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May 25, 2024

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Is Recognising Palestinian Sovereignty Enough, Or Just Empty Rhetoric?

May 16, 2024

Ebrahim Moosa || 16 May 2024   The United Nations General Assembly vote on Friday to support Palestine’s membership to the body was a well-meaning but rather symbolic event. To be fair, there will be some benefits, but will it […]

An Interview with the International Qur’an News Agency (IQNA), Islamic Republic of IRAN on US campus protest against Israel’s war in Gaza

May 15, 2024

15 May 2024   Prologue The protests against Israel’s assault and disproportionate war on Gaza started in April this year at Columbia University, an Ivy League university in New York. This protest has since swept college campuses nationwide, and thousands […]

Book Review of “Islam, Autoritarianisme dan Kemunduran Bangsa: Suatu Perbandingan Global dan Pensejarahan” A translation of “Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison” by Ahmet T. Kuru

May 11, 2024

Ahmad Farouk Musa || 11 May 2024 Softcover: 381 pages Publisher: Islamic Renaissance Front Language: Malay ISBN: 978-967-26388-3-4 Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 X 1 Translator: Hasyir Mursyidi Husam Editor: Ahmad Farouk Musa   Published by Kajian Malaysia Vol. 42, […]

 Kudos To Journalists Who Tell The Truth 

May 9, 2024

Chandra Muzaffar || 9 May 2024   UNESCO should be congratulated for awarding the Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize for 2024 to Palestinian journalists covering Gaza. The prize this year was announced in Santiago, Chile in conjunction with World […]

Why Were My Malaysia and Indonesia Visits Different?

May 1, 2024

Ahmet T. Kuru || 1 May 2024 I have been studying Islam and democracy for two decades as a professor in the United States. My initial research focused on the Middle East, especially Turkey, where I was born. Since the […]

The Iranian Response And Its Implications For The Middle East

April 17, 2024

Osman Softic || 17 April 2024 Iran unleashed several hundred kamikaze drones and cruise and ballistic missiles on April 13, 2024 in its military operation dubbed ‘truthful promise,’ striking at various military targets in Israel. The Iranians claim this first […]

Did Istanbul Elect Turkey’s New Leader?

April 4, 2024

Ahmet T. Kuru || April 4, 2024   The reelection of Istanbul’s mayor Ekrem Imamoglu on March 31 means much more than a municipal win. It has consolidated Imamoglu’s reputation as the only politician able to defeat President Recep Tayyip […]

Ibn Khallikan: Shaping Islamic History through the Lens of a Kurdish Scholar

March 18, 2024

Zhilwan Tahir || 18 March 2024 In the realm of Islamic history, several individuals emerge as notable for their significant influence and valuable achievements. Ibn Khallikan, a prominent Kurdish historian, stands out as a noteworthy character whose writings have had […]

The Philosophical Sufism of Harun Nasution: A Phenomenological-Historical Investigation of the Influence of Neo-Mu’tazilism – Part IV

March 13, 2024

Ahmad Farouk Musa & Piet Hizbullah Khaidir || 13 March 2024 Islamic Reformism via Neo-Mu’tazilism  Indeed, the main challenge confronting us today is the same one the past reformists faced: intellectual stagnation. As a result of the decline in rationalism […]

The Philosophical Sufism of Harun Nasution: A Phenomenological-Historical Investigation of the Influence of Neo-Mu’tazilism – Part III

March 11, 2024

Ahmad Farouk Musa & Piet Hizbullah Khaidir || 11 March 2024 Harun Nasution’s Sufism Does the rationality of Nasution’s Islamic thought prevent him from practicing sufism? When we examine the book Philosophy and Mysticism in Islam, sufi practices (also known […]

The Philosophical Sufism of Harun Nasution: A Phenomenological-Historical Investigation of the Influence of Neo-Mu’tazilism – Part II

March 5, 2024

Ahmad Farouk Musa & Piet Hizbullah Khaidir  || 5 March 2024   Islamic Rationality and the Rational Thought of Harun Nasution Nasution believed that the dominance of fatalism, especially in Ash’arite theology—the predominant position of the Malay Muslims of the […]

My Malaysia ordeal shows how religion can fuse with populist nationalism to silence dissent

March 2, 2024

Ahmet T. Kuru || March 1, 2024 I hadn’t expected my book tour in Malaysia to end with a confrontation with men who identified themselves as police in a Kuala Lumpur airport. I arrived in the Muslim-majority country in early […]

The Philosophical Sufism of Harun Nasution: A Phenomenological-Historical Investigation of the Influence of Neo-Mu’tazilism – Part I

March 1, 2024

Ahmad Farouk Musa & Piet Hizbullah Khaidir || 1 March 2024 Abstract Sufism is the mystical form of Islam that emphasizes spirituality which is commonly seen as irrational. Conversely, rationalism (mu’tazilism) stresses the rational dimension of Islam. Is philosophical or […]

Apex court decision on shariah provisions seen as liberals undermining Islam, says IRF

February 29, 2024

PETALING JAYA: The recent decision by the Federal Court to strike down 16 provisions in Kelantan’s shariah enactment has been misconstrued by detractors as liberals undermining Islam’s status in the country, an Islamic think tank said. Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) […]

Legal challenge issue blown out of proportion

February 29, 2024

LETTERS: We read the news about the death threat against Nik Elin Zurina Nik Abdul Rashid and her daughter Tengku Yasmin Nastasha Tengku Abdul Rahman with much consternation. They have also received threats on social media, including calls for their […]

On the Islamisation of Knowledge and Critical Muslim Studies: A Brief Analysis  

February 27, 2024

Ehsan Shahwahid || 27 February 2024 Intellectuals and scholars have discussed the problematics of colonization, modernity and knowledge production, which led to several initiatives undertaken to disentangle these legacies of the West still prevailing towards Islam, Muslims, and more broadly […]

Uraian “Tema-tema Agung Al-Qur’an” oleh Fazlur Rahman: Terjemahan Major Themes of the Qur’an oleh Ahmad Muziru Idham

February 15, 2024

Mohd Jalaluddin Hashim || 15 Februari 2024 Fazlur Rahman (1919-1988) adalah ahli hukum dan intelektual Islam yang terkenal. Beliau dilahirkan pada 21 September 1919 di Hazara, daerah yang terletak di barat laut Pakistan. Fazlur Rahman Malak terlingkung dalam keluarga Muslim […]

Kata Pengantar kepada Tema-tema Agung al-Qur’ān terjemahan daripada Major Themes of the Qur’ān oleh Fazlur Rahman

February 13, 2024

Ebrahim Moosa || 13 February 2024 Terjemahan oleh Ahmad Muziru Idham Adnan Sudah melangkau tiga dekad sarjana dan pemikir ulung Islam, Professor Dr Fazlur Rahman (1918-1988) menulis Major Themes of the Qur’ān, namun bukunya masih terus menarik minat pembaca untuk […]

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