Wasatiyyah (atau keserdahanaan dan keseimbangan) merupakan sebahagian daripada ajaran Islam yang menyentuh pelbagai bidang dalam peradaban atau tamadun Islam. Keserdahanaan di sini ditakrifkan sebagai fadhilat amal yang melibatkan, bukan sahaja perlaku diri tetapi juga keperibadian dan sahsiah masyarakat dan negara. Keserdahanaan juga merupakan sebahagian daripada pandangan umat islam yang turut dihargai dalam agama-agama dan tamadun-tamadun yang lain. Keserdahanaan penting dalam mencapai kesejahteraan dan keseimbangan dalam masyarakat serta hubungan sesama insan. Meskipun jelas bernilai, wasatiyyah sering diabaikan bukan sahaja dalam perilaku diri, tetapi juga dalam hubungan masyarakat, sikap terhadap alam sekitar, ibadat agama serta hal ehwal antarabangsa.
Translated by Syed Hamid Albar from Moderation and Balance in Islam: The Quranic Principle of Wasatiyyah (Author: Mohammad Hashim Kamali
The extraordinary sensitivity that Malaysian Muslims have manifested over the non-Muslim use of 'Allah' leaves on in no doubt that theoretical generalities would fail to address the situation we are faced with. It is clear that Malaysia is untypical of much of the rest of Muslim world and the issue we face here is one of its kind in that it touches on acute religious sensitivities one has little choice but to recognize........... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
Published in JUST Commentary Vol 10, No. 3 March 2010.
'Allah' is the Arabic equivalent of 'God'. And the two words have been used synonymously by all people throughout the history of religion, but there are distinct conditions on its use, writes Mohammad Hashim Kamali.......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
Much has been said about the nature of causality. Scientists, philosophers and theologians have offered different perspective as to whether causality should be seen as a universal law and a necessary relation between two things, one of which brings about the other into existence, or a mere coincidence between two things which has no reality of its own let alone the creative power of bringing a thing into being. The theological view asserted that God alone is the real cause of all things and His will is not to be subjected to causality in the sense of a necessary cause and effect relationship. The question may thus be asked: what is the cause of a stone falling to the ground when it is thrown?.......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
The Taliban destroyed the Buddha statues at Bamiyan in the name of Islam. By so doing they betrayed their woeful grasp of Islamic theology, argues Mohammad Hashim Kamali.......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
This article was published by Al-Ahram Weekly Online (Issue No. 536)