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Why fast during Ramadan if one is non-Muslim?

Why fast during Ramadan if one is non-Muslim?

HOW many non-Muslims do you know who fast during Ramadan? And why would they? So far, I’ve found two non-Muslims who are conscientiously fasting the whole of Ramadan. Of these two, one fasts the Muslim way, eating only at sahur and iftar in accordance with the Muslim prayer times. The other doesn’t follow the fasting […]

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The politics of dialogue

The politics of dialogue

Some people just don’t understand dialogue… SO now the government wants a formalised interfaith dialogue mechanism? Going by the history of the state’s response to attempts by civil society to initiate interfaith dialogue, I am not holding my breath. In 2005, various members of civil society had a conference proposing a statutory Interfaith Commission (IFC) […]

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Guan Eng ready to meet Zahid about religious council

PENANG, 26 Feb 2009: The Penang government is ready to explain to and discuss with the federal government the setting up of the Council for Religious Goodwill in the state, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said the state government welcomed the willingness of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad […]

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