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The Concept of Religion and Citizenship in Modern Country (Yatfakroon Season 3 Episode 22)
Location of production | Year of production | Running time: 
Cairo | 2019 | 52:26 (52min 26sec)
Corporate author: 
Alghad TV
Region: 
Arab States

The emergence of Islam took a qualitative leap in political life in the Arabian Peninsula, as the new religion succeeded in dismantling tribal structures and changing class concepts based on narrow affiliations in favor of the concept of the homeland, which equates everyone in rights and duties. This was clearly demonstrated in the Medina document that organized the relationship between Muslims, Jews and others, as they are all a nation without the people, and in spite of this, some still call for non-Muslims to be considered second-class citizens, with no jurisdiction or equality with them in Muslim countries. This contradicts the foundations on which the modern nation state was established, considering Religion is for God and the homeland for all! The same question arises: Can the concept of the state be based on religious considerations that exclude the other and ignore his existence?

 

Resource Type: 
Audio-visual materials
Theme: 
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Cultural literacy / Intercultural / Cross-cultural / Multi-cultural
Level of education: 
Other

Keyword

Citizenship; Religion; Muslims