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Sharia and the Secular State in the Middle East and Europe

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  • Format: Book
  • Published: 2009
  • 176 pages

CSLR Senior Fellow Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na`im has published Shari`a and the Secular State in the Middle East and Europe (with contributions from Wolfgang Schäuble and Dieter Grimm). The book is part of a joint lecture with Schäuble (Islam and German Religious Constitutional Law) as part of the Third Carl Heinrich Becker Lecture Series.  The lectures were held in Berlin, Germany in May, 2009 and are printed in both English and German in this volume. An-Na`im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, published his signature book on this topic, Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari`a (Harvard University Press) in 2008.

Contributors

Wolfgang Schäuble and Dieter Grimm

About the Author: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im (from Sudan) is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law, associated professor in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion of Emory University. An internationally recognized scholar of Islam and human rights and human rights in cross-cultural perspectives, Professor An-Na'im teaches courses in international law, comparative law, human rights, and Islamic law. His research interests include constitutionalism in Islamic and African countries, secularism, and Islam and politics. Professor An-Na'im directed the following research projects which focus on advocacy strategies for reform through internal cultural transformation:

Women and Land in Africa
Islamic Family Law
Fellowship Program in Islam and Human Rights
The Future of Sharia: Islam and the Secular State
The websites for these projects can be accessed through Professor An-Na'im's personal homepage at law.emory.edu/aannaim »

Professor An-Na'im's current research projects include a study of Muslims and the secular state, and of human rightsfrom state-centric to people-centered. He continues to further develop his theory of Islam and the Secular State (Harvard University Press, 2008), also published in Arabic and Indonesian. Translations of this manuscript in Bengali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Turkish and Russian, are available for download free of charge at sharia.law.emory.edu »

Education: PhD (Law), University of Edinburgh (Scotland), 1976; LLB (Honours) and Diploma in Criminology, University of Cambridge (England), 1973; LLB (Honours), University of Khartoum (Sudan), 1970

 

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