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Memahami dan mengurus ekstremisme agama di Malaysia


Mohd Noor, Mansor (2005) Memahami dan mengurus ekstremisme agama di Malaysia. REKAYASA – Journal of Ethics, Legal and Governance, 1. pp. 51-61. ISSN 1823-7169

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Abstract

Discourses on god and religion are opened to manipulation and deviant act by man resulting in misery, tyranny, exploitation and the destruction to his own very life.Studies show that Malaysians may differ from one another by ethnic, culture, and religion but these differences are not primordial or primary in nature and they are bonded together as citizens and have a value concensus on public opinions. Despite this success story in managing a multi-ethnic, culture and religion that produces prosperity and societal well-being in the country, one should be at ease as Malaysian political structure is contradictory in nature.The author believes that we need to understand the meanings, their characteristics, the rasionality and the prevailing motivation as to why religious groups’ act in extremism should be further discussed and explained. The failure to understand this religious imagination which is easily opened to self-centered human manipulation that could lead to the acts of extremism and violence has caused this problem not to be addressed effectively.The author believes that we should empower the individual not only with revealed knowledge but also with a framework of scientific thought in order to understand religion so that prosperity, societal well-being and peace can be guaranteed; and not just a blind follower of others.Religious study thus has to be integrated with social sciences and, especially, the sociology of religion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: revealed knowledge, societal well-being, self-centered human manipulation, sociology of religion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2014 08:40
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2014 08:40
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11957

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