Reflections on the 9th International Islam & Liberty Network Conference in Mardin

Reflections on the 9th International Islam & Liberty Network Conference in Mardin Prof. Dr. Mustafa Acar, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Türkiye This is a belated reflection on the 9th ILN International Islam and Liberty Conference held in Mardin, Türkiye, on October 27-28, 2022. It has been almost 5 months since we met in Mardin, our […]

Azeemah Saleem

Azeemah Saleem I appreciate the network for accommodating thought-provoking and new ideas. It makes the network more academically vibrant, grounded, and liberal. Keep up with the excellent work and motivate budding scholars like me. Azeemah SaleemAssistant Professor, Center for Communication and Critical Thinking, JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur, India.

Fida Ur Rahman

Fida Ur Rahman “ILN gave me a new and more important academic perspective i-e the value and responsible practice of liberty in our individual and collective life. It also inspired me to explore and promote the Muslim case of religious liberty. As an outcome of my association with ILN, I wrote two papers on various […]

Gus Yahya NU Indonesia

Kyai Haji Yahya Cholil Staquf For many years the Islam and Liberty Network has been striving to restore the intellectual curiosity and openness to other cultures that was characteristic of Islam at the height of its golden age. The success of this endeavor is vital if we are to witness the emergence of a just, […]

Dr. Ali Hasannia

Dr. Ali Hasannia Thank you ILN for inspiring and motivating me to focus on the concept of liberty in Muslim-majority countries! After attending the 6th ILN Conference in Islamabad in 2018, I couldn’t have imagined how that event may affect my future activities. I realized that something must change in my research career. Upon coming […]


Kazeem, O. OLANIYAN, Ph.D, Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Visiting Professor, College of Law, Fountain University, Osogbo, Nigeria. Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. ILN Nigeria Fellow Visit ILN Fellows INTRODUCTION. It is believed that freedom of religion should be one of the basic rights and […]

How to talk about terrorism committed by Muslims

Mohammed Amin is Chairman of the Islam & Liberty Network Council. He is writing in a personal capacity. At the end of my article “Why does Islam have such a terrible reputation?” I promised that my next ILN post would answer the question “What can we, as individual Muslims who care about the reputation of […]

Review Article : A New Hope for Moderation

  The New Hope for Moderation Pradana Boy Zulian University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia   IN many of my writings on recent religious landscape in Indonesia, I frequently quoted the late Peter L Berger’s analysis on the marginalization of religion against the secularization backdrop. As a sociologist of religion, among his earliest academic concern was […]

Highlights from Mardin

Special thanks for the ILN 9th Conference donors and partners: Network for a Free Society, Atlas Network, Acton Institute, Association for Liberal Thinking and Mardin Artuklu University. After 3 years of virtual activities and online conferences, the ILN 9th International Conference was held on October 27th and 28th 2022 in Mardin, Türkiye, in partnership with […]