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

Was Hawking academically fascist?


In his post-humous publication entitled Brief Answers to the Big Questions, Professor Stephen Hawking strengthens his naturalistic view against God. His argument proceeds as following. First, whether God is exist or not, according to Hawking, is a valid question in science (Hawking, 2018, p. 59). Second, the natural laws suggest that the universe can pop up by itself, and it is possible that Big Bang is caused by nothing (Hawking, 2018, p. 68). Third, the powerful gravitational pull of a floating black hole ...

Is fascism ipso facto terrorism?


Qusthan Firdaus Suppose there were another bomb exploded in two nightclubs in Bali. Killing 38 Indonesians, 88 Australians and other 20 nationalities. Thereby, being similar to the one happened in 12 October 2002. Yet, the actor were not a Muslim but a white supremacist, extremist or a fascist like Brenton Tarrant (BT) who killed 50 people in Christchurch, New Zealand or Anders Breivik (AB) who slaughtered 77 people in Norway, and suggested that Muslim immigrants should be given a chance to convert ...

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

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

Two Mistakes in Indonesian Ethics Education


Dear fellows, Please find my writing concerning two mistakes in Indonesian ethics education on this link (https://majalah.tempo.co/read/156806/dua-kekeliruan-pendidikan-etika). In case you need the English version, please leave me a message. Enjoy the reading. Best wishes, QF