Few books in islamic studies have been as eagerly awaited or intensely debated prior to publication as abdullahi ahmed an naims islam and the secular state negotiating the future of shariathis book testifies to the richness of ahmed an naims life work and to the courage of an author who deserves to be recognized as one . In fact he suggests the very idea of an islamic state is based on european ideas of state and law and not sharia or the islamic tradition bold pragmatic and deeply rooted in islamic history and theology islam and the secular state offers a workable future for the place of sharia in muslim societies more. Abdullahi ahmed an naaim islam and the secular state negotiating the future of shariaa h a rva r d u n i v e r s i t y p r e s s cambridge massachusetts and london england 2008 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 . Islam and the secular state negotiating the future of sharia by abdullahi ahmed an naim harvard university press 336pp gbp2295 isbn 97806740763 published 20 march 2008. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for islam and the secular state negotiating the future of sharia at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users
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