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ISLAM AS IDENTITY, NOT FAITH

Of late, it seems that debates started to rage again on Islamism – both on the fundamental Islam (i.e. the call to return to Islamic Fundamentals of the past), and on the militant Islam (i.e. for example, the case of ISIS and Terrorism). All of the discussions as well as accusations from all sides of…

ON HUMAN FREE WILL

The discourse between whether the world (or human life) is deterministic and hence, there are no such things as human’s free will; against the opposite argument that there are no such things as deterministic world, but rather everything is in-deterministic , and hence human are to make their choices, which are truly of their own…

PARADOX OF RANDOMNESS AND ORDER

Truly one of the magnificent parts of creation of God is the paradox of randomness and order within the Creation. There is randomness within orderly systems, from the largest, that is the Universe (the Cosmos), right to the smallest, which are the atomic particles (the quarks, etc.). The paradox is that the reverse is also…

Who is the Malay?

This is the title of a chapter from “Breaking the Silence: Voices of Modern Islam in a Constitutional Democracy” written by my good friend, whom I respected so much for his principles, Mr. Rosli Dahlan co-authored with Mr. Mohammad Afif Daud (both from Lee Hishamuddin Allen Gledhill law firm). You can access the article from…

ARABIC AS SUPERIOR LANGUAGE

I am not a linguist, and I can’t even claim that I have a good command of language. In fact, I am very poor and clumsy when it comes to language. I made all sorts of grammatical errors and always try to remain within a small number of vocabularies as possible. But I can’t help…

DR MAHATHIR MOHAMMAD

As with many others, I have been following closely the attacks by Tun Dr. Mahathir on DS Najib Tun Abdul Razak, with great interest. For me, I had my own special personal reason, which is only known to me and Tun Dr. M (“TDM”) (if he still remembers it). Almost exactly 17 years ago, I…

Announcements

Dear Friends and readers I have to admit with lots of apologies for not posting anything new on this space for a while. There are no excuses to be given. It was just pure laziness and a bit of lack of focus on my part. For the past couple of years I have been contemplating…