Zainal Abidin Bagir

Episode 030 – Zainal Abidin Bagir; The Politics and Law of Blasphemy in Indonesia

Zainal Abidin Bagir is the executive director of the Center of Religious and Cross Cultural Studies at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. Bagir specializes in philosophy of religion, religion and science, and religion and ecology. His presentation speaks on blasphemy law in Indonesia, comparing it globally, seeing how has it been used, current revitalization of…

Episode 028 – Mohd. Izharul Haque Mikrani; IMAN: Efforts for Religious Freedom in Nepal

Mohd. Izharul Haque Mikrani is a prominent media personality and a fighter for Democracy, Human Rights, Pluralism, Freedom of Religion or Belief despite challenges and threats. Currently, Mr. Mikrani is the president of the Intellectual Muslims Association of Nepal (IMAN). This organization works to promote interfaith dialogue among people of different faiths. He is also…

Elma Berisha

The ILN Post: COVID-19: Does Regime Type Matter?

Author: Ali Salman, CEO Islam & Liberty Network The response of public health authorities to the multi-fold crises imposed by COVID-19 has two dimensions. One dimension is the physical handling of suspect and confirmed cases, which includes testing capability, hospital care and implementation of social distancing measures. The second dimension is that of information and…

Episode 026 – A.K.M Iftekharul Islam, Secularism, Islamism and Religious Minorities: the Case of Bangladesh

A. K. M. Iftekharul Islam is assistant professor of Department of Islamic History & Culture at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has a masters in Islamic History & Culture. Various of his articles has been referred to in journals. His paper is an attempt to examine the present condition of religious minorities in Bangladesh; impact…

Episode 025 – Mujeeb Hussain Gattoo, The Ahmediyya question, the response of Muslim Scholars, and the (im)possibility of religious co-existence in Contemporary Islamic Thought

Mujeeb Hussain Gattoo is an Assistant Professor with Higher Education Department, Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir. He is also a PhD Scholar at Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, India. His paper uses Ahmediyya question as a prism to study the problems raised above and probe into the possibility (or…

Amel Azzouz podcsat

Episode 024 – Amel Azzouz, Religious Freedom in a Muslim Democracy: Case of new Tunisian Constitution

Amel Azzouz is a member of Ennahdha Party Shura Council and a former member of the Tunisian Constituent Assembly. She is a teacher of English literature in the Tunisian University, and she received her political science master’s degree from the Faculty of Juridical, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis. In her paper, she sheds light…

Episode 023 – Azeemah Saleem; Revisiting Religious Freedom in ‘Secular’ and ‘Islamic’ Constitution

Azeemah Saleem, Doctoral Candidate in Center for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is working on “Syrian Refugees in Germany: An Understanding through the Prism of Global Justice” as her PhD Thesis. Her area of interest includes understanding Global Justice in the context of Refugees, Rawls theory of…

The ILN Post: Hudood Laws need a new theory: Probably Hashim Kamali has produced one!

Author: Ali Salman is CEO & co-founder of Islam & Liberty Network. Mohammad Hashim Kamali’s name needs no introduction in the field of Islamic law. Now 76, originally from Afghanistan, he has spent last three decades in Malaysia, initially at the International Islamic University Malaysia, then at the Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation, and…

Episode 022 – Fida Ur Rahman; Apostasy, Religious Freedom, and Individual Liberty: Textual and Contextual Analysis of Classical Islamist and Post-Islamist Narratives

Fida Ur Rahman is serving as a Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at University College of Zhob, BUITEMS, Balochistan, Pakistan. He holds M.Phil. in Islamic Studies. He holds an M.Phil. in Islamic Studies. He is also alumnus of Islam and Liberty Network, Malaysia and Acton University, USA. His area of specialization includes Islam,…

Episode 021 – Ali Hassannia, Between “Religious Intolerance” and “Holy Ignorance”: Discussion of Misconceptions about Religious Freedom

Dr. Ali Hassannia is Assistant Professor, Department of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, Shahed University of Iran. He has a PhD in Theology and Islamic Studies and has published multiple papers in Persian, Arabic and English. The paper he presented at the 7th International Islam and Liberty Conference was based on the analytical descriptive method using…