Jamaat-i-Islami


Organisation

Jamaat-i-Islami

The Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) is a socially-conservative Sunni school of thought created by Abul Ala Mawdudi in 1941. It later became a political party.

The JI aims at the establishment of an "Islamic government" and opposes ideologies such as nationalism, capitalism, socialism, and secularism but advocates democracy as part of the Islamic political ideal.

Frederic Grare, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Director and Senior Associate, South Asia Program