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Comments on the Abstract “Malays and Islam Under Pakatan Harapan’s Coalition” – ISEAS, Singapore

August 13, 2019 by Harold Kong

Harold Kong || 13 August 2019 1) Recently, I started thinking about Malay problems again after many months of not doing so. These thoughts were prompted when I read the abstract of a Conference paper “Malays and Islam under Pakatan […]

An Interview with Free Malaysia Today

August 11, 2019

The ritual slaughter during Hari Raya Aidil Adha serves as a symbolic reminder of the epic sacrifice of Abraham and Ishmael. To the Christian tradition, he was Isaac, not Ishmael. Ainaa Aiman (AA) from Free Malaysia Today interviewed the Director […]

An Interview with The Diplomat

August 9, 2019

On 8th August 2019, a British journalist Preeti Jha (PJ) who writes for The Diplomat interviewed Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa (AFM), Director at the Islamic Renaissance Front, on issues regarding reform to Malaysia’s NEP in the context of Malaysia’s politics. […]

Malays and Islam under Pakatan Harapan’s Coalition

July 31, 2019 by Ahmad Farouk Musa

Abstract A major challenge confronting the Pakatan Harapan government after the GE14 is the construction of institutions and values premised on democracy, social justice, and universal humanism. While these are the inspirations of the new government, they might not necessarily […]

Free Ustaz Wanji – IRF

July 11, 2019

Ahmad Farouk Musa ||10thJuly 2019 The imprisonment of Ustaz Wanji for one-year from yesterday was an affront to freedom of expression. Freedom of expression is well-enshrined in Article 10 of our Constitution where every citizen has the right to freedom […]

BFM 89.9 Interview: Respecting Freedom of Religion

July 3, 2019

Transcript – BFM 89.9 Interview – Respecting Freedom of Religion Rights groups are calling out against a statement reportedly made by the Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council, that they were planning to convert all Orang Asli in the […]

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, […]

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 […]