The ILN Post: Nahdlatul Ulama , Indonesia: A Muslim Model of Religious Tolerance and Moderation

Author: Fida Ur Rahman, lecturer at the University College of Zhob, BUITEMS, Baluchistan, Pakistan. Being one of the most populous countries of the Muslim world, Indonesia is home to religious and cultural diversity. Although Indonesia is a Muslim-majority country consisting of 87.17% Muslims, it is constitutionally not an Islamic state. Apart from the six officially… Continue reading The ILN Post: Nahdlatul Ulama , Indonesia: A Muslim Model of Religious Tolerance and Moderation

Talking About Religion

Author: Hasan Yücel Başdemir*   “Differences among my community (ummah) is a blessing for the people.” Prophet Muhammad     Religion is one of the most fragile and tense areas in human relations. It is in the same situation at the discussions over the television programs and social media. Discussions are generally about the secondary… Continue reading Talking About Religion

It’s Time For The Right To Openly Embrace Classically Liberal Muslims

Author: Dan Jones* The West’s manipulation of the world’s second-largest religion for political purposes threatens to do lasting damage to the idea of Islam and its innocent followers. If you were born and raised in the West, think back to your textbooks on world history. Chances are, you remember learning about historical periods like the… Continue reading It’s Time For The Right To Openly Embrace Classically Liberal Muslims

The Individual, Freedom of Choice and Tolerance in the Quran

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