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The meaning and status of religion of Islam under the Malaysian federal constitution

Md Dahlan, Nuarrual Hilal (2005) The meaning and status of religion of Islam under the Malaysian federal constitution. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan ke-2 PPSPP (PK-2 PPSPP), 5-6 September 2005, UKM Bangi. (Unpublished)

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Islam and its law had played pivotal part in the Malay archipelagos since the 13ths century. Islam then was not only just considered as the religion of the Malays but it was also the source of Malay culture. However after the advent of the British to the Malay states, the functions and status of Islam were only limited to matters concerning personal and family. The political, economic and legal administrations were based on British values and principles. After independence till today, this trend still exists in the Malaysian soil. Yet, Above all, Islam is still being regarded as the religion of the Federation pursuant to article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution. This article will illustrate the meaning, status and functions of Islam in Malaysia by looking into the legal provisions and cases decided in courts in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam, federal constitutions, Malaysia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof Dr Nuarrual Hilal Md Dahlan
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2010 13:03
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2014 06:47

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