Social integration level of Chinese Muallaf in Malaysia

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This research set outs to explore the exact level of the social aspect of integration between Chinese Muallaf and their Malay counterparts in Malaysia. It was sure that integration in social aspect becomes dilemma when the Muallaf convert from their own religion to Islam. It suggests that when these converts begin to practise Islam, their behaviour changes in line with the identity of the Malays. This is because Islam equates to Malay in the Malaysian context. Whilst they are welcomed by their Malay counterparts, it is nevertheless hypothesised that they may not integrate fully into the Malay culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalSocial Sciences (Pakistan)
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Fingerprint

social integration
Islam
Malaysia
Religion

Keywords

  • Chinese muallaf
  • Integration
  • Malays
  • Malaysia
  • Social

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

Cite this

Social integration level of Chinese Muallaf in Malaysia. / Muhamat @ Kawangit, Razaleigh.

In: Social Sciences (Pakistan), Vol. 10, No. 1, 2015, p. 1-5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{195b3f57cc65404fb886bd333477d2da,
title = "Social integration level of Chinese Muallaf in Malaysia",
abstract = "This research set outs to explore the exact level of the social aspect of integration between Chinese Muallaf and their Malay counterparts in Malaysia. It was sure that integration in social aspect becomes dilemma when the Muallaf convert from their own religion to Islam. It suggests that when these converts begin to practise Islam, their behaviour changes in line with the identity of the Malays. This is because Islam equates to Malay in the Malaysian context. Whilst they are welcomed by their Malay counterparts, it is nevertheless hypothesised that they may not integrate fully into the Malay culture.",
keywords = "Chinese muallaf, Integration, Malays, Malaysia, Social",
author = "{Muhamat @ Kawangit}, Razaleigh",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.3923/sscience.2015.1.5",
language = "English",
volume = "10",
pages = "1--5",
journal = "Social Sciences (Pakistan)",
issn = "1818-5800",
publisher = "Medwell Publishing",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Social integration level of Chinese Muallaf in Malaysia

AU - Muhamat @ Kawangit, Razaleigh

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - This research set outs to explore the exact level of the social aspect of integration between Chinese Muallaf and their Malay counterparts in Malaysia. It was sure that integration in social aspect becomes dilemma when the Muallaf convert from their own religion to Islam. It suggests that when these converts begin to practise Islam, their behaviour changes in line with the identity of the Malays. This is because Islam equates to Malay in the Malaysian context. Whilst they are welcomed by their Malay counterparts, it is nevertheless hypothesised that they may not integrate fully into the Malay culture.

AB - This research set outs to explore the exact level of the social aspect of integration between Chinese Muallaf and their Malay counterparts in Malaysia. It was sure that integration in social aspect becomes dilemma when the Muallaf convert from their own religion to Islam. It suggests that when these converts begin to practise Islam, their behaviour changes in line with the identity of the Malays. This is because Islam equates to Malay in the Malaysian context. Whilst they are welcomed by their Malay counterparts, it is nevertheless hypothesised that they may not integrate fully into the Malay culture.

KW - Chinese muallaf

KW - Integration

KW - Malays

KW - Malaysia

KW - Social

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84911866924&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84911866924&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3923/sscience.2015.1.5

DO - 10.3923/sscience.2015.1.5

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84911866924

VL - 10

SP - 1

EP - 5

JO - Social Sciences (Pakistan)

JF - Social Sciences (Pakistan)

SN - 1818-5800

IS - 1

ER -