The Influence of Islam in the World Military

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Islam permeated throughout the military institutions of Malaysia, Pakistan and Indonesia and replaced the Western and foreign military cultures the military had inherited due to society becoming Islamized following the revival of Islam. The implementation of true Islamic model practices and values differ slightly from country to country depending first on the level piousness of its existing military personnel, new personnel input and the military leadership. The second factor is the degree of motivational drive of the head of state in encouraging Islam. Islamized military institutions are also faced with the challenges created as a result of sects and schools that emerge in the form of Islamic parties and extremists groups. The argument will be that Islamic teachings in military affairs can result in peace, solidarity and solve the Civil military Relations (CMR) problems. In the final analysis, 'guided moderate Islamic influence' bring harmony to CMR in Malaysia, while the uncoordinated influence of Islam in the Indonesian military made the CMR problematic. It is different in Pakistan because the strong influence of Islam has encouraged the generals to wrest political power from civilians.

how much is religion a part of the modern day military?
why is it necessary?
why do countries plan religious armies in their doctrine?
how has islam helped the military of the said nations over time?
 

AJSINGH

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^^^ i do not get the point of religion in military unless the country itslef recognizes a particular religion as national religion
 

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No religion has a defined military ideology. Hence, this is setting the wrong precedent. Every modern professional military has to keep religion out of military as far as possible. Religion misleads the troops, gives them false motivation that jingoism can't achieve, and endangers their lives further. A responsible military encourages its troops to survive first, die fighting second, and fight dying last.
 

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I always vouch for the Armed forces being Apolitical sinces its the Duty of the Military to guard the Borders and to be seculer nothing says it better than what
Field Marshal Philip Walhouse Chetwode, 1st Baron Chetwode, 7th Baronet of Oakley GCB OM GCSI KCMG DSO Said to the Pioneers at the RIMA now the IMA delivered at the formal inauguration of the Academy in 1932 -
"The safety, honour and welfare of your country come first, always and every time. The honour, welfare and comfort of the men you command come next. Your own ease, comfort and safety come last, always and every time."
 

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