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Restoring the Reformist Mind

April 10, 2017

Ahmad Farouk Musa || 10 April 2017   “Verily, We did offer the trust [of reason and volition] to the heavens, and the earth, and the mountains: but they refused to bear it because they were afraid of it. Yet […]

Islam and Reason

March 1, 2017

Ahmad Farouk Musa || 1 March 2017 Abstract The greatest challenge facing the Muslim ummah in the 21st Century is their struggle to reconcile reason (‘aql) and revelation (wahy). And without doubt this has been the most problematic issue since […]

A Synopsis of “Islam Di Persimpangan Jalan”

September 23, 2016

Islam at the Crossroads is a book written by Muhammad Asad. The book was originally published in Delhi and Lahore in 1934, and was later reprinted by Dar Al-Andulas in 1982 with an additional note by the author. The book […]

Sectarianism In The Muslim World In The 21st Century

September 19, 2016 by Chandra Muzaffar

Chandra Muzaffar || 19 September 2016 There is no single universally endorsed definition of Sectarianism. But there is a certain understanding of the term, which has gained widespread acceptance. Sectarianism refers to differences between sub-divisions within a larger group, often […]

Human Rights and Diversity: Challenges for a Muslim Society – Part II

August 11, 2016 by Salbiah Ahmad

Salbiah Ahmad | 11 August 2016   State Power, Religion and Questions of Governance Muslims continue to debate the relationship of religion and state, and religion and politics since the death of the Prophet Muhammad in 632 AD. There were […]

Human Rights and Diversity: Challenges for a Muslim Society – Part I

August 9, 2016 by Salbiah Ahmad

Salbiah Ahmad | 9 August 2016 Abstract: The Qur’an reminds us that God did not decide that all of humanity shall be Muslims. In fact, the Qur’an tells us that we are created males and females, nations and tribes, so […]

Synopsis of: “Islam, Sekularisme dan Demokrasi Liberal: Membentuk Teori Demokrasi Untuk Masyasrakat Muslim”

July 28, 2016

Synopsis of: “Islam, Sekularisme dan Demokrasi Liberal: Membentuk Teori Demokrasi Untuk Masyasrakat Muslim” A translation of “Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward A Democratic Theory for Muslim Society”   This book analyzes the relationship between religion, secularism, and liberal democracy—historically, […]

Blurb for the Malay Translation of Nader Hashemi’s “Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy”

July 18, 2016 by Dr Azmi Sharom

Dr Azmi Sharom || 18 July 2016 The reality in Muslim majority countries around the world today is that Islam has become an integral part of public discourse. Religion affects the way Muslim people think about law, governance, democracy and […]

Preface to the Malay Translation of Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward A Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies

June 20, 2016 by Dr Nader Hashemi

Dr Nader Hashemi || 20 June 2016 I was pleased to learn that a Malay translation of my book will soon be published. Before readers invest time in reading my book, I would like to provide some background on its […]

Zakir Naik’s Appeal and the Quagmire of Inter-religious Relations in Malaysia

June 17, 2016 by Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib

The recent visit by Indian preacher, Dr Zakir Naik, had raised considerable debate on the state of inter-religious relations in Malaysia. It came amidst rising tensions and unease over several issues plaguing the multi-cultural nation that is seeing an increasing […]

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