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A survey on Japanese policy on Islam and Muslim community in Malaysia

Mansor Majdin, Mohamad Firdaus and Fathil, Fauziah (2018) A survey on Japanese policy on Islam and Muslim community in Malaysia. Journal of Islamic, Social, Economics and Development, 3 (8). pp. 27-40.

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Japanese occupation of Malaya is considered to be a departure point in Malaysian history which marked a shift of colonial rule from British to Japanese. In the context of Malaya, following the successful Japanese subjugation of the land in February 1942, the High Command in Tokyo had issued a number of directives to be implemented in the occupied areas including Malaya. The High Command in Tokyo, among others had specified that regional commanders need to respect the indigenous’ religion and folk customs in the occupied areas. As far as Islam is concerned, the Japanese Military Administration in Malaya seemed to have departed from Tokyo’s orders in its dealing with Islam and Malay-Muslims as a whole. It seemed that the Japanese had no well-planned policy on Islam and Malay-Muslims in Malaya, nor were they sensitive to Islam and relevant issues concerning Islam and Muslims in the country. Rather, Islam was used in various occasions for propaganda purposes in order to mobilize popular support towards Japanese rule.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2107/63487
Uncontrolled Keywords: Japanese occupation, Islam, Malay-Muslims, Malaya, policy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H51 History
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Dr. Fauziah Fathil
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 11:28
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 11:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63487

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