Opinion & Features

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Tahrir Square: Some Thoughts for Malaysia

July 23, 2013 by Harold Kong

The situation in Egypt gives much food for thought to us in Malaysia. Many Egyptians who voted in the recently deposed President Mohamed Morsi last year and thus accepted the prospect of greater Islamisation of government rejected it after they […]

The Future of Political Islam

July 23, 2013 by Farish A Noor

By Farish A. Noor ISLAMIST DEMOCRACY: The Egyptian crisis raises deeper questions about religious politics THE toppling of president Mohamed Morsi and his Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt has raised a host of deep and difficult questions about the […]

Dimensi yang hilang dalam pemikiran kontemporari gerakan Islam

June 4, 2013 by Mohd Syazreen Abdullah

Islam dan Kesejahteraan Sosial Terdapat perdebatan konsep gerakan sejarah seperti yang telah dihuraikan oleh Arnold Toynbee yang hanya memberi fokus penelitian kepada pengaruh alam sekitar tabii sebagai faktor utama yang menerangkan perubahan, begitu juga dihuraikan sebagaian pengaruh lain seperti aliran […]

Ending the legacy of Sunni-Shia violence

May 28, 2013 by Farish A Noor

APPEAL FOR PEACE: From the beginning, the divide has always been political rather than theological THE Muslim world, it must be remembered, does not exist in a vacuum or in a world without Others. Lest we forget, the developments in […]

Democracy and Islam

May 28, 2013 by Prof Mohammad Hashim Kamali

MUSLIM scholars have differed in their assessment of democracy and constitutionalism from the viewpoint of Islamic principles. The view has gained ground, however, that a democratic system of rule is on the whole acceptable to Islam. This is because democracy […]

Aku Sudah Tidak Berapa Melayu

February 24, 2013 by Faisal Tehrani

FAISAL TEHRANI || 24 Februari 2013 Aku sudah tidak berapa MelayuMemang aku sudah kurang MelayuBukan kerana aku berhenti makan cencaluk dan buduBukan kerana aku geli dengan tempoyak dan belacanAku sudah tidak berapa Melayu Memang aku sudah kurang MelayuBukan kerana aku […]

Protesting hegemony: The search for true islah

January 31, 2013 by Zairil Khir Johari

JAN 30 ― “I went to the West and saw Islam, but no Muslims; I got back to the East and saw Muslims, but not Islam.” ~ Muhammad Abduh Not too long ago, a young Malaysian political leader got herself […]

Detik penentu dalam politik Islam

January 29, 2013 by Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad

Detik penentu dalam politik Islam Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad Pada tahun 2005, Michael Rubin, sarjana residen di America Enterprise Institute menulis dalam Bitterlemon International bahawa “kelompok Islamis pada esensinya adalah anti-demokratik.” Beliau menekankan bahawa golongan Islamis menyandarkan keabsahan mereka kepada kuasa […]

Defining moment for Political Islam

December 29, 2012 by Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad

In 2005, Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the America Enterprise Institute wrote in ‘Bitterlemon International’ that ‘Islamists are intrinsically anti-democratic’. He asserted that as Islamists base their legitimacy upon a higher power, they are intrinsically anti-democratic and unwilling to […]

Kaum Muda dan Akal

December 5, 2012 by Hasmi Hashim

Adapun gagasan pencerahan itu, buah fikir serta segala cita-cita pembaharuan yang tersandar kepadanya, sudah terasa berbenih sejak sebelum kemerdekaan Tanah Melayu lagi. Hanya, dalam setiap zaman, cita-cita berkenaan perlu diberi bahasa baharu di atas penelitian persoalan-persoalan semasa yang tentu sahaja […]