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Resurgent tides of nationalism

In recent months, the rise of nationalism had been associated with the return of xenophobia, anti-immigration, populism and far-right neofascist conservatism. Nationalism has been much maligned and made the scapegoat for Brexit, for the rise of Donald Trump, for Putinism and China’s intransigence on issues like Taiwan. Putin’s expansion towards the East has been construed in certain media circles as a revival of Eurasianism, a policy advocated by Russian thinkers from Prince Nikolay Trubetskoy and Lev Gumilev, to Alexander Dugin.......................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

Tengku Ahmad Hazri

Tengku Ahmad Hazri is a Research Fellowat IAIS Malaysia.

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Hikmah

Be not like the hypocrite who, when he talks tells lies; when he makes a promise he breaks it; and when trust is placed in him proves dishonest. (hadith)

Quotable Quotes

The objective of the Shari'ah is to promote the well-being of all mankind, which lies in safeguarding their faith (din), their human self (nafs), their intellect (caql), their posterity (nasl) and their wealth (mal). Whatever ensures the safeguard of these five serves public interest and is desirable. (Abu Hamid al-Ghazali)

Humour Without Malice

Here is the story of an Imam who got up after Friday prayers and announced to the people: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building programme. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets."

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