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Is Malaysia an Islamic State?

Is Malaysia an Islamic State?

Tamir Moustafa dissects and distils one of his learned academic articles.

Of Half-Past Six Muslims

The following is an edited reproduction of a posting that I made on Lawyerstalk, an online forum comprising of lawyers only in both East and West Malaysia with a membership of 8000+, in reply to a remark by a lawyer in his posting in reply to someone else. It is edited to allow it to be more coherently reproduced here. His remark was this: ‘Who are we, half past six Muslims who are so uneducated in Islam that we have to refer to translations rather than original works, to question eminent jurists like Al-Shafi’ie or Abu Hanifah?’

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