Report on the “Clash between Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Expression” Webinar organized by the Center for Study of Society and Secularism in India

Author: Neha Dabhade “Clash between Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Expression, mapping the contours of the Conflict in France” is a Webinar organized on November 3rd by the Center for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) India,  run by ILN India Fellow Mr. Irfan Engineer. “If under the doctrine of laicite in France, positive…

The ILN Post: Islam, Freedom of Religion and the Recent Attacks in France and Austria by Jihadists

Author: Irfan Engineer Irfan Engineer is the ILN India Fellow. He has been director for the Center for Study of Society and Secularism since 1995 and editor at the Indian Journal of Secularism since 1996. He was awarded the Peace Ambassador Award by Universal Peace Foundation and has several project reports and different publications like…

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…

The ILN Post: Why are Muslim majority countries lagging behind?

Author: Mohammed Amin MBE’s personal and career history and current activities are detailed on the “About Me” page of his personal website www.mohammedamin.com He is writing in a personal capacity. In a short article, I can only provide a high-level overview of the key ideas. Expanding on the details, including looking at social attitudes survey…

The ILN Post: Nahdlatul Ulama , Indonesia: A Muslim Model of Religious Tolerance and Moderation

Author: Fida Ur Rahman, lecturer at the University College of Zhob, BUITEMS, Baluchistan, Pakistan. Being one of the most populous countries of the Muslim world, Indonesia is home to religious and cultural diversity. Although Indonesia is a Muslim-majority country consisting of 87.17% Muslims, it is constitutionally not an Islamic state. Apart from the six officially…

The ILN Post: Islamic Microfinance in Alleviating Poverty: The Model of the Rural Development Scheme (RDS) of Islamic Bank Bangladesh Limited

Author: Md. Thowhidul Islam, an Associate Professor of Bangladesh Studies, Center for University Requirement Courses, International Islamic University Chittagong. Poverty has been and still remains one of the oldest challenges to human civilization and development. Currently, there are 736 million people living under extreme poverty around the world, and it is estimated that additional 40…

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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…

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…

The ILN Post: Economics and Challenges of Democratic Debates

Author: Dr. Aymen Bouganmi is a researcher and a professor at the Tunisian University. He has published several books, research studies and articles specializing in politics and geo-economics in Arab and foreign newspapers and websites. In a world of regressing democracy, exploding inequalities and unprecedented threats of climate change, it is striking how economic expertise…