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May 22, 2015, 4:47pm Hits:16
Surprise! It turns out that there's something to be said for haiving the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House. Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we shou...
May 22, 2015, 4:41pm Hits:18
W. Scott Thompson
Why, for that matter, have dozens of young Somali men, comfortably settled among fellow Somalis in one of America's richest states, gone to "ISIS"? Last week a conference was held on this very subject at Manila's Shangri-La hotel...
May 20, 2015, 4:16pm Hits:12
Ahmad Badri Abdullah
Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri, Datuk Mustapa Mohamed, dalam ucapan perasmian bagi World Halal Forum 2014, mengumumkan bahawa Malaysia bakal menjadi pengeluar utama vaksin halal pada tahun 2017. Menurut beliau beber...
May 15, 2015, 4:14pm Hits:11
Peserta takaful boleh menarik nafas lega apabila Majlis Penasihat Syariah (MPS) Bank Negara mengeluarkan satu resolusi bahawa takaful boleh dihibahkan. Ini bermaksud sebarang faedah kematian boleh diberi terus kepada penama tanpa...
May 11, 2015, 11:30am Hits:24
The halal industry is a rapidly growing avenue with untapped potential for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The word 'halal' literlally means 'lawful', 'legal' or 'permissible'. It is an Islamic injunction that whatever Muslims cons...
April 22, 2015, 3:10pm Hits:147
The recent development of Islamic banking and finance (IBF) in its practice as well as its discourse has been dominated by technical/operational issues; i.e., how to produce financial products or contracts that are compliant with ...
January 11, 2011, 2:16pm Hits:4605
Mohammad Hashim Kamali
This essay provides a brief introduction to legal maxims, an evidently important chapter of the juristic literature of Islam, that is particularly useful in depicting a general picture of the nature, goals and objectives of th...
April 30, 2012, 11:31am Hits:3196
Abdul Karim Abdullah
Sukuk are Islamic certificates of investment. They signify co-ownership of productive resources, known as the “underlying assets.” Because income to sukukholders is generated by trading or real investment rather than mere lending...
January 26, 2010, 12:19pm Hits:2667
ISLAMIC jurisprudence provides only some detail on the treatment of persons who combine the characteristics of both sexes: transgenders and hermaphrodites (khuntha), and men with innate effeminate tendencies (mukhannath). Issues o...
November 30, 2010, 3:53pm Hits:2038
A SYARIAH High Court judge suggested at a seminar in Kuantan early last month that Malaysia should criminalise black magic and introduce a law to that effect, adding that the practice of black magic was becoming rampant, especia...
November 22, 2010, 12:52pm Hits:1884
When reading the fragments of Heraclitus, we are reading what a dozen people a long time ago said Heraclitus said a long time ago. We are reaching back two thousand, five hundred years. We are also listening to words that have liv...
October 22, 2010, 10:52am Hits:1668
The introductory remarks that appear at the outset of this article draw attention to the planetary crisis humanity is facing due to the degradation and disturbance of its living environment. The succeeding discussion expounds ...
April 24, 2015, 4:33pm
Koi Kye Lee
Great art reflects and reveals elements that transcend time, space and physical boundaries, said Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah at the launch of Masters of Myanmar Art at The Edge Galerie, here, yesterday. He said a...
April 23, 2015, 3:00pm
"We are drowning in information while starving for wisdom". That epigram from E.O. Willson captures the dilemma of our era. Yet the solution of some folks is to disdain wisdom. "Is it a vital interest of the state to have more ant...
April 21, 2015, 5:30pm
The terrorist attacks in Paris rendered her new book Fields of Blood. Religion and the History of Violence suddenly and tragically very urgent. In over five hundred pages Karen Armstrong, once a nun and the respected author of bes...
April 4, 2015, 2:53pm
Dzulkifli Abdul Razak
The much anticipated Malaysia Education Blueprint (Higher Education) is expected to further encourage a change in values in the current national education environment. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) Chair of Islamic Leader...
March 31, 2015, 4:00pm
An article in a recent March issue of the National Geoprahic spoke about the ongoing war against science. The writer alluded to many cases of a growing disbelief in science. Top of the list is the scepticism about climate change. ...
February 7, 2015, 4:51pm
Weakness: The narrative of grievance is very much pronounced in the Muslim world today. We have seen this before and should expect things to continue - the Charlie Hebdos and the Salman Rushdies. The provocateurs will be around ad...
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