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.