Measuring Islamicity yet again


A Syariah Index funded by taxpayers’ money remains unused and unknown to the public while a new study has been launched.

FOR some five years during the premiership of Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Malaysian Govern­ment spent millions on a major effort to develop the Maqasid al-Shariah Index to measure the “Islamicity” of a country, both in terms of governance and society.

A team of over 10 international Islamic scholars from diverse parts of the Muslim world, representing all schools of law in Islam, worked with ratings and indexing experts from the Gallup Poll to develop the methodology and measurable indicators for what is supposed to be a rigorous index that can be used to measure how Islamic a country is on the basis of how well it has delivered on the goals of Syariah – to protect and promote life, religion, intellect, family and property.

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month
RM5/month

Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Opinion , Religion , Islamicity , Syariah

   

Next In Columnists

Choose your HARD! Teams determine their summer as winners or losers
Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Leveraging China's GDI to revitalise Malaysia’s industrial sector
Faking climax, or just on a dry run?
Pulled in different directions
Giving is receiving
Account 3 could be double-edged sword
Have the rebellious Ultras Malaya lost their gumption?
KKB by-election will test the political mood
Take pride in Jalur Gemilang

Others Also Read