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… Continue reading The ILN Post: COVID-19: Does Regime Type Matter?

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… Continue reading The ILN Post: Hudood Laws need a new theory: Probably Hashim Kamali has produced one!

Episode 017 – Ali Salman, Part 4 – On current Islamic economics

This episode is the second of a four-part discussion that relates to Ali Salman’s book, “Islam & Economics: A Primer on Markets, Morals and Justice”. In this part, we further discuss the Islamic economic principles of wealth creation. Ali Salman is an economist by training, and CEO of Islam and Liberty Network. He is the… Continue reading Episode 017 – Ali Salman, Part 4 – On current Islamic economics

Episode 016 – Ali Salman, Part 3 – Islamic principle of wealth distribution

This episode is the second of a four-part discussion that relates to Ali Salman’s book, “Islam & Economics: A Primer on Markets, Morals and Justice”. In this part, we further discuss the Islamic economic principles of wealth creation. Ali Salman is an economist by training, and CEO of Islam and Liberty Network. He is the… Continue reading Episode 016 – Ali Salman, Part 3 – Islamic principle of wealth distribution

Episode 015 – Ali Salman, Part 2 – Islamic principle of wealth creation

This episode is the second of a four-part discussion that relates to Ali Salman’s book, “Islam & Economics: A Primer on Markets, Morals and Justice”. In this part, we further discuss the Islamic economic principles of wealth creation. Ali Salman is an economist by training, and CEO of Islam and Liberty Network. He is the… Continue reading Episode 015 – Ali Salman, Part 2 – Islamic principle of wealth creation

Episode 014 – Ali Salman, Part 1 – Principles of Islamic economics

This episode is the first of a four-part discussion that relates to Ali Salman’s book, Islamic Economic Framework. In the first part, we discuss about the principles that make up Islamic economics. Ali Salman is an economist and has master degrees in Economics, Public Policy and Business Administration. He has worked as a consultant and… Continue reading Episode 014 – Ali Salman, Part 1 – Principles of Islamic economics

Minority Rights and Islam- Moving away from ‘Political Islam’ bogeyman

Ali Salman

Liberal Democracy and minority rights: the role of education, religion and culture rapprochement Ali Salman This is the text of my speech at the Europe-Muslim World Democracy Forum organized by the Europe Conservatives and Reformists Group led by MEP Syed Kamall on 19th February 2019 at the EU Parliament, Brussels. Let me begin by thanking… Continue reading Minority Rights and Islam- Moving away from ‘Political Islam’ bogeyman

Islamization of Knowledge Needs a Stock-Taking

Ali Salman

Ali Salman In 1987, the celebrated Malaysian intellectual and philosopher Syed Naquib Al-attas founded International Institute of Islamic Civilization (ISTAC) in Kuala Lumpur with the support of then Minister of Education Anwar Ibrahim. ISTAC was a part of institutionalization of the Islamization of knowledge project, which formally dates back to an international conference in Mecca… Continue reading Islamization of Knowledge Needs a Stock-Taking

Do we need to blame the West?

Author: Ali Salman*   In his article published in the Daily Telegraph on 18 August 2017, the author of “The Islamist” Ed Husain, while responding to the recent violent events in Barcelona, has argued that the main objective of the terrorists, including ISIL, is to bring back the Caliphate. According to his analysis, the terrorists,… Continue reading Do we need to blame the West?

The Libertarian Character of the Islamic Economy

Author: Ali Salman* This article was motivated by a proposal made by Nigel Ashford of The Institute of Humane Studies during a meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society in Istanbul in October 2011, that evidence of a libertarian tradition be sought within the history of Islamic thought. It was originally published in Economic Affairs. (*) Visiting Fellow… Continue reading The Libertarian Character of the Islamic Economy

Morality of Capitalism – In the Context of a Muslim Mindset – Ali Salman

By Ali Salman For friends and foes alike, capitalism has been largely regarded as an efficient resource allocation mechanism which has played an important role in material advancement of human society over the last two hundred years. Even Karl Marx considered this system as the key to technological and material progress. However, capitalism has been often… Continue reading Morality of Capitalism – In the Context of a Muslim Mindset – Ali Salman