Theoretical explanation of Sovereignty and Statehood in Islam within the purview of Modern Time

  • Abdus Samad Khan Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
  • Shaista Naznin Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
  • Rizwana Gul Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
Keywords: Statehood, Sovereignty, Islam Modern Times

Abstract

Purpose: The main theme of the present study was to provide previous empirical and other literature reviews of sovereignty and statehood in Islam and particularly its compression with modern times.

Approach: Prior study on statehood was examined from various aspects. Findings: It has been releveled that Statehood and sovereignty is one of the important elements of an Islamic state in the modern world. Besides, in Islam, one of the greatest attributes of God is sovereignty. However, the western notion of sovereignty developed by declining God’s sovereignty is rejected on two grounds; the first slam lacks any historical evidence to grant ultimate power to any political authority or ruler. Second, the notion of sovereignty in a specific historical and present social European setting is an attempt to undermine the absolute authority of the church. Notwithstanding, there are three notions of Islamic sovereignty.

Implications: The study concluded that in the Islamic State, sovereignty belongs to Allah and Allah is the only one who rules which is viewed in the form of divine laws and Jurisprudence. The interpretation of this rule of sovereignty as that there is no concept of people’s sovereignty in Islam is not correct because Allah cannot be an immediate ruler in the political connotation.    

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Author Biographies

Abdus Samad Khan, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

Shaista Naznin, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

Rizwana Gul, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

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Published
2022-06-30
How to Cite
Khan, A. S., Naznin, S., & Gul, R. (2022). Theoretical explanation of Sovereignty and Statehood in Islam within the purview of Modern Time. Sustainable Business and Society in Emerging Economies, 4(2), 217-226. https://doi.org/10.26710/sbsee.v4i2.2268