Islam has been assessed as speculation or a tenet for a political venture since many years. The foremost methodical efforts for varied the religion into a political speculation were within toil of “Islamic modernists”. In Islamic political thinking ‘Secularism’ is the contentious notion because of the chronological aspects, issues and vagueness of a notion itself. A foremost dilemma is an existence of ‘secularism’ in the ‘Muslim’ states. Analyzed within the “Turkish” standpoint with the “Ottomans” religious modernization abides the leading incident converting a canon belonging to the belief into a speculation to legalize a modernist political development. Topical incident of “political Islam” has the traditionally novel occurrence. Islamism and its crucial traditions have been acknowledging its authority in Turkey. An evaluation of the belief of Islam as well as its exclusive attributes particularly those that might have associated with the political affairs and government of the Turkish Republic; help to comprehend the connection between the two. Majority of the Muslim inhabitants influences the state politically as well as communally. This dissertation scrutinizes the Islamism as political speculation in Turkish republic. It endeavors to ascertain the chronological stipulation under which this function has assorted. While appraising the internal strain of “post-colonial nationalism”, this paper consigns the existing position of pious politics in the locale of challenges that hoisted in opposition to an inclusive mission belonging to rejuvenation. This paper also discusses that in 19th century “Islamism” in ‘Turkey’ has the prologue to a venture of “westernization” and today, it’s the precursor of a dilemmas to the venture.
Gul-e-Zahra, Mughees Ahmad. (2019) Rise of Islamism as Political Speculation: Turkey in Chronological Perception, The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Volume-27, Issue-1.