WITH GE14 imminent and the politicians in a mood for campaigning, the political temperature in Malaysia is rising. Even so, all these years, the tranquillity of our life has, more often than not, already been affected by political issues.
Malaysia has a grand vision for 2050, and it’s a vision for everyone.
MODERN Muslims tend to be nostalgic about the tremendous legacy of science left behind by Muslim scientists of centuries past. Many Muslims today can probably name some of these great figures who have been recognised as “fathers” of various fields of science.
The nation progresses when the young and the old agree on fundamental principles.
IN Plato’s Republic, the philosopher-king is a leader who loves and embodies the cardinal virtues of wisdom, temperance, courage and justice. Therefore, the community that produced him would dispense with the mechanisms of democracy meant to curtail misuse of power by corrupt politicians who preyed upon the masses because of their ignorance.
DIGITAL technology is changing rapidly and some aspects are causing concern among many Islamic scholars all over the world. One example is the cryptocurrency phenomenon.
THE Rukunegara, the national philosophy, affirms courtesy and morality (kesopanan dan kesusilaan) as the most important character traits in maintaining good relationships in our plural society.
In the past, the city of Baitulmuqaddis or Jerusalem was a place where people of all traditions and cultures could live together through cultural engagement and acceptance.
If you want to improve yourself, a nudge in the right direction can start with the right intentions.
While some try to ‘enhance’ and ‘augment’ the human condition, we should all remember that this life is only a transition to the Hereafter.
ARAB historian Ibn Khaldun expounds that man is sociable by nature.
Muslims should not only look forward, but should also look to the past and their rich repository of wisdom.