• Wed 9 Dhul Qidah 1443AH 8-6-2022AD

TikTok Challenges

Insider, “Teenagers in Indonesia are jumping in front of moving trucks for a TikTok challenge, according to local reports. At least two have died doing so.”, 8 June 2022...

Ma’arif

SCMP, Why Indonesians of different faiths are mourning Ahmad Syafi’i Ma’arif, the Islamic scholar who preached ‘co-existence’ over tolerance “Ahmad Syafi’i Ma’arif, who passed away on May 27 at...

Iran internet

Kourosh Ziabari, Foreign Policy, ‘Iran’s Leaders Are Scared of the Internet’, 6 June 2022 “It is expected that in the final stage of the law’s implementation, still being pondered...

‘Cyber Muslims’ book

The ‘Cyber Muslims’ book is out now. My chapter is entitled ‘The Net Imam Effect’. Robert Rozehnal (editor), Cyber Muslims: Mapping Islamic Digital Media in the Internet Age. Bloomsbury...

MENA FinTech

Alvin R. Cabral, The National, Demand and public initiatives ‘to drive digital payments in Mena’ , 31 May 2022 “Consumer demand and government initiatives will boost the Middle East...

Bilveer Singh, The Diplomat, The Somad Affair and Singapore’s Battle Against Religious Extremism, 31 May 2022 “In protest against Somad’s deportation, the preacher’s supporters took to the social media...