Synopsis: This interactive lecture will address the idea of liberalism, its origins, key ideas and impact on various aspects of the Muslim community here in the UK. It will also include an account of the Islamic view and a confident way of sharing that as an alternative vision for society. Brief biography Saf Chowdhury has studied philosophy as well as the traditional Islamic sciences. His PhD on Sufism was published recently and has a number of forthcoming monographs within Islamic philosophy and theology. He is a teacher and educator and currently lives in London.