On Taqiyya or How Not to Lie


Friends, fellows and foes :) Please enjoy my recent journal article on the notion of taqiyya (religious dissimulation/white lies) in the Shia Islamic tradition here (http://www.assumptionjournal.au.edu/index.php/PrajnaVihara/article/view/2211). Have a great Ramadhan. Cheers, QF

Capturing Gerungism


Dear friends and foes, If you pay attention to the rising Indonesian philosopher namely Rocky Gerung, you might also want to read my piece of writing on his thoughts on this page (https://news.detik.com/kolom/d-4429298/meringkus-gerungisme). Let me know your responses by writing some comments below. Thanks. Best wishes, QF

Industry 4.0 and Ethical Challenges


Dear everyone, If you have some interests on the industry 4.0, please read my piece of writing on this link (https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2019/01/08/four-ethical-challenges-in-industry-4-0.html). Let me know your thoughts by leaving some comments below. Thanks. Best wishes, QF

On Taqiyya or How Not to Lie


Friends, fellows and foes :) Please enjoy my recent journal article on the notion of taqiyya (religious dissimulation/white lies) in the Shia Islamic tradition here (http://www.assumptionjournal.au.edu/index.php/PrajnaVihara/article/view/2211). Have a great Ramadhan. Cheers, QF

Eksklusivitas Pancasila?


Dalam komposisi yang senantiasa impresif, B. Herry Priyono mengupas tribalisme agama dalam opini berjudul Bangsa Lupa Diri (Kompas, 12 Januari 2017). Premisnya yang menyihir sekaligus elusif menantang siapapun untuk berpikir keras tidak hanya untuk mengunyahnya tetapi juga memparafrase argumentasinya. Sebab itu, izinkan saya untuk memamah gagasannya sebatas tribalisme agama dan Pancasila. Pertama, ciri kodrati Indonesia terdapat pada jawaban faktual dan standar. Yang pertama berurusan dengan fenomena lapangan di mana orang berbeda secara fisik dan kebudayaan sementara yang kedua berhubungan dengan Pancasila, UUD dan Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (BTI). Kedua, persekutuan haus kuasa antara political entrepreneurs dengan agamawan menyusun apa yang disebutnya sebagai tribalisme agama. Mereka mewarnai corak permasalahan sosiologi ketimbang teologi, dan menggilas lawan politik dengan cara apapun. Ketiga, eksistensi tribalisme agama berkelindan dengan aparat militer. Simbiosis mutualisme pun mereka lakukan. Padahal, tribalisme agama merupakan antitesis dari perjuangan civic. Ketiga poin tersebut, menurut Priyono, dapat usang ...

Does Basuki Read James 4: 16?


Qusthan Firdaus As I wrote this opinion, hundred Muslims are rallying towards the City Hall for putting some pressures against the Jakarta Governor Basuki Purnama. Though he begged pardon for disgracing Qur'an, the legal examination shall be continued by the police according to some, if not most, Muslims. Moreover, some Muslims believe that Basuki also charged all Islamic clerics use (or misuse?) Al Maidah verse 51 as a tool for fooling Muslims because the latter campaign against the previous in the gubernatorial election. In contrast, Muhammadiyah and NU did not ban Muslims to choose a non-Muslim leader (Safrin La Batu, "Non-Muslim electable: NU, Muhammadiyah," The Jakarta Post, October 14th, 2016). This contradiction might tell us some important things. On the one hand, the governor is not favorable due to his faith in Protestanism. Here, we should examine thoroughly whether or not he pays attention to Bible. As ...