Is islam hostile to a laic rule?
| L‚ÄôIslam est-il hostile √† la la√Øcit√© ?
Le Fennec , Morocco , Casablanca , 2000 , 160 pages
This short text explicitly deals with a question at the heart of current debates in Europe. With a simple and clear language, the author analyses the relationship between Islam and politics. In this respect, the author goes back to the founding of Islam by Mohammad the prophet, and traces its debate punctuated history until the nineteenth century. This concise analysis of the political history of Islam brings about useful details that allow a fuller grasp of the relationship of Islam to politics in general.
I. “Culture conflict” or “notions conflict”?
II. The “work” of historical consciousness
III. ”Was the prophet a king?”
IV. A new decisive treatise
V. Back to the “Big Discord?”
VI. Back to the essential question: Is Islam really hostile to a laic rule?
First answer: Islam doesn’t need a laic rule
Second answer: Islam is hostile to laic rule
Third answer: Islam is compatible with a laic rule