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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 [...]

Mawlid al-Rasul and the Culture of Iqra

Sambutan Maulidur Rasul melalui Pembudayaan Ilmu Setiap tahun bersamaan dengan 12 Rabiulawal seperti kebiasaannya ada umat Islam yang menyambut Maulidur Rasul bersempena memperingati kelahiran Nabi Muhammad SAW yang kita kasihi. Mungkin ada yang tidak tahu bahawa tarikh kewafatan Rasululullah SAW juga berlaku pada 12 Rabiulawal iaitu pada 11 Hijrah/632M seperti yang diriwayatkan oleh sebahagian besar ahli sejarah. Manfaat juga untuk dikongsikan di sini bahawasanya kebanyakan ahli sejarah pada zaman sahabat dan tabiin yang meriwayatkan kisah dan kehidupan Rasulullah SAW merupakan [...]


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