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Maududi has been described as close to his wife, but not able to spend much time with his six sons and three daughters due to his commitments to religious dawah and political action. Please upgrade to a newer browser.
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Such pious souls are a favour and reward for the umaah. Maududi also believed there would be little need for the traditional roll of ulama as "leaders, judges, and alae maududi of the community", in a "reformed and rationalized Islamic order" where those trained in modern as ala maududi as traditional subjects would practice ijtihad and where Muslims were educated properly in Arabic, the Quran, Hadith, etc.
However, biography channel time Maududi became more orthodox in his attitudes,  including toward the ulama, and at times allied himself and his party with them biography channel the formation of Pakistan.
Like other contemporary revivalistsMaududi was critical of Sufism and its historical influence in the early days. Maududi believed that sharia was not just a crucial command that helped define what it meant to be a Muslim, but something without which a Muslim society could not be Islamic:. That if an Islamic society consciously resolves not to accept the sharia, and decides to enact its own constitution and laws or borrow them from any other source in disregard of the sharia, such a society breaks its contract with God and forfeits its right to be called 'Islamic.
Many unbelievers agreed that God was the creator, what made them unbelievers was their failure to submit to his will, i.
Obedience to God's law or will was "the historical controversy that Islam has awakened" throughout the world. It brought not only heavenly reward, but earthly blessing. Failure to obey, or "rebellion" against it, brought not only eternal punishment, but evil and misery here on earth. The source of sharia, was to be found not only in the Quran but also in the Sunnah the doings and sayings of the Islamic prophet Muhammadsince the Quran proclaimed "Whoever obeys the messenger [i. But in fact sharia was much more than these alae maududi biography channel.
It recognizes no division between religion and biography channel aspects of life, in Maududi's view,   and there was no area of human activity or concern which the sharia did not address with specific divine guidance. Family relationships, social and economic affairs, administration, biographies channel and duties of citizens, judicial system, laws of war and peace and international relations. In short it embraces all the various departments of life The sharia is a complete scheme of life and an all-embracing social order where nothing is superfluous and nothing lacking.
A "very large part" of sharia required "the coercive power and authority of the state" for its enforcement. 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. According to scholar Vali NasrMaududi believed that the sharia needed to be "streamlined, reinterpreted, and expanded" to "address questions of governance to the extent required for a state to function.
Though the phrase "Islamic Revolution" is commonly associated with the Iranian Revolution or General Zia 's Islamisation Maududi coined and popularized it in the s. The ala maududi 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. 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 from scratch",    but opposed sudden change, violent or unconstitutional action, and was uninterested in grassroots organizing or socio-economic changes.
His "revolution" would be achieved "step-by-step"   with "patience",  since "the more sudden a change, the more short-lived it is. The revolution would be carried out by training a cadre of pious and dedicated men who would lead and then protect the Islamic revolutionary process.
Maududi was committed to non-violent legal politics "even if the current methods of struggle takes a century to bear fruit. He did not support these for example, opposing land reform in the s as an encroachment on property rights  and believed the problems they addressed would be solved by the Islamic state established by the revolution.
All this left at least one commentator, Vali Nasrto wonder if Maudidi had any actual interest in "revolution" or "ideology"or saw them simply as buzzwords necessary to indicate commitment to "progress, justice, and political idealism" in the anti-colonialist political milieu of 20th century South Asia. The modern conceptualization of the " Islamic state " is also attributed to Maududi. Maududi's Islamic state is both ideological and all-embracing,  based on " Islamic Democracy ,"  and will eventually "rule the earth". Unlike the Islamic state of Ayatollah Khomeiniit would not establish and enforce Islamisation, but follow the Islamisation of society.
As Maududi became involved in politics, this vision was "relegated to a distant utopia". Three principles underlying it: In such a state no one can regard any field of his affairs as personal and private. The Islamic state recognizes the biography channel of God, which meant God was the source of all law. The state can be called a caliphatebut the "caliph" would not be the traditional descendant of the Quraysh tribe  but Maududi believed the entire Muslim community, a "popular vicegerency".
Thus the state would be not a "theocracy", but a "theodemocracy". Therefore, while Maududi used the term democracy to describe his state,   in part to appeal to Westernized Muslim intellectuals his " Islamic ala maududi " was to be the antithesis of secular Western democracy which transfers hakimiya God's sovereignty to the people,  who may pass laws without regard for God's commands.
The Islamic state would conduct its affairs by mutual consultation shura among all Muslims.
While the government follows the sharia law, when it comes to a question about which no explicit injunction is to be found in the shariathe matter is "settled by consensus among the Muslims. While ala aspect of life was to be considered "personal and private"  and the biography of foreign influence and conspiracies was ever present, nationalism, for example, was "a Western concept which divided the Muslim biography channel and thus prolonged the supremacy of Western imperialist powers" there would also be personal freedom and no suspicion of government.
Maududi's time spent in jail as a political prisoner led him to have a personal interest in individual rights, due process of law, and freedom of political expression. This espionage on the life of the individual cannot be justified on moral grounds by the government saying that it is necessary to know the secrets of the dangerous persons. This is exactly what Islam has called as the root cause of mischief in politics. The injunction of the Prophet is: However, the basic human right in Islamic law was to demand an Islamic order and to live in it. Not included were any rights to differ with its rulers and defy its authority.
According to Maududi, Islam had an " unwritten constitution " that needed "to be transformed into a written one". The head of state should be the supreme head of legislature, executive and judiciary alike, but under him these three organs should function "separately and independently of one another. On the other hand, Maududi believed the state had no need to govern in the Western sense of the term, since the government and citizenry would abide by the same "infallible and inviolable divine law", power would not corrupt and no one would feel oppressed.
Power and resources would be distributed fairly. There would be no grievances, no mass mobilizations, demands for political participation, or any other of the turmoil of non-Islamic governance.
Since the state would be defined by its ideology—not by boundaries or ethnicity—its raison d'etre and channel would be ideology, the purity of which must be protected against any alae to subvert it.
The state's legislature "should consist of a body of such learned men who have the ability and the capacity to interpret Quranic injunctions and who in giving decisions, would not take liberties with the spirit or the letter of the sharia ".
Their legislation would be based on the practice of ijtihad  a source of Islamic law, relying on careful analogical reasoning, using both the Qu'ran and Hadith, to find a solution to a legal problemmaking it more a legal organ than a political one. They may be chosen by "the modern system of elections", or by some other method which is appropriate to "the circumstances and needs of modern times.
Non-Muslims or women may not be a head of state but could vote for separate legislators. Originally Maududi envisioned a legislature only as a consultative body, but later proposed using a referendum to deal with possible conflicts between the head of state and the legislature, with the loser of the referendum resigning.
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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. After his ala maududi biography channel was "rescued" from government repression by the Pakistani judiciary he changed his mind, supporting autonomy of the judiciary and accepting the adversarial system and right of appeal. Secular Western representative democracy—despite its free elections and civil rights—is a failure Maududi believed for two reasons. Because secular society has "divorced" politics and religion Maududi believedits leaders have "ceased to attach much or any importance to morality and ethics" and so ignore their constituents' interests and the common good.
Furthermore, without Islam "the common people are incapable of perceiving their own true interests". An example being the Prohibition law in the United States, where despite the fact that "it had been rationally and logically established that drinking is injurious to health, produces deleterious disorder in human society" Maududi statesthe law banning alcohol consumption was repealed by the American Congress. That is why the Holy Prophet has positively and forcefully forbidden the Muslims to assume the culture and mode of life of the non-Muslims. Maududi strongly opposed the small Ahmadiyya sect, a Muslim sect which Maududi and many other Muslims do not consider as Muslim.
The rights of non-Muslims are limited under Islamic state as laid out in Maududi's writings.
Although non-Muslim "faith, ideology, rituals of worship or social customs" would not be interfered with, non-Muslims would have to accept Muslim rule. Islamic 'jihad' does not recognize their right to administer state affairs according to a system which, in the view of Islam, is evil. Furthermore, Islamic 'jihad' also refuses to admit their right to continue with such practices under an Islamic government which fatally affect the public interest from the channel of Islam.
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. This is to ensure that "the basic policy of this ideological state alae maududi in conformity with the fundamentals of Islam. Non-Muslims would also have to pay a traditional special tax known as jizya.
Under Maududi's Islamic state, this tax would be applicable to all able-bodied non-Muslim men—elderly, children and women being exempt—in return from their exemption from military service, which all adult Muslim men would be subject to. Non-Muslims would also be barred from holding certain high level offices in the Islamic state. Jews and the Christians These powers should be wrested from them by the followers of the true Faith, who should assume the sovereignty and lead others towards the Right Way.
Maududi's first work to come to biography attention was Al Jihad fil-Islam "Jihad in Islam"which was serialized in a newspaper inwhen he was only twenty-four. Jihad should be used to eliminate un-Islamic rule and establish the worldwide Islamic state:.
Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam, regardless of the country or the nation which rules it. 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.
Islam requires the earth—not just a ala maududi biography channel, but the whole planet Maududi taught that the destruction of the lives and property of others was lamentable part of the great sacrifice of jihadbut that Muslims must follow the Islamic principle that it is better to "suffer a lesser loss to save ourselves from a greater loss". Though in jihad "thousands" of lives may be lost, this cannot compare "to the calamity that may befall mankind as a result of the victory of ala maududi biography channel over good and of aggressive atheism over the religion of God.
He explained that jihad was not only combat for God but any effort that helped those waging combat qitaalincluding non-violent work:. In the jihad in the way of Allah, active combat is not always the role on the battlefield, nor can everyone fight in the front line.
Just for one single battle preparations have often to be made for decades on end and the plans deeply laid, and while only some thousands fight in the front line there are behind them millions engaged in various tasks which, though small themselves, contribute directly to the supreme effort. At the same time he took a more conservative line on jihad than other revivalist thinkers such as Ayatollah Khomeini and Sayyid Qutb. In general, he argued that jihad should not denote "a crazed faith. During a cease-fire with India inhe opposed the waging of jihad in Kashmirstating that Jihad could be proclaimed only by Muslim governments, not by religious leaders.
As Jama'at amir, he remained in close contact with JI members, conducting informal discussions everyday in his house between Maghrib and Isha'a prayers although according to some, in later years discussion was replaced by answers to members questions with any rebuttals ignored. For his votaries in Jama'at, Maududi was not only a "revered scholar, politician, and thinker, but a hallowed Mujaddid.
He had a powerful command of Urdu language which he insisted on using, in order to "free Muslims minds from the influence of English. In private he has been described as "strict but not rigid", taciturn, poised, composed, uncompromising and unyielding. His public speaking style has been described as having "great authority". Maududi would make his argument step-by-step with Islamic edicts, rather than attempting to excite his audience with oratory. Although he did not publicize the fact, Maududi was a practitioner of traditional medicine or unani tibb.
Maududi has been described as close to his wife, but not able to spend much time with his six sons and three daughters due to his commitments to religious dawah and political action. Only one of his offspring, ever joined the JI.
And only his second daughter Asma, showed "any scholarly promise". Maududi suffered from a kidney ailment most of his life.
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He was often bedridden in andand in was forced to travel to England for treatment. In AprilMaududi's long-time kidney ailment worsened and by then he also had heart problems.
He went to the United States for treatment and was hospitalized in Buffalo, New Yorkwhere his second son worked as a physician. Following a few surgical operations, he died on September 22,at the age of His funeral was held in Buffalo, but he was buried in an unmarked grave at his residence in IchhraLahore after a very large funeral procession through the city. In Pakistan, where the JI claims to be the oldest religious party  it is "hard to exaggerate the importance" of that country's "current drift" toward Maududi's "version of Islam", according to scholar Eran Lerman. He and his party are thought to have been the most important factors in Pakistan working to generate support for an Islamic state.
One policy of Zia's that was originally proposed by Maududi, and not found in classic Islamic jurisprudence fiqhwas the introduction of separate electorates for non-Muslims Hindus and Christians in In return Maududi's party was greatly strengthened by Zia with 10,s of members and sympathizers given jobs in the judiciary and civil service early in Zia's rule. Qutb "borrowed and expanded" Maududi's concept of Islam being modern, Muslims having fallen into pre- Islamic ignorance Jahiliyyaand of the need for an Islamist revolutionary vanguard movement. His ideas influenced Abdullah Azzamthe Palestinian Islamist jurist and renewer of jihad in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
The South Asian diaspora, including "significant numbers" in Britain, were "hugely influenced" by Maududi's ala maududi biography channel.
Maududi even had a major impact on Shia Iranwhere Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is reputed to have met Maududi as early as and later translated his ala maududi biography channel into Persian.
Choueiri, "all the major contemporary radicalist" Islamist movements the Tunisian Islamic Tendencythe Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization, and the Muslim Brotherhood of Syria"derive their ideological and political programmes" from the writings of Maududi and Sayyid Qutb. Maududi had produced 73 books at the time of his death,  written more than books and pamphlets, and made more than speeches and press statements.
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