The Islamic Law and Constitution
15 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2010
Date Written: November 30, 2010
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 Islamic thinker, reformist, and semi-revolutionist. The importance of the book stems from its subject, time and surrounding circumstances. The subject of the book is a forgotten one. Even though references to the provision of Islamic constitution can be found in scattered Islamic treatises, the author was one of the first scholars who introduced it in a thematic organized way.
The author argues that Islamic constitution already existed in the past and its roots are available theoretically; consequently, Islamic constitution can be carried out in a modern country. His views are from an orthodox Islamic perspective. His intended audience is educated people in Pakistan who either had lost their identity in the secular world, or who still had faith in Islam but who did not know how Islamic law could be carried out or practiced.
Keywords: Islamic Law, Islamic Constitution, Shariah
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