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Islamic Leviathan Islam and the Making of the State Power pdf

Islamic Leviathan Islam and the Making of the State Power by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr pdf free download

Islamic Leviathan Islam and the Making of the State Power by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr pdf free download. In General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, the military ruler of Pakistan, declared that Pakistan would become an Islamic state. Islamic values and norms would serve as the foundation of national identity, law, economy, and social relations, and would inspire all policy making. In Mahathir Muhammad, the new prime minister of Malaysia, introduced a similar broad-based plan to anchor state policy making in Islamic values, and to bring his country’s laws and economic practices in line with the teachings of Islam.

Islamic Leviathan Islam and the Making of the State Power by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr pdf free download

Why did these rulers choose the path of “Islamization” for their countries? And how did one-time secular postcolonial states become the agents of Islamization and the harbinger of the “true” Islamic state? Malaysia and Pakistan have since the late early followed a
unique path to development that diverges from the experiences of other Third World states. In these two countries religious identity was integrated into state ideology to inform the goal and process of development with Islamic values.

Islamic Leviathan Islam and the Making of the State Power by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr pdf free download

This undertaking has also presented a very different picture of the relation between Islam and politics in Muslim societies. In Malaysia and Pakistan, it has been state institutions rather than Islamist activists (those who advocate a political reading of Islam; also known as revivalists or fundamentalists) that have been the guardians of Islam and the defenders of its interests. This suggests a very different dynamic in the ebbs and flow of Islamic politics—in the least pointing to the importance of the state in the vicissitudes of this phenomenon.

Islamic Leviathan Islam and the Making of the State Power by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr pdf free download

Islamic Leviathan Islam and the Making of the State Power by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr pdf free download

 

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