In Indonesia we have limited separation of state and religion, strong Ulema councils and also pluralism, democracy and fair elections, says Syafiq Hyasim, founder of Rahima Foundation. He researches theological answers ‘within’ Islam. Specifically, two issues: women’s rights and polygamy and the necessity to train female ulemas.

Interview: Nicola Missaglia

Production and Text Editing: Nina zu Fürstenberg

Video: Volkan Güçlü

Video Editing: Anna Fanuele