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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Intellectual apostasy by Azly Rahman

Intellectual apostasy
by Azly Rahman

News had it that in an islamic university
they plan to kick out a professor of law and constitutional legality
... who spoke up against interference of the monarchy
they suspended him and the nation is now in jeopardy
what an un-islamic act i am beginning to see
performed by an islamic university
today i asked this question many moments aplenty
is it islam? -- or is this political idiocy?
that has crept into the corridors of what could have been plato's academies
what worth is having an islamic university
when the act itself is non-halal laced with hypocrisy
what faith would one have in islam as practiced by hypocrites aplenty
when even an islamic university is advancing intellectual decadency
ahhh ... i wonder what version of islam must one believe in
when all is now so messy
messy messy messy .. like a lid of a pandora box of hopelessness and lunacy
let me retreat to the jungle and live like lao tzu and finally be happy
care to join me?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Appropriately said Dr. Azly

Anonymous said...

Freedom is the very air that a true university breathes. Freedom is the foundation for any university aspiring to greatness. You take away the freedom, and you take away the live of the university. Oh maybe they don't want it to be a true university after all. A school with a name of a university is all they need. And schools like this in our country we have aplenty.

Anonymous said...

Be careful Dr, you may be the next one to get suspended. Knowing how the politicians in UMNO and their litle puny caliphs behave in office, everything against their agenda is haram. Even the royal institution is considered incompetence with UMNO acting as "adviser" and "consultant", and the royal institution of Sultan and Agong acting now as mere proxy. and with "muslim" politicians from UMNO throwing mud on opponents and dragging innocent children into the political mess they initiate, and with a mouthpiece like the "ooo tooo san", havent the brand of Islam practised and controlled by this hisbul-haram sank deep enough into intellectual, logical, legal, religious, judicial apostacy, since the basic undercurrent of their "niat" and "qifayah" is nothing but "nafsr" for power and their behaviour is nothing more than the cursed "munafiqun-wa-laknatullah"?

Pee Li Boy said...

well said, but Dr., isn't more noble to stand up against all false accusations and baseless, paradox rhetoric, if one could refer them as one...
how willing you're to sit aside and witness your beloved nation crumbles?
I'm too young, advocacy is the most a 18 could do, but I bet Dr. could make a difference, a significant one.

Anonymous said...

God loves justice.

If one is a true God follower, better reflect NOW.

Otherwise, we'll be answerable when we meet Him face to face....

Anonymous said...

Form a non Islamic-in-name university
Learn the basic of intellectual purity
polish the mind for clarity
it will shine upon ambiguity...

'kudos' to this so-called islamic university Prof

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