Civil State and its impact on reform

  • Tamam Odah Alassaf, Dr. University of Jordan

Abstract

Islam sanctions and affirms the openness of Muslim society to the civilizational outputs of other societies without any a priori sensitivities. This is grounded in digesting and assimilating the civilizational outputs transfused into Islamic civilization from another cultural environment, and indigenizing them in an Islamic cultural environment. The final outcome derived from applying Religion is the establishment of social existence and life on the basis of the guidance of Religion, or what the latter was mute about in the affairs of life which are left to human endeavor. This is in essence what the Islamic state is about: it is a political entity formed by Muslims based on Religion. Emphatically it is not a meta-human state, for it derives what it can from Religion, while leaving up to Muslims to introduce what religion was silent about in the quest to conduct the affairs of the state.


The transformation to a state of laws and humanity is in need of the political will which is inclined to overcoming all the obstacles and problems preventing the establishment of the civil state, the liberation of civil society, and removing the restrictions on its activity and efficacy.

Author Biography

Tamam Odah Alassaf, Dr., University of Jordan

 (PhD. in Islamic Jurisprudence and Principles)

Associate Professor

Faculty of Sharia

University of Jordan

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Published
2019-04-01
How to Cite
ALASSAF, Tamam Odah. Civil State and its impact on reform. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 279-291, apr. 2019. ISSN 2305-9249. Available at: <http://centreofexcellence.net/index.php/JSS/article/view/jss.2019.8.2.279.291>. Date accessed: 24 apr. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.25255/jss.2019.8.2.279.291.