Islamic Ethics

Islamic Ethics

Date Item Title Author Hits
Tuesday, 02 September 2008 Ramadan: Reciting the Quraan in Qiyaam Staff Writer 49
Tuesday, 02 September 2008 Ramadan: Number of Rakahs or Rakaat of Qiyaam Staff Writer 45
Tuesday, 02 September 2008 Ramadan: Women praying in congregation Staff Writer 43
Tuesday, 02 September 2008 Ramadan – Timing of Laylatul-Qadr Staff Writer 112
Tuesday, 05 August 2008 Pay salary before sweat is dried: Prophet Muhammad Kazi Mahmood 332
Sunday, 06 July 2008 Australian Muslim leaders split on polygamy Staff Writer 308
Sunday, 22 June 2008 While waiting for the Messiah Kazi Mahmood 594
Saturday, 24 May 2008 Was Islam Spread by the Sword? skyjuice 516
Sunday, 18 May 2008 Islamic Economy liberates the people Kazi Mahmood 234
Wednesday, 09 January 2008 Happy New Year to all Muslims, specially those in Guantanamo Kazi Mahmood 193
Tuesday, 08 January 2008 Maal Hijrah: manfaatkan ilmu yang disebarkan.. Aini 317
Saturday, 29 December 2007 Allah or Yahve did not die on the cross Kazi Mahmood 1477
Friday, 09 November 2007 Why we should take pride in Islam Kazi Mahmood 244
Thursday, 04 October 2007 Laila-t-ul Qadr or the Night of Decree Kazi Mahmood 154
Wednesday, 03 October 2007 Ramadan: The last ten days and Itikaf Kazi Mahmood 104
Tuesday, 25 September 2007 Ibadah Sepanjang Ramadhan Staff Writer 432
Friday, 21 September 2007 A Ramadan message from the U.S. Staff Writer 125
Wednesday, 12 September 2007 The Mafia regimes running the Muslim world will fail Islam Kazi Mahmood 180
Monday, 09 April 2007 Amalan membawa berkah Staff Writer 536
Monday, 02 April 2007 UK: When a Church turns into a Masjid Staff Writer 1095
Saturday, 06 January 2007 Anti-Hadith: Rebellion for great deceptions Kazi Mahmood 998
Tuesday, 26 December 2006 Proselytizing: What guides the IFC’s and the Ultras? Kazi Mahmood 392
Tuesday, 26 December 2006 Apostasy: Going against the will of the Creator Kazi Mahmood 574
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 Ramadan: The mysterious circle around the ‘Sun’ Kazi Mahmood 593
Saturday, 30 September 2006 Ramadan: In Search of The night of Power Kazi Mahmood 1105

Human Rights in Islam

Human Rights in Islam


Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]

Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam


Adopted and proclaimed by Organization of Islamic Conference resolution 217 A (III) of adopted on 5 August 1990



The Nineteenth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Peace, Interdependence and Development), held in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, from 9-14 Muharram 1411H (31 July to 5 August 1990),

Keenly aware of the place of mankind in Islam as vicegerent of Allah on Earth;

Recognizing the importance of issuing a Document on Human Rights in Islam that will serve as a guide for Member states in all aspects of life;

Having examined the stages through which the preparation of this draft Document has so far, passed and the relevant report of the Secretary General;

Having examined the Report of the Meeting of the Committee of Legal Experts held in Tehran from 26 to 28 December, 1989;

Agrees to issue the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam that will serve as a general guidance for Member States in the Field of human rights.

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Irrationality of rational racism

Irrationality of rational racism

Extracts from Malaysiakini’s, I. Jeremiah | Sep 5, 08 article.

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It was found after I read Tim Harford’s book The Logic of Life. Chapter six, “The Dangers of Rational Racism”, in particular, talks about rational racism as found in America.

Supported by classroom experiments and statistics, Harford exlains that racism practised by American employers in their recruitment process against African Americans is quite rational because it saves employers time and trouble to treat African Americans as “part of a group that’s known to be educationally struggling, rather than taking a closer look at their individual qualities.”

The interesting part of the chapter that resonates on Myanmar is when he cites the work of University Chicago economist and Nobel laureate Gary Becker, who wrote The Economics of Discrimination.

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REAL protection of rights in Malaysian law will end abuse of workers

REAL protection of rights in Malaysian law will end abuse of workers

CHARLES HECTOR , Friday, September 05, 2008

There are 2.2 million foreign migrant workers in Malaysia today, and our government again and again talks about reducing the number of migrant workers….but alas, it is just talk.

Every year, we have this large scale crack-downs and deportations – and then we have the employers here and there talking about labour shortages – and the doors are re-opened for more foreign migrant workers to again re-enter the country.

The arrest and deportation exercise, I believe, is to appease the local Malaysian people. So much of our money is wasted.

If only, the employers, and not the poor workers, were targeted – not only would money be saved but also the employment problems may be resolved.

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Q&A: Saiful didn’t tell me it was Anwar

Q&A: Saiful didn’t tell me it was Anwar

Malaysiakini interview by Beh Lih Yi | Sep 5, 08

dr mohamed osman abdul hamid pusrawi hospital saiful bukhari azlan anwar ibrahim sodomy 2 interview 040908 06Dr Mohd Osman Abdul Hamid, the Pusrawi Hospital doctor who first examined Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan over a sodomy complaint, denied that he advised the latter to lodge a police report.

In an interview with Malaysiakini yesterday, the doctor said contrary to certain media reports, he merely asked Saiful to go to a government hospital.

He also said that Saiful did not mention the name of the person who allegedly sodomised him.

The 23-year-old former aide of Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has accused the 61-year-old politician of sodomising him.

On June 28, Osman had examined Saiful hours before he filed a police report against Anwar after undergoing another examination at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

Osman’s medical report, which found no evidence of sodomy, was later leaked to the media and the doctor has stood by his findings.

Below is the transcript of the interview:

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Doc defends his sodomy examination

Doc defends his sodomy examination

Malaysiakini news and interview, Beh Lih Yi | Sep 5, 08

Contrary to what his employer Pusrawi Hospital has claimed, Dr Mohd Osman Abdul Hamid insisted that he performed a sodomy-related examination on Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan on June 28.


dr mohamed osman abdul hamid pusrawi hospital saiful bukhari azlan anwar ibrahim sodomy 2 interview 040908 05In an exclusive interview with Malaysiakini yesterday, the Burmese physician said the procedure known as the ‘per-rectal examination’ is a ‘must know’ for doctors.

“Every doctor knows how to do it, that is a normal practice. (One doesn’t) need to be a specialist for that examination,” added the father of three, explaining in detail how the test is done.

The doctor made his first public appearance yesterday after ‘missing’ for more than a month since his medical report, which ruled out that Saiful was sodomised, was leaked to the media.

Following this, Pusrawi Hospital stated that Osman did not conduct a sodomy-related check on the patient

Saiful, 23, had accused his former employer Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomising him and the matter is being heard in court.

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Reciting the Qur’an


QUR’AN recitation is of two types:

1. Practical recitation

Reading sincerely with belief in it and acting upon the orders of Allah and refraining from what He prohibited.

2. Word recitation

Many narrations emphasize the great reward for those who recite the Qur’an.


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Malay Poem, searching for a new PM

Malay Poem, searching for a new PM

Malaysiakini’s “Perlis mufti keeps ’em guessing over poem”

Perlis mufti Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has declined to clarify the meaning behind his controversial poem ‘Cari Ganti (Looking for Successor)’, a political satire on the state of the country’s leadership that has sparked a nationwide guessing game.

Mohd Asri chose the image of the Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s office in Putrajaya as the webpage background for the poem, fuelling speculation that he was joining the increasing number of calls for Abdullah to step down.

The first stanza of Mohd Asri’s poem spoke of

“the people’s wealth being turned into stakes” between players of a game. And when the resulting hatred turned into flames, ‘all that is seditious will be swallowed (as the truth)’, the poem went on to say.In the third stanza, which created the most buzz, the mufti wrote: “When the country has come into disarray, it is better, Sir, for you to step down”.

The religious scholar ended his poem with enigmatic words of advice that many believe were meant to focus on who the people should pick as a successor to Abdullah.

“Seek a successor who is of high character. Let not a robber replace a thief,” Mohd Asri wrote.




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