Opinion & Features

39 entries found

“Shi’a Blood is Halal!”

November 19, 2012 by Andre Vltchek and Rossie Indira

As darkness hastily falls on the heart of Madura Island, uniquely shaped traditional wooden houses and hamlets begin to throw long shadows in an eastward direction. Traffic, which during the day is extremely light by Indonesian standards, is now ceasing […]

Keadian Dan Kesetaraan Untuk Minoriti

September 11, 2012 by Faisal Tehrani

ISLAM meletakkan sandaran taqwa sebagai asas keunggulan. Hanya taqwa sahaja menjadi pembeza dan merupakan kriteria tunggal untuk menentukan kelebihan atau keutamaan seseorang individu, masyarakat mahupun peradaban. Faktor-faktor lain seperti bahasa, ras, kekayaan, kelas dan lain-lain tidak mempunyai apa-apa erti. Semua […]

Forging a Political Contest Beyond Hudud

August 15, 2012 by Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad

Hudud is a deeply complex legal subject, and of late has become a divisive issue. Both PAS and DAP at different ends of the political spectrum have often and will continue to lock horns over this. Indeed, it remains one […]

Isu Perempuan Nan Bercinta: Medan Baharu Persuratan Melayu

July 7, 2012 by Faisal Tehrani

Pada 2 Oktober 1960, dalam ucapannya di pembukaan Kongres Ahli-Ahli Tarikat As-Sufiah Seluruh Malaya, bertempat di Dewan Bandaran Kuala Lumpur, ahli politik dan agamawan terkenal tanahair yang dikenali sebagai Dr Burhanuddin al-Helmi telah memetik pandangan Syed Jamaluddin al-Afghani, seorang tokoh […]

Viewpoints of Prominent PKS Parliamentarians on the Future Development of PKS in Indonesia

May 19, 2012 by Dr. Farish A. Noor

The Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (PKS) today is at the forefront of Islamist politics in Indonesia and is certainly a major political party with national aspirations.

PAS on the path to power?

May 19, 2012 by Dr. Farish A. Noor

With a view to anticipating the concerns and questions that are bound to arise at the next General election, we took the opportunity to discuss some of the pressing issues in Malaysian politics today with Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad of PAS.

Neo-Liberalism and the ‘War on Terror’ Industry

May 18, 2012 by Dr. Farish A. Noor

The logic of neo-liberal economics operates on one unstated premise: That citizens are universal subjects who are both suppliers of alienable/alienated labour as well as consumers of the very same goods and services they produce.

Wacana Pemikiran Reformis

May 17, 2012 by Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad

Menulis Kata Pengantar kepada antologi esei dalam buku Wacana Pemikiran Reformis ini oleh sekumpulan pemikir muda Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) mengingatkan cita-cita saya yang tidak kesampaian.

Historical Reconstruction Again?

March 6, 2012 by Dr. Farish A. Noor

And so, for reasons that are both complex and irritating, the past is being dragged into the present yet again; while we Malaysians bury our heads in the sand and neglect the future. By now most of us will be […]