Opinion & Features

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Freedom of Religion and the Covid-19 Pandemic

May 5, 2020

By Emeritus Prof Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi | 5th May 2020   Any place on earth can be a mosque and prayer can be offered wherever there is the presence of God. The movement restriction order is preventing us […]

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 […]

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

February 16, 2020

Human Rights Council Forty-third session 24 February-20 March 2020 Agenda items 2 and 7   Database of all business enterprises involved in the activities detailed in paragraph 96 of the independent international fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of 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 […]