2nd Islam and Liberty Summer Workshop Course Outline

Tunis, Tunisia 17 – 19 July, 2019 Outline Islam & Liberty Network announces its second summer workshop in Tunisia, scheduled on 17-19 July 2019. This course traces the foundations of economic, religious and political freedoms in Islam by exploring the principles and practices of civil society, liberal democracy and market economy in historical Muslim context…

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Episode 001 – Mustafa Akyol – Reforms in Islamic World ala Luther or ala Locke

Islam and Liberty Podcast presents a lively discussion on topical issues around Islam, Society and Economy led by leading experts. The general orientation is towards intellectual dimensions of relationship between Islam and liberty with focus on religious, civil, political and economic liberties as understood in the Islamic discourse. This podcast is based on a webinar…

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The Multi-Polar World of Islam

Do we have any singular, sacrosanct version of Islam with any central authority? The obvious answer to this question is No, however what is important is to realize that how differences in the interpretations influence the political regimes in which these narratives thrive. The global debate on Islam is largely situated around the Middle East,…

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Muslim Youth Development Course

Muslim Youth Development Course “Preventing and Tackling Domestic Violence” 9 November – 7 December 2020 INTRODUCTION Islam and Liberty Network announces a new program to train emerging activists in Muslim countries. This course is designed to enable participants to: Gain a comprehensive understanding of challenges faced by today’s Muslim societies Create innovative awareness raising and…

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The ILN Post: Going Beyond Religious Tolerance to Tackle the Roots of Religious Discrimination

Author: Ismail Kurun is PhD candidate in Philosophy and Religious Studies at Ankara University. He is the author of The Theological Origins of Liberalism (Lexington, 2016) and many articles. His research investigates the philosophical foundations of free and virtuous society. Islam today is commonly associated more with beliefs (‘aqa’id) than with morals (akhlaq). Contemporary Muslims…

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Episode 037 – Abbas Mehregan; The Jurisprudential Principles of Equality between Muslims and Non-Muslims in Islamic Sharia

Abbas Mehregan, Ph.D. in Sociology of Religion from the University of Cologne (Germany) and licentiate in Islamic Sciences is a faculty member of the University of Tehran. He has carried out several studies in the field of sociology of Islam as well as the sociology of Islamic countries. Download His Presentation Here This paper are…

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Episode 036 – Ankita Sanyal; Jews in Iran since the Islamic Revolution: Social Status and Anti-Semitism

Ankita Sanyal, PhD scholar at the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Her research is on “Balancing Traditional and Modern Roles of Women in Islamic Republic of Iran: Role of Education System.” She did her post graduation in Politics and International Relations from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru’s Universit,…

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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…

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Episode 034 – Waqas Ahmad; Religious Freedom and Economic Development. A Conceptual and Empirical Review

Waqas Ahmad is Assistant Professor at Faculty of Management Sciences, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. He consider himself as social scientist and interest in age old elusive question of why some nations are rich and others are poor, the complexity of the question require insights not only from economics but also from psychology, sociology, politics…

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Episode 033 – Saeed Ahmed Rid; Does Democracy positively affect Religious freedom? A case Study of Pakistan

Saeed Ahmed Rid is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He did his PhD in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK and his postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford, UK. In this paper, he tried to explain how a regime type affects religious freedom…

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The ILN Post: Islamic Microfinance in Alleviating Poverty: The Model of the Rural Development Scheme (RDS) of Islamic Bank Bangladesh Limited

Author: Md. Thowhidul Islam, an Associate Professor of Bangladesh Studies, Center for University Requirement Courses, International Islamic University Chittagong. Poverty has been and still remains one of the oldest challenges to human civilization and development. Currently, there are 736 million people living under extreme poverty around the world, and it is estimated that additional 40…

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Episode 032 – Jani Kinnunen, The Role of Freedom of Religion and Political Regime for Human Development Indices

Jani Kinnunen is a researcher at Åbo Akademi, Finland. His research interests include data science related to economics and political science. His application work has focused on freedoms in economic and political systems, mergers and acquisitions, and real options. His paper studies how the combination of political regime and religious freedoms are related to human…

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