August 4, 2008 10:11 Age: 6 yrs

An-Na’im’s Views on Islamic Law Discussed in Washington Post Article

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im

Emory Law Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im’s book, Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari’a, and his views on Islamic law are discussed in the July 27 issue of the Washington Post. In the article, An-Naim’s book is compared to that of Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman, who recently published The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State. The two scholars have contrasting views of sharia, or Islamic law: An-Na’im argues for a secular state, while Feldman advocates for a modern Islamic state.

Professor An-Na’im’s views on sharia were previously compared with Feldman’s in a May U.S. News and World Report article titled “Why Islamic State Would Be Bad for Muslims.”

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