Episode 023 – 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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Episode 022 – Fida Ur Rahman; Apostasy, Religious Freedom, and Individual Liberty: Textual and Contextual Analysis of Classical Islamist and Post-Islamist Narratives

Fida Ur Rahman is serving as a Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at University College of Zhob, BUITEMS, Balochistan, Pakistan. He holds M.Phil. in Islamic Studies. He holds an M.Phil. in Islamic Studies. He is also alumnus of Islam and Liberty Network, Malaysia and Acton University, USA. His area of specialization includes Islam,…

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Episode 021 – Ali Hassannia, Between “Religious Intolerance” and “Holy Ignorance”: Discussion of Misconceptions about Religious Freedom

Dr. Ali Hassannia is Assistant Professor, Department of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, Shahed University of Iran. He has a PhD in Theology and Islamic Studies and has published multiple papers in Persian, Arabic and English. The paper he presented at the 7th International Islam and Liberty Conference was based on the analytical descriptive method using…

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Episode 020 – Hakan Coruh, The Concept of Freedom (Huriyya) and Natural Rights in Classical Islamic Jurisprudence

Dr. 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). At the 7th International Islam…

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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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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. A brief review of Islamic jurisprudence reveals…

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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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Waqas Ahmad, [Religious Freedom and Economic Development. A Conceptual and Empirical Review]

Waqas Ahmad is Assistant Professor at Faculty of Management Sciences, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. He consider himself as social scientist and interest in age old elusive question of why some nations are rich and others are poor, the complexity of the question require insights not only from economics but also from psychology, sociology, politics…

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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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