The importance of the Indian Muslim community to the economic development of the Malay society in Malaysia

Wan Kamal Mujani, Mohd Irman Mohd Abd Nasir, Azmi Aziz, Ahmad Munawar Ismail, Abdul Qayyum Abdul Razak, Allawati Kasri, Noor Inayah Yaakub, Ermy Azziaty Rozali

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Malaysia is a Muslim country, thus studies on the unity of the 'ummah' in Malaysia involving multiethnicity needs to be emphasized. The bigger Muslim ethnic groups such as the Indian Muslim, Chinese Muslim and Malays have the potential to form a Muslim middle class and contribute to national development. However, sociological studies regarding them are lacking in Malaysia, particularly in the economic context. For example, studies on the Indian Muslim community are mainly focused on the political scope and not enough on their economic achievement. Thus, discussion in this article focuses on the economic activities generally ventured into by the Indian Muslim community today. The research objective is to generally identify the history of their arrival and the economic activities they are involved in today. The final objective is to evaluate the extent of importance that the Indian Muslim community has to the current economic developmnet of the Malay society. This research uses qualitative methodology with certain methods such as observation, document analysis and interview. The research finds that the Indian Muslim community has contributed largely to economic development and is an important asset to Malaysia in the context of a Muslim nation.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1354-1360
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Economic development
  • Indian Muslim
  • Malay society
  • Malaysia

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The importance of the Indian Muslim community to the economic development of the Malay society in Malaysia. / Mujani, Wan Kamal; Mohd Abd Nasir, Mohd Irman; Aziz, Azmi; Ismail, Ahmad Munawar; Abdul Razak, Abdul Qayyum; Kasri, Allawati; Yaakub, Noor Inayah; Rozali, Ermy Azziaty.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 8, 2012, p. 1354-1360.

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