It may seem like the people in Jakim are just old wise men with long beards and a magical staffs who advise the ruler of the country – much like the magician Jaafar did in the Disney movie Aladdin.
I am disgusted to think that Malaysians have been regularly eating dogs all this while without knowing it.
Hush!!! Only the Malaysian state-sanctioned interpretation of Islam will lead you to heaven!
It may be shocking, but hardly surprising.
While working on a story on hudud, the issue of rising conservatism in Southeast Asia caught my attention.
So I wrote my first piece for CNN International. And it just had to be about hudud!
The last time Pas brought this up was in March 2015. It was conveniently at the time that was leading up the Pas Muktamar party elections. Now, it’s a by-election.
I was invited to a dinner with representatives from the U.S. Dept. of State to talk about Muslim issues.
Scream to the world that so many people have converted to your religion. Could it be because you feel so insecure with your own faith?
When I was in my university days (give or take about 20 years ago), I remember there was one night when a cultural event was organised by the students. There were a lot of interesting activities during the day and evening and it was quite entertaining and educational too. Standard campus affairs, of course.