Malay perspectives on the Muslim Malay issues in Malaysia

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Abstract

Development and modernization in Malaysia comes with a price. They changed the Malays in almost every aspect pre-dominantly in economical and social aspects. The Malays today are no longer the same Malays once known during the height of Malacca Sultanate. The Malays today are achieving more. Many became great people owning assets, land and intellectual properties; however some issues faced by the Malays in the olden days still exist, as if they have never been dealt with. Issues such as insecurity in regards to land ownership, lack of self-confidence in many areas, and other problems with religion and perception. The gravest challenge now faced by the Malays and the Muslims, is the negative perception and the lowest possible image of them in the eyes of the world. The Malays were said to be lazy and dependent while Muslims were associated with terrorism; perceiving them as people who are intolerant, violent, bigoted and generally disrespectful towards other religions, and worst, as threats to world security and peace. The intense and rapid globalization process has brought together in direct contact various communities, nations and religious faiths, without much filter and buffer mechanisms, giving rise to bewilderment, challenges, threats, prejudices and conflicts. This research note aims to answer misconceptions and to illustrate that Islam is indeed a religion, a way of life that acknowledges and accepts religious diversity in a society, and censures religious discord and conflict.

LanguageEnglish
Pages995-1000
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number6
StatePublished - Apr 2012

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Keywords

  • Dilemmas
  • Issues
  • Malay perspectives
  • Malaysia
  • Muslim Malay

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
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Malay perspectives on the Muslim Malay issues in Malaysia. / Ismail, Ahmad Munawar; Mujani, Wan Kamal.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 6, 04.2012, p. 995-1000.

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