Why does Islam have such a terrible reputation?

Mohammed Amin is Chairman of the Islam & Liberty Network Council. He is writing in a personal capacity. Grammatically, Islam is an abstract noun. Logically, Islam’s reputation should be determined by people evaluating the ideas constituting Islam and deciding what they think of those ideas. However, the world does not work that way. In practice, […]

The Prayer Must Be Free

Author : Adnan Abbasi is currently pursuing Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree majoring in Social and Political Science from Ahmedabad University. He is a Writing Fellow at Students for Liberty’s Fellowship for Freedom in India.   The origin of human beings in Islam is an interesting story, quite like the ones found in Christianity and Judaism, […]

Why Governments Regulate Religion ?

Why Governments Regulate Religion ? Author: Bugra Kalkan* Even in pluralistic Western Europe countries governments cannot resist to regulate religious affairs. The obvious result of these regulations is the monopolization of the religions. In developed liberal democracies, such as Western Europe, religious pluralism is under surveillance in highly regulated religious markets. Especially the dominant religion […]

Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

Western Muslims and the Future of Islam Western Muslims and the Future of Islam. By Tariq Ramadan.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN: 0-19-517111-X (hbk). Review doi: 10.1558/CIS.v2i1.117Book reviewed by Ron GeavesThis review is published by Equinox Publishing in 2008. Tariq Ramadan is one of the most eloquent voices calling for an Islamic commitment that is […]

The Islamic Jesus How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims

The Islamic Jesus How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims by Mustafa Akyol is a Muslim’s look at Jesus in both a historical and religious sense. Akyol studied political science at Bogazici University in Istanbul. […]

The Individual Freedom of Choice and Tolerance in the Quran

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 […]

Nahdlatul Ulama , Indonesia A Muslim Model of Religious Tolerance and Moderation

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. Download 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% […]

Islamophobia why has it become a growing concern and how should Muslims respond

Islamophobia why has it become a growing concern and how should Muslims respond Mohammed Amin Mohammed Amin MBE’s personal and career history and current activities are detailed on the “About Me” page of his personal website www.mohammedamin.com He is writing in a personal capacity. In a short article, I can only provide a high-level overview of the […]

Islam and Freedom of Religion

Islam and Freedom of Religion Author: Irfan Engineer ILN India Fellow, director for the Center for Study of Society and Secularism since 1995 and editor at the Indian Journal of Secularism since 1996. He was awarded the Peace Ambassador Awardby Universal Peace Foundation and has several project reports and different publications like Surat Riots, Centre […]