Assimilation level of Chinese Muallaf in Kuala Lumpur

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This research set outs to explore the exact level of the social aspect of assimilation between Chinese Muallaf and their Malay counterparts in Kuala Lumpur. It was sure that assimilation in social aspect is a dilemma which Chinese Muallaf face when they convert from their own religion to Islām. It suggests that when these converts begin to practice Islām, their behavior changes in line with the identity of the Malays. This is because Islām equates to Malay in the Malaysian context. Whilst they are welcomed by their Malay counterparts, it is nevertheless hypothesised that they may not assimilate fully into the Malay community. Through this research the social assimilation level of Chinese Muallaf is at the low level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-533
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number4 SPL.ISS. 3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Assimilation
  • Chinese
  • Culture
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Muallaf

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