Opinion & Features

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What can the Muslim world do to save the Uighurs and Islam in China?

December 4, 2019

Between Aug. 16 and Aug. 25, I was in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in China. Invited by the State Council Information Office of China and Xinjiang, I was part of a group of journalists who were sent to visit […]

Persecution of Shias An Assault to Human Rights

September 9, 2019 by Ahmad Farouk Musa

The first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) reads: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit […]

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 […]

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 Wael Hallaq’s The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity’s Moral Predicament

July 30, 2017 by Prof Karim Crow

  Professor Wael Hallaq is an outstanding scholar of Islamic legal studies with a solid corpus of works attesting to his erudition and productivity.[1] He has made major contributions to the study of Islamic traditions of logic, legal theory, and […]

Pemikiran Islam di Tanah Melayu

January 3, 2017 by Pradana Boy ZTF

  SUATU hari di tahun 2012, saya menghadiri pertemuan dengan sebuah lembaga pemikiran Islam di Malaysia, Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) di Kuala Lumpur. Lembaga ini adalah sebuah kelompok studi yang menaruh perhatian besar pada perkembangan pemikiran Islam di dunia Muslim […]

Secularism as Imagined in the Malay-Indonesian World: Resistance and its Muted Counter Responses in the Discursive and Public Realms

June 3, 2016 by Dr Azhar Ibrahim

“Secularism means the world of time, the world of history, and above all that made by human beings, which can be understood because it is made by human beings.” [Edward W Said] In Muslim Southeast Asia (namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore […]

Neo-Sufisme dalam Muhammadiyah: Ideologi dan Konsep pada Personal dan Komunitas

July 1, 2015 by Hasnan Bachtiar

Kiranya tulisan ini sudah sepatutnya dimulai dengan pertanyaan, adakah Neo-Sufisme di dalam Muhammadiyah? Bila Neo-Sufisme memiliki makna pembangunan kesadaran kritis, pemihakan terhadap persoalan-persoalan kemanusiaan, perjuangan melawan segala bentuk penjajahan, menaruh perhatian yang mendalam akan hari depan yang cerah dan mengembalikan […]

Quo Vadis Peradaban Islam?

April 7, 2015 by Prof Ahmad Syafii Maarif

Titik-titik genting dalam perjalanan peradaban Islam telah terjadi ratusan kali selama masa yang panjang. Kali ini kita tidak akan mengulas tentang hal itu, tetapi akan membicarakan masalah yang tidak kurang gentingnya dalam bentuk pertanyaan: “Quo Vadis (Hendak Ke mana) Peradaban […]

Hudud: Between Dogma And Reality

March 24, 2015 by Chandra Muzaffar

Dogma trumped justice and reason in the Kelantan State Assembly on the 19th of March 2015. When dogma overwhelms one’s outlook, reality is often set aside. By tabling the Syari’ah Criminal Code 11 1993 (Amendment 2015) or Hudud Bill at […]

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