First Islamic Governance Symposium

University Liaison Office, UBD – The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) held a one-day symposium on Islamic Governance on 21 November, attracting over 100 academics, policy makers and Islamic Studies experts to the Senate Room, in the Chancellor Hall.An Islamic...
Advice to a Nation

Advice to a Nation

Dina Aliuddin Abstract This paper analyses the political thinking of Almarhum Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III through his Syair Nasihat or The Ode of Advice. Almarhum Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin III wrote Syair Nasihat in 1957 and it expresses His Majesty’s insights on...
Governance in a Contemporary Islamic Negara

Governance in a Contemporary Islamic Negara

Amin Abdul Aziz Abstract The prospect of utilising Islamic values and principles, as a system of governance, has been the aspiration of many Muslim people throughout their history, as well as their governments and administrations. Today, those same aspirations are no...
Minority Participation in an Islamic Negara

Minority Participation in an Islamic Negara

Pang Li Li Abstract On the 1st of May 2014, Negara Brunei Darussalam declared the implementation of an Islamic criminal code of law, thus becoming the first country in modern Southeast Asia to declare so. Inevitably, Brunei was scrutinised by the international media,...
Islamic International Relations Towards a Theoretical Framework

Islamic International Relations Towards a Theoretical Framework

Gubara Hassan Abstract The Western originators of the multi-disciplinary social sciences and their successors, including most major Western social intellectuals, excluded religion as an explanation for the world and its affairs. They held that religion had no role to...