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Islamic revivalism, religious freedom and the non-Muslims in Malaysia: a preliminary discussion

Abdullah, Amini Amir (2003) Islamic revivalism, religious freedom and the non-Muslims in Malaysia: a preliminary discussion. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 11 (2). pp. 119-134. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534

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Abstract

The non-Muslims' responses towards the Islamization policy of the government and Islamic revivalism in Malaysia and their major organisation aims regarding non-Muslims affairs have many things in common. From the questionnaires and interviews, it is possible to summarise the responses of the non-Muslims in Malaysia. Although the Malaysian constitution guarantees the non-Muslims religious freedom and rights, what matters are the actual practices of the Malaysian government and civil servants in implementing the constitutional provisions. The non-Muslims are not convinced about their constitutional rights. Generally, their fear are based on the lack of a clear and open discussion. The non-Muslims sense of insecurity will be increased as long as their rights are denied or neglected. Attempts to Islamize Malaysia will further intensify the non-Muslim's feeling of disadvantage and they will react to fight for their rights.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Islamic revivalism; Religious freedom; Non-Muslims' responses; Islamization policy
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3411
Deposited By: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Deposited On:26 Nov 2009 09:06
Last Modified:11 Sep 2015 15:07

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