Kindness to Parents: A Driver for Excellence?

Kindness to Parents: A Driver for Excellence?

Fatima Hamdulay

How do we engender excellence? Malcolm Gladwell popularised the notion of a “Tipping Point” – little things that make a big difference and move to a point where a social phenomenon gains traction that is virus-like – it becomes deeply infectious…

State Actor Dynamics in Brunei’s Healthcare Policies

State Actor Dynamics in Brunei’s Healthcare Policies

Syazana Fauzi

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…

Muslim State in a World of Nation-State

Muslim State in a World of Nation-State

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…

‘Darkness to Light’ in Islamic Corporate Governance

‘Darkness to Light’ in Islamic Corporate Governance

Iznan Tarip

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…

Wise Agents & Organisational Moral Learning

Wise Agents & Organisational Moral Learning

Iznan Tarip

The processes of strategic change, undertaken from time to time by organisations so as to maintain its functional relevance and effectiveness, are often conflict-ridden. This is in large part due to the nature of the…

Manoeuvring Power Dynamics: The Brunei Constitution 1959

Manoeuvring Power Dynamics: The Brunei Constitution 1959

Majdey Zawawi

The Brunei Report of 1904 mentions of a letter that Sultan Hashim tried to address to the Ottoman Sultan Hamid II expressing Brunei’s willingness to surrender the Sultanate to Turkey or more precisely, to the Ottoman Caliphate. The letter was intercepted by British Agents…

Silk and Steel: Sultanah Safiatuddin Syah of Aceh dar al-Salam

Silk and Steel: Sultanah Safiatuddin Syah of Aceh dar al-Salam

Sher Banu Khan

What can modern Muslims learn from Sultanah Safiatuddin Syah of Aceh dar al-Salam in the seventeenth century about conflict-resolution and peace-making? Drawing evidences from the Sultanah’s reign (1641-75), this paper delineates…

Qur’ānic Ethical Parameters in Juristic Differences

Qur’ānic Ethical Parameters in Juristic Differences

Widad Abdul Aziz

Unity among Muslims is prescribed in Islam, which requires an ummatic concordance among a people already united in the belief in one God, one Book, one Prophet, one religion, and one qiblah. Yet, towards realising…