Opinion & Features

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Who deserves an apology?

March 22, 2020

Jacqueline Ann Surin || 22 March 2020   After chairing his first cabinet meeting on 11 March, Muhyiddin Yassin revealed that he had written to Dr Mahathir Mohamad to ask for his forgiveness. Hoping that hurt feelings could be put […]


March 18, 2020

Thomas Fann || 18 March 2020 As the political drama unfolded on 23rd February 2020 with the “Sheraton Move” that saw the eventual collapse of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government that was elected less than two years ago at the […]

Mercy or No Mercy for Xinjiang’s Muslims!

January 2, 2020 by Ghulam Farooque Kaka

Ghulam Farooque Kaka || 2 January 2020 Xinjiang is so called an autonomous region of China, located in the far northwest of the country. It is resource-rich territory bordering with Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia. Largely populated with Turkic speaking […]

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

December 15, 2019

Dr. Olsi Jazexhi || 15th December 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 […]

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 […]

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