullah, Muhammad and Islam , Tajul (2011) Understanding the problems and prospects of the Muslim unity an analysis of Mawdudi's views. Journal of Islam in Asia, Spcl (2). pp. 422-433. ISSN 1823-0970

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Mawdudi's thesis of Muslim unity touches core of the issue as he emphasizes on finding the basics of understanding the Muslim unity. Any attempt to set the theory of Muslim unity may not get the practical dimension until the standards of its understanding are laid out. In other words, it can be said that setting the basics of understanding the unity is a prerequisite for shaping effective theory of Muslim unity. After a thorough exploration, MawdËdÊ's works on Muslim unity appear to be written very systematic and methodological manner. He critically scrutinizes the basics of understanding the unity. As he claims, one must find out the common grounds that especially bind Muslim countries together and all Muslims in general; and the issue of Muslim unity may remain vague until the Islamic culture is completely conceived of. He says that "the unity of Islamic world cannot be conceived of without Islamic culture". Mawdudi recommends that the common things which unite all Muslims together are the common beliefs and thought, common culture, common moral system, civilizational relationship, vitality of the concept of one Ummah, universal brotherhood and geographical location of the Muslim world. This paper is devoted to critically analyze Mawdudi’s ideas on Muslim unity.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3031/22146
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mawdudi, Ummah, Universal Brotherhood, Muslim Unity, Common Belief.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170.82 Unity of Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Mrs Maznah Zakaria
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2012 07:57
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2013 09:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22146

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