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Islam And the Malay world: an insight into the assimilation of Islamic values

Ishak, Mohd. Shuhaimi and Abdullah @ Chuah Hock Leng, Osman (2012) Islam And the Malay world: an insight into the assimilation of Islamic values. World Journal of Islamic History and Civilization, 2 (2). 58- 65. ISSN 2225-0883

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The spread of Islam to the Malay World, a term used to refer to the majority of Malay-Muslim dominated nations such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and the minority Malay-Muslim population of Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore and Philippines brought several changes. Before the arrival of Islam the Malay civilisation was characterised by Hindu and Buddhist influence. The impacts of Islamic civilisation from the West Asia to the Malay world are enormous. The Malays then had not only given up their polytheistic belief in many gods to the firm belief in Al-Tawhid, but had changed their life towards Islam. The Malays had fully adopted a life based on Islamic principles as evidenced in social and religious gatherings such as wedding ceremony, kenduri (feast) and doa selamat (acts of thanksgiving to Allah). This paper attempts to highlight the unique relation of Islam and the Malay world through the former’s expansion in terms of religious faith, assimilation of Islamic values in socio-religious life of the people, the roles of Islamic institutions such as mosques and madrasahs.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4676/24522
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam, West Asia, Malay World, Socio-religious life and Islamic Institutions
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Shuhaimi Ishak
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2012 09:40
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 09:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24522

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