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January 18, 2016, 4:46pm Hits:46
Dr Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil
TANGGAPAN Barat yang mengatakan bahawa Islam adalah agama ekstrem dan melampau akibat beberapa insiden yang berlaku di sana telah sedikit-sebanyak mencalarkan nama baik Islam. Apakah ekstrem itu daripada ajaran Islam atau mer...
January 18, 2016, 4:00pm Hits:35
Isu siapa berhak menentukan agama kanak-kanak timbul lagi berikutan keputusan terbaharu yang diputuskan oleh Mahkamah Rayuan, baru-baru ini. Dalam kes itu, Muhammad Riduan Abdullah lawan Indira Ghandi (30.12.2015), Mahkamah Rayua...
January 6, 2016, 5:25pm Hits:94
Ahmad Badri Abdullah
Since the launch of the Malaysian Shari’ah Index on 10 of February 2015, debates and discussions have been taking place regarding its role to enhance good governance in the country. The index employs maqasid al-shari’ah (the highe...
December 10, 2015, 11:00am Hits:77
Mohammad Hashim Kamali
I MAY begin by posing a question: Are there any indicators to tell us that Islam anchors itself in the middle path of moderation, to show, in other words, that wasatiyyah is the governing principle of Islam? Islam’s advocacy of wa...
November 30, 2015, 5:00pm Hits:116
Baru-baru ini Kabinet telah membuat keputusan untuk tidak mengharamkan vape walaupun Kementerian Kesihatan telah membuat kajian awal bahawa nikotin yang terdapat dalam cecair vape berbahaya kepada kesihatan manusia untuk jangka ma...
November 24, 2015, 5:09pm Hits:74
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 ...
January 11, 2011, 2:16pm Hits:5732
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:4202
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:3205
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:2332
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...
September 19, 2012, 5:15pm Hits:2158
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 22, 2010, 12:52pm Hits:2158
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...
February 10, 2016, 5:37pm
Charles M. Blow
On Sunday, at the Corinthian Baptist Church in Des Moines, former President Bill Clinton, looking frail and sounding faint, stumped for his wife, working through her qualifications with a husband’s devotion and a Svengali’s facili...
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...
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