Impact of Islam on Pakistani Society and Culture

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IMPACT OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION ON PAKISTANI CULTURE AND SOCIETY Muhammad Bin Qasim, the great Muslim hero and commander, entered India in 712 as a conqueror and lived there for three years. He introduced Islamic system and left a permanent impact on Indian society by the example of his character and generosity. Besides being a great general, Muhammad bin Qasim was also an excellent administrator. He established peace and order as well as a good administrative structure in the areas he conquered. He was a kind hearted and religious person. He had great respect for other religions. Hindu and Buddhist spiritual leaders were given stipends during his rule. Islam, as a faith and system of life, won many followers in sub-continent because of its simple and humanitarian principles. Following are some of cultural impacts of Muslims on sub-continent which are still present in Pakistani society. 1. Impact on Religion:

Before the coming of Islam to Sub-continent, the people were divided in several religious factions and an intense struggle was going on between Hinduism and other religions. Conditions, which extremely disturbed the people, were prevailing in the society. When Islam was introduced to the people of the sub-continent, it attracted many followers because of its simple and easily understandable principles. The introduction of Islam completely transformed the Indian society into a well knit social culture. Islam came as blessing for the oppressed classed in India whose life had become miserable because of the deep rooted caste system. Islam brought a new way of life for them which they had never experienced before in the Hindu society. The respectable way of life, shown to them under Islam, gave them a feeling of being human beings. Islam infused a different thinking and sentiments among the people of the sub-continent. 2. Status of Women:

According to the Hindu Laws, the woman had no rights. She was a mere servant to her husband or father. She did not have...
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