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Muslim-majority countries rank below the world average in both economic and personal freedoms. Are liberty and Islam necessarily at odds, or is there an Islamic case for liberty?

On May 24, leading Islamic thinkers from around the world will explore insights from the Islamic tradition to address these questions head-on.

Stream this one-of-a-kind virtual event from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Eastern Time at


  • 9 am: Islam, Peace, and Tolerance Panel
    • What Everyone Needs to Know About Jihad – Asma Afsaruddin  
    • Blasphemy and Apostasy Laws in Islam – Mustafa Akyol
  • 10 am: Islam and Economic Freedom Panel
    • What Does the Qur’an Say about Economics? – Abdullah bin Hamid Ali
    • Prophet Muhammad’s Teachings on Trade – Benedikt Koehler
    • An Islamic Economic Framework – Ali Salman
    11 am: Sharia and Individual Liberty Panel 
    • The Higher Intentions of the Sharia – Muhammad Khalid Masud
    • Natural Law and the Islamic Tradition – Karen Taliaferro
    • Sharia, Human Rights, and the Secular State – Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im

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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
United States


Event Live Stream is Free

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