31 May 2016 | 08.37 WIB

Islam, Radicalism and Terrorism

There would be no end when we talk about radicalism in the name of faith. Up to recently, mainstream media both printed and electronic are still uploading news around terrorism. Not to mention those never ending streams about Middle East conflicts, which one of the… | More

27 May 2016 | 13.38 WIB

The Wonderful Story of Kampong Toleran in Southern Jakarta

If you, sir, swallowed a saying just like that, raw, that means you had buried your common sense. You can prove that yourself. But this story is my own personal story, the story of one who once been lost, and simply not willing to repeat… | More

26 May 2016 | 15.06 WIB

The Cry of Tahlil in Front of a Church

Every Friday morning students from an Islamic school on the outskirt of the city of Solo, Central Java (name of the school withheld to maintain anonymity), always conduct a physical exercise together. They formed lines in the front yard of their school just like soldiers… | More

24 May 2016 | 09.10 WIB

This is the Tolerance Taught by The Prophet PBUH

It was time for service. Several members of the Najran Christian delegation rose from their seats, faced to the East and held the service there, right inside the mosque. Not only few of the apostles startled to see that and had almost done something to… | More

23 May 2016 | 14.17 WIB

Understanding Aswaja Through New Paradigm

Mainstream approach to Aswaja (ahlussunnah wal jama’ah) would hitch one into elaborate fanatism. This is because the methodology used to do the approach is nailed to old paradigm where one’s political will is justified with theological theorems. Therefore, the urge to label one another as “heathens”… | More

19 May 2016 | 20.08 WIB

Murder in the name of God

Jim, that was the name Foley was called by his friends, wore an orange overall for convicts and kneeled on the sand, then the eerie looking executioner with half of his face covered in black cloth decapitated him. It had been two years since Jim… | More

18 May 2016 | 20.31 WIB

Off rooting the Tree of Radicalism

Just like trees, radicalism in Islam could only flourish due to three points. First, narrow interpretation on religious issues as the seeds; second, poverty and backwardness of the people as the filed; and third, global injustice as the water and manure. Anybody who doesn’t want… | More

17 May 2016 | 14.29 WIB

ISIS Clearly Denying Islam

To many people, even when they state themselves as devoted Muslims, the manouvre of The Islamic State of Iraq and Syiria is nothing less than a barbaric deed worthy of eternal damnation. The ISIS speaks in the name of Islam, even often quoted Al Quraan… | More

17 May 2016 | 07.47 WIB

ISIS, Click Generation and Media Literation

All the barbaric deeds brandished to the eyes of the World by ISIS, one of which recently happened in Paris, hurt anybody sane who uphold humanity. The World painfully ask, does what ISIS do represents the teachings of Islam? Peaceful Islam activists and those who… | More

09 May 2016 | 15.50 WIB

Yenny Wahid, daughter of Indonesia’s former president Gus Dur

On a street lined with mansions in South Jakarta, there is one battered garage door decorated with an Indonesian flag. Easily the least lavish facade on the street, it leads down a few metres of paved garden path to the home of Yenny Wahid, an… | More