Abul Ala Maududi

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I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.
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Sayyid Abul Ala al-Maududi (Urdu: سيد ابو الاعلى مودودی, Arabic: سيد أبو الأعلى المودودي; alternative spellings of first and last names: Syed, Maudoodi, and Mawdudi; often referred to as Maulana Maududi and Imam Maududi) (September 25, 1903 – September 22, 1979) [1] Maududi was the founder of the Islamic Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan.


German Nazism

Law making in an Islamic state

  • [Islam] leaves no room of human legislation in an Islamic state, because herein all legislative functions vest in God and the only function left for Muslims lies in their observance of the God-made law.
    • Adams, Charles J., "Mawdudi and the Islamic State," in John L. Esposito, ed., Voices of Resurgent Islam, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1983) on page 125, quoting Ahmad, Khurshid, Islamic Law and Constitution, (Mawdudi's writings collected and translated into English by Khurshid Ahmad), 1967 on page 77
    • This quote is accessible online at Gems of Islamism under the link "Mawdudi In His Own Words"


  1. Short Biography of Abulala Maududi

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