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June 6, 2016, 1:03pm Hits:110
Dr Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil
SETIAP tahun, Sabtu pertama bulan Jun, negara kita menyambut ulang tahun keputeraan Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah dipilih oleh sembilan raja Melayu sebagai Yang di-Pertuan A...
June 6, 2016, 1:00pm Hits:98
PADA 26 Mei lalu, Presiden Pas, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang membentangkan Rang Undang-undang Persendirian bagi meminda seksyen 2 Akta Mahkamah Syariah (Bidang Kuasa Jenayah) 1965 (Pindaan 1984). Tujuannya bagi meningkatkan bidang ...
May 30, 2016, 10:06am Hits:97
My brain nearly shut down after my last article on life after death in which I was connecting dots between science and medicine, the scriptures, mysticism and what have you. And I didn’t get the mental rest I needed. I think I sho...
May 26, 2016, 1:08pm Hits:101
DALAM masyarakat berbilang kaum di Malaysia, isu penentuan agama dan hak penjagaan anak sering menjadi perbahasan apabila salah satu pihak yang perkahwinannya didaftarkan di bawah Akta Pembaharuan Undang-undang (Perkahwinan dan P...
May 13, 2016, 6:44am Hits:121
Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Maqasid have taken centre stage in the contemporary studies of syariah, just as it has also become an engaging theme of the government. March saw the introduction of Malaysia’s Syariah Index at a Jakim (Islamic Development Departm...
May 10, 2016, 11:21am Hits:130
When first conceptualised in the 1950s and 1960s, it was envisioned that Islamic banks would take the form of a publically-owned social service, similar to that of education and health. Islamic banks would offer current accounts t...
January 11, 2011, 2:16pm Hits:6672
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:4720
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:3733
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...
September 19, 2012, 5:15pm Hits:2712
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 30, 2010, 3:53pm Hits:2559
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:2387
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...
April 21, 2016, 11:00am
Turkey hosted the 13th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit from April 10 to 15. The OIC has 57 member states, the second biggest international entity after the United Nations (UN). This time around, only 50 states s...
February 26, 2016, 11:47am
Dr Shaikh Ahmad Al Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, on Monday urged more tolerance among different Islamic schools and doctrines, saying it was the best way to combat terrorism. Speaking in Jakarta during a meeting of the Mus...
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...
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