Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, former Mufti of Perlis, earned a reputation as a popular, and sometimes controversial, public intellectual on the subject of Islam in Malaysia.
This collection on his articles seeks to identify and celebrate the true Islamic essence of simplicity, rationally and justice; and to separate it from superstition, prejudice and taklid (blind adherence)
to self-serving 'religious' leaders.
Among the subjects in this book:
- Are music and entertainment allowed in Islam?
- Why must long distance bus drivers be discourage from fasting?
- Are non-Muslim allowed to enter mosques?
- Did the Prophet Nuh pass to us a recipe of porridge?
- Why are some P. Ramlee lyrics more Islamic than contemporary nasyid songs?