Is Liberty an Islamic Value? KUALA LUMPUR: “Freedom, in my view, is central to Islam. It is actually within Islam’s DNA. A full commitment to being a Muslim really demands you to accept the concept of freedom. To deny or reject freedom is really to fundamentally, I think, misread the core message and… Continue reading Dr. Nader Hashemi – Is Liberty an Islamic Value?
Pathways to Reform in the Islamic World NEW YORK: “Liberal democracy has emerged from the era of Reformation and Enlightenment. These movements also nurtured other ideas like tolerance, diversity, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, equality before law, rule of law, free markets, right to private property, enterprise and so on so forth” said… Continue reading Mustafa Akyol – Reforms in Islamic World: ala Luther or ala Locke
Author: Wan Saiful Wan Jan Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel is an Imam at the Jamae Chulia Mosque in Singapore. Last week on 3 April he was fined SGD4,000 by a Singapore court for committing an act deemed inconsistent with the maintenance of harmony between religious groups. Nalla committed the offence on 6 January 2017, when… Continue reading Harmony at the Expense of Liberty
Author: Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad* Introduction Alexis de Tocqueville (2000), in his quintessential study of democracy in America, manifested great concern for the problem of how to assure that democracy could be developed in a way compatible with liberty. It is an issue that is all too often lacking in Muslim discussions of the compatibility… Continue reading Building Muslim Civil Society from the Bottom Up
Author: Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad* INTRODUCTION Islam is the only major world religion founded by a businessman, although, in a sense, Judaism, Christianity and Islam all trace their origins to another businessman, Abraham, the ancestor of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, peace be upon them all. Islam has never had any hostility to the profession of the… Continue reading Islam, Commerce and Business Ethics
Author: Azhar Aslam This article is published in the “Islamic Foundations of a Free Society”, Institute of Economic Affairs, 2016. You can download the whole book from here: Islamic foundations for a Free Society (pdf) Consensus opinion suggests that the philosophies of individualism and liberalism that opened the path to modernity in the West are… Continue reading The Individual, Freedom of Choice and Tolerance in the Quran
Author: Abdullah Saeed The words of the Qur’an and hadith contain rich resources for supporting the democratic order. If Muslims are to embrace modernity, including life in a pluralistic, democratic society, without abandoning their faith, they must take up the argument for religious liberty that is embedded in their history and that stands at the… Continue reading The Islamic Case for Religious Liberty
The Anne Arundel Chapter of Campaign for Liberty welcomed Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, President of the Minaret of Freedom Institute. Dr. Ahmad is a long time Libertarian Party activist (and past president), and Libertarian Party Senate candidate (2012). He gives a very enlightening speech on the topic of Islam and liberty. Dr. Ahmad answers the audience’s… Continue reading Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad on Islam and Liberty
Author: Davi Barker I recently came across an article by Laurence M. Vance on Lew Rockwell.com titled “Is Libertarianism Compatible With Religion?” in which he reflected that he, a devout Christian, and Murray Rothbard, an agnostic Jew, would have gotten along because they shared a common enemy in the state. I have often said that… Continue reading Is Libertarianism Compatible with Islam?
This talk was given by Laurence M. Vance at the 2011 Austrian Scholars Conference at the Mises Institute. I never met Murray Rothbard. I still remember the day when I received a postcard in the mail announcing that he had died. I think that he, an agnostic Jew, and I, a devout Christian, would have… Continue reading Is Libertarianism Compatible With Religion?
Author: William Coley “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the… Continue reading Islam and Liberty