Maulana Maududi and Sayid Qutub on Jihaad and Islamic State
Sheikh, A. M., & Mushtaq, S. M.(2018) MAULANA MAUDUDI AND SAYID QUTUB ON JIHAAD AND ISLAMIC STATE, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH,VOL. 7, No 12(2).
14 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2020
Date Written: July 11, 2018
This paper will study the concept of jihad and Islamic state as propounded by Maulana Maududi and Sayid Qutub. These two scholars have had a significant impact on the modern Islamist movements throughout the world, particularly; the modern jihadi organizations claim their ideological lineage to these two thinkers. Both of these thinkers have been vocal about the western notions of religion and politics. Qutub had initially been a liberal minded person and Maududi was also exposed to western philosophy and had a fair understanding of ideals that were floating at that time in the academic and policy circles. This paper shall also bring some secularist arguments on jihad, and make them speak to what Maududi and Qutub have propounded. Jihad has been the most talked about concept in Islamic and academic circles. The people holding extreme view on the subject use the notions as propounded by Maulana Maududi and Syed Qutub.
At the time when it was assumed that religion had merely become a private affair, there has been a resurgence of politically motivated religious movements. International Relations since late twentieth century have been confronted with growing tide of Islamism. Islamism has been presenting a world view that they believe will provide solution to the problems that liberal democracies and communist regimes failed to do. Islamism is believed to be a modern day ideology. Islamism also imposes a normative framework on society to make society fit into its mould. Mohammad Ayoob believes Islamism is a reinvention of history and a re-imagination of the future, borrowing selectively from Islamic history and reinterpreting meanings to justify the ultimate objective: the Islamic State. Maududi and Sayyid Qutub will be discussed separately.
Keywords: Islamic State, Jihad, War, Islamisim
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