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.
|Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
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About the Author
Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na‘im is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University.
Table of ContentsContents Preface 1 Introduction: The Secular State is Necessary for being a Muslim 2 Islam, State and Politics in Historical Perspective 3 Constitutionalism, Human Rights and Citizenship 4 India: State Secularism and Communal Violence 5 Turkey: Contradictions of Authoritarian Secularism 6 Indonesia: Realities of Diversity and Prospects of Pluralism 7 Conclusion: Negotiating the Future of Shari=a References Index
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