Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad’s advice for the youth

The following is an extract of an interview with Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad published earlier in the Fifteen21 Youth Magazine.

“If you are studying, especially religious subjects, you should read Imam al-Ghazali’s little book ‘O Youth’ (Ayyuha’l-Walad), in the excellent translation by the British Muslim scholar Tobias Mayer. He shows in very simple language how to study in a way that yields light, sincerity and blessing. My recent book Commentary on the Eleventh Contentions also tries to be uplifting for young people, dealing with modern political and intellectual questions in a hundred short sound bites.

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Tuntutan-tuntutan COMANGO untuk Proses Semakan Berkala Sejagat Malaysia 2013

Malaysia semakin menghampiri sesi Semakan Berkala Sejagat (UPR) pada 24 Oktober 2013 di Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia, Geneva, Switzerland. Terdapat beberapa laporan yang dihantar secara berasingan kepada Majlis tersebut oleh badan-badan seperti Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Majlis Peguam, International Commission of Jurists dan lain-lain NGO Hak Asasi Manusia, tetapi isi kandungan laporan COMANGO (iaitu gabungan NGO-NGO Malaysia di dalam proses UPR) membentuk sebahagian besar tuntutan yang terkandung di dalam dokumen-dokumen yang menjadi asas rujukan rekod hak asasi Malaysia pada pusingan kali ini. Di antara tuntutan-tuntutan berbahaya di dalam laporan tersebut ialah: Continue reading

Why and By Whom is Marriage being Redefined?

Young adult men’s support for redefining marriage may not be entirely the product of ideals about expansive freedoms, rights, liberties, and fairness. It may be, in part, a by-product of regular exposure to diverse and graphic sex acts.” The scholarly studies that have produced this statement are reported here. This is important research in the Social Sciences that needs to be brought to the attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council and the proponents of the 2006 Yogyakarta Principles, which tend to assume that their infamous “Human Rights” fully supports gay rights and pro-choice reproductive freedoms (in other words, free abortion). Continue reading

Ahli Parlimen Muslim diminta dedahkan kandungan taklimat UPR oleh COMANGO

Pada 11 Julai 2013 lalu, suatu sesi taklimat bagi ahli-ahli parlimen telah diadakan oleh Gabungan NGO Malaysia bagi Proses UPR (COMANGO) di bangunan Parlimen. Sesi taklimat tersebut telah dipengerusikan oleh Yang Berhormat Chua Tian Chang, ahli parlimen Batu, dan dihadiri beberapa wakil NGO Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM), di antaranya Honey Tan (COMANGO report), Angela Kukathas (SOGI report – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity), Masjaliza Hamzah (CIJ report – Centre of Independent Journalism) Daniel Lo (MWG report by CAMSA, Coalition to Abolish Modern-day Slavery in Asia) dan Andrew Khoo (Majlis Peguam Malaysia). Continue reading

Tuntutan nama Allah di Mahkamah – Wawancara II

Azril Mohd Amin, Naib Presiden Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia (PPMM) berpendapat tuntutan nama Allah yang berselindung di sebalik istilah demokrasi dan hak asasi manusia merupakan salah satu cabaran besar umat Islam yang berlaku pasca zaman reformasi 1998.

“Di Malaysia, mungkin mereka gunakan pendekatan lain. Mereka berselindung di sebalik istilah-istilah demokrasi dan hak asasi manusia. Tapi secara tidak langsung kebelakangan ini kita lihat mereka cuba menghakis kedudukan Islamdan mengelirukan masyarakat. Continue reading

Tuntutan nama Allah Di Mahkamah – Wawancara I

Azril Mohd Amin, Naib Presiden Persatuan Peguam-peguam Muslim Malaysia (PPMM) berpendapat kes kalimah Allah yang sedang dibicarakan di mahkamah hari ini memberi implikasi yang sangat besar terhadap umat Islam.

Menurut beliau, sekiranya pihak Titular Roman Catholic Archibishop of Kuala Lumpur (Titular Gereja) dibenarkan mahkamah menggunakan kalimah Allah dalam akhbar mingguan Katolik ‘The Herald’, kesannya bukan setakat penerbitan itu, malah terhadap pernerbitan dan perkara lain. Continue reading