"Speak now or forever hold your peace in pieces."
“All that makes existence valuable to anyone depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people.” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word fetish is a noun describing an object believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner. It is broadly defined as a material object regarded with superstitious or extravagant trust or reverence. It is the irrational reverence or obsessive devotion towards an object or an idea. Based on how this word is defined, it is safe to say that many of us in the Muslim community have developed a fetish for politics. More specifically, we have developed a belief that our problems will be solved if only we could rule using Islam. In this, many have the naïve idea that the Quran and Sunnah have a specific set of instructions with regards to how…
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