7th International Islam & Liberty Conference

Islamic Case for Religious Freedom

Jakarta, 11-12 November 2019

Key Note 1
KH Said Aqil Siradj, Chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia (tbc)

Key Note 2
Freedom of Religion and Apostasy: Issues, Responses and Developments, Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Malaysia

Theory & Theology of Religious Freedom

  • The Concept of Freedom (Hurriyya) and Natural Rights in Classical Islamic Jurisprudence, Dr Hakan Ҫoruh, Australia
  • Between “Religious Intolerance” and “Holy Ignorance”: Discussion of Misconceptions about Religious Freedom, Ali Hasannia, Iran
  • Apostasy, Religious Freedom and Individual Liberty: Textual and Contextual Analysis of Classical, Fida Ur Rahman & Sumaira Batool, Pakistan

Culture of Religious Freedom

  • Religious Freedom in a Muslim Democracy: Case of new Tunisian Constitution, Amel Azzouz, former member of Tunisian Constituent Assembly, Tunisia
  • The Ahmediyya question, the response of Muslim Scholars, and the (im)possibility of religious co-existence in Contemporary Islamic Thought, Hussain Gattoo Mujeeb & Zubair Ahmad Bader, India
  • Presentation by Zainal Abidin Bagir, Indonesia

Religious Freedom: Case Studies

  • Secularism, Islamism and Religious Minorities: the Case of Bangladesh, A.K.M Iftekharul Islam, Bangladesh
  • Dialectics of Religious Freedom and Harmony in Post-Reform Indonesia, Dicky Sofjan and Syamsul Asri, Indonesia
  • Discussion by Dr. Robert Hefner – Director, Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA), Boston University
  • A Quest for Inclusive-Tolerant Society: Revisiting Religious Freedom in ‘Secular’ and ‘Islamic’ Constitution, Azeemah Saleem, India
  • IMAN: Efforts for Religious Freedom in Nepal, Mohd. Izharul Haque Mikrani, Nepal

Religious Freedom and Other Freedoms

  • Does democracy positively affect religious freedom? A case Study of Pakistan, Dr. Saeed Ahmed Rid, Pakistan
  • The Role of Freedom of Religion and Political Regime for Human Development Indices, Jani Kinnunen; Irina Georgescu, Finland
  • Religious Freedom and Economic Development: A Conceptual and Empirical Review, Waqas Ahmad, Pakistan

Muslim & Non-Muslim Relationship

  • The Jurisprudential Principles of Equality between Muslims and Non-Muslims in Islamic Sharia, Abbas Mehregan, Iran
  • Attitude of Muslim Ummah towards Non-Muslims: Theory and Practice, Md. Thowhidul Islam, Bangladesh
  • Minority at Home and Abroad: The Islamic Theory and its Challenge, Md. Moniruzzaman, Malaysia
  • Jews in Iran since the Islamic Revolution: Social Status and Anti-Semitism, Ankita Sanyal, India
  • Non-Muslims in Muslim-majority countries- Perspective from Malaysia, Eugene Yapp, Director RFL Partnership

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