Abbas Mehregan, [The Jurisprudential Principles of Equality between Muslims and Non-Muslims in Islamic Sharia]

Abbas Mehregan, Ph.D. in Sociology of Religion from the University of Cologne (Germany) and licentiate in Islamic Sciences is a faculty member of the University of Tehran. He has carried out several studies in the field of sociology of Islam as well as the sociology of Islamic countries. Considering the increasing prevalence of the concept…

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Md. Moniruzzaman, [Minority at Home and Abroad ]

Md. Moniruzzaman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). His research interests cover comparative politics and political economy of the Muslim world. He has published more than 25 articles in reputed journals such as Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, South Asian Survey, Journal of Economic Cooperation…

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Md. Ataur Rahman Miazi [Attitude of Muslim Ummah towards Non-Muslims: Theory and Practice ]

Dr. Md. Ataur Rahman Miazi is the Professor and Chairman of the department of Islamic History and Culture of University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his Masters and PhD from the same university. He has published a good number of research articles in different refereed journals, presented papers in several conferences, workshops in different countries.…

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Ankita Sanyal, [Jews in Iran since the Islamic Revolution: Social Status and Anti-Semitism]

Ankita Sanyal, PhD scholar at the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Her research is on “Balancing Traditional and Modern Roles of Women in Islamic Republic of Iran: Role of Education System.” She did her post graduation in Politics and International Relations from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru’s Universit,…

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Jani Kinnunen, [The Role of Freedom of Religion and Political Regime for Human Development Indices]

Jani Kinnunen is a researcher at Åbo Akademi, Finland. His research interests include data science related to economics and political science; application work has focused on freedoms in economic and political systems, mergers and acquisitions and real options. He has circa 50 publications from international conferences and journals. His paper studies how the combination of…

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Saeed Ahmed Rid, [Does Democracy positively affect Religious freedom? A case Study of Pakistan]

Saeed Ahmed Rid is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He did his PhD in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK and his postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford, UK. Mr. Rid is widely published international speaker. In this paper he tried to explain…

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Faisal Aziz, [Proportionality In Hate Speech Laws]

Faisal Aziz (Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz) currently is President of Muslim Youth Movement Malaysia (ABIM)  and Deputy Chairperson of  the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih). He is a lawyer by profession and previously served as the Head of Litigation Department focusing on public interest litigation and criminal defenses. He also represented cases involving refugees and…

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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. He is the author of Science and Religion in the Post-Colonial World: Interfaith Perspectives (2005). Bagir was also a part…

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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 and have various of his articles referred to in journals. His paper is an attempt to examine the present condition of religious minorities in Bangladesh, impact…

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Syamsul Asri, [Dialectics of Religious Freedom and Harmony in Post-Reform Indonesia]

Syamsul Asri is a PhD Condidate at the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta and a lecturer at Internasional Relations Studies Department in Fajar University, Makassar. His ongoing research for his dissertation deals with the arbain walk, an annual interreligious pilgrimage to Karbala, Iraq This paper examines the dialectics of religious freedom…

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Hussain Gattoo Mujeeb, [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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