Islam and Cryptocurrency

  Digital technology is changing rapidly and some aspects are causing concern among many Islamic scholars all over the world. One example is the cryptocurrency phenomenon. Dealings in cryptocurrency, whether in developing, mining, funding or investing, are considered non-permissible by some jurists. For instance, Egypt’s Grand Mufti recently issued a fatwa (edict) declaring bitcoin, the best-known cryptocurrency,…

2018 Islam and Liberty Webinars

January Our first Islam and Liberty webinar introduces Mustafa Akyol as our guest speaker whereby his session will be on “Reforms in Islamic World: ala Luther or ala Locke” with Ali Salman as the moderator. Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish journalist and author whom studied political science and history at the Boğaziçi Universiy. For more…

5th International Conference, 27 – 28 November 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Report

Istanbul Network 5th International Conference Democratic Transitions in the Muslim World Istanbul Network for Liberty held its fifth annual conference in collaboration with International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia on the 27th and 28th of November 2017. A special thanks to CIPE, Atlas Network and IDEAS for their sponsorship of the conference. This…

Malaysia: Roots of a Democratic Society

Malaysia: Roots of a Democratic Society Opening Address by Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, Founding President of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), at the Istanbul Network 5th International Conference: Democratic Transitions in the Muslim World   Introduction Assalamu’alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh, good morning and welcome, particularly to our guests from around the world.…

Publicity Meeting of Istanbul Network for Liberty

October 29th, 2016 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Holiday Hotel 09.30 – 11.00 am Perspectives on Islam, Free Society and Market Economy   PROGRAM: Edo Omerčević, Center for Advancement of Free Enterprise, Zenica Opening Speech   Ozlem Caglar Yılmaz, Association for Liberal Thinking, Istanbul “The Challenges and Requirements in Contemporary Muslim Societies” Linda Whetstone, Network for…

Birth of Islam and Market Economy

Date: 11th June 2016 (Saturday) Time: 02:00pm – 04:30pm Venue: Baglarbasi Congress Center, Uskudar, Istanbul Jointly organised by Association for Liberal Thinking, and Istanbul Network for Liberty Economist Benedikt Koehler’s Book Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism is published in Turkish by Liberte Books   Association for Liberal Thinking welcomes Dr. Benedikt Koehler in Istanbul to…

4th Annual Conference Schedule

18 – 20 May 2015 – Atlas Idrissides Premium Urban Club – Marrakech Civil Society and free market in Muslim majority Countries   Program 18th May 2015 18.30 – 20.30 Opening Dinner   19th May 2015 09.00 – 09.15 Opening remarks    09.15 – 10.45 I. Session Chair:  Wan Saiful Wan Jan (Malaysia) Speakers: – Paul Heck (USA): “Muslim Open Society” –…