Online Conference “Economy After The Arab Spring: Case Studies of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria”

On Saturday March 6th, 2021, from 2PM to 4PM GMT, the Islam and Liberty Network held a two-hour online conference entitled: “Economy after the Arab Spring: Case Studies of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.” This webinar discussed the economic challenges faced by Maghreb countries after a democratic transition, with case studies covering Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria…

The ILN Post: Going Beyond Religious Tolerance to Tackle the Roots of Religious Discrimination

Author: Ismail Kurun is PhD candidate in Philosophy and Religious Studies at Ankara University. He is the author of The Theological Origins of Liberalism (Lexington, 2016) and many articles. His research investigates the philosophical foundations of free and virtuous society. Islam today is commonly associated more with beliefs (‘aqa’id) than with morals (akhlaq). Contemporary Muslims…

Peace Through Entrepreneurship Conference

Reducing poverty through entrepreneurship in the world: May 26 – 28th, 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco Beginning with the 2010 revolution in Tunisia, we experienced reform movements known as the Arab Spring. More than a protest against state corruption, dictatorships, and the abuse of human rights, unrest was triggered by abysmal economic conditions. The Arab world has historically…

Mu’tazila – Defenders of Reason in Islam

By Joel D. Hirst At the very beginning of Islamic theological history a group of mutakalliman (the word for theologian in Islamic tradition) in Baghdad and Basra, in an attempt to defend their new religion from external detractors and internal corruption, developed “the first systematic thought-out creed for Islam”; the kalam (theology) called the Mu’tazila. The…

How to Relate Society with State: Explicating the Experiences of Islamization in Pakistan – Raza Ullah

By Raza Ullah This study contests the concept of Islamic state and Islamization in Muslim societies particularly Pakistan as a case. It overviews different sources and discusses Islamization in Pakistan; which initiates in 1949 with Objectives Resolution and onward inclusion of Islamic provisions in the 1973 constitution and  General Zia’s formal Islamization of constitution and society…