Current Islamic theological discourse on middle class

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Abstract

The 'class' structure, in particular 'middle class' is a concept that has always been a discussion and debate in the field of the social sciences today. Although Islam does not recognize the existence of classes in the community structure, the study of 'class' structure should be highlighted in order to comprehend this concept from the perspectives of Muslim societies, particularly in Malaysia. Hence, this paper seeks to discuss specifically about the concept of 'class' and 'middle class' in the context of Malay Muslim societies. It finds that there is no special concept for defining the term. Sociologists however, generally use a different approach based on three main areas of political, economic and social development in defining the term.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)973-979
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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Keywords

  • Current
  • Discourse
  • Islam
  • Malay
  • Malaysia
  • Middle class
  • Muslim
  • Theology

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Current Islamic theological discourse on middle class. / Mujani, Wan Kamal; Ya'akub, Noor Inayah; Wan Hussain, Wan Mohd Hirwani; Zainol, Zinatul Ashiqin; Kasri, Allawati.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 6, 04.2012, p. 973-979.

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