Muslim Converts in Singapore

RIMA Brief - December 2023 Muslim Converts in Singapore Speakers: Mr. Kaven Siddique Lim and Mr. Edwin Ignatious   Key Takeaways  1. It is apt to not generalise factors behind conversion as converts discover and learn about Islam in different situations.  2. With the...

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Contemporary Sufism in Singapore

RIMA Brief - September 2023 Contemporary Sufism In Singapore Speaker: Dr. Muhammad Mubarak Habib Mohamed   Key Takeaways 1. In recent years, Singaporean Muslims have become more open towards Sufism classes, while newly-established Sufi groups are active both...

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Sacred Cows and Forward Singapore

By Yusof Sulaiman   The Political Dictionary defines a ‘sacred cow’ as “any programme, policy, or person that is regarded as being beyond attack or untouchable”. Sacred cows in nation-building can take the form of policies, social norms and institutions....

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Humanity Beyond the Labels

By Nailul Farah Mohd Masbur Despite the whispers that the repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code may happen, Singaporeans were still caught by surprise when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long made the official announcement during his 2022 National Day Rally speech. The...

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SG Budget 2022: A Fairer and More Resilient Society

SG Budget 2022: A Fairer and More Resilient Society

By Centre for Research on Islamic and Malay Affairs The national Budget speech is an annual  address crammed with numbers and  financial jargon that can be confusing,  making it difficult to be excited about; of  course, with the exception of the  announcement on cash...

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Contemporary Salafism in Singapore

Contemporary Salafism in Singapore

RIMA Brief - February 2022 Contemporary Salafism In Singapore Speakers: Haziq Jani and Syed Huzaifah Alkaff   Key Takeaways 1. Salafism is not a monolith. Salafis are a diverse community with different references for religious resources and different networks of...

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