Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 6- Issue 24) / studies

Citizenship from an Islamic perspective

October 2021


The concept of citizenship addresses several problematics of the contemporary state such as identity, belonging, rights and duties, marginalization, conflicts, social solidarity and economic development. This paper explores the concept of citizenship from an Islamic perspective, and raises some questions, including: What is the concept of citizenship? What are its dimensions and foundations? How did this concept develop historically? What are the results of its application in contemporary systems? What is the status of the homeland in Islam? How did the constitution of the first state of Islam tackle this concept? What are the most significant rights and duties of a citizen in the light of the Qur’an and Sunnah?

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