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Abul A'la Maududi

Syed Abul A'la Maududi (Urdu: ??? ?????? ??????? – alternative spellings of last name Maudoodi, Mawdudi, also known as Abul Ala Maududi; (1903-09-25)25 September 1903 – 22 September 1979(1979-09-22)) was an Islamist philosopher, jurist, journalist and imam. His numerous works were written in Urdu, but then translated into English, Arabic, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Burmese and many other languages. He strove not only to revive Islam as a renewer of the religion, but to propagate "true Islam", (which he saw as) a remedy for the weakness from which Islam had suffered over the centuries. He believed that politics was essential for Islam and that it was necessary to institute sharia and preserve Islamic culture from what he saw as the evils of secularism, nationalism, and women's emancipation, communist socialism as they were the results of Western colonial imperialism and the Islamic world needed to be intellectually independent often called intellectual decolonization

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