189 articles in English

Saudi-Iranian Rapprochements Are Not New: Here’s a History

April 3, 2023

Emir Hadzikadunic || 3 April 2023 In February 2008, late Saudi King Abdullah delivered a strong warning indicating that Riyadh would suspend its relations with Tehran. A leaked cable from the US Embassy asserted that Abdullah also urged a US […]

Blurb to the Malay Translation of Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison

March 29, 2023

Walid Fekry Faris || 29 March 2023 The discussion about the underdevelopment of the Muslim world has been active since almost 200 years with the coming of the colonial powers to parts of the Muslim world. Unfortunately it was confined […]

Preface to the Malay Translation of Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison.

March 29, 2023

Ahmet T. Kuru || 29 March 2023 Readers in Malaysia have shown substantial interest to the English original of this book in the last three years. I have seen that in social media and in two major webinars organized in […]

The Night Journey (Al-Isra’ wal-Mi’raj)

February 18, 2023

By ‘Allāmah Muhammad Asad || 18 Februrary 2023   THE PROPHET’S “Night Journey” (Isra’) from Mecca to Jerusalem and his subsequent “Ascension” (Mi’raj) to heaven are, in reality, two stages of one mystic experience, dating almost exactly one year before […]

Lift Sanctions Against Syria to Lessen Sufferings of the People Caused by the Earthquake

February 12, 2023

Chandra Muzaffar || Feb 12, 2023   The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) urges the American, British, Australian, Canadian, Swiss and some European Union and Arab League governments to lift the unjust, immoral sanctions against Syria in order […]

“If I survive, I will tell what it was like. I paint.” : The moral and intellectual disconnect between the memories of Shoah or Nazi Genocide of Jewish People, and today’s Jewish State

February 6, 2023

Maung Zarni || 6 Februrary 2023   A New York Times obituary of a Czech Jewish survivor  of four SS-run camps including Auschwitz. Over the last 20 years since my German friend took me on a visit to Dachau, the very […]

Implications of the Madani Islam, Ketuanan Islam and Institutional Islam in Malaysia

January 31, 2023

Prof Dr. Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi || 31th January 2023 In this article, I will explain what I know, understand and fear from the the three approaches to Islam in Malaysia that competes against each other for the Malay Muslim […]


January 4, 2023

Chandra Muzaffar || Jan 5, 2023   The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted last week to refer Israel to the International Court of Justice (World Court) for its on-going violation of the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination […]

Blurb for “The Unpublished Letters of Muhammad Asad”

December 21, 2022

By Abdar Rahman Koya & Ahmad Farouk Musa Muhammad Asad was arguably one of the 20th century’s greatest Muslim thinkers from the West. However, those who have followed his career through his books and writings know that no contemporaneous Muslim […]

The Absence of Principles Marks a Half-Century of Burma’s Opposition

November 29, 2022

By Maung Zarni For the last three decades, I have been immersed in Burma’s pro-democratic activism, first as a loyal foot-soldier and grassroots activist for Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership, and subsequently a highly “controversial” critic of her opposition, its […]

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