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The positive role that Islamic principles can play in a multicultural country

Abdar Rahman Koya is editor-in-chief of FMT. For more than seven months now, Pakatan Harapan (PH) has been after its political enemies in the name of fighting corruption, the promise which propelled it to power. This has met with some success, with many Malaysians hoping for some sort of closure to what has been a tragic era of mismanagement of …

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Democracy has never been stated ‘haram’ by the Qur’an, neither choosing a leader by vote system is haram in Hadith

I wish to present three perspectives of Islam concerning the concept of choosing a “leader” in Malaysia. This article is inspired by Abdul Hadi Awang’s clarion call to Muslims to choose his narrow-minded brand of Islam, perhaps for the upcoming Cameron Highland by-election. I will describe the views of Hadi, Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, and Muslim scholar Dr …

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