This week’s podcast episode features a discussion between Muhammad Suheyl Umar and Ali Salman about the history of the Islamization of knowledge and its current standing.

Muhammad Suheyl Umar is former director of the Iqbal Academy Pakistan where he spent 30 years, before joining the University of Central Punjab. He specializes in Sufism and the intellectual history of the Indian subcontinent. He has also worked as academic director at the Institute of Islamic Culture, chief editor of Al-Ma‘arif, and visiting scholar to International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Umar earned his B.A. and M.A. at Government College (Lahore), M.Phil. at Allama Iqbal Open University, and Ph.D. at Punjab University in Lahore.

Islam and Liberty Podcast presents a lively discussion on topical issues around Islam, Society and Economy led by leading experts. The general orientation is towards intellectual dimensions of the relationship between Islam and liberty with focus on religious, civil, political and economic liberties as understood in the Islamic discourse.

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