A Critical Analysis of Pakistani Cultural Norms and Values in Islamic Perspective


  • Munazza Sultana Numl
  • Dr. Syed Abdul Ghaffar Bukhari NUML


Pakistani Culture and Values, Islamic Culture and Values, Islamic Perspective


Pakistani culture comprises of Indian, Persian, Afghan, Central Asian, South Asian and Western Asian culture. Multiple ethnic groups are found in Pakistan. In Islam, the values are basically the standard on which any action is judged to be right and wrong. Islam has its own social, moral, economical, civic, and cultural values. But the youth in Pakistan is, now, experiencing disjuncture in empires of socio-cultural values, their self-perception as Muslims, and a sense of loss of local culture and heritage. Youth is facing uncertainty due to disjuncture produced by local-global cultural interplay. Tradition seems to be a burden and modernization as chaotic. Keeping in view the current trends in cultural norms and values of Pakistan as well as the Islamic concept of culture, the basic concept and teachings of Islam are not practiced now a days. This study focuses on the current scenario as to find out how and to what extent the cultural values are adopted by youth in Pakistan. It is important to note that Westernization has changed the norms and values causing a decline in moral values.  The inclusive gap in empirical and theoretical knowledge of “east” and “west” of the global world impedes Pakistani researchers of native social problems to build a complete sociological perspective on youth experiences and lack of adoption of Islamic norms and values in different areas of Pakistan