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From Makkah to Bukit Kamang?: the moderate versus radical reforms in West Sumatra (ca.1784-1819)

Zakariya, Hafiz and Salleh, Mohd Afandi (2011) From Makkah to Bukit Kamang?: the moderate versus radical reforms in West Sumatra (ca.1784-1819). International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1 (14). pp. 195-203. ISSN 2221-0989 (O), 2220-8488 (P)

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Abstract

This study provides a narrative account of the moderate and radical Islah (reform) movements in West Sumatra from 1784-1819. Islah movement at the end of the eighteenth century emerged in response to the peculiar problems confronting the society. Tuanku Nan Tua, the most prominent Islamic scholar in Minangkabau spearheaded this movement by calling people back to shariah peacefully. However, some of his students who were discontent with his peaceful method of reform formed a radical movement. In view of the Padri movement’s militancy and adherence to the strict form of Islam, most of popular literature claims that it was influenced by the “Wahhabi” although there is little historical evidence supporting such contestation.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1984/1448
Uncontrolled Keywords: radical reforms; West Sumatra
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Dr Hafiz Zakariya
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2011 09:59
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 23:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1448

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