Islam and Cryptocurrency

  Digital technology is changing rapidly and some aspects are causing concern among many Islamic scholars all over the world. One example is the cryptocurrency phenomenon. Dealings in cryptocurrency, whether in developing, mining, funding or investing, are considered non-permissible by some jurists. For instance, Egypt’s Grand Mufti recently issued a fatwa (edict) declaring bitcoin, the best-known cryptocurrency,…

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5th International Conference, 27 – 28 November 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Istanbul Network 5th International Conference Democratic Transitions in the Muslim World Istanbul Network for Liberty held its fifth annual conference in collaboration with International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia on the 27th and 28th of November 2017. A special thanks to CIPE, Atlas Network and IDEAS for their sponsorship of the conference. This…

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Malaysia: Roots of a Democratic Society

Malaysia: Roots of a Democratic Society Opening Address by Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, Founding President of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), at the Istanbul Network 5th International Conference: Democratic Transitions in the Muslim World   Introduction Assalamu’alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh, good morning and welcome, particularly to our guests from around the world.…

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Publicity Meeting of Istanbul Network for Liberty

October 29th, 2016 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Holiday Hotel 09.30 – 11.00 am Perspectives on Islam, Free Society and Market Economy   PROGRAM: Edo Omerčević, Center for Advancement of Free Enterprise, Zenica Opening Speech   Ozlem Caglar Yılmaz, Association for Liberal Thinking, Istanbul “The Challenges and Requirements in Contemporary Muslim Societies” Linda Whetstone, Network for…

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Birth of Islam and Market Economy

Date: 11th June 2016 (Saturday) Time: 02:00pm – 04:30pm Venue: Baglarbasi Congress Center, Uskudar, Istanbul Jointly organised by Association for Liberal Thinking, and Istanbul Network for Liberty Economist Benedikt Koehler’s Book Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism is published in Turkish by Liberte Books   Association for Liberal Thinking welcomes Dr. Benedikt Koehler in Istanbul to…

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3rd International Conference, 16-18 March 2014, Istanbul, Turkey

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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2nd International Conference, 28 February – 3 March 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan

The 2nd ‘Istanbul Network for Liberty’ Conference Report The Istanbul Network for Liberty held its second annual conference at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad from February 28th to March 3rd 2013, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, support from the Burj Bank of Pakistan, and Vision 21. Thank you to Network of Free Society for providing fellowship.…

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