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Nation-Building in post-conflict zones

Henry Kissinger concedes in his recent work, World Order, that a primary weakness of the Westphalian system is its value-neutrality, conscious moral agnosticism in favour of procedural claims on territorial integrity, sovereignty of states and non-interference in domestic affairs among states. Consequently, it gives no sense of direction and is incapable of generating legitimacy........................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

Tengku Ahmad Hazri

Tengku Ahmad Hazri is a Research Fellowat IAIS Malaysia.

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Until there is peace between religions, there can be no peace in the world. - Professor Hans Kung

Humour Without Malice

A man went to Ibn 'Aqeel and said, "Whenever I plunge myself two to three times into a river to take a bath, I am not sure whether the water reached every part of my body, and am consequently unsure whether I have purified myself. What should I do?" He said "Do not pray." "Why do you say that?" Ibn 'Aqeel answered: "Allah's messenger [pbuh] said, 'The pen is lifted from three: from the child until he reaches adulthood, from the one who is sleeping until he wakes up, and from the insane man until he regains his senses.' And whoever plunges himself into a river once, twice and then three times, yet still feels that he has not taken a bath is insane."

Hikmah

Righteousness is good morality, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul and which you dislike people finding out about. - Hadith: An-Nawawi’s “Forty Hadith”, Number 27.

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