Islamization of State: Vision of Jamaat-E-Islami Pakistan


  • Saira Bano Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies, Hazara University Mansehra Pakistan.


Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan has played a discernible and instrumental role in the process of Islamizing the state of Pakistan. With a well-structured and democratic foundation, JI, established on Islamic principles even before Pakistan's inception, successfully crafted a comprehensive program dedicated to the Islamization of the state. This research delves into the ideological nuances of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan within the context of state Islamization, employing a qualitative research approach that encompasses both primary and secondary sources. By scrutinizing the historical evolution and doctrinal foundations of JI, the study explores the intricate relationship between the party's ideology and its active contributions to shaping Pakistan's Islamic identity. The research goes beyond a mere examination of JI's organizational structure and delves into the substantive nature of its Islamization program, revealing the multifaceted dimensions of its impact on the state. The qualitative research methodology allows for a nuanced analysis, capturing the depth of JI's influence on the Islamization process. It becomes evident that JI's role extends beyond rhetoric, manifesting as a tangible force in guiding the nation towards Islamic ideals. The study underscores the party's involvement not only in the political domain but also in the formulation and implementation of laws that align with Islamic principles. The research work concludes that due to its well-organized structure and efforts, JI played a significant role in the Islamization of the state of Pakistan.




How to Cite

Bano , S. (2024). Islamization of State: Vision of Jamaat-E-Islami Pakistan. International Research Journal of Religious Studies, 4(1), 30–39. Retrieved from