Friday, July 31, 2015


Title: “The Future of Islam in Malaysia: Clash or Peaceful Co-Existence”  

Jasser Auda is a global think tank based in London, previously he is a professor teaching at the Qatar Faculty of islamic Studies in Doha, Executive Director of Maqasid Institute, a founding member and a member of the executive board of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a member of the academic committee of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, and a Fellow of the International Institute of Advanced Systems in Canada. 

He wrote a PhD thesis on the Philosophy of Islamic law in the University of Wales, UK, and a PhD thesis on systems analysis in the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a M. Jur. thesis on maqasid/purposes of the Shariah in the Islamic American University. Early in his life, he had studied Fiqh, Usul, hadith, Sunnah, and memorized the Quran.

Second on the left is Prof Dr Redzuan Othman. Expertise in Turkish history and politics.

A great discussion indeed with quite critical questions from the audiences though I find some of the questions did not worth mention. Anyway, there is no stupid question, one of my lecturer claimed. 

All the two and a half years of efforts paid today. Alhamdulillah...
Just a few more steps towards the finishing line.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sipping hot lemon tea with jazz music on the background.
Excerpts from the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act of 2002 (New Zealand) 2002 No.33 (17 October 2002) looks like a love letter from a gentleman.
Mon chéri.