Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali is founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies, Malaysia, and a world renowned scholar in his field of specialisation. He serves on the International Advisory Board of thirteen academic journals published in Malaysia, USA, Canada, Kuwait, India, Australia and Pakistan. Professor Kamali has served as a member and sometime Chairman of the Constitution Review Commission of Afghanistan; as a UN consultant on Constitutional reforms in Afghanistan, the Maldives, and Iraq; and currently advises the UN on a new constitution for Somalia.
He presented his paper, “Freedom of Religion and Apostasy: Issues, Responses and Developments” which offer fresh interpretations of the scripture that seek to recapture the original callings of the qur’an and Sunnah in preference to the scholastic positions of the leading schools Islamic law of later periods.
*This draft paper are not to be cited without author’s permission
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