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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Episode 018 – Dr Radwan A. Masmoudi – Democratic Transition in Tunisia

This week’s episode features a speech by Dr. Radwan Masmoudi. Recorded on 10th July 2019 at IDEAS’ Public Forum titled “Democractic Transition: Successes and Challenges”. He focuses on the democratic transition in Tunisia. Dr Radwan Masmoudi. Radwan A. Masmoudi is the Founder and President of the Center of the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID),…

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Episode 013 – Usama Hasan, evolution of fiqh from a binary worldview to lands of citizenship

This week’s podcast episode features a discussion between Imam Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan and Ali Salman about the modern notion of “lands of citizenship” within Islamic legal framework. Islamic jurisprudence, or fiqh, is often used to argue a binary world-view- Dar al-Islam or Dar al-kufr, divided between Muslims and Non-Muslims, or kafir. Citing the historical…

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