Priorities of The Islamic Movement in The Coming Phase

by Yusuf al-Qaradawi

Table of Index

Introduction: On the Islamic Movement
What Do We Mean By Islamic Movement?
The Islamic Movement is a popular work performed for Allah's sake
Inadequacy of Official Work
The Movement is an Organized, collective work
The Movement's mission is to revive Islam
How should the required revival be achieved?
The multitude of the Movement's fields of action, and which is more deserving
Diversification of Fields of Work
There is Educational Work
There is Political Work
There is Social Work
There is Economic Work
There is the Work of Struggle (Jihad)
There is Media and Propaganda Work
There is Intellectual and Scientific Work
Distribution of Forces Among the Fields of Work
What should be Emphasized and Given Priority?
Chapter 1: The Islamic Movement In The Field Of Intellect And Knowledge
The Government In The Field Of Intellect And Knowledge
Our Need For a New Fiqh
The Types of ,fiqh [Understanding] We Need
The Fiqh of Balances
The Need for Two Levels of fiqh
Integration of the Two Types of Fiqh in Examining Interests and Evils
The Difficulty of Practice in Real Life
Proof of the Fiqh of glances from the Holy Quran
The Opinion of Sheikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymia
When the Fiqh of Balances is Absent
The Fiqh of Priorities
The Fiqh of Priorities in the Prophet's Surat (biography)
The Interrelationship Between the fiqh of Priorities and the fiqh of Balances
The Necessity of Observing Proportions Among Sharia Taklifs [Legal Commands or Mandates]
The Neglect of the fiqh of Priorities Among many Muslims
Imam Al-Ghazali and the fiqh of Priorities
Imam Ibn Al-Qayyom's Judgment on Preferred Worships
Chapter 2: The Islamic Movement In The Field Of Propaganda And Public Knowledge
The Islamic Movement In The Field Of Propaganda Horizontal Expansion
The Movement And The Cultured Elite
The Misunderstanding of Islam by Many of The Cultured
How Should the Islamic Awakening Deal with the Cultured?
The Islamic Movement And The Masses
Telling of the Truth, Not Anesthetizing With Dreams
Correction of Wrong Concepts
The Islamic Movement And The Working Classes
The Islamic Movement and Businessmen and Financiers
The Islamic Movement And Women Activity
The deficiency of Islamic Work in Women's Circles
When Will Women's Islamic Work Succeed?
The Spread of Hardline Ideas in This Field
The Problem of Islamic Work in Women's Activity
A Potential Objection and Its Rebuttal
Chapter 3: The Islamic Movement In The Field Of Education And Religious Training
Belief­based Education is the Foundation
The Necessity of a Measure of Proper Sufi education
Four Points of Focus
Focusing on Seeking Right in Addition to Pure Intention
The importance of ideological education of future leaders
Preparing Leaderships for the Future
A special Institute for Preparing Leaderships
Features of The Ideology Needed
A Scientific Ideology
Characteristics of the Scientific Spirit We Need
Some Practices that Run Against Scientific Ideology
A Realistic Ideology
Balancing ambitions with Capabilities
Burying Old Problems
A Debate that We do not Need Today
A Traditionalist Ideology
Fundamentals of the True Traditionalist Methodology
The Wronging of "Traditionalism" by Both Proponents and Opponents
Adopting the Methodology of Early Muslims, Not Just Their Judgments
A Revivalistic Ideology
Revivalism is not Opposed to Traditionalism
Islam Approves of Revivalism
The Necessity of Renewal in Means
Hassan Al­Banna was not stiff
Stiffness is a Serious Disease
What I Fear for the Islamic Movement
A Balanced Ideology
The Balanced Ideology's Attitude Towards Major Issues
The Decline of the Balanced Attitude Among Some Islamists at Some Times
Balancedness Goes Hand in Hand With Facilitation
The Movement Should Adopt a Line of Facilitation
A Futuristic Ideology
The Holy Quran and the Future
The Prophet and the Future
Chapter 4: The Islamic Movement At Political And World levels
Towards A Rational Political Fiqh
Adverse Ideological Phenomena
A Deficiency That Should Be Addressed in Political fiqh
An Important Dialogue on Political fiqh
The Wrong Employment of the Prophet's Sirat for Absolute Inference of Judgements
The Movement and the Liberation of Muslim Territories
The Movement And Liberation Movements
The Movement And Muslim Minorities
Important Facts About Muslim Minorities
What Do These Minorities Need Most?
A Nation Without a Leadership [Neither a Caliph nor a Pope]
The Movement's Mission In This Regard
The Movement And Expatriates
Why The Interest In Expatriates?
The Necessity Of Islamic Presence In The West
A Conservatism Without Isolation, And An Openness without Melting
The Five Duties Of The Muslim Expatriates
Warning Against Two Things
The Movement And Political Freedom And Democracy
The Islamic Movement And Ethnic And Religious Minorities
The Problem of Ethnic Minorities is Solved in Islam
How to Solve the Problem of Religious Minorities?
The Movement And Dialogue With Others
The Dialogue With Rational Secularists
The Dialogue With Rational Rulers
The Dialogue With Rational Westerners
The Religious (Islamic­Christian) Dialogue
The Intellectual Dialogue (With Orientalists)
The Political Dialogue With the West
The Islamic Movement And The Official Religious Institution
The Movement And The Islamic Awakening's Groups
The Necessity Of Full­Time Work On The Movement's Duties By Competent Individuals
The Qualification of Specialists
A Center for Information and Research
ANNEXES Fatwas Passed By Sheikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymia
The Permissibility Of Assuming Public Office In' An Unjust State, If The Occupant Would Allviate Some Of The Injustice Or Curb Evil And Corruption
The Conflict Of Good And Bad Things (In One Situation)