A seminar with Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na‘im, Professor of Law, Emory University Law School.
Listen to the Question and Answers here: soundcloud.com/belfercenter/sets/sudan-learning-from-30-years
Over thirty years ago Islamist revolutionaries attempted to remake Sudanese society using state power to enforce Sharia, resulting in protracted civil strife and corrupt governance. Amidst Sudan’s struggle to reconcile Islam, state and society in the modern context, the Sudanese Islamic reformer Ustadh Mahmoud Mohamed Taha may have found a way forward. Professor Abdullahi An-Na’im will draw lessons from Sudan’s tumultuous history and Ustadh Taha’s life and work to ask: what can contemporary Muslim-majority countries glean from Sudan’s experience?