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The Definition of Society

Society is a human organization which is composed of individuals, and joined with each other through ideological links and limited vital interest. This is the general definition of society. As for the links and relationships in Islamic society, they are grounded in Islam.

Thus, we can define Islamic society as follows: "It is a political group of people residing in a certain area of the earth. It believes in Islam. Its relations and its life regime are based on Islam." Therefore Islamic society is ideological. It has its own qualities that distinguish it from other societies. It is distinguished by its beliefs, its values, its ethics, its laws, its life regulations, its behavior, and its customs.

The Holy Qur'an has summarized these qualities as follows:

"(This is) Allah's coloring and who is better than Allah in colouring; while Him (alone) do we worship."

Holy Qur'an (Baqara 2:138)

Adopted from the book : "Woman and Society" by : "Al-Balagh Foundation"

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