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Islamic cultures and the manifestation of faith in the Malaysian society

Wan Mohd Ghazali, Wan Norshira (2019) Islamic cultures and the manifestation of faith in the Malaysian society. Other. UNSPECIFIED, Sarawak.

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Abstract

Malaysia’s political system and society o�er interesting frameworks for the exploration of the embedment of Islamic cultures and practices. It is written in the history of the pre-independent Malaya, British recruited Chinese and Indian labourers to support its divide and rule policy. As a result, people were racially, socially, and economically segregated. The situation got bitter when Chinese and Indians were given the rights of citizenship which were perceived by the Malays as a threat to their rights as an inland people. As a compensation, Malay and Islam have been given preferential treatment through special rights and positions which are enshrined in the social contract (Haque, 2003; Yousif, 2004). Hence, as evidenced today, Malaysia consists of a unique blend of history, religions, ethnicities, cultures and politics; with the Malay-Muslim as the dominant group followed by Chinese and Indian along with other ethnic minority groups. Islam has been since designated as the religion of the federation and assigned in the Malay identity and its roles have been expanded to be included in the public society. The study contends that Islam is seen as a key site of ideological struggle to produce a set of hegemonic structures by the state. One of the ways is through the embedment of Islamic practices and values in the Malaysian society in an e�ort to compose Malaysia’s dominant cultures. It is argued that the cultural implications and experiences of Islam has not been speci�cally or substantively addressed, since most research focused on the broader role of Islam in Malaysian politics (The study is carried out in Peninsular Malaysia).

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Additional Information: 7915/83111
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic culture, Islamisation, constructivism, individual conduct, faith
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170.8 Universality of Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.6 Islam and the state
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP176 The five duties of a Moslem. Pillars of Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP176 The five duties of a Moslem. Pillars of Islam

K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP174 Observances and practice of Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Wan Norshira Wan Mohd Ghazali
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2020 13:30
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2020 13:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83111

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