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World 30 Nov 2015 | 6:02 AM

France calls for 'enlightened Islam' against jihadist ideology

PARIS (Reuters) - Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve urged French Muslim leaders on Sunday to develop an "enlightened Islam" to confront what he called the obscurantist views of Islamic State that lead young Muslims into violence.

Banking 28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Bank Islam-MBSB merger in the air

AS the dust settles on the aborted three-way banking merger of last month, a plan is being floated on a “marriage” between Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB) and Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd.

Letters 21 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Towards more openness in Islam

Prof Amin Abdullah is in turns Islamist scholar,Muslim intellectual and Indonesianphilosopher.He is currently Rector of the State Institute of Islamic Studies (IAIN)inJogjakarta,and author of various works on Islamic thought and comparative philosophy.On a recent visit to Malaysia,Dr Amin spoke to BUNN NAGARA about various issuesrelating to contemporary Islam.The following are excerpts in the second part ofa two-part exclusive interview.

Business 11 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

DIG ambitious on Bank Islam

The United Arab Emirates' biggest conglomerate, which is acquiring a major stake in Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd, said it wants to see the bank become one of the world's top Islamic banks.

Through Many Windows 14 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

The compassionate face of Islam

It should never be the state’s role to merely punish the offender or their innocent families, when the state itself is in some way responsible for the crime occurring.

Lifestyle 11 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

The real fight for Islam

Authentic orthodox Islam is inclusive, deep, beautiful and wisdom-based, and it's about time moderate Muslims reclaimed their religion from the extremists whose narrow and violent version has created a mountain of suspicion, fear and hatred.

Business 21 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Contest for Bank Islam stake

PETALING JAYA: BIMB Holdings Bhds negotiations to buy the 30.5% stake in Bank Islam held by Dubai Financial Group (DFG) may get complicated as other parties are said to be keen to acquire the stake too.

Letters 16 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Re-shaping opinions on Islam

New York-based Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the founder of the American Society for Muslim Advancement is regarded as one of the most eloquent and erudite Muslim leaders. His mission: to help bridge the divide between Muslims and non-Muslims. Highly regarded for his ability to explain complex issues a way easily understood by the layman, the author of What's Right with Islam will share his thoughts as a guest columnist in the month of Ramadan.

Nation 08 Oct 2018 | 4:46 AM

'Help change the negative image of Islam'

KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s ulama, Syariah judges and intellectuals have been urged to help change the negative image of Islam as a religion which is seen by some as being all about punishment.

Nation 07 Dec 2014 | 11:00 PM

Group of prominent Malays calls for rational dialogue on position of Islam in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: Deeply concerned over developments regarding race relations, Islam and extremist behaviour in Malaysia, a group of 25 prominent Malays have called for a rational dialogue on the position of Islam in a constitutional democracy.