Friday, July 13, 2012

The State in Islam is within and not without

Islam constructs an overall personality of the Muslim in accordance with the purpose of man's existence. It orients the human being towards his final goal in this life as well as in the other life, the eternal life. It reveals for man the secret of his being and unfolds the reason of his worldly life.

Man is shaped up from mental, psychological, physical and spiritual aspects. All work in harmony in order to sustain a life full of thought, full of reflection and full of comprehension of the purpose of life and his role in it. Islam indicates the characteristics features of man and works out the way for man to attain his good in this world and that ultimate good in the life in the hereafter.

Man is provided with the mind to think and reflect and to conclude, he has a life span to confront the universe and he has all the freedom of deliberating his personal convictions with respect to belief, acknowledgement and submission unto one and only God. The leap from the sensible to the intelligible is not easy but it is dispensable for every human being.

The Muslim represents the first cell of the Muslim community. He or she is the prototype of the whole community. The Muslim community is made up of such paradigm of prototypes that leads essentially to the formation of a society, fully fledged within the framework of a welfare state. The Muslim, having undertaken freely to accept one God, believe in one God and obey the law of God depicted in the sources of Islam namely the Qur'an and practice of Prophet Muhammad, has a structure of the state within himself.

He has a framework of a Muslim with all the tenets and precepts of Islam within him. He is aware of his role and his task in life and he leads his life in accordance with such precepts. He lives within a four dimensional relationship namely: man-God relationship, man-himself relationship, man-man relationship and man-universe relationship.

Within each relationship the Muslims is well conscious of his role and his own task and responsibility. He moves, in terms of thought, feeling and action, within the structure of every relationship.


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