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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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Quotable Quotes

"The league of nations founded by the Prophet of Islam put the principle of international unity and human brotherhood on such universal foundations as to show a candle to other nations." "The fact is that no nation of the world can show a parallel to what Islam has done towards the realization of the idea of the League of Nations." - Professor Snouk Hurgronje

Humour Without Malice

Once a soldier who had an arrow stuck into his flesh went to consult a specialist. The surgeon cut off the arrow shaft and said: "That is all. You may go now". The soldier said: "But the arrow head is still deep in my flesh!" Shaking his head, the surgeon said: "That's a matter of an intermist. The surgical part of the operation is finished".


The weightiest deeds are three: financial assistance to one's fellows; deflecting your own injustice away from people; and remembrance of God in every circumstance. (hadith)

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