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We Were a British Colony: A Response to Dr. Zainal Kling and MPN

September 11, 2011 by Ahmad Fuad Rahmat

Dr. Zainal Kling together with Majlis Profesor Negara (MPN), which claims up to 1500 members, recently argued that Malaysia was never colonized by the British. As reported in Malaysiakini [1] and Berita Harian [2], Their argument in essence reads as […]

On the Progressive Core of Islamic Economics

September 3, 2011 by Ahmad Fuad Rahmat

On the Progressive Core of Islamic Economics By Ahmad Fuad Rahmat, Research Fellow, Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF). In recent years, Malaysia has been commonly acknowledged by most observers and visitors as a relatively wealthy Muslim country. This, however, does not […]

Feminism, gender equity 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 […]

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