The furore over a few seemingly innocuous pages in a textbook provide an indication of just how polarised Malaysian society has become.
Raising Naik: a resurgence of ethnoreligious sectarianism?
Pakatan Harapan's concessions on the Zakir Naik controversy illustrate the high cost of chasing the Malay vote
‘Green Islam’: Islamic environmentalism in Indonesia
Indonesia promises a future of Quran-inspired sustainability and renewables but is constrained by fossil fuel interests in government.
Malay anxiety, exclusion, and national unity
By drawing stricter boundaries between what is ‘Islamic’ and ‘un-Islamic’, and between who is ‘Malay’ and ‘non-Malay’, the anxiety about 'Malay unity' is addressed in a post-May 9 Malaysia.
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.
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.
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.