DoubleTake, a podcast by Yaqeen Institute

Was it the First Constitution Ever Written?

June 23, 2021 Ovarmir Anjum, Mohamad Zaoud Season 1 Episode 11
DoubleTake, a podcast by Yaqeen Institute
Was it the First Constitution Ever Written?
Show Notes

The document known as the ‘Constitution of Medina’ has been described as the first-ever written constitution in human history. Some attempt to use it to defend and formulate their political views, while others question its authenticity and significance. How important is the ‘Constitution of Medina’ to our view of an ideal society? What were the major goals and themes of this document? How relevant are they to our practice and understanding of Islam today? In this episode, host Mohamad Zaoud talks to Dr. Ovamir Anjum, author of the Yaqeen Institute paper “The ‘Constitution’ of Medina: Translation, Commentary, and Meaning Today.