THE MUSLIM WORLD NEEDS AN ISLAMIC STATE OF MIND, NOT TERRITORY
POSTED BY FAROOQ AFTAB, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND SPOKESPERSON, AHMADIYYA MUSLIM COMMUNITY WORLDWIDE
CONFRONTED BY THIS DANGEROUS CRISIS OF LEADERSHIP, WHAT IS THE MAJORITY OF THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY TO DO IF IT CANNOT RELY ON ITS LEADERSHIP? Striking terror into the hearts of ordinary people through violence and the projection of fear is an ugliness that knows no border and is common to people of all faiths and no faith at all. Nevertheless, terrorism perpetrated by extremists who identify themselves as Muslims has become an ever-present threat to the Muslim world and to the West. To tackle this expression of terrorism, the Muslim world must overcome its crisis of leadership and spirituality by building a strong Islamic state of mind and not fickle territorial boundaries. The Muslim World Needs an Islamic State of Mind, Not Territory TWEET THIS In its earliest and most basic form, Islamic Sufism referred simply, yet profoundly, to the spiritual path towards God. It represented direct expression of the very soul and spirit of the religion. While Muslims
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