Countering Religious Extremism Through Social Reforms: An Islamic Perspective
The existence of any states based on reasons to exit and so true with Pakistan as well. Pakistan’s existence is related to her ideology which is based on being a truly democratic Islamic state. This research is carried out with an endeavour to find out the causes of extremism in Pakistan specially once it is link with religion Islam; with a view to suggest some social reforms to eradicate this evil from the society in the light of Islamic teachings. This qualitative research is carried out to find out the causes of extremism and its rapid growth in Pakistan’s social and cultural extents and it’s tagging with Islam and Muslims. Also the impact of extremism on social values and finally the remedies which state can take to overcome the menace of extremism. The study argues that ideological, political, social and economic reforms in the Islamic perspective are immediately required as nation’s response to take Pakistan out of the current fiasco and resort to basic principles of justice, equality, and freedom as enshrined in Islam.