National Subsets: Pakistan

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Historical figures

AKBAR THE GREAT
1542-1605
Pakistan
POLITICS, RELIGION

 

One of the best known of all the Mogul/Mughal emperors extending their boundaries from S India to Afghanistan, with diplomatic links extending even to Elizabethan England. He was a powerful military leader and political administrator, enthusiastic to promote access to learning by the creation of huge libraries in Agra and Delhi. He interpreted his Muslim faith in a comprehensive way to include Hindus, Christians, Jains and Parsis, with the effect that it risked becoming a new religion with himself as a prophetic leader. His relevance for moral education lies in his insistence that generosity of spirit, sexual fidelity, and protection of animals are direct corollaries of belief in God.

Life

 

http://www.indohistory.com/akbar.html

http://asianhistory.about.com/od/india/p/akbarthegreatbio.htm

Writings

Since he is commonly described as illiterate, his commissioned autobiography may be the most direct record of his thinking http://www.wdl.org/en/item/4075

 

 

MAUDUDI
1903 - 1979
India Pakistan
RELIGION, POLITICS

 

Abul Ala Maududi also known as Maulana who through his prolific and much translated writings became a leading political exponent of Islam, perhaps even more influential beyond Pakistan where he founded Jamaat-al-Islam in 1941. The clarity of his exposition conveys the impression that his version of Muslim teachings is the whole truth and nothing but the truth – and to question it is to question the authority of the Qur’an. From the perspectives of other Muslims, including the Barelvi and Deobandi scholars and the entire Sufi tradition, his stance is both questionable and misleading. Similarly many Non-Muslim religious believers regard his exclusivist theological reasoning as both morally and theologically presumptuous.

Life

Writings

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