Islamic law and constitution maududi pdf
Abdul a'La Maududi Islamic Law and Constitution
State is generally considered to be an authoritative organ working for the accomplishment of the worldly affairs. But in Islamic terminology, state is meant not only for the conduct of worldly affairs but also considered to be the most influential means for the accomplishment of divine ends through the execution of divine commands in the collective life of the Muslim Ummah. For that very purpose, Islam systematically provides the well defined structure of an Islamic state. Moreover, his presentation of the structure of an Islamic state reduces the diverse interpretations regarding its structure and jurisdictions. Abduh, Muhammad. Tafsir al Manar. Cairo: al Hayah al Misriyyah li al Kitab Vol.
But, of course, it applies to a societywherein. It can neither be understood nor enforced separately. To enforce it separately would,' in fact, be against the intention of the Law-Giver. What is required of us is to translate into practice the entire Islamic programme of life and not merely a fragment of it. Then and then alone can the legal aspects be properly implemented. There are aspects of it which do not need any external force for their enforcement; thev are and can be enforcedonlv by the ever-awake conscience kindJed by his faith in a Muslini.