Budget 2021: A Glimpse into Our Future

By Muhammad Faris Alfiq Mohd Afandi After an unprecedented four Budgets in 2020 (namely Unity, Resilience, Solidarity and Fortitude) to cushion the impact of COVID-19, Singapore is in a better position to Emerge Stronger Together, an apt name for Budget 2021. Other...

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Surrendering of Religion to Technology

By Sheikh Mohamad Farouq Abdul Fareez Modernity has given us unprecedented connectivity to the extent that we can connect families from opposite ends of the world with just a single touch. Unknowingly, modernity has also transformed this connectivity into something...

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Branding Islam: Beyond the Halal Market

By Muhammad Faris Alfiq  If you have ever watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix, you will realise how corporations use data as a bargaining chip to fuel their algorithms and influence consumers to purchase certain goods. This is marketing and advertising, and they are...

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Narrowing the Generational Gap

By Muhammad Faris Alfiq One of the most discussed topics in school while I was growing up was the ‘generation gap’. It used to be about communicating with parents or those older than us, or on new technologies used by us versus those used by older folks, the...

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Classical Malay Texts: Of Relevance and Reverence

By Muhammad Faris Alfiq William Shakespeare – a figure so far away from us here in Singapore, and yet we are well familiar with his works: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to name a few. Similarly, Islamic scholar Imam Al-Ghazali,...

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