CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CHALLENGES AND ISSUES OF ISLAM IN THE MODERN WORLD

Dr. Zain-ul-Abdin Sodhar, Dr. Abdul Ghani Shaikh, Khair-un-Nisa Sodhar

Abstract


Islam  being   the  universal  religion  of  peace  and  prosperity  is  facing many challenges  and  issues  both  externally  as  well  internally. In the globalization Islam has to face the challenges and resolve the issues like external pressure of western countries- calling Muslims as terrorists, inter-religious conflicts (sects), social issues, socio economic issues, political issues  at  local and international level and individual issues of Muslims relating to their career. Western countries through media trial and false propaganda have presented the negative picture of Islam all over the world and tried to prove Muslims  as  terrorists.  Until  and unless  all  the Muslims, all over the world, do  not  unite and face the western propaganda, the resolution of such issues will  not  be  possible.  The  internal  sectarian conflicts of Muslims have not only divided  them  but  also  weakened  them to  face  the  global  challenges. As a result  social  and   economical  issues  are  being  emerging  making  Muslims even  weaker.  Political  disputes of Muslims and Muslim countries based on sectarian conflicts at national and internal level have added fuel into fire and made the Western propaganda against Islam even stronger. In the presence of such unfavorable conditions, Muslim individuals are seeking their career in modern science and technology and paying more attention on western knowledge and culture. If this process remained continue for several years, it will be very difficult for Muslim families to survive and face the challenges and issues of Islam and Muslim especially living in western countries or even Muslim countries where one Muslim kills another Muslim due to sectarian conflict. The Muslims scholars and intellectuals should have to realize the internal threats to Islam  in  the  shape  of  sectarian conflicts and take some measure and initiates  to unite the  Muslims  before  it  is too  late. The survival, growth and development of Muslims is not possible without making Muslims united.

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