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ROOTS OF THE WESTERN CULTURE

ROOTS OF THE WESTERN CULTURE

Reading the works of Charles Gai Eaton (Hassan Abdul Hakeem) is enlightening indeed. He knows what he is talking about on the real Roots of the Western Culture, the culture from which he used to grow up before finally came to Islam. I’ve heard of this scholar quite many years ago while doing my Masters (M.A.) but always could not find the opportunity to read his works until recently. His lecture on the above title is impressive and a must-read…

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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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SALAM HIJRAH 1442 (2020)

SALAM HIJRAH 1442 (2020)

Alhamdulillah, bersyukur kita kerana masih dapat berada di tahun baharu Hijriyyah. Ramai saudara mara, sahabat handai yang telah mendahului kita menemui Pencipta Sekalian Alam, namun kita masih diberi kesempatan masa untuk terus hidup menghabiskan sisa-sisa baki umur dalam beramal, bertaubat demi mencari keredhaan Allah SWT di atas mukabumi ini. Umur atau masa sahajalah “modal” yang kita miliki samada kita berjaya meraih sebanyak mungkin “laba keuntungan” (pahala/taqwa) bagi “bisnes perniagaan” kita di atas muka bumi ini. Lima perkara yang diingatkan oleh…

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HIJRAH MENUNTUT NORMA BAHARU

HIJRAH MENUNTUT NORMA BAHARU

Negara kita sejak beberapa bulan ini dilanda pelbagai perkara yang menuntut perubahan kepada semua rakyat Malaysia. Kemunculan virus baharu coronavirus COVID-19 menjadi pandemik ke seluruh dunia sehingga memaksa Kerajaan Persekutuan mengambil tindakan pencegahan dengan mengawal pergerakan rakyat melalui Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP) berkuatkuasa 18 Mac 2020. Sehingga kini, wabak ini masih belum pulih sepenuhnya walaupun kadar jangkitan semakin perlahan dan kes-kes baharu hanya sekitar satu atau dua digit sahaja sehari. Berita terkini virus ini telah mengalami mutasi dan semakin kuat…

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STRENGTHENING THE IMAN TO CURB BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

STRENGTHENING THE IMAN TO CURB BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

When this article was being written, the news on the resignation of the Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab just broke, nearly a week after a devastating explosion in Beirut that stirred public outrage and spurred a string of ministers to step down. It was quoted in most major newspapers that “Diab announced the resignation of the entire cabinet in a televised evening address to the nation, characterizing the detonation of highly explosive material warehoused at the capital’s port for the…

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