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Title: Islamic reform : the conflict between the traditionalists and reformists concerning matters of ʻIbādah in contemporary Malaysia
Author: Man, Saadan
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2004
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This thesis is a study of the conflict between the traditionalists and the reformists in matters of cibadah as a result of the emergence of Islamic reform in Malaysia. This thesis is divided into three major parts. Part One highlights the phenomenon of Islamic reform in general and its emergence and development in Malaysia, while Part Two focuses on the general concept of cibadah. Part Three serves as the most significant part of this study as it highlights the contents of the conflict and its analysis. Part One is divided into two chapters. Chapter One provides an introduction dealing with the notion and terminology of Islamic reform, its brief historical development and some of its basic principles. It provides a basis for an understanding of the development of Islamic reform in Malaysia. Chapter Two reveals the background of the Malay Muslim community which has been an important factor that contributed to the advent of Islamic reform in Malaysia. It then discusses briefly the historical development of Islamic reform in Malaysia from its early days of emergence until the present day. The basic ideas which contributed to the growth of the conflict which involved the traditionalists and the reformists are also studied in this chapter. Part Two comprises one chapter, i.e. Chapter Three. This chapter turns to the subject of the conflict, viz. cibadah. It explores the basic idea of cibadah, its concept, principles, relationship with the past forms of cibadah, its system and status in Islam. This chapter provides a basis for further understanding of the conflict between the traditionalists and the reformists discussed in the next chapter. Part Three consists of two chapters, i.e. Chapter Four and Chapter Five. Chapter Four reveals in detail the content of the conflict between the two rivals in the realm of cibadah. It explores their respective standpoints as well as their argumentations on specific disputed issues. Chapter Five analyses the conflict between the two parties by studying the major reasons for the conflict and its impact upon the Malay Muslim community. It also views the future of conflict and suggests possible formulas in managing the conflict.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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