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A bird's-eye view – Abdelwahab Elmessiri's views on secularism

Middle East Monitor hosted the third annual lecture to honour the memory, scholarship and achievement of Abdelwahab Elmessiri, the late Egyptian thinker, yesterday.

The event highlighted how Elmessiri went through political and religious journeys throughout his life, but mainly his journey to applying secularism and secular political movements to Islam.

Chaired by the President of the Arab Lawyers Association Sabah Al-Mukhtar, the event saw Professor Hassan Ibrahim of the International Islamic University of Malaysia highlighted Elmessiri's relevance in the modern day political system.

The talk was followed by an in depth discussion.

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