The author of the issue is studying compatibility of the modern Muslim practice and secular democratic State. The main topics of the issue are Religious person and secular State; Modern Muslim practice and Islamophobia; Religious radicalism and authoritarian government; Religion and National Identification process. Hikmet Hadjy-zadeh, is one of the founders of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan. He was also Deputy Prime-Minister and ambassador to Russia during the term of Elchibey's government (1992-1993). At present he is President of the FAR CENTRE (Think Tank) dealing with transition to democracy problems in his country.