168 entries found

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 […]

The Incarceration of Tariq Ramadan — A Travesty of Justice

February 17, 2018 by Chandra Muzaffar

The unjust incarceration of Dr Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, demeans and disgraces the French legal system. Tariq has been detained in a solitary cell in the high security wing of Paris’s Fleury-Merogis prison since […]

A Review On Nader Hashemi’s “Muslim Experience of Secularism: A Need for New Understanding”

January 25, 2018 by Saifullah Bhatti

Following on from the release of his book: Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies (2009)’, which was then translated into Malay by the Islamic Renaissance Front in 2016; Canadian political analyst, Nader Hashemi delivered […]

The Philosophy of My Activism

October 25, 2017 by Ahmad Farouk Musa

  “The role of the intellectual is not to consolidate authority, but to understand, interpret, and question it…Indeed, the intellectual vocation essentially is somehow to alleviate human suffering and not to celebrate what in effect does not need celebrating, whether […]

Islamic Renaissance: A New Era Has Started by Kassim Ahmad

October 11, 2017 by Dr Chandra Muzaffar

My book, Islamic Renaissance — A New Era Has Started,  published by Rainbow Press, U.S.A (2012) will be republished in Malaysia soon (and also translated into Malay). I am grateful to Dr. Chandra Muzaffar for having written a Foreword to it […]