Al-Andalusi Asadullah Ali in counter-Atheism

asadullah ali

I have talked to akhi Asadullah Ali al-Andalusi and he has impressive credentials when it comes to Muslim apologetics and comparative religion. This is a brief background of him from what he has told me, and from what is already known publicly. Asadullah is especiality focusing on the ideology of Atheism, which is not common among Muslims.

At present, brother Asadullah Ali is a research fellow for Yaqeen Institute and the founder of the Andalusian Project, an independent research platform for counter-Islamophobia studies.

Asadullah Ali also holds degrees in both Western and Islamic Philosophy and last I checked he is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Islamic Studies as well at Universiti Malaya.

It is of interest to note that al-Andalusi specializes in topics related to the philosophy of science, atheism, terrorism, Islamic political thought and ethics, and other issues surrounding the global Muslim community. He has added on to the discourse of Islam versus materialism and atheism and has no doubt made a lot of contribution to Muslim apologetics in general.

With all these credentials that has been mentioned, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Asadullah Ali al-Andalusi is totally qualified to talk about the topics that I have mentioned.

Malayan General Elections 1955 campaign video

The Prime Minister of Malaysia has announced the dissolution of the Dewan Rakyat this morning, hence paving the way for our 13th general elections which will most likely be held within the month. Sentiments on the ground are blowing away from the current ruling coalition but since this is a history blog, I will not go into that.

The above is a campaign video of the first Malayan general elections in 1955, urging Malayans to go out and vote in the country’s first general elections to elect members of the Federal Legislative Council. At the time, Malaya had not achieved her independence yet — which was declared only in 1957, two years later. Our society has gone a long way since then. Most likely that if such a campaign video were to be played now on our television stations, it will elicit more giggles than succeed in urging anyone to go out and vote.