The youngest Arab doctor


Graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), 20-year-old Iqbal El-Assaad is possibly the youngest Arab doctor ever. Mohammed Yahia Iqbal El-Assaad is the youngest medical doctor to graduate from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) in its ten-year history. When Iqbal was a toddler, she learnt algebra by watching her older siblings … Continue reading The youngest Arab doctor

Polemics of polygamy


By Prof Datuk Dr Zaleha Kamaruddin, the Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia Although permitted in the Quran, there are two different views on the practice, men are generally in agreement but most women are not in favour of it. POLYGAMY remains a controversial issue not only in Malaysia but many Muslim countries around … Continue reading Polemics of polygamy

CPA Australia – Accommodating Islamic finance critical to Australia’s economic future


Australian tax laws should be amended to attract Islamic finance and other forms of alternative finance to benefit the economy, says CPA Australia. In a submission to the Board of Taxation, CPA Australia says Islamic Finance will ultimately boost the Australian economy and help establish Australia as a financial services hub in the Asia-Pacific region. … Continue reading CPA Australia – Accommodating Islamic finance critical to Australia’s economic future

Why The West Craves Materialism & Why The East Sticks To Religion


By Imran Khan, Pakistan politician My generation grew up at a time when colonial hang up was at its peak. Our older generation had been slaves and had a huge inferiority complex of the British. The school I went to was similar to all elite schools in Pakistan. Despite gaining independence, they were, and still … Continue reading Why The West Craves Materialism & Why The East Sticks To Religion

The race to score A’s and its implications


The yearly examination results announcement season is here again and as usual the nation celebrates the achievements of top scorers not realizing that Malaysians' preoccupation with "scoring" in school examinations does no one any favours. For the high-achieving students themselves, it instills the perception that straight A’s are the be-all and end-all of school life. … Continue reading The race to score A’s and its implications

Islam & Science -The road to renewal


After centuries of stagnation science is making a comeback in the Islamic world THE sleep has been long and deep. In 2005 Harvard University produced more scientific papers than 17 Arabic-speaking countries combined. The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims have produced only two Nobel laureates in chemistry and physics. Both moved to the West: the only … Continue reading Islam & Science -The road to renewal