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MEMAHAMI ISLAMOFOBIA: ANTARA PERSEPSI DAN REALITI Zulkifli Hasan Abstrak Beberapa insiden keganasan yang berlaku di dunia seringkali dikaitkan dengan umat Islam biarpun pada hakikatnya ianya dilakukan juga oleh penganut agama yang lain. Kejadian pembunuhan lebih 120 orang di Paris pada 14 November 2015, peristiwa 11 September 2001 yang telah mengorbankan kira-kira 2996 nyawa diikuti oleh pengeboman di Madrid pada 11 Mac 2004 melibatkan kematian 191 orang dan pengeboman di London pada 7 julai 2005 yang meragut 52 nyawa oleh pengganas yang disyaki [...]

Serious Gaps in Islamic Banking and Finance

Serious gaps in Islamic banking and finance By Prof Dr Obiyathulla Ismath Bacha Available at: The modern variant of Islamic banking and finance (IBF), as we now know, has been around for more than three decades, closing in on 40 years. There is no doubting that it has made huge strides. Today, Islamic banking has a global presence — operating in not just Islamic countries, but several non-Muslim jurisdictions as well. Though less pervasive, Islamic capital markets, and in particular sukuk, [...]

Positioning the Mind of New Students

Welcoming new students of IIUM Taaruf Week does not only aim at providing and familiarising new students with information on the physical environment and the facilities available in the campus and rules, regulations and procedures but Taaruf Week is very essential in POSITIONING THE MIND of the new students about the Mission, Vision and aspiration of IIUM. Make the most of your time at this great University. I urge all students to explore IIUM not only with your eyes but [...]

Speed of Change Does Matter

Speed of Change Does Matter When talking about change and reform, SPEED does matter. Alvin Toffler talks about Speed of Change in his book, Revolutionary Wealth. Stephen Covey writes about the Speed of Trust that change everything. Speed of Change and Culture of Trust. SPEED does matter.

Revivification of the Culture of Iqra

“Revivification of the Culture of Iqra” Bismillahirrahmannirahim Assalamu’alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh I begin this message with very well wishes of happy New Year 2019 to everyone. The year of 2018 is coming to an end, and the bell of the New Year is going to ring. It seems as if time goes by faster and faster as we get on in years. In this very challenging times, I must say that this is the right time for us to rethink and restrategise [...]

Humanising Higher Education

Humanising Higher Education While numerous institutions are now talking about artificial intelligence, university without campus, data analytic, disruptive technology, massive online courses, distance degrees, Yale-NUS College is offering different educational approach. They bring sciences, humanities and social sciences together. All students regardless of degree programmes must take liberal art subjects for 3 semesters such as literature and the humanities, philosophy, political thought, quantitative reasoning, comparative social inquiry, history, social thought, scientific inquiry including eastern and western philosophy. All students must [...]

Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn the Art and Etiquette of Agreeing to Disagree

Ethics of Disagreement My opening remarks during Special Lecture by Dr Zainab al-Alwani, daughter of Syeikh Taha Jabir al-Alwani. “One of the most dangerous diseases which afflicts the Muslim Ummah until now is the disease of unethical disagreement and discord. This disease has negatively affected and in fact penetrated into morality and behavior including ways of expression and interacting of our Muslim society. Therefore, we must be ready to learn, unlearn, and relearn the art and etiquette of agreeing to disagree. [...]


INTERNALISATION OF VALUES THROUGH USRAH AT IIUM Encouraged by Tun Mahathir’s recent excursion to Japan, YB Dr Maszlee stressed on the need to internalise values into students beginning from preschool to tertiary education. This surfaced from Tun’s recent visit to Japan and upon learning of Japan’s initiative in inculcating values in its students, Tun aspired the same for Malaysia. Furthermore, Acting YDPA Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah also highlighted such principles as he accentuated that the wellbeing and prosperity of a [...]


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