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Studies on interfaith relations: latest input for Authority Management Review (AMR) in Malaysia

Syed Ismail al-Qudsy, Sharifah Hayaati and Abdul Majid, Mahmood Zuhdi and Yousif, Ahmed F and Abdullah @ Chuah Hock Leng, Osman and Abdul Mutalib, Marina Munira (2016) Studies on interfaith relations: latest input for Authority Management Review (AMR) in Malaysia. Journal of Religious & Theological Information, 15 (1-2). pp. 47-59. ISSN 1047-7845

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Abstract

Malaysia is a multi-religious society with 28.3 million people. The country had succeeded in managing religious diversity for almost fifty-seven years. This includes the promotion of interfaith relationships granted under the right to religious freedom, which is protected by the State. There are, however, emerging interfaith challenges, including conversion from one faith to another and reversion back to the original faith, these types of challenges appearing especially in the early millennium. This article reviews the ten latest research studies on interfaith issues in Malaysia and identifies useful themes for authority in exercising management review. Using the content analysis method, this study found that there are several important managerial aspects to be taken into serious consideration, including setting clear parameters for freedom of religion in Malaysia, clear procedures for managing religious conflict, managing faith with respect, and effectively promoting media advocacy. The findings also give insights on the development of interfaith studies in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4626/50821
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interfaith, Malaysia, Authority Management Review, Muslims
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170.85 Da'wah. Mission of Islam. Summons, invitation, etc.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Aassociate Professor Osman Abdullah @ Chuah Hock Leng
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2016 09:52
Last Modified: 23 May 2018 10:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50821

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