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September, 2012

  • 1 September


    by Nuh Ha Mim Keller 1995. This essay developed from a lecture given in the United States, Canada, and England in 1994 and 1995. On each occasion, questions were taken, some of the most frequent of which have been answered in the subsequent chapters. The work of the mujtahid Imams of Sacred Law, those who deduce shari‘a rulings from Qur’an and hadith, has been the object of my research for some years now, during which I have sometimes heard the question: “Who needs the Imams of Sacred Law when we have the Qur’an and …

August, 2012

  • 23 August

    The Amal of the Living for the Dead

    by Shaykh Dato’ Dr Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti             Question: “I read in the Reliance of the Traveller (p. 928)” [which is a complete manual of Islam consisting, in the main part of the book, a translation together with a useful explanation in English of a beginner’s level textbook on Shafi’i fiqh (but a post-Fard ‘Ayn text), the ‘Umdat al-Salik by Imam al-Naqib; while in the other parts of the book, there are various useful selections from medieval and also modern-but-reliable texts on a number of issues including the following …

  • 12 August

    17 Ramadhan Memperingati Badar al-Kubra

    17 Ramadhan bukan sahaja hari turunnya Al-Qur’an ke langit dunia tetapi ianya juga tarikh berlakunya peperangan Badar. Peperangan Badar al-Kubra merupakan peperangan yang amat penting dan bersejarah dalam Islam dan kelangsungan agama Islam. Ianya adalah peperangan yang pertama berlaku setelah baginda Rasulullah SAW berhijrah ke Mafinah. Peperangan ini meletus pada 17 Ramadan 2Hijrah bersamaan 13 Mac 624. Rasulullah SAW bersama 313 sahabatnya telah menentang dan mengalahkan, dengan pertolongan Allah SWT,  tentera kafir Quraisy berjumlah lebih seribu orang lengkap bersenjata. Allah SWT telah mengutuskan tenteraNya dari kalangan para malaikat untuk membantu Rasulullah SAW sepertimana yang …

June, 2009

  • 2 June

    Need to Produce Thinking Students

    by Nik Roskiman Abdul Samad There has to be a system able to educate and equip the people with all the tools necessary to face the complex pressures of modern society. WE celebrated Teachers’ Day a few weeks ago. Talk of education always brings to my mind a speech given by Dorothy L. Sayers at Oxford in 1947, which was later printed in essay form bearing the title The Lost Tools of Learning. Although Sayers was not an educationist, but rather a novelist, her profound critique of the modern education system has initiated a …