144 entries found

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 […]

Foreword to the Malay edition of Islam Without Extremes – A Muslim Case For Liberty  – “Islam Tanpa Keekstreman – Berhujah Untuk Kebebasan”

October 3, 2017 by Mustafa Akyol

I have written this book for several reasons: To counter the Islamophobic trends in the West, to give a concise story of the Muslim civilization, or to criticize the authoritarian regimes in the Middle East. But most importantly, I wrote […]

Blurb On “Tertutupnya Pemikiran Kaum Muslimin” Translation Of “The Closing of The Muslim Minds”

August 31, 2017 by Mustafa Akyol

Sometimes, people who look at a community from the outside can offer better criticisms which can be helpful to it. This may be true even when the criticism may at times can come as harsh, if not unfriendly. “The Closing […]

Restoring the Reformist Mind

April 10, 2017

Ahmad Farouk Musa || 10 April 2017   “Verily, We did offer the trust [of reason and volition] to the heavens, and the earth, and the mountains: but they refused to bear it because they were afraid of it. Yet […]

Islam and Reason

March 1, 2017

Ahmad Farouk Musa || 1 March 2017 Abstract The greatest challenge facing the Muslim ummah in the 21st Century is their struggle to reconcile reason (‘aql) and revelation (wahy). And without doubt this has been the most problematic issue since […]