Professor Jackie Ying


A Life of Passion, Commitment and Hard Work: Professor Jackie Ying Jackie Y. Ying is someone whose life defies expectations and stereotypes at every turn. In the largely male-dominated field of scientific research with few prominent Asians or Muslims, Professor Ying is a female, Chinese-Muslim whose work in the field of nanotechnology has earned her … Continue reading Professor Jackie Ying

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

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

Fact and Evidence in Islam


Islam is a religion established by reason and evidence, and the supreme bases of its teachings are the Quran and the Sunnah. Islam does not exist without reason, and any utterance beyond reason is unworthy of association with it. Islam is the religion of Allah the Creator, the Omniscient. It is therefore impossible to find … Continue reading Fact and Evidence in Islam

Why were we Created?


All praise is due to Allâh and may His peace and blessings be upon his last Messenger sallallâhu 'alayhi wa sallam and on all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day. We have to answer the most fundamental question that every human being asks himself at some point in his or … Continue reading Why were we Created?

Banking on the ummah – Malaysia leads the charge in Islamic finance


OF MALAYSIA’S claims to fame, leadership in financial services is not an obvious one. Yet in some ways the country is the world’s most important Islamic-finance centre. Just over a fifth of the country’s banking system, by assets, is sharia-compliant; the average for Muslim countries is more like 12%, and often a lot less. Malaysia … Continue reading Banking on the ummah – Malaysia leads the charge in Islamic finance

Malaysia hailed as most vital Islamic-finance hub


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is the world's most important Islamic-finance centre, although the richer Gulf states and Saudi Arabia have bigger Islamic banks and Indonesia the largest Muslim population, influential financial news magazine The Economist says. Malaysia also dominates the global market for sukuk, or Islamic bonds, the magazine said in an article headlined Banking on … Continue reading Malaysia hailed as most vital Islamic-finance hub