Jama’at-i-Islami: Movement for Islamic Constitution and Anti-Ahmadiyah Campaign

Muhammad Waris Awan, Rizwan Ullah Kokab, Rehana Iqbal

Abstract


Jama’at-i-Islami is one of the most prominent religious parties of Pakistan that also take active part in the politics of the country. The party is credited with the introduction of Islamic element in the political and constitutional set up of Pakistan. This paper highlights the efforts of the party for the enforcement of Islamic Constitution soon after the creation of Pakistan up to the enforcement of the Constitution of 1956. The style, ideas and politics of the party regarding the Islamic Constitution in Pakistan from 1947 to 1956 are the main focus of the discussion. The second part of the paper deals with the contribution of the Jama’at in the Ahmadiyah issue. How reluctantly the party was involved in the issue and in what way could it win the sympathy of the people as a main leading force of the campaign against Ahmadiya influence in 1953 have been examined in the course of the discussion.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ach.v5n2p181

Asian Culture and History   ISSN 1916-9655(Print)   ISSN 1916-9663 (Online)

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