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In Chasing a Mirage, Tarek Fatah Writes: Islamists argue that the interval following the passing away of Muhammad was once Islam's golden period and that we Muslims have to re-create that caliphate to emulate that political approach in ultra-modern global. I desire to exhibit that after Muslims buried the Prophet, additionally they buried with him a few of the common values of Islam that he had preached. The historical past of Islam could be defined basically because the background of an never-ending strength fight, the place males have killed one another to say the mantle of Muhammad. This strife is a painful tale that began inside of hours of the Prophet remaining his eyes eternally, and wishes to be informed. I firmly think the message of the Quran is robust adequate to resist the proof of heritage. it truly is my conviction that Muslims are mature and safe of their identities to stand the reality. this can be that story.Advance compliment for Chasing a Mirage"Tarek Fatah has written a provocative and demanding ebook that's a needs to learn for an individual who cares approximately those issues."—Janice Gross Stein"Chasing a Mirage is a really necessary contributing to the struggle by way of revolutionary Muslims opposed to Islamist fascism. This publication might be required analyzing for the Left within the West who've mistakenly began believing that Islamists symbolize a few kind of anti-imperialism."—Farooq Tariq"Fatah argues passionatley for universalism rather than exclusivism, integration rather than ghettoism, and makes a robust charm for the silent majority of Muslims to talk out sooner than it truly is too past due. This paintings of braveness and bold should be learn widely."— Pervez Hoodbhoy"This interesting paintings by way of courageous and bri8lliant tarek Fatah is concurrently thought-provoking, instructive and enlightening for laymen and students, Muslims and non-Muslim...an valuable and infrequent addition to the corpus of Islamic literature within the post-9/11 global, a daring step in the direction of Islamic Reformation and Enlightenment."—Taj Hashmi"Tarek Fatah's is a voice that should be heard. Canada wishes a fit, reasoned debate in regards to the concerns he's elevating, and certainly so does the world."—Bob Rae"This interesting paintings by way of brae and awesome Tarek Fatah is at the same time thought-provoking, instructive and enlightening for laymen and students, Muslim and non-Muslim... a useful and infrequent addition to the corpus of Islamic literature within the post-9/11 global, a daring step in the direction of Islamic Reformation and Enlightenment."—Taj Hashmi"Tarek Fatah's is a voice that should be heard. Canada wishes a fit, reasoned debate in regards to the matters he's elevating, and certainly so does the world."—Bob Rae, Member of Parliament, Canada

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After Jinnah’s death, the Islamists swooped in for the kill. Those who had opposed the creation of the country now became its guardians. All hopes of a modern constitution for the country were dashed as Islamists from all over the world converged on Pakistan to mould its fresh clay into their fantasy of a latter-day caliphate. Egyptian Islamist Said Ramadan (whose son Tariq founded the Movement of Swiss Muslims and now advises governments) arrived in Karachi to “Islamicize” Pakistan, as did the Polish Chapter 2: Pakistan—Failure of an Islamic State | 33 convert Muhammad Asad, who took upon himself the task of writing the country’s principles of existence.

Today’s movement for an Islamic theocracy is structured around the creation of an Islamic State based on the works of Abul Ala Maudoodi and Hassan al-Banna of the Jamaat-e-Islami and the Muslim Brotherhood. Their views remain in sharp contrast to their more urbane and secular contemporaries, as they strove for an Islamic State that rejected the ideas of universalism, instead embracing the self-righteous supremacy of Islam at the expense of the other. Iqbal was an early convert to Ataturk’s republican secularism.

Alternatively, was he both a Caesar and a Christ for Muslims? I have no doubt that the Prophet’s message of Islam was for religious unity and that Muslims were meant to be one spiritual body, part of the larger human family. Muhammad was undoubtedly the head of this Muslim Ummah. In order to establish the message of God, he used both his tongue and his spear. ” During the twenty-three years that Muhammad shared the message of God—the Quran—with the people of Mecca and Medina, many times he and the people were reminded about the role of Allah’s Apostle.

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