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MA Political Science Notes Muslim Political Thought Part 1

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MA Political Science Notes Muslim Political Thought Part 1
The major purpose of this course is to acquaint the students with the major political concepts of Islam. The structural and functional aspects of Islamic polity, the writings of some prominent Muslim thinkers and with the prospects related to the application of Islamic principles in modern times. 1. Political concepts of Islam a. Islamic concept of state: Islamic State — Islam and Islamic Polity: Nature of Islamic sphere of Theocracy-Democratic ideals b. Concept of Sovereignty and its implication c. Islamic Law, its sources, Place of ljtihad in Islamic Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Law, Muslim International Law and characteristics. d. Concept of Miliat and positions of religious-minorities in Islamic State. e. Concept of Liberty and Fundamental Human Rights in Islam. f. Principles