Islamic law

National Identity Versus Religious Identity in Pakistan

By Minhas Majeed Khan

The creation of Pakistan in 1947 brought hopes not only to Muslims but also to religious minorities. The founding father, Quaid–e–Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, envisioned a state that represents all communities in policy making. For Jinnah the spirit of nationhood [National Identity] was to live in unity, that is, each individual ceasing their faiths whether Hindu, Christian, Sikh or Muslim. Not in a religious sense, because that is their personal faith [Religious Identity], but in a political sense as the citizen of the state [National identity]. Unfortunately, after his death, his predecessors deviated from the ideology he defined.

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Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue - The Islamic Context

By: Anver Emon

Let me first share a little bit about one of the challenges of the book [Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue] as a whole. Each of us as authors come at our topic from different intellectual registers: Matthew is a theologian, David comes from philosophy; and I am a law professor. This frames the way we think about the question of natural law.

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