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Preface for the Malay Edition of Toward an Islamic Reformation – Debating the Inevitable Reality of Islamic Reform

May 20, 2019 by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naim

In this brief Preface, I will argue that social, economic and political aspects of the Islamic traditions (in the plural) must evolve with the changing conditions and circumstances of Muslim communities through the ages because is the only way Muslims […]

Author’s Preface to the Malay Translation of  الخلافات السياسية بين الصحابة

April 8, 2019 by Mohamad El-Moctar El-Shinqiti

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful This book has been published for the first time in Arabic language about fifteen years ago, and then republished several times by several Arab publishers in Jeddah, Damascus, Cairo, […]

Pandangan Muhammad Asad tentang Israk & Mikraj

April 3, 2019

PERJALANAN MALAM “PERJALANAN MALAM” (Isra’) yang ditempuh Nabi dari Mekah ke Baitulmaqdis dan “pengangkatan” (Mi‘raj) Baginda ke langit, pada hakikatnya, adalah dua tahap daripada satu pengalaman mistik, yang berlaku hampir setahun sebelum peristiwa hijrah ke Madinah (cf. Ibn Sa‘d 1/1, […]

Should Section 377B of the Penal Code Be Repealed?

December 9, 2018 by Khairul Anwar Hairudin and Saif Bhatti

Throughout the years of political turmoil in this country, Section 377 of the Penal Code, in particular Section 377B, has been used several times most notably in the case of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. This has led to the accusation […]

The Constitution and Morality – The Tale of Two Women

September 5, 2018 by Saif Bhatti and Khairul Anwar Hairudin

The information used in this article is sourced from online news reports. We argue that both the Islamic offence of musahaqah and the punishment of public caning are unconstitutional. It must be stated at the forefront that this article does not […]

Celebrating A New Malaysia

August 28, 2018

A new Malaysia was born after the spectacular 9thMay General Election. Nothing seems to be more profound to me than breathing a new air of liberation from the corrupt and despotic regime. But the long journey of a New Malaysia […]

Making Way for Muslim Minorities?

July 18, 2018

BFM89.9 – MAKING WAY FOR MUSLIM MINORITIES? Dr. Ahmad Farouk Musa, Chairman and Director, Islamic Renaissance Front | Dr. Mohd Faizal Musa, Research Fellow, Malay World and Civilization 06-Jul-18 19:00 In Malaysia Baru, newly-minted religious minister, Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa, […]

Open Letter: A Worldwide Appeal for Due Process for Tariq Ramadan

July 17, 2018

A Worldwide Appeal for Due Process for Tariq Ramadan. After four months of pre-trial detention, Tariq Ramadan’s last appeal for bail has again been denied. As scholars and politicians from around the world, we write to demand due process for […]

Preface to the Malay Translation of The First Muslims: History and Memory

July 9, 2018 by Asma Afsaruddin

I am delighted to write this foreword specifically for the Malay translation of my book The First Muslims. This book is a labor of love written to convey to specialists and non-specialists alike the enduring significance of the early history […]

The Geopolitics of Targetting Russia

March 22, 2018 by Chandra Muzaffar

The escalation of tensions between the United States, Britain and France, on the one hand, and Russia, on the other, should not surprise anyone. In the last few years, the US leadership and mainstream British media have presented Russia as […]

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