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The role of Chinese Muslims in Islamisation of Malaysia: expectations and challenges

Mahmud, Mek Wok and Shah Haneef, Sayed Sikandar and Fatah Yasin, Raudlotul Firdaus (2018) The role of Chinese Muslims in Islamisation of Malaysia: expectations and challenges. In: Contemporary Issues on Islamic Thought. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 62-86. ISBN 9789674910082

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Reversion to Islam while opening golden opportunities for a revert in terms of divine guidance and spiritual salvation is coming with somewhat insurmountable challenges in terms of Islamization of the self, family and contributions to the overall development of Malaysia as a multi-religious country. This is especially so when Islam as an official religion has made the issue of Islamization of the Malaysian society and its systems amongst the pivotal national agendas in the country. As to what is the role of Chinese Muslims (reverts) in the process, studies, among others, have purported to present the statistics about their share in socioeconomic development. Similarly, empirical studies point to the odds faced by this community at personal, family and community levels in their path for transition to the full Islamic way of life. To the presenters of this paper, however, the macro dimension of what it means to become a Muslim which is essential for adjustment to the Islamic requirements has not been sufficiently high-lighted in discourses in the area. Accordingly, this paper presents the position statements on Islamic expectations from Chinese reverts with the purpose of motivating them to achieve greater things in the area of Islamization of their community and the nation to the effect.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 717/63751
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chinese Muslims; Islamization; Malaysia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP190.5 Islamization of Knowledge
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Raudlotul Firdaus Fatah Yasin
Date Deposited: 23 May 2018 10:25
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019 08:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63751

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