ISLAM AND THE SECULAR STATE

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Harvard University Press, 2008 - Law - 324 pages
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What should be the place of Shari'a - Islamic religious law - in predominantly Muslim societies of the world? In this book, a Muslim scholar and human rights activist envisions a positive and sustainable role for Shari'a, based on a profound rethinking of the relationship between religion and the secular state in all societies.
  

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Review: Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari'a

User Review  - Aasem Bakhshi - Goodreads

Liked it a lot. Its perhaps one of the most important books coming out in last decade in terms of contemporary value. There are of course gaps which needs to be filled, especially in terms of ... Read full review

Review: Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari'a

User Review  - Fred Kohn - Goodreads

This is really an amazing book. Many in the west, looking upon Islamic fundamentalism with horror, wonder where the liberal and moderate Muslims are, and why they don't speak up. An-Na'im is just such ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction Why Muslims Need a Secular State
1
Islam the State and Politics in Historical Perspective
45
Constitutionalism Human Rights and Citizenship
84
India State Secularism and Communal Violence
140
Turkey Contradictions of Authoritarian Secularism
182
Indonesia Realities of Diversity and Prospects of Pluralism
223
Conclusion Negotiating the Future of Sharia
267
References
295
Index
311
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About the author (2008)

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na‘im is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University.

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