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Upcoming Events

  • We are considering the possibility of a Zoom meeting for our annual event.

Current Projects 

  • We have contributed an essay to the forthcoming book, What Jerusalem Means to Us: Muslim Perspectives and Reflections scheduled for publication this month.
  • Seeking funding for a conference in Tunisia on entrepreneurship.
  • Planning a project to educate Muslims on civil liberties, civic participation, and basic American Law.
  • Preparation of a book on disentangling culture from religion.
  • Preparation of a pamphlet on "Women in Islam: Hard Questions: Intelligent Answers".

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  • MFI president Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad's review of Dar�o Fern�ndez-Morer's book The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain for publication in the Molinari Review is on our blog.

March 2021

February 2021
  • Our summary of the National Interest Foundation discussion on Libya's transitional government and the prospects for December's elections is on our blog.

January 2021
  • Our summary of 2nd Conference on Cultural Rapprochement Between the United States and the Muslim World is on our blog.

December 2020
  • Our summary of highlights of Nonviolence International's webinar on Jonathan Kuttab�s book Beyond the Two State Solution is on our blog.

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  • We answered a question on on the Islamic view of racism in our Q&A section.

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October 2019
  • Attorney Ashraf Nubani joined former Maryland legislator Saqib Ali and Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies as featured speakers at the Minaret of Freedom Institute 26th Anniversary Dinner on Nov. 10 on �Suppression of the BDS Movement: The Attack on the First Amendment.�

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October 2015
  • Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad attended the 2015 C3 US-Arab Business Summit.
  • Dr. Ahmad attended the USIP conference on "Gender Equality in Islam."
  • Dr. Ahmad attended the CATO Institute program on "Fifty Years after Reform: The Successes, Failures, and the Lessons from the Immigration Act of 1965"
  • Dr. Ahmad attended Dr. Richard Epstein's talk on "The Continuing Relevance of Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty" at the Mercvatus Center at GMU.

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  • Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad was quoted in Lisa Suhai's Christian Science Monitor article "Planned Phoenix 'Muhammed' Cartoon Rally Outside Mosque Has Many Nervous."
  • Dr. Ahmad represented the Minaret of Freedom Institute at the Council on Foreign Relations workshop on Religion and Foreign Policy in New York.
  • Voice of Russia interviewed Dr. Ahmad on "Iran's Role in Iraq's Fight Against ISIS."
  • Dr. Ahmad's notes from the presentation by Mouez Khalfaoui on �Marriage Law in Indonesia: Deconstructing the Concept of Women�s Rights Within Islam� at the 2014 IIIT conference on Islamic Law and Ethics  were published on our blog.
  • Dr. Ahmad's notes from presentations by David R. Vishanoff on �The Ethical Structure of Imam al-Haramayn al-Juwayni�s Usul al-Fiqh� and Samy Ayoub on �Necessity and Ethical Hierarchy in Islamic Law� at the 2014 IIIT conference on Islamic Law and Ethics were published on our blog.
  • Dr. Ahmad's notes from the presentation by Mouez Khalfaoui on �Work Ethics in Muslim Culture: The Transformation of an Obligation Into a Right� at the 2014 IIIT conference on Islamic Law and Ethics
    were published on our blog.

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