ENGLISH: Islamic Concept of Tribal Identity and Modern World; A Case of Pakistan

  • Sohail Akhtar Department of History, Ghazi University, D.G. Khan
  • Prof Dr Muhammad Shafique Bahauldin Zikriya University, Multan
Keywords: Tribes, Islam, Identity, World, Politics, Pakistan

Abstract

Islam is a universal religion and it educated his followers that they all are equal as human being because no one is superior on the basis of color, creed, caste or blood. They all are the son of Adam and that’s why the standard of superiority is only based on piety. Before the dispensation of Islam the Arabs were divided in different tribes and the used their genealogical position and felt pride on it. Every tribe was famous due to tribal nobility and tribal strength considered as their political power. All the tribes used sword to solve the political disputes and wanted to set their tribal supremacy. The battle of Bassos and Fujar are famous for tribal supremacy. But Islam changed this concept and turned them into civilized nation. Islam declared that tribe is not factor of supremacy or superiority rather than identity of the people. This paper highlights the role of tribes as a factor of identity under the light of Islam and modern world especially when there is a concept of authoritarian democracy.

Author Biographies

Sohail Akhtar, Department of History, Ghazi University, D.G. Khan

Lecturer

Prof Dr Muhammad Shafique, Bahauldin Zikriya University, Multan

Professor, Department Of History and Civilization Studies

Published
2021-03-06
How to Cite
Akhtar, S., & Shafique, P. D. M. (2021). ENGLISH: Islamic Concept of Tribal Identity and Modern World; A Case of Pakistan. Rahatulquloob, 5(1), 88-95. https://doi.org/10.51411/rahat.5.1.2021/294
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Articles