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20 February 2017 | 14.40 WIB

Islam and Climate Change

And do not walk upon the earth exultantly. Indeed, you will never tear the earth [apart], and you will never reach the mountains in height. (Al-Isra’ :37)

More than one year ago, to be exact on August 17-18, 2015, Muslim intellectuals from various countries gathered… | More

16 February 2017 | 10.21 WIB

When Muslims Take Part in Taking Care of a Chinese Temple

That morning, accompanied by my friend Dr. Zainuddin Prasojo and his students, I took a motorized canoe know locally as “perahu Kelotok” along rivers and the Karimata Strait to go to a Chinese Temple that is uniquely located in the middle of the sea, near… | More

26 January 2017 | 10.35 WIB

Fatwas and Legal Flexibility in Islam?

After the conquest of Irak and what was known as Syam, during the time of Caliphate Sayyidina Umar ibn Khattab, the friends of the Prophet were faced with the problem of what they would have to do with the land they had seized in the… | More

23 January 2017 | 10.23 WIB

Aswaja, NKRI and Myth of the Majority

Islam Ahlussunnah wal-Jama'ah (Adherents to the Sunnah and the Community, or: Aswaja) annahdliyah is part and parcel of the Unitary State o the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI.) It is impossible to imagine an NKRI established without Aswaja as its software.

The founders of Nahdlatul Ulama… | More

18 January 2017 | 08.37 WIB

The Hijab in History, is Not a Mere Piece of Cloth

Just recently, a short video circulated in the social media. It was about a simple test related to the donning of the Hijab, the Muslim headscarf that covers the head and neck but leaves the face clear. In Indonesia, the Hijab is more popularly known… | More

13 January 2017 | 13.56 WIB

Polygamy is Not an Islamic Tradition

Polygamy is not a practice that was engendered by Islam and Islam did not initiate polygamy. Long before Islam came into being, the tradition of polygamy had already long been part of the practice of patriarchal civilizations across the world. A patriarchal civilization is one… | More

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