Islamization of Knowledge Needs a Stock-Taking

Ali Salman In 1987, the celebrated Malaysian intellectual and philosopher Syed Naquib Al-attas founded International Institute of Islamic Civilization (ISTAC) in Kuala Lumpur with the support of then Minister of Education Anwar Ibrahim. ISTAC was a part of institutionalization of the Islamization of knowledge project, which formally dates back to an international conference in Mecca…

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6th International Islam and Liberty Conference: Building Islamic Foundations for Open Markets

6th International Islam and Liberty Conference Building Islamic Foundations for Open Markets Ali Salman Islam & Liberty Network organized its 6th international conference “Building an Islamic Case for Open Markets” in Islamabad with the support from the Iqbal Institute for Research & Dialogue (IRD) Islamabad. This article is based on the papers presented in this…

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6th International Islam & Liberty Conference – Islamabad, Pakistan – 2018

14 – 15 November 2018 Islamabad Building an Islamic Case for Open Markets DAY 1 14 NOVEMBER 2018 8:30AM-9:15AM REGISTRATION 9:15AM-9:45AM INAUGURAL SESSION Opening Remarks & Welcome Address 9:45AM-10:30AM ROLE OF STATE IN ECONOMY Session Chair: Dr. Attiq-uz-Zafar Speaker: Dr. Ali Hassania Speaker: Dr. Noor Fatima 10:30AM-11:00AM TEA BREAK 11:00AM-1:00PM CURRENCY MARKETS Session Chair: Dr.…

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Islam and Liberty Summer University, Iran

  Islam and Liberty Summer University (ILSU) is a week-long regional residential event, to be organised in Iran between 15 July to 21 July 2018. Featuring guest speakers giving lectures, workshops, and seminars, this exercise will take up critical aspects of the debate on the intellectual foundations of economic freedom in Islam but also discussing…

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Why we changed the name, mission and logo?

We have changed our name from “Istanbul Network for Liberty” to “Islam and Liberty Network”. The main motivation behind this change is to establish a clear association of our liberty-centered work with the Islamic religion, which has a universal appeal rather than any specific location or for that matter with history alone, two characteristics of…

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Islam and Cryptocurrency

  Digital technology is changing rapidly and some aspects are causing concern among many Islamic scholars all over the world. One example is the cryptocurrency phenomenon. Dealings in cryptocurrency, whether in developing, mining, funding or investing, are considered non-permissible by some jurists. For instance, Egypt’s Grand Mufti recently issued a fatwa (edict) declaring bitcoin, the best-known cryptocurrency,…

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5th International Conference, 27 – 28 November 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Istanbul Network 5th International Conference Democratic Transitions in the Muslim World Istanbul Network for Liberty held its fifth annual conference in collaboration with International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia on the 27th and 28th of November 2017. A special thanks to CIPE, Atlas Network and IDEAS for their sponsorship of the conference. This…

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Malaysia: Roots of a Democratic Society

Malaysia: Roots of a Democratic Society Opening Address by Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, Founding President of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), at the Istanbul Network 5th International Conference: Democratic Transitions in the Muslim World   Introduction Assalamu’alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh, good morning and welcome, particularly to our guests from around the world.…

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