174 articles in English

The Problem with Indexing Islam and the State of Islamicity: A Critique of the Islamicity Index

September 19, 2023

Ehsan Shahwahid || 19 September 2023 A Muslim is the being where Islam dwells in; and perhaps quite less so in other matters Islamic, nor in any measures of Islamicity. Recently, a global index study has surfaced that appears to […]

The Constitutional And Financial Crisis In Pakistan Are Only The Tip Of The Iceberg

September 12, 2023

Osman Softić || 12 September 2023   Pakistan is faced with multiple challenges of separatism and terrorism that threaten the disintegration of the only muslim nuclear power. The synergy of secular separatist rebels in balochistan with the Islamic militants of […]

Response and Clarification on Hadith No. 8 From Al-Arba’in An-Nawawiyyah – The Book of Hadith Compiled by Imam An-Nawawi for the teaching in Malaysian public schools

September 8, 2023

Ahmad Farouk Musa & Haji Manan Razali || 7 Sept 2023 This issue has been discussed by many critiques—Muslim and non-Muslims alike—since it is an issue of national interest especially when it involves the education system in Malaysia. But before […]

Niger: A Coup Against French Control And Dominance

August 10, 2023

Chandra Muzaffar | 10 August 2023 The situation in Niger is still in flux. On 26 July 2023 a military coup took place in that West African state that led to the ouster of its elected President, Mohamed Bazoum, by […]

ASEAN and its 50 Years of Failure in Ending Wars and Genocides

July 18, 2023

Maung Zarni || 18 July 2023 Imagine John Lennon and his mates from Liverpool, strumming three acoustic guitars and leading an anti-war march in NYC or London, singing the iconic song “Give peace a chance,” or Pete Seeger performing his […]

AUKUS: Part of A Multi-Pronged Strategy to Preserve US Regional Dominance

June 25, 2023

Dr Joseph  Camilleri | 25 June 2023 The AUKUS agreement reached in September 2021 has left Australia more deeply entangled with US strategic priorities and war preparations than ever before. AUKUS reflects the prevalent view within the US security establishment […]

Mu’tazilites: The Defenders of Reason in Islam

May 23, 2023

Ahmad Farouk Musa || 23 May 2023 “Verily, We did offer the trust [of reason and volition] to the heavens, and the earth, and the mountains: but they refused to bear it because they were afraid of it. Yet man […]

Of Da Vinci Code and the Qur’ān: An unpublished Opinion piece written in 2006.

May 20, 2023

Ahmad Farouk Musa || 21 May 2023   Much has been said about the Da Vinci Code. Al Jazeera carried the news about Christian groups across the globe protesting against the soon-to-be-released film based on the best-selling novel. Though sparking far less […]

Awkward neutrality: The Muslim World and Russia’s war in Ukraine – Final Part

April 29, 2023

Emir Hadikadunic || 29 April 2023   Huntington versus Dugin on Muslim-majority states – where both of them got it wrong In the current system, the ideas of two advocates of multi-polarity, Dugin and Huntington, have re-emerged as reference points […]

Awkward neutrality: The Muslim World and Russia’s war in Ukraine – Part IV

April 21, 2023

Emir Hadikadunic || 25 April 2023   Shared opposition to liberal international order  As discussed previously, Muslim-majority countries have been reluctant to support the narrative from the West for domestic reasons. A similar point can be made if we shift […]

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