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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 […]

 ICJ on Gaza: Acting Against Israel

February 2, 2024

Chandra Muzaffar || 2 February 2024   Five days after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced various interim measures aimed at preventing the State of Israel from committing acts in Gaza which come within the scope of the Genocide […]

Alfred Stepan, Democracy, and Islam

January 22, 2024

Ahmet T. Kuru || 22 January 2024 During my visit to Malaysia on January 5-10, 2024, my host was Dr. Farouk Musa, director of Islamic Renaissance Front, who published my book’s Malay edition, “Islam, Autoritarianisme, Dan Kemunduran Bangsa: Suatu Perbandingan […]

Wawancara Bersama Prof. Dr. Ahmet T. Kuru

January 20, 2024

Terjemahan: Ahmad Muziru Idham || 20 Januari 2024    Ahmet T. Kuru (PhD, University of Washington) ialah pengarah di Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies dan merupakan Profesor Sains Politik di San Diego State University. Beliau ialah seorang sarjana pascakedoktoran […]

Interview with Prof. Ahmet T. Kuru

January 16, 2024

15 January 2024   Ahmet T. Kuru (PhD, University of Washington) is the director of the Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies and a Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University. He was a postdoctoral scholar at Columbia University. This interview was […]

Gaza: South Africa Seeks Justice

January 10, 2024

Chandra Muzaffar || 10 January 2024 The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) commends the Government of South Africa for requesting the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to issue an urgent order declaring that Israel is in breach of […]

Book Launch 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

January 6, 2024

Date: Monday, 8st January 2024 Time: 3.00PM – 5.30PM Venue: University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus – Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre, Level 2 Chulan Tower, 3 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur   Register at:   Welcoming Speech & Book Launch: […]

Jawapan kepada Khalif Muammar – Hujah mesti dibalas hujah

December 31, 2023

30 Disember 2023 Kami merujuk pada kenyataan Dr Khalif Muammar yang bertarikh 29 Disember 2023 yang merakamkan kegusaran tentang buku tulisan Prof. Ahmet T. Kuru yang diterjemahkan ke dalam Bahasa Melayu oleh pihak IRF dengan tajuk: Islam, Autoritarianisme, dan Kemunduran […]

Fulfilling the fantasy: Why so many Western leaders support Israel’s violence

December 27, 2023

Ermin Sinanović || 27 December 2023   It’s not just about the strong Israeli lobby or Christian Zionism, argues one scholar. Israel is doing to the Palestinians what many Western political elites want to do to Arabs and Muslims, but […]

Roundtable Discussion “The Global Crisis of Democracy: Religions, Nationalism, and Populism”

December 25, 2023

Date: Tuesday, 9th January 2024 Time: 11.00AM – 1.00PM Venue: Ibnu Taimiyyah Conference Room, Kulliyyah of Economics & Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur    Register at:   Presenter: Prof. Dr. Ahmet T. Kuru, Director […]

Roundtable Discussion on: 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

December 25, 2023

Date: Monday, 8st January 2024 Time: 3.00PM – 5.00PM Venue: International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia, 59100 Kuala Lumpur   Register at:   Welcoming Speech: Professor Dr. Maszlee Malik, Chairman of IAIS Malaysia& Former Minister of Education […]

Reading Session on “Can Passive Secularism Be a Middle Ground Between Assertive Secularism and Islamism?” With Prof. Dr. Ahmet T. Kuru

December 25, 2023

Date: Saturday, 6st January 2024 Time: 5.00PM – 7.00PM Venue: Baitul Azizah, Presint 18, Putrajaya Bandar Filsafat   Presenter: Prof. Dr. Ahmet T. Kuru Director of Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies and Professor of Political Science, San Diego State […]

Foreword to The Unpublished Letters of Muhammad Asad

December 20, 2023

Ahmad Farouk Musa || 20th December 2023 For those familiar with The Message of the Qur’an, Muhammad Asad is a figure that requires no introduction. Born as Leopold Weiss, this Austrian Jew, after reverting to Islam, spent his younger days […]

In Our Thousands, In Our Millions, We Are All Palestinians, From The River To The Sea Palestine Will Be Free

November 19, 2023

By Fadhlullah Wilmot || 19 November 2023 To live in a world where the countries that claim to uphold the ‘rules-based order’ and its media claim to uphold free speech and objective journalism can countenance the ongoing genocide of the […]

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