Learning Islam in the Age of Google
Learning Islam is, ironically, getting more “simple”: without dialogue, without reviews (muthala’ah) and critics, and of course absence of context in developing your understanding.
Muhammadiyah: A Liberating Spirit of Surah Al-Ma’un
Muhammadiyah was founded by Ahmad Dahlan in 1912. He suggested that neglecting poor and orphans are the sin in social context, as told in the Quran at Surah Al-Ma’un.
Resonating Middle Path Islam from Europe
Misunderstanding toward Islam in the form of Islamophobia is real. Many people in the Western world acknowledge Islam as violent and threatening ideology. In this light, promoting a peaceful Islam that is upheld by Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah is necessary.
Post-Islamism in Muslim World
What is post-Islamism, and how does it affect the political landscape of Muslim countries in the world? Ulil Abshar Abdalla shares his insights on the phenomena.
Fasting and Muslim Footballers: Salah and Mane ahead of Champions League Final
Ramadan fasting means absence from any food or liquid, which may affect Muslim footballers performance on the pitch. How the Liverpool stars deal with the issue ahead of Champions League final?
Abed Al-Jabri on Contemporary Islamic Reformism
The reformist Muslim thinkers have been debating whether to adopt or reject the Westernization. Abed Al-Jabri is trying to resolve the dualism in Islamic reform.
If Islam is Religion of Peace, Why the Prophet goes to War?
Islam is seeking for peace. But on the other hand, the Prophet goes for war. How to explain the contradiction?
Learning the Quran for Deaf Muslims
To recite the holy Quran is a challenge for the deaf. A group of Muslims in Indonesia helps the deaf Muslims to learn Quran and Islam through sign language.
Three Forgotten Things in the Islamic Movements
Several years ago, through his pithy writing, “Musuh dalam Selimut” (Hidden Enemy, 2005) the late KH Abdurrahman Wahid gave out …
Maqasheed Sharia, a Solution to Uproot Terrorism
The bomb blasted in Sarinah (Jakarta) is a solid prove that radical movement, extremism and terrorism are still positioned themselves …