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Difference Between Islam, the Religion, and Islamic Politics?

Short Answer: This is no clearly defined political system preached in the Quran. For that reason, there is a debate on whether Islam, as a religion, has prescribed a specific political system to its followers or not. Wa Alaykum Assalam Dear Aisha, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Despite many claims to the contrary by …

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Is Islam a Socialistic or Capitalistic System?

Salam Dear Faisal, Thank you very much for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. In answer to your question, I would like to state the position of Islam with regard to the Left wing and the Right wing in general. However, it is up to you to study the policies and activities of …

Islamic Government: Presidential or Parliamentary?

Asalamu Alaikum Khalid, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. The main principle in a truly Islamic government is that decisions are reached through consultation. The verses in the Quran which make this clear include one verse encouraging consultation in all decision making. A verse describing the process of consultation that a leader should …

What Is The Failure of Political Islam?

Salam (Peace) Lindsey, Thank you for contacting About Islam with you question. You should also try to read Roy’s latest book, Globalized Islam: the Search for a New Ummah, published in 2004, which is an extension to his views in his first book.  I will answer your question by basically re-explaining Roy’s views in non-technical language and …

Are Muslims Qualified for Politics

Are Muslims Qualified for Politics?

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your questions and for contacting Ask About Islam. As a comprehensive system for human life in all its varied aspects, Islam views politics as an important part of it. By this Islam aims at the establishment and maintenance of a just sociopolitical order, where there is equity and fairness …

Terminological Chaos: Political Islam and Islamism

Although it sounds too intellectual and theoretical to a lot of people, the way things are defined directly impacts the actions taken in their regards. News readers, for example, might miss the difference between “atrocities,” “violence,” “crimes,” and “massacre” when they read about Syria, yet based on the impression they take out of the news piece their action/inaction will be determined. If it was a civil war, then “why not let them figure it out themselves,” one reader might think; yet if it was defined as a massacre against civilians then the same reader might think of helping.

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