Islam & Liberty Network (ILN) is a global platform of researchers and academics building knowledge and expertise on the Islamic notions of economic, political and religious liberties. Its flagship event is an international annual conference which brings together academics and researchers to present and discuss papers on the current discourse on Islam, society and the world at large under the over-arching theme of Islam and liberty. The conference also helps to build the capacity of scholars and researchers working on Islam.
This was the first event of the Istanbul Network for Liberty which was founded in October 2011 by a group of classical liberals intellectuals who were mainly Muslims, or from mainly Muslin countries and the topic was the Istanbul Network (InfoL) mission “To Explore the Principles and Practise of a Free Society within a Muslim World” Approximately 50 liberal (in the European sense) intellectuals were originally signed up and they came from Algeria, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Libya, Malaya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, the UK and the US. Unfortunately at the last minute some were unable to get visas for Morocco.