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  • Reflection on Ian Abdul Latif Whiteman's Average Whiteman

    Reflection on Ian Abdul Latif Whiteman's Average Whiteman

    Sometimes you have to make mistakes, as we all did, and shed a few skins before finding who you really are and quite where you fit in… It's curious how for any sincere person, Islam appears to slowly peel away the facades and eventually reveal the true person underneath, even if it takes a lifetime.
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  • How to Take Smart Notes

    How to Take Smart Notes

    This book is about how we process information by making notes when we read and then synthesising these notes within a knowledge system in order to develop our own ideas and then produce original content based on our insights.
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  • Muslim Activism in Singapore

    Muslim Activism in Singapore

    Activists in Singapore really have two choices: cooperate with the state or conduct activism in areas in which the state is ambivalent because it does not challenge their political legitimacy as keepers of the peace and stewards of success.
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  • Reflection on Onjali Q. Rauf’s The Boy at the Back of the Class

    Reflection on Onjali Q. Rauf’s The Boy at the Back of the Class

    The child’s narrative voice and innocent internal logic is captured perfectly by Onjali Q. Rauf, and adults reading the book are given a glimpse of what life used to be, before they became world-weary (ok, cynical) grownups. Yes, there are hundreds of thousands of refugees spread across the whole continent, but if we all try very hard and ask the people in charge, we can maybe find Ahmet’s parents.
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  • Reflections on 'Rethinking Islam and the West'

    Reflections on 'Rethinking Islam and the West'

    The idea of progress-at-any-cost of our age is unsustainable. Continued growth (both in terms of population and economy) is an impossibility on a finite planet. But yet we still cling on to the doctrine of progress and growth. Why? Because modern...

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  • Reflections on 'Burdah of Imam al-Busiri'

    Reflections on 'Burdah of Imam al-Busiri'

    We think the publishers have achieved their intention in instilling love for the Prophet SAW and much more because this new work, bound in tan leather and featuring classical illumination on each page, positively crackles with baraka.
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  • Reflections on 'With the Heart in Mind'

    Reflections on 'With the Heart in Mind'

    With the Heart in Mind is a ground-breaking work that should be read by everyone who wants to be serious about religion and wants to be serious about building a better life. If we remain unaware of our emotional and moral intelligence, we run the very real risk of jeopardising all aspects of our lives – including the lives of those we hold most dear.
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