Like much of the world, Malaysia is a country worth fighting for, so there is a need to recover a sense of integrity and regain its values.
Juristic opinion in the Muslim legal tradition is human-made, changing over time and in different circumstances to ensure that justice is always done.
They are no Westernised feminists but they see themselves as equal to men and with the right to build a better Indonesia.
New developments in Malaysia amid the current madness in the world show that there is hope yet in preserving the Malaysia that our founding fathers envisioned as the nation moves forward.
It is possible for dominant parties facing a stumbling block to remain a major force in the newdemocratic era and even come out stronger.
PAS’ hudud always been a divisive issue which led to the breakup of Pakatan Rakyat. Now, it is a bigger threat.
It’s surprising that this man was allowed in to preach his divisive speech in a multi-religious country.
What we need is to overhaul the way Islam is taught and understood. Our aim is to bring out the best in the religion so Muslims may use it to bring good to the modern world.
The vision of sharing the nation equitably amongst all ethnic groups remains valid and more critical than ever today.
We don’t need studies to tell us that being a multi-ethnic society makes us brighter, more creative and more likely to come up with the right answers. We know it because we are now living it.
It is time to build our knowledge in the complex and rich Islamic legal theory if we want to build a more just society.
Malaysia used to have one of the most progressive Muslim family laws in the world but by 2003, we are right there at the bottom, thanks to amendments to the law which discriminated women.