Islam in Southeast Asia
Format: Print Book
This general survey of Islam in Southeast Asia is intended to inform, explain and update readers about the more significant aspects of Islam in Southeast Asia, then and now. These include the following: the geographical origins and sources by which the faith spread in this region; the social, economic and political profiles of the Muslim communities; relations between Muslims and non-Muslims and between Muslims and the State; the strands and trends that shapes the role of Islam and the Muslims in the national body politic; and the challenges confronting Muslims in confronting the vicissitudes of their lives in this era of rapid change, characterized by modernization, capitalism, secularization and globalization.
The discussion will begin with an overview of the broad picture of Islam and the Muslims in the region as a whole, covering both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority countries. This will be followed by case-study analysis of Islam and the Muslims in individual countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Given the difficulty of writing on such a complex and contentious topic, this book attempts to present the subject matter in a manner that is sufficiently objective to scholars and yet simple and accessible enough to be readily understood by ordinary readers.
Refer to this link for list of supported app: Click here!
Subjects:Sociology of Religion
Number of Pages: 94
Imprint:Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Publication Date: 39525
We Also Recommend
[eBook]Gender Equality and Diversity in Indonesia: Identifying Progress and Challenges
[eBook]The Dragon’s Underbelly: Dynamics and Dilemmas in Vietnam’s Economy and Politics