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Examining the role of ‘ulamā in the Islamization process of the Malay World

Abdul Jalil, Mohd Noh and Mohd Nor, Mohd Roslan (2020) Examining the role of ‘ulamā in the Islamization process of the Malay World. Intellectual Discourse, 28 (1). pp. 61-76. ISSN 0128-4878

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Abstract

This article analyses the roles of ‘ulamā’ in propagating the message of Islam in the Malay world. Islam managed to reach many corners of the Malay world in the 17th century. Evidence has indicated that ‘ulamā’ were among those who had participated actively in propagating the messages of Islam to the local people. Classical Malay texts served as the best available records to understand the roles of these ‘ulamā’ at that time. Hence, analysis are made on selected classical Malay texts in order to understand the actual roles played by the ‘ulamā’ in the Malay world at that time in transforming the understanding of the local Malay people from the beliefs in Hindu-Buddhist and animism to Islam. Three significant roles of the ‘ulamā’ at that time have been identified namely propagating knowledge to the local people, religious advisors to the rulers as well as engaging with the non-Muslims.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4150/87887
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam, ‘Ulamā’, Islamization, Malay world, Malay texts
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Noh Abdul Jalil
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2021 17:36
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2021 17:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/87887

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