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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 […]

Informal Referendum on the Nuclear Issue: Why the conservatives will not be heard this time

April 13, 2015 by Julia Sveshnikova and Amir Roknifard

On April 2, 2015, or 13 farvardin 1394 on the Iranian calendar, marked for Iranians as a day of nature and the adjournment of the new year holidays, the Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic […]

Iran’s optimism over the failure of negotiations

December 4, 2014 by Julia Sveshnikova, Amir Roknifard

Although Tehran’s nuclear talks with the P5+1 group ended with no concrete agreement between the sides, various actors in Iranian politics and media are painting the negotiations in a generally positive light, despite differing visions of future prospects for Western-Iranian […]

Loss of Ennahda a Lesson to Muslim Democrats

November 4, 2014 by Ahmad Farouk Musa

Perhaps the most interesting event that has happened in the Muslim world recently is the rise and fall of Hizbun Nahdah or The Renaissance Party of Tunisia. To many Islamists around the world today, Ennahda is a model of a […]