Per Ramana's recommendation, I have picked up this book, but am barely into the introduction. This is a book about the politics leading to the formation of Pakistan. A sentence that jumps out early is this:
"In this regard, it was not just envisaged as a refuge for the Indian Muslims, but as an Islamic utopia that would be the harbinger for renewal and rise of Islam in the modern world, act as the powerful new leader and protector of the entire Islamic world and, thus, emerge as a worthy successor to the defunct Turkish Caliphate as the foremost Islamic power in the twentieth century."
It seems to me that this is a recurring theme among the Mohammedans: That they would come up with the next worldly power. For me as a Christian, my only hope is that the governments that we live under in the West will not become too efficient in their struggle to exterminate Christianity. But God is sovereign, so I trust that He will do what is fitting and succeed through means that are in defiance of Man's power and wisdom.
The other angle to my reading of this book is that my various learning schemes have all been upset by getting myself too busy with work and swimming, leaving myself too tired to do much. Creating a New Medina should be a good interlude.