Socialism is the term used in many countries. This word has come from the word society. Some Muslims think that the Socialism is fundamentally the same as Islam. They say it is just another name of social justice. They have this opinion on the basis of the fact that: it stands for the responsibility of the state to provide the basic needs of citizens and so, they say, it can not be opposed to Islam. This is their contention. But great Muslims scholars say that it is totally wrong to say that Socialism is the same as Islam. In the history of Muslims scholars there were so many personalities who proved the fact that: Islam is totally different from Socialism.
In this assignment I have tried my best to prove the fact that Islam is not as Socialism .I have given many references from the Holy Quran and from the life of the Holy prophet (PBUH) to prove this concept.
[...] There has been focused on Islam and different aspects of Islam in this report. Then an analysis has been given in this project report. Different references from the HOLY QURAN and from the life of the HOLY POHPIT (PBUH) have been included in this work. After that a comparison has been made to show the difference between the two subjects. Different theories presented by different socialists are also subject study of this report. This report sums up stating that we should take part in the studies like those explaining code of life in different societies and religions. [...]
[...] Islam and Socialism are poles apart and diametrically opposed to each other in their ideologies and beliefs. Islamic Socialism is no other than socialism itself, for it believes in nationalization of private property and in crushing the individuality of man and is therefore contrary to Islamic principles. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS For me it was a great pleasure having opted for the topic: Socialism and Islam. I am very grateful to Sir Professor M.Nawab Khan for allowing me to choose this topic. I am also grateful to the sir for helping and guiding me regarding this topic. [...]
[...] Socialism is therefore a creed which is inspired by the hatred of man as an individual In order to eliminate the evils of capitalism it rides rough shod over the moral values and puts an end to justice. ISLAM a). Definition Islam has its basis on noble passion of love and fraternity, sacrifice and fellow feeling, righteousness and pious duty to God and to society. Its very name indicates that it is a religion of peace, submission to the Will of God and obedience to His laws. [...]
[...] ANALYSIS POINTS OF DIFFERENCE On analysis we find that socialism and Islam are diametrically opposed to each other while the chief function of socialism is to crush the individuality of man and abolish the very institution of private ownership, Islam approves of them under restrictions .The points of difference are as follows: .PRIVATE OWNERSHIP Islam admits the private ownership of property but holds it as trust in the hands of the owner in order to provide for the needy and poor while giving to the owner the right of its use for his own wants not for luxuries as there is no room for luxuries in Islam. [...]
[...] Capitalism The very word capitalism conjures up the idea that it is antithesis of socialism in recognizing private ownership of means of production such as land, mines industrial plants and equipment and in allowing private initiative for private profit. The evils resulting from this system especially with regard to the unequal distribution of the wealth are reflected in unemployment pinching poverty followed by strikes, demonstration and a constant strife between the rich and the poor, between the bourgeois and the proletarian. [...]
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