Pakeye posted a great article from Dawn about Political Islam and it's history. I'd reccomend everyone have a read.
One of the things that has really struck me from this peice is how recent Islamic Political movements have tried to shoehorn their perspectives into Western social and political definitions, or at the very least have been interpreted in accordance to these definitions. I think we've exhausted this approach. If we Muslims want an Islamic system of governance, we must define it by our needs and desires and the principles we have defined in our Islamic faith. We can't measure it against left or right wing politics, against socialist or conservative values, values which are defined from a different set of core principles. It sounds simplistic and it is, we have to simply look at what our source material for values and guidance is, what our needs from a system of governance are, and then build from there.
Edited by platinum786, 26 October 2014 - 05:04 AM.