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Two-Nation Theory in the Light of the Quran

Two-Nation Theory in the Light of the Quran

Two-nation theory was pivotal¬†in laying the foundation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. ¬†This brief article looks into the Quranic basis for the two-nation theory. According to the Quran, the Creator of the mankind has divided human beings into two main categories. This categorization is based on their specific belief/value system instead of factors such as their descent, race, colour, language or geographical location. One category of mankind that accepts that belief/value system is called the category of Believers or…

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Social Contract and the Divine Covenant in the Light of the Quran

Social Contract and the Divine Covenant in the Light of the Quran

The Social Contract Theory is one of the most dominant and influential political theories in the history of the modern West. Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are three best known proponents of this important theory, each with a slightly different approach to it from one another. Put in simple words, according to the social contact theory people give up or surrender some of their personal freedom, and give the government authority to enforce laws upon them whereby everyone…

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Ultimate Goal of the Islamic Republic

Ultimate Goal of the Islamic Republic

Every society or state has some rules or laws to which it desires submission[1] of its people for the safety, security and preservation of its individual members as well as the society or the state as a whole. No society or state can run peacefully without any laws and rules. If the laws and rules are those or based upon those given by Allah, then submitting, surrendering or yielding to these laws and rules is called Al-Islam[2] (or The Submission)….

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