Islam

The struggle for political Islam in ‘new Malaysia’

The GE14 result reflects PAS' enduring influence, yet the PH parties together with IKRAM and ABIM offer a viable ‘Islamic alternative’ for pious Muslim voters. Can PAS expand its support base in urban areas, and might Amanah make further inroads into the east coast PAS heartland?

Voting for Islamisms beyond the ballot box

Political Islam at GE14 isn't just a race between parties as democratisation throws up alliances and fractures to define Muslim society.

A ‘Malay Malaysia’, but in what sense Islamic?

The Najib government needs to win new legitimacy at GE14 if it's to juggle Malay, Islamic, and royal claims, amid a restive East Malaysia.

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What is “Islamism”?

Clive Kessler charts the rise of political Islam and what it means today.

Malaysia after Hudud: Prospects for democracy and moderation

An interesting event discussing the implementation of Hudud in Malaysia.

A rage against history

In response to recent developments, Clive Kessler - in three articles - explores the history and relationship of Islam, violence and Southeast Asia.

Islam, a religion of peace

Timothy Daniels provides a response to Clive Kessler's article noting that context is important in understanding the basis of religious violence.

WaAllahu’alam …, Kassim Ahmad

Only Allah knows why those who seek the "Truth" in Islam often have ominous ends.

Kassim Ahmad and the ulama

Muslims do not need the ulama?

Kassim Ahmad – The long agony of Malaysia’s Al-Hallaj

Kassim Ahmad - a genuine intellectual.