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Freedom, Democracy, and Civil Society


Free Markets


Islamic Society



Meeting on a new Islamic
Dr. Taj Hargey, Prof. Ali Mazrui, and Dr. Imad-ad- Dean Ahmad were among the discussants making 
plans for a new Islamic Uiversity in America at a 
meeting in Hawthorne, New York. 

Women in Islam

  • Prof. Azizah al-Hibri of the
                                  T.C. Williams School Our 1999  Annual Dinner featured a talk by Omaima Abou-Bakr on "Gender Perspectives in Islamic Tradition" 
  • MFI Secretary Sharmin Ahmad attended a workshop on Islamic Law and Gender at Georgetown University, 1998 
  • Dr. Ahmad discussed Female Circumcision at a conference on Ethiopian community development. 
  • Dr. Ahmad appeared on a panel discussing "Religion and Female Genital Mutilation" at a conference sponsored by the Ethiopian Development Commission in Washington, DC. 
  • Female Genital Mutilation, MFI Pamphlet #1on the Islamic perspective on female circumcision, infibulation, and cliterodectomy. Now available in bulk at $29 for 60 copies postpaid.  Send payment to: Minaret of Freedom Institute, 4323 Rosedale Av., Bethesda, MD 20814-4750. 
Prof. Azizah al-Hibri of the T.C. Williams School 
of Law at the University of Richmond addresses 
the 2000  MFI Annual Dinner on "The Islamic 
Marriage Contract in American Courts."

Middle East Conflict


The "First Conference on Jeruslaem" pictured at left was convened  in Beirut to establish a new international organization  for the liberation of Jerusalem.  MFI President Imad-  ad-Dean Ahmad addressed the conference on the  need for Muslim goups to speak to the non-Muslim  world with the same openness and candor with which  they speak to one another.

Terrorism and Jihad


Civil Liberties


Drs. Sami Al-Arian, Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, and Merve Kavakci answer questions at the MFI Fifth Annual Dinner.

Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad spoke out on secret  evidence laws at the National Libertarian  Convention. 

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