Monday, 31 May 2010 15:38

What makes the Muslim leader

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"LEADERSHIP challenges for the new era" was the subject of a plenary session at the sixth world Islamic Economic Forum in Kuala Lumpur. The topic generated a lively discussion among a panel of eminent speakers. Surin Pitsuwan, secretary-general of Asean, moderated and referred in his opening remarks to the Quranic phrase ulil-amr (those in charge of affairs, Q.4:59), raising the question as to who were the ulil-amr of today, who could usher us into the new era.


This article was published in The New Straits Times on 31 May 2010

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