DE-ROOTING RADICALISM AND EXTREMISM

By: Ahmad Zahid Hamidi ABSTRACT There are many factors that lead to extremism, radicalism and terrorism. In this globalized world, radicalism and extremism and their effect on international relations and security are not only limited to Muslims but also to those who profess other religions and secular ideologies. Extremism, radicalism and terrorism have victimized not only those who were exactly targeted, but also Muslim worldwide…

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TAREKAT TASAWUF’S ROLE IN DEVELOPING A RAHMATAN LIL ‘ALAMIN UMMAH

By: Mohd Hamidi Ismail, Ahmad Najaa Mokhtar,  Muhammad Khairi Mahyuddin ABSTRACT No one can deny how the Muslim ummah is built, is by holding firm to the manhaj that Islam brings. It’s manhaj that balances the duniawi and the ukhrawi which provides prosperity to the human insaniyyah (insani/anthropology) and ruhaniyyah (ruhani/psychology), is the reality of the Muslim ummah’s development. Even though the balance looks roughly…

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TAREKAT SUFI JALAN MAKRIFAH ALLAH

By: Syed Hadzrullathfi Syed Omar, Engku Ibrahim Engku Wok Zin   ABSTRACT Tarekat in sufi terms refers to a certain form of specific kind of appreciation that is practiced by the saliks, which are the people that hearts are truly for the sake of the pleasure of Allah SWT, by means of overcoming many changes of the heart’s nature (al-manazil)…

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THE DOCTRINE OF AL-MITHAQ, MAN (INSAN), KNOWLEDGE (‘ILM) AND WITNESSING (SHUHUD): AN ANALYSIS FROM SYED MUHAMMAD NAQUIB AL-ATTAS’ METAPHYSICAL AND LINGUISTIC IDEAS

By: Salina Ahmad   ABSTRACT The Doctrine of al-Mīthāq or the Day of Alastu is a doctrine which preludes a covenant between God and man from pre-existence when man are in their forms of souls. There are three important elements of the Day of Alastu: God, man and knowledge. This paper will attempt to the second and third elements, elaborating…

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TAZKIYAH AL-NAFS ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWERS OF TASAWUF

By: Syed Mohammad Hilmi Syed Abdul Rahman Al-Tazkiyah means purification or nourishment. In the context of the followers of tasawuf, al-tazkiyah refers to being clean from all sorts of abusive nature in the self. Wherelse, al-nafs is the soul. From the terminology angle, “tazkiyah al-nafs” resembles a process of soul purification from all forms of the hearts diseases that requires intensive…

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