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Murū’a

This is again a word rich in connotations. Murū’a is a concept that embraces such knightly and human attributes as courage, generosity, magnanimity, and rectitude.
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Qawma

Qawma from qāma, yaqūmu, to stand up, to rise up. Qawma, in the narrower sense, is the Islamic way of peaceful popular uprising against despotic regimes. In its broader sense, qawma is a long-term revivalistic project of change that encompasses all spheres of Islamic life, from the po
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Rifq

The word rifq is rich in connotations. It bears at once the meanings of kindness, sweetness, tolerance, goodness, giving, forgiveness, gentleness.
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Rightly Guided Caliphs

The title “Rightly Guided Caliphs” names exclusively the four successors of the Prophet (God bless him and give him peace): Abu Bakr, ‹Umar, ‹Uthman, and ‹Ali (God be pleased with them). The caliphs or successors were elected by the ummah by means of shūra, however various may have be
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Scaling the Ascent

This notion of scaling the ascent is central in fully assessing the effort and industry required to achieve the goal of justice on earth and the goal of spirituality in the hearts. Indeed, the believing elite’s way towards the top is full of challenging obstacles. On the one hand, the
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Self-Discipline

Achieving self-control that keeps one from committing what is unlawful is one of the Islamic Law’s objectives. Taming unbridled selfishness is achieved by moral, spiritual training as well as by applying the rulings of the Islamic Law in society. The Call’ s moral and spiritual missio
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Shūrā

Mutual consultation [shūrā] is the Qur’ānic principle of consultative self-government. It means mutual consultation between the rulers and the ruled ones over all matters regarding their religious, social, political, economic, and cultural life. With all reservations made as to its Is
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Sincerity

Sincerity [sidq] manifests at once through verbal articulation, inner conviction, and tangible action. It is the product of a heart full of certitude, an idea striving to find expression through unrelenting, constructive action. Hypocrisy and base sentiments hold a large position in t
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Tarbiya

Spiritual Training [Tarbiya] is used in the sense of teaching [ta‹līm] that nurtures the mind as well as in the sense of purification [tazkiya] that nourishes the heart and the soul. About the Mission of our beloved Prophet (God bless him and give him peace), God (Exalted and Almighty
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Text-Mind-Will

A revivalistic interpretation of the sacred texts [النقل] can only be achieved by means of a mind [العقل] that is illuminated by the light of Revelation and a will [الإرادة] that is committed to achieve the two sublime goals: justice in society and spiritual excellence in the hearts o
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Ummah

The ummah refers to the Muslim community worldwide. Former colonialism divided it into easily handled nation-states with artificial geographical borders. The secular military regimes took over the mission and guard the West’s strategic resources in return for having the latter’s prote
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Wāzi‹ā al-Qur’ān and as-Sultān

Wāzi‹ al-Qur’ān means the exhortative and admonishing authority of the Qur’ān that deters people from committing offences. Wāzi‹ as-Sultān refers to the Islamic Law’s legal executive authority that commands compliance with its rulings.
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