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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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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