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Minaret of Freedom Institute
Bethesda, MD

The Minaret of Freedom Institute was founded in 1993 with a dual mission for educating both Muslims and non-Muslims. For non-Muslims our mission is:

  • to counter distortions and misconceptions about Islamic beliefs and practice
  • to demonstrate the Islamic origins of modern values like the rule of law and sciences like market economics
  • to advance the status of Muslim peoples maligned by a hostile environment in the West and oppressed by repressive political regimes in the East

For Muslims, in fulfillment of the obligations laid upon them by the Qur’an and the Sunnah, our mission is:

  • to discover and publish the politico-economic policy implications of Islamic law (shari`ah) and their consequences on the economic well-being of the community,
  • to expose both American and Islamic-world Muslims to free market thought
  • to educate Islamic religious and community leaders in economics and in the fact that liberty is a necessary, though not sufficient, condition for the achievement of a good society,
  • to promote the establishment of free trade and justice (an essential common interest of Islam and the West)
Minaret of Freedom Institute is a 501(c)3 organization.