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Month: September 2020

BEING FREE FROM HATRED AND ENMITY

BEING FREE FROM HATRED AND ENMITY

“No regrets over Prophet Muhammad Cartoons” – that’s how arrogant and presumptuous a statement made by Charlie Hebdo’s director Laurent Sourisseau at the “Tribunal de Paris” courthouse in Paris on 9 September 2020 recently. What he regretted, on the contrary, was “to see how little people fight to defend freedom. If we don’t fight for our freedom, we live like a slave and we promote a deadly ideology,” he lamented. This is how some people view “freedom” of expression or…

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PENDIDIKAN BAGI MELAHIRKAN INSAN BERADAB

PENDIDIKAN BAGI MELAHIRKAN INSAN BERADAB

Para bijak pandai zaman silam khususnya para filasuf Yunani lagi sudah melihat bahawa alam ini terjadi bukan tanpa sebab-musabab dan tanpa tujuan, tetapi memiliki tujuan tertentu atau disebut “cause” atau aitia (Greek: αἰτία), kalimah yang digunakan oleh Aristotle bagi merujuk kepada “sebab” (causal explanation). Kalimah “sebab” (cause) bukanlah terjemahan tepat untuk apa yang Aristotle maksudkan kerana ia bukan bermaksud seperti mana “sebab” yang digunakan harian, ia lebih tepat sebenarnya membawa maksud “penjelasan” (explanation). Dalam  Physics II.3 dan Metaphysics V.2, Aristotle menyebut tentang empat jenis jawapan…

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MEANING OF AL-DĪN

MEANING OF AL-DĪN

MADINA – WORLDVIEW OF ISLAM SERIES #2 1. The Worldview of Islam Series with this first 4-hour introductory course on religion is meant to give an overveiw on the conception of religion of Islam and some challenges of the contemporary Muslim Ummah today. My framework of discussion will be based mainly from Prof. Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas works namely on Islam: The Concept of Religion and Foundation of Ethics and Morality and also Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Islam….

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ON CONCEPTION OF RELIGION: AN OVERVIEW

ON CONCEPTION OF RELIGION: AN OVERVIEW

[this is a draft, and raw] CONFUSION OF KNOWLEDGE In today’s world, we are facing with various forms of corruption. Not only in terms of political corruption that is rampant everywhere but also corruption in knowledge. Corruption in our understanding of religion, of religious concepts and definitions which has led us to have wrong worldview. WHAT IS A WORLDVIEW world view /ˌwɜːld ˈvjuː/ • a way of thinking about the world (Cambridge) • (a person’s) way of thinking about and…

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