Abu Ala Mawdudi’s words on Islamic law and constitution. 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. Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Maudoodi, Syed Abul `Ala, ; Format: Book; 1 v.

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You can view this on the NLA website. BookOnline – Google Books. Maududi talked of Islam being “a revolutionary ideology and a revolutionary practice which aims at destroying the social order of the world totally and rebuilding it andd scratch”, [] [] [] but opposed sudden change, violent or unconstitutional action, and was uninterested in grassroots organizing or socio-economic changes.

The Islamic Law And The Constitution

Even if he silamic to get seriously involved in journalism from the early s onwards, being appointed editor of the leading weekly Urdu newspaper Taj of Jabalpur in at the age of 17, [24] he also resumed his studies as an autodidact innotably through the influence of some members of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hindby studying the Dars-e-Nizami and subjects such as adab literaturemantiq logiqand kalam theology and philosophy.

It was from to that Maududi’s “most important and influential” works were published, according to scholar Seyyed Vali Nasr. He believed that Sufism had misled Mughal rulers like Emperor Akbar and his son Dara Shukuh into gravitating toward syncretic experiments.

His political activity, particularly in support of the creation of an Islamic state clashed with the government, constitutiom for many years by a secular political classand resulted in several arrests and periods of incarceration. It is clear from a careful consideration of the Qura’an and the Amududi that the state in Islam is based on an ideology The Muslim does “not have the right to choose a way of life for himself or assume whatever duties he likes.

Abul A’la Maududi – Wikipedia

Eye of the Storm. The sharia is a complete scheme of life and an all-embracing social order where nothing is superfluous and nothing lacking. See what’s been added to the collection in the current 1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks months years.

South Asian Politics and Religion. Only one of his offspring, ever joined the JI. At the same time, Maududi states “somewhat astonishingly” according to one scholar [] “there is yet another vast range of human affairs about which sharia is totally silent” and which an Islamic state may write “independent” legislation. Ma’alim fi al-Tariq “Milestones” Qutb The process Maududi envisioned—changing the hearts and minds of individuals from the top of society downward through an educational process or da’wah [] —was very different than what happened in Iran, or under Zia ul-Haq.


He went to the United States for treatment and was hospitalized in Buffalo, New Yorkwhere his second son worked as a physician. Maududi believed that ilsamic Quran was not just religious literature to be “recited, pondered, or investigated for hidden truths” according to Vali Nasr, but a “socio-religious institution”, [62] a work to be accepted “at face value” and obeyed.

Six Theories about the Islamic Revolution’s Victory. This is the situation which besets people in England, America islamjc in all those countries which claim to be the haven of secular democracy. To try to see them is wrong and to try to seek their acquaintance is worse.

Islamic Law and Constitution : A. A. Maududi :

Maududi endorsed the constitution and claimed it a victory for Islam. She was given greater latitude by Maududi than were other Muslims. How can the loss of some lives — even if the number runs into thousands — be compared to the calamity that may befall mankind as a result of the victory of evil over good and of aggressive atheism over the religion of God. Mawdudi was, until his death inbut especially to the time of his resignation as amir of the Jamaat-i-Islami inthe best known, most controversial, and most highly visible of all the religious leaders of the country.

Jews and the Christians According to at least one biographer Vali NasrMaududi and the JI moved away from some of their more controversial doctrinal ideas e. Their legislature would also have “the full right to criticize matters relating to the general welfare of the country,” though not to vote on them. Non-Muslims would be eligible for “all kinds of employment”, but must be “rigorously excluded from influencing policy decisions” [] [] and so not hold “key posts” in government and elsewhere.

In the judiciary, Maududi originally proposed the inquisitional system where judges implement law without discussion or interference by lawyers, which he saw as un-Islamic. Abul A’la Maududi, condemned Mughal Emperor Akbar ‘s belief in an individual’s “personal religious equilibrium” controversially known as the Din-e Ilahior “Religion of God” as a form of apostasy. However following a coup by General Ayub Khan, the constitution was shelved and Maududi and his party were politically repressed, Maududi being imprisoned in and again in Maududi was born in Aurangabad Indiathen part of the princely state enclave of Hyderabaduntil it returned to India in The purpose of Islam is to set up a state on the basis of its own ideology and programme, regardless of which nation assumes the role of the standard-bearer of Islam or the rule of which nation is undermined in the process of the establishment of an ideological Islamic State.


Islamic history as the product of human choice, was corruptible and corrupted.

The rights of non-Muslims are limited under Islamic state as laid out in Maududi’s writings. At this time he also began work on establishing an organization for Da’wah propagation and preaching of Islam that would be an alternative to both the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League. Maududi specifically rejected the term ‘theocracy’ to describe his ideal state, arguing that the truly Islamic state would be ruled not by the ulema but by the entire Muslim community.

Jihad should be used to eliminate un-Islamic rule and establish the worldwide Islamic state:.

Maududi spent some time in Delhi as a young man but went back to Hyderabad in Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami — The revolution would be carried out consyitution training a cadre of pious and dedicated men who would lead and then protect the Islamic revolutionary process.

Islamism in South Asia.

In such a state no one can regard any field of his affairs as personal and private. The injunction of the Prophet is: When women have to go out of their homes, they should They simply permitted Mawdudi to equip the Jama’at with a repertoire of terms that allowed the party to stand its ground in debates over what constituted progress, justice, and political idealism.

A “very large part” of sharia required “the coercive power and authority of the state” for its enforcement. From then on its legitimate task is simply to spell out the implications of Islam’s clear commands, the rationality of which requires no demonstration.

Maududi also believed there would be little need for the traditional roll of ulama as “leaders, judges, and guardians of the community”, in a “reformed and rationalized Islamic order” where those trained in modern as well as traditional subjects would practice ijtihad and where Muslims were educated properly in Arabic, the Quran, Hadith, etc.