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Muhammad Abduh’s Influence in Southeast Asia – Part II

January 3, 2021

Ahmad N. Amir, Abdi O. Shuriye & Jamal I. Daoud || 3 January 2021   ON PRESS AND JOURNALS  The celebrated journal al-Manar, edited and published  by  Muhammad Rashid Rida between 1898-1935, had great ramifications and lasting influence in Southeast […]

No Credible Alternative to the US Grand Strategy in Europe

December 23, 2020

Emir Hadzikadunic || 23 December 2020    Contrary to the claims that US liberal hegemony is a source of discord, its mission in Europe was historically successful and mutually beneficial both before and after the Cold War. Never in the […]

Muhammad Abduh’s Influence in Southeast Asia – Part I

December 20, 2020 by Ahmad N. Amir, Abdi O. Shuriye & Jamal I. Daoud

Ahmad N. Amir, Abdi O. Shuriye & Jamal I. Daoud || 20 December 2020   ABSTRACT Muhammad Abduh had a remarkably profound and lasting impact in Southeast Asia. His reformist ideas had strong repercussions in the political and social landscape […]

Dayton peace (dis)agreement, 25 years on

December 15, 2020 by Emir Hadzikadunic

Emir Hadzikadunic || 15 December 2020   Today marks the 25th anniversary of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, also known as the Dayton Accords. The landmark agreement between Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia, which […]

25 Years On, The Dayton Peace Agreement Is a Ticking Time Bomb

November 21, 2020 by Dr Emir Hadzikadunic

Throughout Danis Tanovic’s Oscar-winning film “No Man’s Land,” a viewer waits distressingly for the bouncing mine to explode below the body of Cera, an injured Bosnian soldier lying in a trench. The last moments of this antiwar satire do not […]

The Paradox Between Shoe Diagram and Sound Mind

November 18, 2020

Muhammad Irwan Ariffin || 18 November 2020 I am appalled when I read the statement issued by the Mufti of the Federal Territory on the issue of using the diagram of the Prophet’s shoe to invoke the blessings of Allah […]

Déjà Vu In France: Change Attitudes

November 2, 2020 by Chandra Muzaffar

Chandra Muzaffar || 1 November 2020   As events unfold in France centring around Islamophobia, there is a feeling of déjà vu. We have witnessed a few times before this sequence of events. There is some provocation or other targeting […]

Freedom of Expression or Freedom to incite Hatred and Violence?

October 30, 2020 by Lucy J. Aguilar

Lucy J. Aguilar || 30 October 2020   As a neutral (non-Muslim and non-religious) world citizen, I’m indignant at the media’s pathetic attempt to garner public sympathy by portraying Charlie Hebdo as a staunch defender of the freedom of expression, […]

Killing for the sake of something called … ART: The Charlie Hebdo Affair

October 1, 2020 by Shabbir Akhtar

Shabbir Akhtar || 1stOct 2020   The trial of a dozen French Muslims, accused of complicity in the Charlie Hebdo killings, has started.  The French artistic elite repeat their mantra: ‘Relax: it is only satire.’ But why should we not take […]

Beirut Blast

August 9, 2020 by Chandra Muzaffar

Chandra Muzaffar || 9 August 2020   Four days after the Beirut Blast of 4th August 2020, the Lebanese president, Michel Aoun, has attempted to explain what caused the largest explosion since the end of the Second World War. He […]