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Religion, race and national identity in Malaysian society


Owoyemi, Musa Yusuf and Ahmad Sabri, Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani (2014) Religion, race and national identity in Malaysian society. The Islamic Quarterly, 58 (4). pp. 239-314. ISSN 0021-1842

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Abstract

This paper discuses the issue of religion, ethnicity and national identity with focus specifically on the experience of Islam in a multi-ethnic and multi religious Malaysian state.The main thrust of the paper is that religion plays a very important role in the national identity of a nation and the Malaysian nation despite its multi-religious nature is no exception to this rule.The paper look f the debate about the identification of Malaysia as an Islamic state.Using historical and analytical, methods, this paper establishes that every analysis historical, politically, and socially support this view.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Dr. Musa Yusuf Owoyemi
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 03:36
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 03:36
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/18838

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