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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…

Islamization of Knowledge Needs a Stock-Taking

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…

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…