2018 Islam and Liberty Webinars

January Our first Islam and Liberty webinar introduces Mustafa Akyol as our guest speaker whereby his session will be on “Reforms in Islamic World: ala Luther or ala Locke” with Ali Salman as the moderator. Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish journalist and author whom studied political science and history at the Boğaziçi Universiy. For more…

Islam and Classical Liberalism: Are They Compatible?

Mustafa Akyol* At first glance, classical liberalism and Islam may seem not just incompatible, but in complete opposition. Classical liberalism is a political philosophy that aims at maximizing individual freedom. Islam, on the other hand, is a religion that stresses “submission” and “obedience.” Moreover, today’s predominantly Muslim societies are not beacons of liberty — to…