Breaking the silence: voices of moderation :
Islam in a constitutional democracy
/ G25 Malaysia
Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions
2016, 274 pp., illustrations
ISBN 9-789- 814677219 --- ISBN 9-814-677213
Verlagsinformation / About the Book
On 7 December 2014, a group of 25 prominent Malays (G25) issued an open call for moderate Malays and Muslims to speak out against the hate speeches targeted at non-Muslims by supremacist groups. They stressed that the extremist and intolerant voices do not speak for the general Muslim community, and they called for a review of Shariah law and civil law to be in line with the supremacy of the Federal Constitution.
Will it be possible to arrest these destructive forces that are taking control of the future wellbeing of Malaysia? The G25 hopes it would, and that this book will bring greater awareness of the dangers that are tearing apart Malaysian's social fabric.
In this important volume, 22 leading academics, lawyers and social activists discuss the impact of Islamic bureaucracy in Malaysia and its consistency with the provisions of the Federal Constitution. They also address the socio-political dimensions and cultural-economic implications on Malaysian society.
“While the principles of equality and justice
are fundamental to the Qur’an,
a deeper and broader understanding of both
is critical at this point in time.
But more than understanding the two principles, it is ensuring
that they are put into practice that is the real challenge.”
— Dr Chandra Muzaffar
President of the International Movement for a Just World
The Contributors / die Autoren
Dr Asiah Abu Samah • Dr Asma Abdullah • Aston Paiva • Dr Azmi Sharom • Dr Chandra Muzaffar • Farouk A. Peru • Fawza Sabila Faudzi • Firdaus Husni • Koh Kek Hoe • Lim Heng Seng • Dr Maszlee Malik • Mohd Afif bin Daud • Dr Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani • Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim • Dr Mohd Nawab Osman • Nizam Bashir • Ranita Hussein • Rosli Dahlan • Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi • Shazal Yusuf Zain • Dr Syed Farid Alatas • Zainah Anwar
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