Hijab: bukan badan saya, bukan keputusan saya

Saya bermula memakai khimar ( Hijab) semasa saya berumur 10 tahun. Saya dipengaruhi oleh kawan-kawan saya yang lebih tua yang memakai hijab dan saya percaya bahawa ia merupakan masa yang bernas untuk saya bermula memakainya juga. Selepas lebih sedekad kemudian, Tuhan telah mencucuri rahmat keatas diri saya kerana membenarkan saya untuk terus menambah baik diri dalam perjalanan saya untuk akur dari segi dalaman dan luaran … Continue reading Hijab: bukan badan saya, bukan keputusan saya

Der Tod der Gemeinschaft und der Aufstieg des Individualismus

Ein Mensch, der mit einer neuen Umgebung konfrontiert wird, sucht sein Umfeld zunächst einmal nach Gefahren ab. Sein Fokus auf Details, seine Achtsamkeit gegenüber den um ihn herum auftretenden Phänomenen und sein Bewusstsein für deren Wirkung auf seine Person sind folglich gesteigert. Ist er jedoch in einer bestimmten Welt aufgewachsen, bleiben das Wesen und die Wirkung seiner Umgebung unerkannt, da sie – wie Wasser für … Continue reading Der Tod der Gemeinschaft und der Aufstieg des Individualismus

Ulasan Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad tentang Menunggang Sang Harimau (Kemodenan)

Tiga tahun lalu, beliau telah memberi sebuah kuliah tentang kemodenan dan cabaran-cabarannya. Beliau hendak membincangkan perihal “Riding the Tiger” (menunggang Sang Harimau) yang mempunyai konotasi yang bersifat konfrontasi (samada bermusuhan atau bermesra) dan bukannya bersifat mengalah/melarikan diri. Continue reading Ulasan Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad tentang Menunggang Sang Harimau (Kemodenan)

Forgotten History: The Hamidiye Hijaz Railway – A Trans-Ottoman Railway

We always learn lessons from history; it acts as a guiding light whereby we make decisions based on our past mistakes and success. Therefore, it is important to learn history — especially one’s own. The collective amnesia of Islamic history has lead us to a stage where we are looking for answers on social media, lured in by orientalists and academics and believing in false … Continue reading Forgotten History: The Hamidiye Hijaz Railway – A Trans-Ottoman Railway

A Call to Action: Health Education Delivery in Islamic Schools is a Matter of Faith

Muslim youth of today face the worse of times: we are being raised in a culturally imperialistic society and are constantly faced with covert assaults on our iman (faith). This is not just confined to Muslim youth in the West, the monoculture has also seeped into the traditional Muslim world. Though parents who immigrated to the West may lack awareness of the external influences on their children, the fitnah is rampant and unavoidable. Unlawful acts such as smoking, drug use, and drinking are widespread. Continue reading A Call to Action: Health Education Delivery in Islamic Schools is a Matter of Faith

Muslim Influence on Dante Alighieri’s Thought: a Book Review of Miguel Asin’s ‘Islam and The Divine Comedy’

A Book Review of Islam and The Divine Comedy by Miguel Asin [It is not] possible any longer to deny Islamic literature the place of honor to which it is entitled in the stately train of the forerunners of Dante’s poem. [1] One of the most significant impacts European colonization had on its subjugated people was the complete and total erasure of any mention of the literary, … Continue reading Muslim Influence on Dante Alighieri’s Thought: a Book Review of Miguel Asin’s ‘Islam and The Divine Comedy’

Sekülerlik Bahanesi: Tanrı Olarak Devlet

Fakat dini devletten veya siyasetten ayırmak, neyin özgürlük olduğunu ve neyin özgürlük olmadığını belirlemek, toplumsal huzurun en iyi nasıl sağlanacağını tartışmak sadece bu saydıklarımızın tanımlarını değil; aynı zamanda bu tanımların üzerine inşa edileceği yol gösterici bir prensip, değerler ve bir ideoloji de gerektiriyor. Continue reading Sekülerlik Bahanesi: Tanrı Olarak Devlet