By Tarek Fatah
In Chasing a Mirage, Tarek Fatah Writes: Islamists argue that the interval following the passing away of Muhammad used to be Islam's golden period and that we Muslims have to re-create that caliphate to emulate that political process in state-of-the-art global. I desire to show that after Muslims buried the Prophet, additionally they buried with him the various common values of Islam that he had preached. The historical past of Islam might be defined basically because the background of an never-ending strength fight, the place males have killed one another to say the mantle of Muhammad. This strife is a painful tale that begun inside hours of the Prophet ultimate his eyes endlessly, and wishes to be informed. I firmly think the message of the Quran is powerful sufficient to resist the evidence of background. it really is my conviction that Muslims are mature and safe of their identities to stand the reality. this can be that story.Advance compliment for Chasing a Mirage"Tarek Fatah has written a provocative and not easy booklet that is a needs to learn for someone who cares approximately those issues."—Janice Gross Stein"Chasing a Mirage is an incredibly important contributing to the struggle via innovative Muslims opposed to Islamist fascism. This booklet will be required studying for the Left within the West who've mistakenly all started believing that Islamists characterize a few type of anti-imperialism."—Farooq Tariq"Fatah argues passionatley for universalism rather than exclusivism, integration rather than ghettoism, and makes a strong attraction for the silent majority of Muslims to talk out prior to it's too past due. This paintings of braveness and bold should be learn widely."— Pervez Hoodbhoy"This attention-grabbing paintings by way of courageous and bri8lliant tarek Fatah is at the same time thought-provoking, instructive and enlightening for laymen and students, Muslims and non-Muslim...an priceless and infrequent addition to the corpus of Islamic literature within the post-9/11 international, a daring step in the direction of Islamic Reformation and Enlightenment."—Taj Hashmi"Tarek Fatah's is a voice that should be heard. Canada wishes a fit, reasoned debate in regards to the concerns he's elevating, and certainly so does the world."—Bob Rae"This attention-grabbing paintings by way of brae and superb Tarek Fatah is concurrently thought-provoking, instructive and enlightening for laymen and students, Muslim and non-Muslim... a useful and infrequent addition to the corpus of Islamic literature within the post-9/11 global, a daring step in the direction of Islamic Reformation and Enlightenment."—Taj Hashmi"Tarek Fatah's is a voice that should be heard. Canada wishes a fit, reasoned debate in regards to the matters he's elevating, and certainly so does the world."—Bob Rae, Member of Parliament, Canada
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Here was a latter-day caliph Chapter 2: Pakistan—Failure of an Islamic State | 29 ruling in arbitrary fashion under the title of governor general, with no room for opposition and abandoning the commitment to secularism he had made barely a few months beforehand. In the bloodshed that followed partition, Hindus and Sikhs were fleeing Pakistan for India, and millions of Indian Muslims started pouring into Pakistan. When the carnage ended, half a million Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs would be dead. In another twenty-five years, one million more would die in the Bangladesh war of liberation.
Muhammad was undoubtedly the head of this Muslim Ummah. In order to establish the message of God, he used both his tongue and his spear. ” During the twenty-three years that Muhammad shared the message of God—the Quran—with the people of Mecca and Medina, many times he and the people were reminded about the role of Allah’s Apostle. A study of these Quranic revelations will help Muslims understand whether Muhammad was meant to be head of a political state or the head of a religious community, or both.
They all inherited a rich civilization and culture. They could have been shining examples of a post-colonial renaissance in Islam, but in Chapter 2: Pakistan—Failure of an Islamic State | 25 their fervour to rule according to their interpretation of sharia, the respective ruling elites have made their countries a disgrace to Islam and the memory of the Prophet Muhammad. As if three such nations were not enough, Iran has been working to create an Islamic State in Palestine. A closer look at these regions leads off in this chapter, with the author’s birthplace, Pakistan, where brave people have risen up successfully against three US-backed military dictatorships, and are now confronting the fourth, forcing General Pervez Musharraf to give up his military command and demanding he resign as president.
Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic lllusion of an Islamic State by Tarek Fatah