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September 9, 2015, 4:00pm Hits:80
WORLD leaders will once again congregate in New York from Sept 25 to 27 this year. They will adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda, aiming to change the world in 17 steps with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. I...
August 27, 2015, 5:26pm Hits:29
Islam & Science
Fewer than four months before politicians gather in Paris to try to hammer out an international climate agreement, Islamic scholars have underscored the urgency of halting climate change. The International Islamic Climate Change...
August 20, 2015, 12:03pm Hits:38
HAVE a look at the people you see on a busy street one day. Who knows what is going on inside their heads, what is hidden behind their smiling faces or what troubles and difficulties they are contending with? There is no doubt t...
August 20, 2015, 12:03pm Hits:37
Wan A Hulami
THE world has changed, someone wrote to me once in response to my writing about the plight of the poor. No, I responded, it has not, but we have. Look at big companies now and the breath-taking bonuses paid to those at the top. ...
August 12, 2015, 12:30pm Hits:42
Iran's nuclear agreement has created a political and geostrategic earthquake in the Middle East and beyond, including accelerating the reform movement within Iran and empowering democratic constituencies in the Islamic world. Li...
August 5, 2015, 3:00pm Hits:47
THE Malaysian medical fraternity has shown a timely initiative in holding on Oct 29, 2012 the first National Stem Cell Congress, opened by Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. As the minister highlighted, "stem cells are a...
January 11, 2011, 2:16pm Hits:5079
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:3568
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:2899
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:2169
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:2017
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:1777
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 ...
September 14, 2015, 11:00am
We saw you, Aylan. What was left of you, at least, after your soul had moved on. Your body was washed ashore, face down in the sand before being cradled in the hands of a Turkish police officer. Your brother, Galip, and your mothe...
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. ...
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