From Here We Know Summary

Islamic, not national rule
Al-Gazali in his book” From Here We Know” begins his introduction talking about Islam as a religion. After the introduction he started a topic which title is “Islamic, not national rule”. Within this topic he gives an idea about the previous law that Egypt was having before Islam. He talks about the absolute rules which are destructive power for the nations. It saps the strength of the nation and brings on political and moral ruins. Islam should be worldly government but we remain silent about this. We suffer from negligence of the Islamic doctrine. Also he raised a question if are there religious government today? Yemen ,Najd, Hijaz still have Islamic government but they are far from implicating Islam as whole. They just implicate the rule of cutting hand of the thief. Al-Gazali sees that those lands are only a collection of masters and slaves. These countries are applying the prohibitions rather than to prevailing economic and social circumstances. In addition, they don’t receive its inspiration from the book of God and the Sunnah of his prophet but from the ruler’s ambitions and interest. In contrast, Al-Gazali mentions how Israel is proud with its religion.
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However I slam defines the relations between rulers and ruled. In this term, Al-Gazali raises a question: Can Islam lives and prospers under nationalist rule? To answer this question, he explains some of the Islamic teachings to show the relation between religious rule and national rule. Islam prohibits usury and monopoly (economic), despotism and tyranny (political), disbelief and corruption (moral). Also Islam demands its men to observe brayer and the other commandments of God. If the state carries out this teaching it will not matter whether the state is called national or religious. What is it the most important that the Islam should be realized in the

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