Bilal Khan (Quwa)
- Aug 22, 2016
Bro, in the context of nation-building, having precise definitions for terms is essential. When I think of "liberal" I am thinking of Adam Smith, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, and so on (because I studied them).You live in Canada and your definition of Liberal is tooo liberal.
As I said many times, Killing, Stealing, Zinah should be punished.
But state doesnt need to enforce Hijab rule, policing men who dont pray Jumah, banning women to watch football, etc
The concept of being "liberal" comes from a rich tradition that leads society to go a certain way, but with Islam, it's different. With Islam, it's an issue of what God allows and doesn't allow. It isn't "liberal" or even "conservative", but a unique paradigm.
For example, Islam has rules on how the economy should work, e.g., prohibiting private hands from owning mineral wealth, natural resources, etc, but discouraging a "nanny-state" or "welfare state" that doles out money to people who don't work for it. It doesn't have a leaning, but just marches to the beat of its own drum/duff.