The partition of the Indian subcontinent placed her religious harmony at stake. In post-independence India, one of the most crucial issues was to…
Lim Ren Chong
The Islamic world in the period between 132AH/750AD – 655AH/1258AD is marked by technological advancements stemming from the ability of its community to preserve…
Intellectual Dimensions of Madīnian Polity and its Implication for Islamic Governance: Lessons from the Early History of Islam
The very first verse revealed to the Prophet of Islam ﷺ, namely ﴾ Read in the name of your Lord ﴿ implied the concept of knowledge that corresponds with…
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This study seeks to ascertain the state actor dynamics in Brunei’s healthcare policies from the perspectives of an Islamic system of governance, by first identifying the state actors, or institutions, involved in influencing, formulating…
Consultation (Istishārah) in Prophet Muhammadﷺ’s Administration and Guidance for Solving Today’s Problems
The 21st century began with major crises for the Muslim World. The invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring and its following events led to the death and immigration of millions of individuals, as well as major demographic shifts within the countries involved…
Nassef Managbilang Adiong
Muslim views on the polity represent the paradigmatic understandings of how Muslims relate citizenry, authority, territoriality, and sovereignty to the overarching influence of the Western nation-state system. For instance, the meaning of citizenry in the…
There are emerging works on the dark side of organisation, looking at the dark out-side (e.g. political instability, multi-national corrupt syndicates), and in-side (e.g. workplace violence, nepotism). The ‘darkness’ not only involves generalised corrupting mechanisms…
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah: Fulfilling Maqasid al-Shari’ah
Fulfilling the requirements of the Maqasid al-Shari’ah is a duty not all leaders have been able to carry out. Throughout history, there are many examples of leaders and nations who have failed to provide for their own people. Thus, for His Majesty to achieve this, it is indeed no small feat. For fulfilling the requirements of the Maqasid al-Shari’ah, His Majesty is an exemplary Muslim leader in this modern time. This book provides examples of how those Maqasids were fulfilled.
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