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Feminism, gender equality and the Qur’an

August 10, 2011 by Dr. Ahmad Farouk Musa

There have been numerous tafsirs throughout the ages, but few stressed on the gender equity issues as propounded by the Qur’an. Many exegetes failed to distance themselves from the misogynist views prevalent in their society while endeavoring to interpret God’s […]

Muhammad Asad’s tafsir: Reverberating Abduh’s principles

August 1, 2011 by Dr. Ahmad Farouk Musa

Readers of Muhammad Asad’s tafsir, The Message of the Qur’an, will be very familiar with the approach of Asad in translating and writing his extensive commentary. The reader will find in his explanatory notes frequent references to views held by Imam Muhammad […]

Radical Reform and Tariq Ramadan

August 20, 2010 by Dr. Ahmad Farouk Musa

What is perhaps clear to the perceptive minds of many rational thinking Muslims is that the challenge facing Muslims currently is not merely one of reformulating democratic principles in an Islamic idiom, but also of reforming and adapting Islam’s ethical […]

Reformulating Islamic democracy

July 20, 2010 by Dr. Ahmad Farouk Musa

Developments in the Islamic world since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 have clearly demonstrated that the relationship between democratization and the Islamic resurgence is complex; and is a very important element in the political dynamics of the contemporary Muslim world. […]

Revisiting Sayyid Qutb’s Milestones

June 17, 2010 by Dr. Ahmad Farouk Musa

“Mankind today is on the brink of a precipice, not because of the danger of complete annihilation which is hanging over its head – this being just a symptom and not a real disease – but because humanity is devoid […]

Feminism through the lens of Islamists

April 14, 2010 by Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa

  The post-modernism discourse on Islamic feminism is an area many Islamists dare not tread. And if they were faced with a challenge in such a discourse, they will then revert to rhetoric. One of the commonest heard rhetoric from […]

Malaysia’s two faces of literal Islam

March 30, 2010 by Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa

The Muslim world is not ideologically monolithic and embedded therein are various spectrum of perspectives ranging from one extreme to the other. The new millennium is witnessing a contest between the various ideological groups representing differing interpretations of the religion […]

The case for a post-Islamic revolution

March 30, 2010 by Marwan Bukhari and Ahmad Fuad Rahmat

In May 1996, a sociologist named Asef Bayat delivered a lecture at the American University in Cairo entitled “The Coming of a Post-Islamist Society”.  The lecture, which was then distributed as a medium-length essay, discussed the emergence of a new […]

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