Ahl al-Ray vs. Ahl al-Hadith: Destructive Consequences of the Conflict Between Rationalist and Traditionist Schools in the Muslim World – Mustafa Acar

By Prof. Dr. Mustafa Acar It is a generally observed phenomenon that the liberal values such as freedom, plurality, multi- culturalism, openness, limited government, and free market economy are not so welcomed in the Muslim   world today. To put it differently, many Muslim intellectuals as well as political authorities and the laymen   are either indifferent…

Islam and Free Market Economy: Friend or Foe? – Mustafa Acar & Bahadir Akin

By Mustafa Acar & Bahadir Akin Market economy and free trade are keys to create wealth, peaceful sharing of resources and minimize political disputes between nations. The collapse of the socialist system combined with the globalization has triggered a change and transformation process all over the world. The Arab world has also joined this process recently…