Muhammad’s conception of property as a bundle of rights – Benedikt Koehler

By Benedikt Koehler Property was first conceived of as a bundle of rights in early Islam. The legal instrument that crystallised this Islamic conception was the waqf, a legal entity delivering public welfare in accordance with the wishes of a benefactor. Trusts, which evolved in the thirteenth century, have a rationale analogous to that of waqfs, and in…

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Entrepreneurship from an Islamic Perspective – Ali Aslan Gumusay

By Ali Aslan Guemuesay Research about the role of religion in entrepreneurship and more broadly management is sparse. In this conceptual article we complement existing entrepreneurship theory by examining entrepreneurship from an Islamic perspective (EIP). EIP is based on three interconnected pillars: the entrepreneurial, socio-economic/ethical and religio-spiritual. We outline how Islam shapes entrepreneurship at the…

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3rd Annual INFoL Conference Schedule (Istanbul, Turkey, 2014)

17 – 18 March 2014 – Hotel Legacy Ottoman – Istanbul Values and Institutions of a Free Society in mainly Muslim Countries Program 16 March 2014, Sunday 17.00 – 19.00             Registration 19.00 – 19.45             Opening Dinner 19.45 – 20.30              Keynote speech: Syed Kamall, Member of the European Parliament (Video) 17 March 2014, Monday 08.30 – 09.30             …

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2nd Annual INFoL Conference Schedule (Islamabad, Pakistan, 2013)

28th February to 2nd March 2nd , 2013, – Marriott Hotel – Islamabad Islam and the Institutions of a Free Society. 28th February 2013 Arrivals Evening Dinner ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1st March 2013 0815                           Registration 0900                           Opening : Opening remarks:     Dr Azhar Aslam Welcome on behalf of the   Friedrich Naumann Foundation:  Olaf Kellerhoff First session: Chair:                         …

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3rd Annual INFoL Conference Gallery (Istanbul, Turkey, 2014)

This year’s conference was hosted by Association for Liberal Thinking based in Turkey in cooperation with Minaret of Freedom Institute. The conference attracted around 100 participants, intellectual entrepreneurs, academics, writers, researchers, think tank activists, businessmen, students from over 17 countries such as Morocco, Pakistan, Malaysia, Palestine, Tunisia, Egypt, Bosnia, and from other European countries. The event took place…

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Why free market economy is weak in Islamic world? – Hicham El Moussaoui

Hicham El Moussaoui, Ph.D Trust is the lubricant of trade. It reduces the costs of transactions and uncertainty, which  allows it to provide a dual mission : the incentive for individuals to participate in the   exchange and coordination of their individual plans. Therefore, without trust no   exchange and without exchange no market economy. Adam Smith…

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