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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 […]

Secularism as Imagined in the Malay-Indonesian World: Resistance and its Muted Counter Responses in the Discursive and Public Realms

June 3, 2016 by Dr Azhar Ibrahim

“Secularism means the world of time, the world of history, and above all that made by human beings, which can be understood because it is made by human beings.” [Edward W Said] In Muslim Southeast Asia (namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore […]

Blurb for the Special Edition of The Real Cry of Syed Shaykh al-Hady

April 11, 2016 by Mujahid Yusof Rawa

Thinkers, who within Islamic tradition known as Mujtahid, have played an important role in shaping the great events and changes in history in every part of the world. The extent of their influences went beyond generations, and the spark that […]

Preface to the Special Edition of The Real Cry of Syed Shaykh al-Hady

April 3, 2016 by Ahmad Farouk Musa

“Janganlah tertipu daya kamu dengan angkatan dan pangkat kebesaran gelaran pembesar-pembesar kamu kerana mereka itulah asal segala bala yang telah menimpa ke atas kamu ini dan mereka itulah sehingga masa ini sebesar-besar penolong segala bangsa-bangsa yang telah menindih dan hendak […]

The Post Iran Nuclear Deal Scenario

February 11, 2016 by Dr Chandra Muzaffar

Dr Chandra Muzaffar || 11 February 2016 Now that the Iran nuclear deal is being implemented, it is perhaps time to ask, what does it mean for Iran, for other nations in West Asia and North Africa (WANA), for Israel, […]

Synopsis of “Islam Tanpa Keekstreman: Berhujah Untuk Kebebasan”

January 29, 2016

Islam has always been peaceful, inclusive, moderate, and has guaranteed the rights and freedom of human being. But with the series of terrorist attacks launched under the name of Islam over the years, it has created panic in the global […]

Foreword to the Malay edition of “Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty”

October 27, 2015 by Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol, Istanbul I have written this book for several reasons: To counter the Islamophobic trends in the West, to give a concise story of the Muslim civilization, or to criticize the authoritarian regimes in the Middle East. But most […]