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Meet the Vanguard of Malaysian Islamist Politics
In a political climate where most Islamist parties have chosen to prioritize political objectives over ideological ones, PAS has balked this trend and has become more conservative in its political posture.
2017/04/12 | Ismail Shogo
Tackling Sex Re-assignment Surgery in Malaysia
Ismail Shogo outlines the Malaysian state’s stance on sex re-assignment surgery and seeks to analyze the rationale that underlies it.
2017/03/07 | The Japan Times
China's Heavy Hand in Xinjiang
China is right to worry about the dangers of Islamic extremism in its western provinces, but it must also recognize that this threat is a result of Beijing’s own policies.
2016/11/26 | Vanja Hamzić
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State'
In 'The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State' Iza R. Hussin traces a riveting history of Islamic law as it encounters, and is inevitably transformed by, British colonialism in Malaya, Egypt and India. It is a work of unique critical sensibilities, setting the scene for future interdisciplinary research of colonial and postcolonial Islamic law as fruitful analytical categories, finds Vanja Hamzić.
2016/07/06 | Edward White
[PHOTO STORY] Eid al-Fitr in Taipei
Worshipers spilled out onto the streets in Taiwan’s capital this morning as thousands of people from Taipei’s Islamic community gathered at the Taipei Grand Mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. The festival marks the ‘breaking of the fast’ at the end of the month-long Ramadan, which is observed by an estimated 1.5 billion people around the world. Taiwan, with a population of 23.5 million, has about 60,000 Muslims.