Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 2 – Issue 6) / studies

The Problem of Secularism in the Islamic Context

April 2017

PhD Researcher in Political Science, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, United Kingdom.


The study seeks to provide an approach to the problem of the relationship between religion and politics, without siding with either of them. It addresses the reasons behind the misunderstanding associated with dealing with this problem, discusses some prevailing perceptions about secularism, and suggests a new definition of secularism and a more comprehensive classification of its various manifestations.

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