Ali Hassannia, [Between “Religious Intolerance” and “Holy Ignorance”: Discussion of Misconceptions about Religious Freedom]

Dr. Ali Hassannia is Assistant Professor, Department of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, Shahed University of Iran. He has a PhD in Theology and Islamic Studies and has published multiple papers in Persian, Arabic and English. The paper he presented were based on the analytical descriptive method and through Quranic notions, traditional and Islamic teachings and…

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Hakan Coruh, [The Concept of Freedom (Huriyya) and Natural Rights in Classical Islamic Jurisprudence]

Hakan Coruh holds his Bachelor of Divinity (Ilahiyat) degree from the Faculty of Divinity, Sakrya University. In 2007, he completed his Master’s degree in Qur’anic Exegesis (tafsir) at the same University. He then completed his PhD at Australia Catholic University in 2015. Hakan’s main field is Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir). His presentation focuses on Hanafite jurist…

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Mohammad Hashim Kamali, [Freedom of Religion and Apostasy: Issues, Responses and Developments]

Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali is founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies, Malaysia, and a world renowned scholar in his field of specialisation. He serves on the International Advisory Board of thirteen academic journals published in Malaysia, USA, Canada, Kuwait, India, Australia and Pakistan. Professor Kamali has served as a member and…

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7th International Islam & Liberty Conference

Religious freedom is good for democracy and human flourishing; International Conference on Islamic Case for Religious Freedom Concludes  Jakarta: A two-days international conference “Islamic Case for Religious Freedom” held in Jakarta concluded today. The conference was addressed by prominent leaders and scholars in Indonesia, as well as speakers from many countries in South East Asia,…

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7th International Conference “Islamic Case for Religious Freedom”

7th International Islam & Liberty Conference Islamic Case for Religious Freedom Organized by the Islam & Liberty Network Foundation Malaysia Partners: Fatayat Nahdlatul Ulama Indonesia, International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia, Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) USA Supporters: Network for a Free Society, Atlas Network Jakarta, 11-12 November 2019 Islam & Liberty Network is…

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The ILN Post: Islamophobia: why has it become a growing concern and how should Muslims respond?

Author:Mohammed Amin is Chairman of the Islam & Liberty Network Council. He is writing in a personal capacity. Sadly, humans have a long history of disliking, possibly hating, possibly mistreating people who are not like them. We define groups, that we then regard as “other people who are not like us” using three broad approaches:…

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2nd Islam & Liberty Summer Workshop Report

Islam & Liberty Summer Workshop Tunisia 17-19 July 2019 Report Tunisia is the only ‘Arab Spring’ country which has graduated from the tumultuous revolution to a more stable democracy and its recent experience suggests that Islam and democracy are compatible, provided political leadership demonstrates a pluralist approach. It is also a country which is facing…

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