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Sovereign Power and Secular Indeterminacy: Is Egypt a Secular or a Religious State?

Hussein Ali Agrama

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Reviewing several recent cases in Egyptian personal law courts, this chapter examines whether Egypt is a secular or a religious state. It argues that some of the conflicts in Egypt that seem to be ... More


Befriending God Corporeally

Shahzad Bashir

in Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on intentional corporeal action that may lead to the fulfillment of religious goals. The main concern here is to provide a general picture of the range of observances and ... More


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