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November 24, 2015, 5:09pm Hits:9
Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah
The voice of Wasatiyyah in the Quran has also resonated in almost all world religions and moral teachings, such as the Confucian doctrine of Chung Yung among the Chinese. Therefore, no civilisation can lay an exclusive claim to ...
November 24, 2015, 4:30pm Hits:7
Through his new book, The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam, Prof Kamali provides us with his reflections on the concept of the “middle way,” or Wasatiyyah, in the Islamic tradition; on the ways the idea can be understood, and on...
November 11, 2015, 12:00am Hits:6
Dr Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil
The issue on “vaping” or smoking e-cigarettes has recently attracted much debate in Malaysia. Many youngsters are picking up this trend for two reasons: as a cheaper alternative to smoking cigarettes (whose prices have gone up exo...
November 4, 2015, 4:00pm Hits:22
Mohd Abbas Abdul Razak
Childhood is a stage where children express ideas, are curious, have fantasies and engage in exciting activities. As they pass through this stage once in a lifetime, parents, teachers and society should provide an environment th...
November 2, 2015, 2:28pm Hits:24
Question: How do you see the capital market for the rest of the year and next year for Malaysia and the region? Answer: For Malaysia and the region it is similar. In Indonesia and Singapore we have had a few capital market exercis...
October 28, 2015, 3:30pm Hits:41
BARU-BARU ini ada dua kes penting yang diputuskan oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan. Pertama: ZI Publications Sdn. Bhd. & Mohd. Ezra Mohd. Zaid lawan Kerajaan Negeri Selangor (responden) dan Kerajaan Malaysia & Majlis Agama Islam...
January 11, 2011, 2:16pm Hits:5339
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:3803
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:3007
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:2232
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:2058
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...
September 19, 2012, 5:15pm Hits:1864
Literally, riba means “increase.” However, riba is commonly translated into English as “interest.” Riba is mentioned in the Qur’an in 30:39, 4:161, 3:130, 2:275-276, and 278. Most commentators agree that riba is a sum of money a l...
November 2, 2015, 4:52pm
THE most important contest in the world right now is between the ISIS (Islamic State) model and the Tunisian model,” said Rachid Ghannouchi, who was visiting New York this week. “It’s not between Islam and the West. It’s between I...
October 13, 2015, 11:24am
We journalists are a bit like vultures, feasting on war, scandal and disaster. Turn on the news, and you see Syrian refugees, Volkswagen corruption, dysfunctional government. Yet that reflects a selection bias in how we report the...
October 12, 2015, 10:00am
Zakri Abdul Hamid
HIGH-INCOME status for Malaysia by 2017? That’s the optimistic forecast of the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Andrew Wyckoff, OECD’s director for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), presen...
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...
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