Opinion & Features

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Democracy and Islam

May 28, 2013 by Prof Mohammad Hashim Kamali

MUSLIM scholars have differed in their assessment of democracy and constitutionalism from the viewpoint of Islamic principles. The view has gained ground, however, that a democratic system of rule is on the whole acceptable to Islam. This is because democracy […]

Aku Sudah Tidak Berapa Melayu

February 24, 2013 by Faisal Tehrani

FAISAL TEHRANI || 24 Februari 2013 Aku sudah tidak berapa MelayuMemang aku sudah kurang MelayuBukan kerana aku berhenti makan cencaluk dan buduBukan kerana aku geli dengan tempoyak dan belacanAku sudah tidak berapa Melayu Memang aku sudah kurang MelayuBukan kerana aku […]

Protesting hegemony: The search for true islah

January 31, 2013 by Zairil Khir Johari

JAN 30 ― “I went to the West and saw Islam, but no Muslims; I got back to the East and saw Muslims, but not Islam.” ~ Muhammad Abduh Not too long ago, a young Malaysian political leader got herself […]

Detik penentu dalam politik Islam

January 29, 2013 by Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad

Detik penentu dalam politik Islam Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad Pada tahun 2005, Michael Rubin, sarjana residen di America Enterprise Institute menulis dalam Bitterlemon International bahawa “kelompok Islamis pada esensinya adalah anti-demokratik.” Beliau menekankan bahawa golongan Islamis menyandarkan keabsahan mereka kepada kuasa […]

Defining moment for Political Islam

December 29, 2012 by Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad

In 2005, Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the America Enterprise Institute wrote in ‘Bitterlemon International’ that ‘Islamists are intrinsically anti-democratic’. He asserted that as Islamists base their legitimacy upon a higher power, they are intrinsically anti-democratic and unwilling to […]

Kaum Muda dan Akal

December 5, 2012 by Hasmi Hashim

Adapun gagasan pencerahan itu, buah fikir serta segala cita-cita pembaharuan yang tersandar kepadanya, sudah terasa berbenih sejak sebelum kemerdekaan Tanah Melayu lagi. Hanya, dalam setiap zaman, cita-cita berkenaan perlu diberi bahasa baharu di atas penelitian persoalan-persoalan semasa yang tentu sahaja […]

“Shi’a Blood is Halal!”

November 19, 2012 by Andre Vltchek and Rossie Indira

As darkness hastily falls on the heart of Madura Island, uniquely shaped traditional wooden houses and hamlets begin to throw long shadows in an eastward direction. Traffic, which during the day is extremely light by Indonesian standards, is now ceasing […]

Keadian Dan Kesetaraan Untuk Minoriti

September 11, 2012 by Faisal Tehrani

ISLAM meletakkan sandaran taqwa sebagai asas keunggulan. Hanya taqwa sahaja menjadi pembeza dan merupakan kriteria tunggal untuk menentukan kelebihan atau keutamaan seseorang individu, masyarakat mahupun peradaban. Faktor-faktor lain seperti bahasa, ras, kekayaan, kelas dan lain-lain tidak mempunyai apa-apa erti. Semua […]

Forging a Political Contest Beyond Hudud

August 15, 2012 by Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad

Hudud is a deeply complex legal subject, and of late has become a divisive issue. Both PAS and DAP at different ends of the political spectrum have often and will continue to lock horns over this. Indeed, it remains one […]

Isu Perempuan Nan Bercinta: Medan Baharu Persuratan Melayu

July 7, 2012 by Faisal Tehrani

Pada 2 Oktober 1960, dalam ucapannya di pembukaan Kongres Ahli-Ahli Tarikat As-Sufiah Seluruh Malaya, bertempat di Dewan Bandaran Kuala Lumpur, ahli politik dan agamawan terkenal tanahair yang dikenali sebagai Dr Burhanuddin al-Helmi telah memetik pandangan Syed Jamaluddin al-Afghani, seorang tokoh […]