Nationalism refers to an ideology, a sentiment, a form of culture, or a social movement that focuses on the nation. It is a type of collectivism emphasizing the collective of a specific nation. While there is significant debate over the historical origins of nations, nearly all specialists accept that nationalism, at least as an ideology and social movement is a modern phenomenon originating in Europe.
Well to describe the role of nationalism is bit of a complex issue in terms to describe the evolution of Islam, Because of the fact that in different zones and times and under different leaders it had different meaning and values but ever so important it always played an important part in the upheaval and success of Islam.
Well the main evolution came when our last prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) announced his solemnity and said about the right path for every individual, and nationalism for the culture and also nationalism for the religion of Islam had been corner stone to pave and spread Islam far and wide towards different corners of the universe , But they as always some twists that has been in the way of Islam and Muslims because nationalism not only lies with your culture or religion but also the origin that you are living in , Just for an instance I live in Pakistan and I am a nationalist having great love for Pakistan and for the interest of it , But being a Muslim of another country, Islamists obviously attacks my country what should be my divine responsibility , Is it going to be nationalism towards my country that comes first or Foremost or it is going to be the nationalism for the religion and the culture that I belongs to , Well these questions are always some that crops up in my mind but forgetting those and lining up the evolution, that is caused by nationalism in the Islamic history is quite dynamic and I am not getting into the pity details that what kind of nationalism or what generality was it was pure nationalism towards the glory of Islam that caused that huge watershed and spread Islam far and wide.
In Islam Nationalism has gone strength to strength with great bases but in this age and time the thing comes in and the definition of nationalism towards your country and your religion puts your mind in little bit of wobble because what the shape and size of nationalism that we are seeing and perhaps witnessing has many faces and which one to follow is rather an unanswered question.
Well if you think all above were the negatives then I must tell you as I have mentioned with stress that nationalism is been the corner stone for the growth of Islam because of the passion and the spirit to spread Islam and the religion and makes it stronger by giving it the message of peace.
Nationalism has worked for Islam and also the bases after all that has been seen the through the time memorial , Today In this age of modernism as a tradition we need to have a complete balance between the nationalism towards our country and religion to save us from the plights of swat and there of.
My Thoughts above might have been little different than many of you but as I call for the thought the thing that strike me is understanding the difference is also nationalism and the evolution of it is the order of the day.
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