Misconceptions about Islam

Islam does not hold the Gaining of Political Power as a Muslims main Objective

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Islam Today I 8 Feb. 2005

Contrary to common belief, gaining political power is not the main objective of Muslims. This is a misconception.

When the Quran says, “And religion is wholly for God” it portrays the most important aspect of the change of times. This change has reduced the status of political power to the point where it is no longer necessary for believers to wage a war for its acquisition, as it is no longer needed to secure the desired benefits. Non-political institutions serve this purpose equally well.