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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 […]

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 […]