Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Professor Dato' Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali is founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:00

Suicide bombings are un-Islamic

SUICIDE falls under the Quranic prohibition of killing without a just cause simply because a Muslim does not have the right to take his own life. Since life is a God-given gift, it may not be subjected to destruction and abuse even by oneself. This is why syariah prohibits suicide as a heinous sin for which the perpetrator is liable, in the event of an unsuccessful attempt, to a deterrent penalty of ta’zir. If the attempt succeeds, the person is still liable...............Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:46

Concept of ‘jihad’ misunderstood

THE concept of jihad fisabilillah (striving in the path of God) as contained in the Quran and Hadith has often been distorted and misused by the perpetrators of military violence and terrorism, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Matters are made worse by the fact that the word has gained commercial appeal in Europe and the United States. Writers seeking to make their publications commercially successful have...............Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 14:00

Islam Dan Kedamaian (in Bahasa Malaysia)

Kemaafan atau keampunan merupakan antara mekanisme yang terdapat di dalam perbahasan teologi dan perundangan Islam. Sepertimana yang terdapat pada tradisi lain, ia berperanan bagi melepaskan seseorang daripada sebarang hukuman, tuduhan, liabiliti sivil, serta kesalahan dalam neraca agama. Hal yang sama dapat juga dicapai dengan mengambil metod-metod yang lain seperti perdamaian, perbicaraan,  serta arahan kehakiman...............Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

Monday, 15 July 2013 16:00

Democracy and Islam

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MUSLIM scholars have differed in their assessment of democracy and constitutionalism from the viewpoint of Islamic principles. The view has gained ground, however, that a democratic system of rule is on the whole acceptable to Islam. This is because democracy is about fundamental rights and liberties, the rule of law, a representative and participatory government, separation of powers, and equality before the law............ Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

Thursday, 24 January 2013 17:00

Remembering Prophet's greatness in simplicity

MUHAMMAD (peace be upon him) was the posthumous son of Abdullah and his wife, Aaminah, among the nobility of the Qurash tribe of Mecca whose line of descent reaches Prophet Ishmael, son of Prophet Abraham. Born in 570 AD, his mother died when he was 6 and was brought up by his paternal grandfather, Abdul Mutalib, and uncle Abu Talib. He was nursed by Halimah, who took the young Muhammd to her desert home for two years............ Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)


Saturday, 19 January 2013 16:22

Islam prohibits all forms of corruption

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THE ongoing campaign Malaysia is waging against corruption has gained momentum.  Tunku Abdul Aziz called it an "All-Malaysian duty" in which everyone should take part, regardless of political affiliation (NST, Jan  5). I would also add that it is an All-Muslim duty and a calling on the religious conscious of   Muslims of this country to support it. Playing a proactive role in this campaign is a veritable amal (right moral action) that the Quran repeatedly impresses on   Muslims -- an act also of great social benefit that elevates the standing of the ummah and Malaysia in the international community........... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)


Monday, 25 June 2012 11:38

Maqasid (Higher Objectives) of Shariah

Adl or qist (justice) is, indeed, a manifestation of God’s Mercy, but may also be seen as a principal objective of the Shari’ah in its own right. Certainly, the Qur’an sees it as such when it states: “We sent Our Messengers and revealed through them the Book and the Balance so that Justice may be established amongst mankind” (Qur’an 57:25). Justice as a value or primary objective of the Shari’ah is mentioned in the Qur’an fifty-three times.)........ Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)


Saturday, 09 June 2012 10:02

Islamic approach towards caning

IT is due largely to the al-Quran's emphasis on learning (ilm) that Muslim scholars explored child education and discipline at an early stage and made significant contributions to the subject. A great deal of stress is also placed on amal saalih (virtuous conduct), which is seen as a concomitant aspect of Islam's outlook on education.......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)


Wednesday, 29 April 2009 15:36

Islamic Banking and Finance

This is evidently an extensive field of study and research much of which is bound to fall beyond the scope of the limited resources of IAIS Malaysia. Some of the basic contours of Islamic economics and commerce have already been discussed in an earlier section of this book under “Balanced Economic Development,” which is one of the ten sub-themes of the Islam Hadhari, or should one say perhaps, Tajdid Hadhari (civilisational renewal), approach.  A basic outline of developments and areas of study and research where the Institute could play a role may be presented here in the following paragraphs.......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 11:39

Afghan peace talks hit brick wall

IN recent months, Kabul, Washington and the Taliban have made overtures to work out a negotiated settlement for Afghanistan and plan the impending exit of foreign troops from the country. Yet those gestures have not been followed through and the prospects are not getting any better -- as the spate of recent violent episodes and perverse behaviour of some American soldiers over the war dead have shown......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

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