Embracing Islam's Diversity

By Adnan Zikri, Altaf Deviyati

October 2013 FEATURE
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In August, Penang Institute hosted a private dialogue on “A Religion Divided: Between Myth and Reality” to encourage greater understanding of the divisions in the Muslim world. Just before the forum, Penang Monthly caught up with Prof Mohsen Kadivar, an Iranian Muslim scholar and a visiting professor of Islamic studies at Duke University, to get his views on the conflict between Shiites and Sunnis. As a political dissident, Kadivar has been a vocal critic of the doctrine of clerical rule...

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Adnan Zikri

was an intern at Penang Institute and is studying at Kolej Tuanku Jaafar.

Altaf Deviyati

is a senior analyst with the Political and Social Analysis Unit at the Penang Institute, working in the area of social inclusion.