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An overview towards the existence struggle in religious and cultural pluralism: Malaysia experience

Kayadibi, Saim (2016) An overview towards the existence struggle in religious and cultural pluralism: Malaysia experience. Journal of History Culture and Art Research, 5 (3). pp. 93-128. ISSN 2147-0626

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Malaysia with its socio-cultural structure is one of the rare unity that can exemplify many countries because of her ability to live in peace and tranquillity with multi-religious, multilingual and multicultural societies. Considering this multi-culturalism, multi-religion and multi-lingual as a wealth, thus they are struggling together to create a strong society. In many fields such as Islamic economy, banking, and halal food, she is able to play a pioneering role in the application of Islamic law in a modern state, yet it has many momentous works in the race to become a central country. In terms of historical experience, with her strategical position, Malaysia has been the centre of serious occupations, thus it has been struggling to get rid of the traces of many colonial states, colonial psychology and trying to wrap their wounds. Despite the bitter memories of the colonial countries in the past, brotherly and friendly aids she has seen from the Ottoman State left a firm mark on the depths of her memory. Now, it’s struggling to carry together with different ethnic structures to the future in harmony and peace in which she has a model structure that can set an example for other countries. However, trying to compare Malaysia with Turkey may cause incorrect consequences. It is unthinkable comparing Turkey, which has no colonial past and has a relatively low population of non-Muslims, with Malaysia. In this article, Malaysia will be taken as an example while Muslims are examined in highly religious societies and their lives, historical and social stages, whether there are any problems in the practices of religious life, in order to create a national consciousness what kind of strategies have been developed, through a holistic approach the problems, and their solutions will be discussed. Keywords: Malaysia Experience; Religious and Cultural Pluralism; National Consciousness; Multi-law system; Islamic Banking; Halal Food.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6485/52948
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM621 Culture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saim Kayadibi
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2016 15:04
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2017 10:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52948

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