Its great to hear about another great thought leader in the Ummah, for who the be all and end all isn't politics and state power.
Wiki on him
Wiki on the constellation of linked institutions
Boston Globe Article
Muslim states, he says, cannot be theocracies, yet they cannot be divorced from Islam either. Islam cannot simply be one competing ideology or interest group that reigns supreme one moment and is gone the next. He instead argues for the active investment of the state in building institutions that will help create a truly "Islamic democracy."Journal, unambitiously called 'Renaissance'
"I challenge liberal and conservative thought at the same time," he told me recently at his home in Lahore. "The liberals in Pakistan are confused by me. The religionists are fuming and have called me everything short of an infidel."