The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State
The book ‘The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State’ is authored by Tarek Fateh. The book starts with the condition of Muslim world that reveals a diseased or blighted landscape. The author argues that Islam has been hijacked by the Islamists who interpret the Quran and prophet Muhammad for their own political gain and not for the divine. The author further argues that Quran did not prescribe that Islam should take a political form, for example, the emergence of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 1947. Islam was spiritual and once it wore the hall mark of mathematics, science, literature and music embracing ancient knowledge from India and Greece. In a global movement, Islamists continue to establish Islamic state and are ready to sacrifice for the cause which is deeply rooted in delusion and deceit.