Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari'a / Edition 1

Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari'a / Edition 1

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by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na`im
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674027760

ISBN-13: 9780674027763

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Harvard University Press

What should be the place of Shari'a-Islamic religious law-in predominantly Muslim societies of the world? In this ambitious and topical 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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What should be the place of Shari'a-Islamic religious law-in predominantly Muslim societies of the world? In this ambitious and topical 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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ISBN-13:
9780674027763
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Introduction: Why Muslims Need a Secular State 1

2 Islam, the State, and Politics in Historical Perspective 45

3 Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Citizenship 84

4 India: State Secularism and Communal Violence 140

5 Turkey: Contradictions of Authoritarian Secularism 182

6 Indonesia: Realities of Diversity and Prospects of Pluralism 223

7 Conclusion: Negotiating the Future of Sharica 267

References 295

Index 311

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