30 May '16, 11pm

Expert: No ‘Islamic state’ in Quran - Sheith Khidhir Bin Abu Bakar (FMT) https://t.co/RAsWNE18QJ

Sheith Khidhir Bin Abu Bakar | May 30, 2016 Free Malaysia Today PETALING JAYA: There is no such thing as an Islamic state and no obligation to create one, according to Law Professor Abdullah Ahmed An-Na’im from Emory University, Atlanta, United States. Speaking at a lecture entitled “Islam and the Secular State” at the Sunway University here today, Ahmed said that the term “Islamic state” was not mentioned in the Quran or the sunnah (sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad), nor was it known in any of the languages until the 20th century. “We do not have this obligation in the Quran or sunnah,” he said. “Islam does not have a prescribed order for a political state.” In fact, he added, an Islamic state was an “impossibility” as there was no criteria to measure what an Islamic state was. There were differing views in classic Islamic knowledge on jurisprudence and there was n...

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