Posted: 09 Sep 2013 05:56 PM PDT
To understand this discourse, one needs to know the point of divergence between Islam and democracy and how certain practices in democracy may not be acceptable to Islam.
The acceptance of democracy in Islam has largely been on its basis as a political process and form of political system. Islamic scholars see no problem in recognising the term democracy in this specific Islamic viewpoint. Even principles of equality, justice and human dignity are not alien to Islam.
Enizahura Abdul Aziz, The Star
THE discourse on Islam and democracy has always been vibrant, whether it is in the Muslim world or even among scholars and practitioners of the democracy in the West.
The reason behind this is that Islam, as a religion, has some basic principles that might not be compatible to the sets of idealisms pursued by democracy. However, in order to understand this discussion, one needs to know the point of divergence between Islam and democracy and can practices in democracy be acceptable in Islam?
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 02:17 PM PDT
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 09:45 AM PDT
Anwar's call for talks with BN is to buy time so that he can cook up something else to make him remain relevant to Malaysians and to Pakatan.
CT Ali, FMT
Anwar, let me call your bluff.
I say that all you are doing is posturing! All you want to get out of this "Let us talk" overture to BN is to buy time so that you can cook up something else to make you still relevant to the people of Malaysia and to Pakatan.
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