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The roles of the Malay in the process of Islamization of the Malay World: a preliminary study

Abdul Jalil, Mohd. Noh (2015) The roles of the Malay in the process of Islamization of the Malay World: a preliminary study. International Journal of Nusantara Islam, 2 (2). pp. 11-20. ISSN 2252-5904 E-ISSN 2355-651X

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Abstract

This paper will deal with problems concerning issues and theories of Islamization of the Malay world, with particular reference to the absence of the important element in these theories, which is the role and contribution of the Malays towards the process of Islamization in this region. Furthermore, there will be a discussion of the problem of generalization of existing theories, as well as issues concerning the limited amount of local evidence to support these theories. Sources for this analysis will be taken from studies of inscriptions, as well as early Malay texts, religious and non-religious texts. Comparison between the existing theories and direct and indirect evidence from sources will be used to elaborate on this matter. The ability of the early Malays to adopt and adapt foreign practices suggests that they also contributed to the entire process of Islamization of the Malay world one way or the other.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4150/54119
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Noh Abdul Jalil
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2017 05:31
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 08:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54119

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