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The constitutions of both Pakistan and Malaysia enshrine Islam as the state religion while also protecting individuals’ rights to freedom of worship. So how do their seemingly parallel legal systems of common law and Sharia jurisprudence operate when it comes to matters of Muslim identity? Dr Matthew Nelson from Asia Institute and Dr Dian Shah from the National University of Singapore Law School examine the question of who decides who is — and who must be — a Muslim. Presented by Ali Moore.

An Asia Institute podcast. Produced and edited by profactual.com. Music by audionautix.com. Transcript here.

Main image (L-R): Dr Matthew Nelson and Dr Dian Shah.
Thumbnail image: Jim Boud/Flickr