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How would you address arguments that claim "we should reform ourselves before trying to reform society"?

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We are a product of our internal thoughts and impulses and external social systems and contexts. Both need to be reformed to reform ourselves. "At a conceptual level, we should give greater consideration and more weight to situational and systemic processes than we typically do when we are trying to account for... Show more >>

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Working on yourself does not lead to changing the ummah's condition. This is because the elements that define a society and that must be changed to revive the ummah are not the same as those elements needed to change/reform/revive individuals. The 4 components needed to reform any person in accordance to Islam are: (1... Show more >>

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