- Jan 26, 2023
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Or are you trying to suggest that the proposition of a Muslim state necessarily entails a disconnect from democratic principles?
Secularism is different to democracy.
Islamic principles, preferences, identity what have you can be embodied in the framework of the republic...just like secular principles can be. There are even different degrees of how this can be done w.r.t what is taken/interpreted verbatim strictly and what is inspired by it in more nuanced way.
Or even a multi-religion (and non-secular non atheist) principle format like say Indonesia elected for (though I would argue in a compromised non-ideal way that has borne out to some degree there as well).
How effectively and genuinely a democracy will then run under it depends on the details of that....and one's perspective and definition of these matters. If it can be inclusive to the largest degree with reality of the country, it will be robust generally speaking.
As to how secular principles were influenced by religious moralistic principles that preceded them... yet sought to "get to meat of the matter" more directly for the practical legal scaffolding in diverse human reality (and identity formation/evolution) and to have as less conflation/trouble potential that it saw with the larger bodies of religion and theology in general regarding this... that is a longer topic to get into.
But it can very much be constructed, there is no reductive complete disconnect when there are large bounds that intersect to begin with and need conscious capacity in choosing for say a nationstate's constitution. Depends on the details.