Turkey is preparing to publish a document that represents a revolutionary reinterpretation of Islam - and a controversial and radical modernisation of the religion.
The country's powerful Department of Religious Affairs has commissioned a team of theologians at Ankara University to carry out a fundamental revision of the Hadith, the second most sacred text in Islam after the Koran.
The Hadith is a collection of thousands of sayings reputed to come from the Prophet Muhammad.
I really can't see this getting very far, the Vatican was able to update (somewhat) Roman Catholicism because
- There is a single head of the organisation
- It already had the Protestant examples to pick from
- It was already 300 years overdue