Why Muslims need a secular state

Posted on May 14, 2012

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The title of this post is taken from the first chapter of an excellent book entitled “Islam and the secular state : Negotiating the future of syaria” by Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im.

Those who are familiar with my understanding of Islam will know full well that I fully subscribe to the continuance of our secular system.

Professor An-Na’im, in this book, succinctly articulates all of my thoughts and my rationale for my stand.

I have reproduced below a scan of the first page of the very first chapter of his book.

I urge anyone who wants a greater understanding of this all-important subject to get a copy of this  book.

Malik Imtiaz, too, has previously written on this excellent book.