Posted on March 30, 2008 by myislamicstate
A review of the first edition by Inayat Bunglawala
Source: The Guardian
Osama Bin Laden wants it back, as does Hizb ut-Tahrir and also, according to a recent poll organised by an American university, a majority of Muslims across the world do so too. But what is the caliphate (Arabic: Khilafah) and what would it look like today?
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Posted on February 27, 2008 by myislamicstate
Source: Comment is Free
A new edition of Who needs an Islamic State, by the Sudanese-born thinker Abdelwahab el-Affendi, has just been published.
The new edition provides a fascinating stock-take on the last two decades of political Islam. The goal of every Islamist group – known as “Islamic movements” in Muslim circles – is to create an “Islamic state”. Affendi’s book, first published in 1991, explored Islamic movements and their authoritarian ideas of how an Islamic state should function; essentially being built around “scholars of knowledge” who would be above the law and hence little more than dictators in reality.
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