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…

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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…

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Amel Azzouz, [Religious Freedom in a Muslim Democracy: Case of new Tunisian Constitution]

Amel Azzouz is a member of Ennahdha’s Shura Council and teacher of English language and literature in the Tunisian university. She’s a former member of Tunisian Constituent Assembly and received master of political science in Faculty of Juridical, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis. Her paper talks the the change of Tunisia’s constitution post revolution.…

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Hakan Coruh, [The Concept of Freedom (Huriyya) and Natural Rights in Classical Islamic Jurisprudence]

Hakan Coruh holds his Bachelor of Divinity (Ilahiyat) degree from the Faculty of Divinity, Sakrya University. In 2007, he completed his Master’s degree in Qur’anic Exegesis (tafsir) at the same University. He then completed his PhD at Australia Catholic University in 2015. Hakan’s main field is Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir). His presentation focuses on Hanafite jurist…

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Mohammad Hashim Kamali, [Freedom of Religion and Apostasy: Issues, Responses and Developments]

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…

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Perspectives on Ideas of a Free Society and Islam

Istanbul Network for Liberty organized a session at the Open Fest in Sarajevo. Introduction: Dr. Admir Cavalic, Economist, Tuzla University and Multi Organization Chair: Dr. Edo Omercevic, Economist Speakers: – Ozlem Caglar Yilmaz, Board Member of Infol and Association for Liberal Thinking on “Challenges and Requirements in Muslim Countries and Infol” – Hakan Şahin, PhD…

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Can Muslims Be Free Marketeers

“The biggest fear in the Muslim world is the association in their minds of free markets with imperialism,” says Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, president of the Minaret of Freedom Institute. “But those of us familiar with the history of libertarian thought know that true devotees of the free market have always been opposed to imperialism.”  …

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Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

Dr. Benedikt Koehler is a historian, a former banker and an expert in early Islamic Economics. As part of a new three-year “History of Capitalism” course, Dr. Koehler delivered an inaugural lecture based on his book, “Early Islam and the Origins of Capitalism”. In his lecture, Koehler proposed a strikingly original thesis; that capitalism first…

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Do We Need an Islamic State?

Dr. Shabir Ally* gives a powerful speech about the “Islamic State” ideal of many Muslims around the world. He criticizes the phenomena as not being a specific purpose of Islam and a requirement of Muslims. He in fact, states that this very ideal leads many believers to hypocrisy which is against Islam.     (*) Dr. Shabir Ally is the…

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