Sep 7, 2007

Who Interprets Islam: Literalist or Modernist?

Dr. Hasan Askari Rizvi, defence and political analyst, makes a valid argument, in Nov 2006, that the pivotal question facing Pakistan is who will interpret Islam? Literalist focusing on narrow agenda or modernist concentrating on the message of social justice and human rights in Islam.

Mullahs, like in MMA, have used Islam as political capital , are now much more powerful than they were in seventies. Now they have resources, because of monetary gain during their involvement in afghan war, political clout, because of Pakaistan military favouring them to marginalise secular political parties and lastly the ability to bring student of madrassas out on the street. (Full Story) (Other JI pictures)

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