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    Free download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ç Tarek Fatah (E–pub/Pdf) Chasing a Mirage An Islamic State or a State of Islam By Tarek Fatah Tarek Fatah is a practicing Muslim born in Pakistan but one who is not welcome and is not allowed to enter Pakistan as of now He is one of the rare sane voices in Islam who advocates a moderate form of Islam which promotes peace and understanding amongst people of different faiths as was espoused by the Prophet Muhammad The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State is an impassioned plea from this author to his fellow Muslims not to get trapped

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    Free download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ç Tarek Fatah (E–pub/Pdf) Chasing a Mirage An Islamic State or a State of Islam By Tarek Fatah Tarek Fatah ç 9 Read First let me declare that I am not in the favor of secularism yet I believe that Islamic political thought need to be refined The amendments should be made in accordance with the modern necessities About Chasing a Mirage I would say; what an excellent work The book bearing a subtitle The Tragic illusion of an Islamic State is a critiue of political orthodoxy and provides a detailed account of what went wrong in near past ie use of the not

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    Free download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ç Tarek Fatah Tarek Fatah ç 9 Read (E–pub/Pdf) Chasing a Mirage An Islamic State or a State of Islam By Tarek Fatah The world is witnessing incidents of jihadi violence by the hour Even though Islam is often touted as a religion of peace non Muslims and an increasing section of Muslims perceive it to be otherwise A noted feature in the discourse on terror and its religio political inspiration is the total absence of the voice of the moderates in the Muslim community Surprising it may seem to us but the extremists occupy centre stage in the d

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    Tarek Fatah ç 9 Read Free download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ç Tarek Fatah (E–pub/Pdf) Chasing a Mirage An Islamic State or a State of Islam By Tarek Fatah Tarek Fatah's book is a comprehensively detailed intellectual discourse which presents an unflattering and unbiased treatise on Islam tackling its complex history that asks and answers the difficult uestions facing the religion of Islam and its millions of followers all over the world as it uncovers the blood soaked violent history

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    review Chasing a Mirage An Islamic State or a State of Islam (E–pub/Pdf) Chasing a Mirage An Islamic State or a State of Islam By Tarek Fatah Free download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ç Tarek Fatah The narrative adopt by the author through out the book is of the Post Islamists ‘Chasing a Mirage” in a nutshell is a harsh criticism on Islamist narrative mainly in the context of Political Islam The book is no less than a shock for a generation that has been brought up by dogmas and myths sponsored by Islamists and which has

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    review Chasing a Mirage An Islamic State or a State of Islam Free download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ç Tarek Fatah Tarek Fatah ç 9 Read Read Fatah's book some time ago and found it an informative and interesting read Needed to reread the historical sections

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  • Hardcover
  • 410
  • Chasing a Mirage An Islamic State or a State of Islam
  • Tarek Fatah
  • English
  • 10 June 2020
  • 9780470841167

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Free download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ç Tarek Fatah Tarek Fatah ç 9 Read Chasing a Mirage An Islamic State or a State of Islam Free download Ó 9 StoryAdvance Praise for Chasing a MirageTarek Fatah has written a provocative and challenging book which is a must read for anyone who cares about these issues Janice Gross SteinChasing a Mirage is an extremely valuable contributing to the fight by progressive Muslims against Islamist fascism This book should be reuired reading for the Left in the West who have mistakenly started believing that Islamists represent some sort of anti imperialism Faroo TariFatah argues passionatley for universalism instead of exclusivism integration instead of ghettoism and makes a powerful appeal for the silent majority of Muslims to speak out before it is too late This work of courage and daring needs to be read widely Pervez HoodbhoyThis fascinating work by brave and bri8lliant tarek Fatah is simultaneously thought provoking instructive and enlightening for lay. The world is witnessing incidents of jihadi violence by the hour Even though Islam is often touted as a religion of peace non Muslims and an increasing section of Muslims perceive it to be otherwise A noted feature in the discourse on terror and its religio political inspiration is the total absence of the voice of the moderates in the Muslim community Surprising it may seem to us but the extremists occupy centre stage in the debate and spread a false sense of victimhood among young Muslims The radicals want to assert that the whole Muslim community in the world is a monolithic nation called Ummah irrespective and irrelevant of the national ethnic racial and linguistic barriers that divide them They abhor parliaments and other law making machinery offered by the Western civilization and want to go back to a presumed golden era that flourished in the seventh or eighth centuries CE when the supposedly Rightly Guided Caliphs ruled from Medina This book presents the pitfalls inherent in such a ludicrously simplistic evaluation of what ails the Muslims of today Instead of living in a state of Islam in which every Muslim is entitled to live peacefully and joyfully as per the fundamental tenets of Islam that cares about the spiritual needs of the individual Muslims are shepherded to outrageous notions of political supremacy of Islam over other religions of the world and authoritarianism of cleric politicians as enshrined in an Islamic state By looking back at the history of Islam and the status of implementation of the Islamic state in a few countries the author affirms the illusion of an Islamic state that occurred anywhere in the world in the present or in the past Tarek Fatah is a Pakistani author and journalist based in Canada He has authored many books He was an activist in Pakistan and was twice imprisoned by successive military dictatorships In the aftermath of 911 Fatah founded the Muslim Canadian Congress MCC a secular and liberal Muslim organization dedicated to the separation of religion and politics opposition to Islamism and jihadi extremismFatah begins by reuesting his Muslim readers to attempt to answer a few uestions in the privacy of their solitude when they need not be on the defensive and have no fear of being judged Presenting the difference between an Islamic state and a state of Islam he argues that the 150 million Muslims in Pakistan live in an Islamic state while an eual number of Muslims in India live in a state of Islam The author makes a clear distinction between Muslims and Islamists who work for the imposition of an Islamic state based on Sharia They have brought out Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in 1990 roughly in line with the UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights in 1948 However the Cairo one envisages all rights and freedoms subject to Sharia and provides for second class citizenship to the non Muslims who have the misfortune to live in an Islamic state It legitimizes the notion of racial and religious superiority and allows for multiple levels of citizenship and widespread and systemic discrimination against racial and religious minorities living within a state s borders p 17 The Liberal Left is now hand in glove with the Islamists under the untrue impression that they oppose the US and its hegemonic world policy However Islamists are not against the West s imperial ambitions or capitalist greed They were the West s handmaidens throughout the cold war and waged a jihad on America s behalf against the Soviets in Afghanistan The Islamists take sustenance from the writings of Sayyid Abul Ala Maudoodi of the Jamaat Islami and Hassan al Banna and Syed utb of the Muslim Brotherhood Maudoodi had noted that the West s unfettered freedom and individual liberty are to be opposed This put the leftists in an awkward positionThe book then examines the blatant discrimination present in the Islamic states of Pakistan Iran Saudi Arabia and Palestine Religious minorities are not given eual status anywhere Pakistan s constitution in its Article 412 states that only a Muslim can become its president When Justice Rana Bhagwandas a Hindu was sworn in as acting chief justice of Pakistan he had to take his oath of office with a uranic prayer May Allah Almighty help and guide me Ameen Imagine such a thing happening to a Muslim anywhere in the secular democracies like India or western countries Also imagine the tremendous hue and cry such an incident will cause among human rights groups But in this instance nothing happened and the seculars turned a blind eye to it The supreme leader of Iran velayat e faih can only be a person of Arab ancestry Imams of the superior pedigree don a black turban while others wear white headgear He advises the Palestinians to view Islamists with deep suspicion especially the ones in Marxist attire who espouse support of the Islamist Hamas while living in and unwilling to give up residence or the comforts of the US p 74Part 2 of the book that deals with the genesis of the faith and its political institutions present the true face of history the Islamists often sweep under the carpet Three out of the four Rightly Guided Caliphs had fallen victim to an assassin s knife in an orgy of tribal and racial enmity After the Prophet s death the claim of the uraysh tribe was proposed by Abu Bakr who became the first caliph and a member of the tribe Notions of euality were discarded at that stage itself The second caliph Omar followed a policy of sabia which determined people s level of piety on a sliding scale of when they accepted Islam War booty was divided by Omar uneually Those who followed Muhammad to Medina were given the highest entitlement and the lowest for those who accepted Islam after the fall of Mecca In the sixth year of Omar s reign a famine struck Arabia The relief effort was also based on the principle of graded ineuality Meccan uraysh the most then Meccan Arabs then the Aws tribe of Medina over the Khazraj and the non Arab Muslims and slaves The non Arab Muslims were disparagingly called Mawalis and the Umayyad dynasty of caliphs 661 750 CE taxed Jizya from them as noted by Maudoodi Sectarian and familial jealousy overruled the early caliphate Muawiyah instituted the practice of cursing Ali the Prophet s son in law during Friday sermons which is still followed during the Hajj pilgrimage p 159 The forward thrust of Arab culture into Europe was stopped in 732 CE when Charles Martel defeated the Berber Arab army in Poitiers France Muslims could never cross this line again When the flow of war booty from expansion subsided dissensions broke out in the Islamic camp The Islamic states of the past failed to establish a norm for rightful succession that led to the unhappy situation in which lasting political institutions didn t develop Fatah categorically affirms that the idea of the caliphate or Islamic state has no basis whatsoever in either the uran or the traditions of the ProphetThe third part of the book is earmarked to expose the deviant agenda of Islamists in the West and their political manifesto Their agenda is what Maudoodi declared Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere in the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam If the Muslim party commands adeuate resources it will eliminate un Islamic governments and establish the power of Islamic governments in their stead p 252 Fatah brings to light the backhand deals in Canada in which Islamists tried to sneak in Sharia for the country s Muslim minority and the true face of Islamic banking which is another front of extremism The religious bigotry of the Islamists is nauseating They swing into action only when a Muslim country or individual is attacked In 1999 New York police intercepted a Black man named Amadou Diallo and shot him down in a case of highhandedness Civil rights groups began protests but the Islamists kept mum A few days later the man s full name was published in the newspapers as Ahmed Ahmedou Diallo a Muslim Islamists took up protests only at that point In the Vietnam War they sided with the US government and only join the action when a Muslim state is at the receiving end of US foreign policy As I noted earlier the voice of the moderate Muslim is nowhere heard This book changes all that and Tarek Fatah s lone voice rumbles through the debating bodies as a voice of sincerity and reason It is to be noted that he never says anything against the Prophet or the uran but attacks the false interpretation of the Islamists Readers open a rich treasure trove of new information from this book that blunts the sharpness of Wahhabi funded Islamists masuerading as free thinkers and human rights activists The book uses footnotes instead of attaching a glossary at the end A veritable collection of Notes and a long list of books for further reading make this a must have for all classes of readers A comprehensive index elevates the book to the level of a reference work When you grow old it is rare that you come across a book which gives you a flood of details you never knew existed Most books show a new sidewalk or an unexplored by lane to the city centre which you are thoroughly familiar with But this book showcases an entirely new city which justifies its Five Star rating The book is most highly recommended

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Free download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ç Tarek Fatah Tarek Fatah ç 9 Read Chasing a Mirage An Islamic State or a State of Islam Free download Ó 9 In Chasing a Mirage Tarek Fatah Writes Islamists argue that the period following the passing away of Muhammad was Islam's golden era and that we Muslims need to re create that caliphate to emulate that political system in today's world I wish to demonstrate that when Muslims buried the Prophet they also buried with him many of the universal values of Islam that he had preached The history of Islam can be described essentially as the history of an unending power struggle where men have killed each other to claim the mantle of Muhammad This strife is a painful story that started within hours of the Prophet closing his eyes forever and needs to be told I firmly believe the message of the uran is strong enough to withstand the facts of history It is my conviction that Muslims are mature and secure in their identities to face the truth This is that. First let me declare that I am not in the favor of secularism yet I believe that Islamic political thought need to be refined The amendments should be made in accordance with the modern necessities About Chasing a Mirage I would say what an excellent work The book bearing a subtitle The Tragic illusion of an Islamic State is a critiue of political orthodoxy and provides a detailed account of what went wrong in near past ie use of the notion of Islamic state to fuel extremism and defacement of theory to cover nefarious acts of the politicians in Muslim countries An must read for Political Science students and recommended for all who are interested in Islamic political thought

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Free download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ç Tarek Fatah Tarek Fatah ç 9 Read Chasing a Mirage An Islamic State or a State of Islam Free download Ó 9 Men and scholars Muslims and non Musliman invaluable and rare addition to the corpus of Islamic literature in the post 911 world a bold step towards Islamic Reformation and Enlightenment Taj HashmiTarek Fatah's is a voice that needs to be heard Canada needs a healthy reasoned debate about the issues he is raising and indeed so does the world Bob RaeThis fascinating work by brae and brilliant Tarek Fatah is simultaneously thought provoking instructive and enlightening for laymen and scholars Muslim and non Muslim an invaluable and rare addition to the corpus of Islamic literature in the post 911 world a bold step towards Islamic Reformation and Enlightenment Taj HashmiTarek Fatah's is a voice that needs to be heard Canada needs a healthy reasoned debate about the issues he is raising and indeed so does the world Bob Rae Member of Parliament Cana. Read Fatah s book some time ago and found it an informative and interesting read Needed to reread the historical sections to follow but found it fascinating Being non Muslim this was a great Islam 101 as the author notes an Islamic state has always resulted in disastrous conseuences striving to reach a state of Islam is a totally different and desirable thing I d recommend it