The ambiguity surrounding “Islamism,” which will clearly have a large presence in regional and international agendas, arises from the difficulty in defining it. Because there is no agreed definition, many people or groups who are called “Islamists” are in fact hardly Islamists. For some, it is an “ideology” like liberalism, socialism, or nationalism. For others, it is a method of “politics or politicizing,” which has been reduced to a certain interpretation or doctrine. There are also many people who see it as “religious manipulation in politics.”
Even if it is not possible to completely eliminate the confusion, it is possible to define the general framework. In any case, a definition is needed to draw the boundaries of the concept and differentiate it from related concepts. My definition is as follows: Islamism is an intellectual, moral, societal, economic, political and inter-state movement that is based on Islam as the main reference point and aims for a “new” conception of the person, society, politics/state and thus a new model of social organization and universal Islamic Union. In other words, it is Islam coming to life, following its authority and ideals, with the intention of it to be established in every historical and societal condition in the world.