Summary Of Good Muslim By Mahmood Mamdani

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, which is written by Mahmood Mamdani in 2004, discusses the aftermath of September 11, 2001. When this event occurred, Mamdani was in New York where he experienced the event and had seen how people viewed Islam as a political identity. Mamdani begins with modern violence, as he gives a critique of the cultural interruption of politics. Furthermore, he argues about how we should find an alternative way of thinking about the politics of Islam surrounding 9/11. He argues that the consequences of 9/11 traces back to the action the United States actions us took during the cold war and its roots of terror.
The main argument of the Mamdani book is that Islamic political violence emerged as a result of certain historical
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For this reason, Mamdani states that political violence started from the gathering of events that occurred in the outside world and inside of the Muslim world. The most important event that occurred inside the Muslim world is the formation of the ideological basis for terrorism. This came along because of the struggle between Islamist intellectuals and different Marxist Leninist ideals that showed the armed struggle of the post-war period (add a page/cite). The most significant idea derives from Abul Al Maududi where his ideal were armed jihad in radical Islamic groups and to call universal jihad. His main idea was that reform could only be made when we take away state power and create an Islamic state. Qutb Sayyad, in comparison, did not view the state as a changing variable in history because he wanted more society-centric reform to occur. Their main concern was to take up the enemy of Islamic society. He believed that Islam can free every citizen from enslavement. He also believed that using physical force to take up an enemy was justifiable. Mandami believes that Qutb’s version of political Islam is less oppressive that Maududi because he was less obsessed with taking power. Therefore, his idea was more based on intellectual bases on political

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