Please go through A Glimpse at the Political Philosophy of Islam by Muhamad Taqi Misbah Yazdi from Introducing Islam to understand basic which may be related to development of Islamic Political Movements in Malaysia such as PAS.
To understand PAS is to understand the view of some of its similar counterparts in the contemporary Islamic teaching. Understanding the Turkey Political Islamic movements from Ataturk’s days to current political movements could give a brief view on how PAS involves in similar kinds of movement. In Tunisia and the latest in Egypt bears some resemblance to the hidden followers in PAS.
The word from Tuan Guru, ” Dunia Pinjaman Tuhan, beras di makan adalah beras diberi Tuhan” sounds very familiar with some ideas of the earlier Islamic revolutionists and reformists. What factors or reforms that deviate PAS from its original constitution to help the human kind and the spreading misinformation to split Muslim in this country, is it because of a new identity in Islam ?. Khilafah ????.
Malaysian need a system supporting a progressive leadership, not the way around it.
A divine rule stands supreme even though it is objected by the most. So how does a Non Muslim stand in a democratic Islamic State? Let read and understand the Islamic theologies here and correlate them to that of PAS. Or, perhaps some of you have similar articles that can explain why PAS has undertaken a new style such as grouping with DAP and PKR, the non Islamic secular parties, we would be pleased to have them here for discussions. Have a great reading. Thanks.
A Glimpse at the Political Philosophy of Islam – By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi
If we want to make a balanced comparison between Islamic and other views in the field of polity and form of government we should make a review of the important issues in the philosophy of politics, and on every issue find out what is the view of Islam, comparing it with the other views. We must make a detailed investigation of the basic differences between them. Very briefly, we will now mention some issues and explain the views of Islam pertaining to them in order that it may be possible to make a comparison.
The first issue is the importance of social life. Islam, like the other schools of thought, emphasizes social life. But more than this it considers it a duty to attend to social problems and to struggle for the benefit of all human beings. Being indifferent to such problems is considered in Islam to be a grave sin. This attention is so important that it sometimes becomes necessary to spend all of one’s property and even to endanger one’s own life to save others from worldly and other-worldly afflictions and harms, from going astray and from spiritual corruption, and from misfortune in the next life. It is unlikely that any school of thought other than Islam has advanced this idea so far. Of course, we believe that none of the heavenly religions have any disagreement on basic principles and rules. Naturally, they hold this view in common with Islam.
The second issue is the necessity of law for social life, since no society can survive without rules and social regulations, for otherwise it would soon succumb to chaos, deterioration and destruction. The view of Islam on this matter is also clear and does not Stand in need of an explanation. We should however, mention two points. The first point is that from the perspective of Islam, the goal of law is not only to bring about social order and discipline, but beyond this to maintain social justice; because, firstly, without justice the order would not be durable and the masses of the people would not tolerate injustice and oppression for ever; and secondly, in a society not governed by justice most people would not have the opportunity for desired growth and development and hence, the goal of man’s creation and social life would not be realized.
Another point is that, from the Islamic viewpoint, social laws should be such as to prepare the ground and context for the spiritual growth and eternal felicity of the people. At the very least they should not be inconsistent with spiritual development, for, in the view of Islam, the life of this world is but a passing phase of the entire human life which despite its short duration, has a fundamental role in human destiny. That is, it is in this phase that with his conscious behaviour the human being should prepare for himself his everlasting felicity or wretchedness. Even if a law could maintain the social order in this world but would cause eternal misfortune for humans, from this Islamic view it would not be a desirable law, even if it were to be accepted by the majority.
Further reading is here: –Introducing Islam.
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