The Jamaat-e-Islami

The Jamaat-e-Islami

(Urdu: جماعتِ اسلامی, Jamaat-i-Islami, “Islamic Party” Jamaat, JI) is a party working as though as a Muslim religious and political party in Pakistan. It was founded on 26 August 1941 in Lahore by Muslim Urdu writer Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi.[2] and is the oldest religious party in Pakistan.[2]

Founded during British rule in India, the Jamaat moved its organisation after the partition of Indiato the newly-created Muslim state of Pakistan. The members who remained in India regrouped to form an independent organization called Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh, but established itself there as an independent political party, theJamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh after 1975. The Jamaat maintains close ties with international Muslim groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood. Within Pakistan, the Jamaat leads the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal alliance of religious parties.[2]. A vanguard party, its members (or arkan) form an elite with “affiliates” (mutaffiq) and then “sympathisers” (hamdard) beneath them.[2]

The Jamaat’s objectives are the “Iqamat-e-Deen” or “Nizam-e-Mustafa” – the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. The Jamaat opposes Westernization, ideologies such as capitalism, socialism and secularism, and practices such as bank interest and liberalist social mores.[3]

More about Jamaat-e- Islami…….

1. Jamaat-e- Islami:-its Origin and Spread

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