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Religious liberalism in sisters in Islam discourse: An analysis on identification

Nordin, Munif Zariruddin Fikri and Abdullah, Suhanim and Mansor, Marzalina (2012) Religious liberalism in sisters in Islam discourse: An analysis on identification. In: International Conference on Social Science Research ( ICSSR 2013), 4-5 June 2013, Penang, MALAYSIA..

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Liberalism supported and strived by Sisters In Islam (SIS) aims to bring changes of thought to the Muslim society.But the changes are against the mainstream thought of Muslim in Malaysia.This paper aims to identify religious liberalism found in Sisters in Islam (SIS) Discourse in Malaysia. The research is based on textual analysis.It main focus is to analyse religious discourse and after that explain, interpret and discuss the elements of religious liberalism in SIS Discourse.The texts that have been analysed are articles on Islamic laws, feminism and individual freedom written by SIS in Malay Language from 2006-2009.The texts had been analysed using ahsan al-qawl (selection of the best words) approach.The results show that there are characteristics of religious liberalism in the identification of SIS such as to uphold liberalism, to struggle for thought reformation, to criticize syariah laws, to criticize fatwa, to urge for laws reformation and to fight for freedom of speech.The result helps to increase the understanding among muslim about the dangerous of religious liberalism in SIS Discourse.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: e-ISBN 978-967-11768-1-8 Organized by WorldConferences.net
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 09:13
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2013 09:13
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9325

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