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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

islamic state?

The idea of a nation-state is a modernist idea, not an islamic concept. "The islamic state is essentially a universal state, a state without borders." The muslims do live of course in de-facto nation-states, but they should not accept in principle the division of the world into nations and states. And if "in power their main concern would be more the preservation of the integrity of the borders than the integrity of Islam." (Charles-André Gillis, L'intégrité Islamique)

2 Comments:

At December 10, 2005 2:05 PM, Blogger Omar said...

Do controversial groups like Hizb-ut-Tahrir call to a khilafa that is essentially a nation-state for Muslims?

 
At June 23, 2006 5:23 AM, Blogger kaki bangku said...

Assalamualaikum. This talk by Prof. Muhammad is very much similar to what is described by that quote. click to download - should be about 150mb.

http://www.islamic-world.net/videos/full_downloads/state.wmv

 

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