BFM 89.9 Interview: AMANAH’s POLITICAL IDENTITY CRISIS
Transcript for BFM Talk – AMANAH’s Political Identity Crisis Dato Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa, Chairman and Director of Islamic Renaissance Front, and an academic researcher with the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences at Monash University Malaysia. What […]
V for Voting Part 2: NGOs And The State, How Cosy Should It Be?
Our Roundtable debates the proposition: “Without the challenge of having to aggregate competing demands as political parties do, it is too easy for NGOs to claim to be speaking for an undefined ‘rakyat’. Added to this unelected NGOs continue to claim a […]
V for Voting Part 2: Proportional Representations
Our regular Roundtable with Tricia Yeoh, Fuad Rahmat and Tengku ‘Abidin debate another proposition about political values.
The Truth About Socialism
Socialists have been described synonymously with communists and subversive left-wingers. Is socialism such a dangerous school of thought? We discuss misconceptions and the truth about socialism with Fuad Rahmat, a Research Fellow from the Islamic Renaissance Front.
Erykah Badu Tattoo: Against Islamic Teachings or Open to Interpretation?
The Star has suspended two senior editors indefinitely for approving a photograph of Erykah Badu with a tattoo of the word “Allah” on her body, and appointed two Muslim associate editors to guide the newspaper on Muslim sensitivities. This comes […]
Why Is It Wrong To Convert Out Of Islam?
In light of the Himpun rally which attracted 5,000 participants, Ahmad Fuad Rahmat, a research fellow at Islamic Renaissance Front, explains why Muslims are not allowed to convert out of the religion in Malaysia when it is permissible in other countries, […]
Spirit of Inclusiveness During Ramadhan
The celebration of Ramadhan in a multi-cultural and multi-religious country and society can be a joyous, sharing occasion, but can also be fraught with accidental faux pas and the feeling of being left out or not understanding something. In the […]
Sex, gender politics and religion – Obedient Wives Club
Normally on the Evening Edition, we avoid the subject of sex, politics and religion. But today the gloves are off: we talk about sex, gender politics and the religion of Islam. Obedient Wives Club, Sisters in Islam and Islamic Renaissance […]
The Concept of Ramadhan
The mere mention of ‘Ramadhan’ and one almost immediately associates it with ‘ayam percik’, ‘murtabak’ and ‘bubur lambuk’. In a deeper sense, Ramadhan is the month of fasting, blessing and forgiveness. It is of great significance in Islam and is […]