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  Islam in Malaysia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sunni Islam of the Shafi'i sect is the form legal in Malaysia.
Islam with elements of Shamanism is still common in rural Malaysia.
Islam is central to and dominant in Malay culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islam_in_Malaysia   (1437 words)

 Islam in Malaysia
In Islam there was no discrimination, or division on the basis of colour, class tribal affiliation, race, homeland and birthplace, all of which gave rise to problems.
Islam in the Malay Archipelago in general and Malaysia in particular follows the Shafie Mazhab.
Strict adherence to Islam was not so firm or so uniform throughout Peninsular Malaya particularly as the education policy gave advancement in the British system to those educated in colonial schools.
www.islamawareness.net /Asia/Malaysia/ismy.html   (1777 words)

 Islam and Politics in Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Islamic movement in Malaysia comprises various individuals and groups who, while sharing a common belief in the centrality of Islamic values to social progress, differ markedly in their answers to the question of what constitute a contemporary Islamic society, and in the strategies they adopt for the realization of this society.
The choice of Islam as a fundamental criterion for Malayness set MNP apart from UMNO, and soon became a defining element in the evolution of its identity.
Malaysia is very likely to be able to pull itself through the rough economic terrain in the foreseeable future, but it could find itself down the road faced with a serious political crisis should the privileged elites surrounding Mahathir become entrenched in power.
home.att.net /~louaysafi/articles/2000/malaysia.htm   (2600 words)

 malaysia-2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Malaysia has since maintained a delicate ethno-political balance, with a system of government that has attempted to combine overall economic development with political and economic policies that favour Bumiputras, the native population which includes the majority Malays.
In terms of agriculture, Malaysia is the world's primary exporter of natural rubber and palm oil, which together with saw logs and sawn timber, cocoa, pepper, pineapple and tobacco dominate the growth of the sector.
Malaysia was once the world's largest producer of tin until the collapse of the tin market in the early 1980s.
malaysia-2.blogspot.com   (6002 words)

 Malaysia (09/05)
Malaysia's population of 25.6 million (2004) continues to grow at a rate of 2.0% per annum; about 32.8% of the population is under the age of 15.
Conversion of the Malays to Islam, beginning in the early 14th century, accelerated with the rise of the state of Malacca under the rule of a Muslim prince in the 15th century.
Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, nominally headed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong ("paramount ruler"), customarily referred to as the king.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2777.htm   (3386 words)

 yax-390 Islam in Malaysia
Islam in Malaysia: the modern, the foreign and the traditional
Islam is the official religion in Malaysia and some two-thirds of Malaysians are adherents.
In Singapore, because Islam is a minority religion, because our government dislikes religious issues taking forestage in the media or on the streets, preferring it kept within mosques, churches or temples, we rarely get the chance to spot such interesting exemplars of our time.
www.yawningbread.org /arch_2004/yax-390.htm   (1257 words)

 Islam in China
The Chinese emperor Yung-Wei respected the teachings of Islam and considered it to be compatible with the teachings of Confucius.
According to the traditions of Chinese Muslims, this event is considered to be the birth of Islam in China.
Although the emperor of the time, Yung-Wei, found Islam to be a bit too restrictive for his taste, he respected its teachings and considered it to be compatible with the teachings of Confucius.
members.tripod.com /worldupdates/islamintheworld/id3.htm   (1758 words)

 Human Rights Watch World Report 2001: Malaysia: Human Rights Developments
Although Malaysia's ruling coalition, dominated by the United Malay National Organization (UMNO), maintained its two-thirds majority in parliament, it lost significant ethnic Malay support as a result of Anwar's controversial prosecutions.
Anwar's principal counsel, Karpal Singh, was one of four individuals charged in January with violating the Sedition Act, a colonial-era law that criminalizes any speech deemed to have a "seditious tendency," regardless of the speaker's intent and the statement's veracity.
Malaysia continued its policy of detaining and expelling persons recognized as refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and continued to deny UNHCR permission to visit immigration detention camps where refugees were detained.
www.hrw.org /wr2k1/asia/malaysia.html   (1788 words)

 USATODAY.com - In Malaysia, 'Islamic civilization' is promoted   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — In a remote village that locals call the Sky Kingdom, Malaysian villagers revere a giant teapot and follow the teachings of an illiterate 61-year-old man who claims to be the reincarnation of holy figures from the world's major religions.
By demanding the right to leave Islam and follow their local guru, they have put themselves at the center of a larger debate over what kind of country Malaysia is going to be and whether this majority Muslim society will allow the freedom of worship enshrined in its constitution.
To the United States, a victory for moderate Islam in Malaysia and beyond would be a victory in the war on Islamic terrorism and its sources.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-11-03-malaysia-islam_x.htm   (1289 words)

 Islam, Terrorism and Malaysia's Response - The Honorable Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad - Southeast Asia Speeches - ...
Clearly Islam the religion is not the cause of terrorism.
Islam, as I said, is a religion of peace.
Malaysia's response to the latest manifestation of terrorism is not only to act against our own potential terrorists, but to seek to define terrorism and terrorists so that there is no ambiguity and everyone will be able to fight against them.
www.asiasociety.org /speeches/mahathir.html   (1662 words)

 Ditch the raft: In a Muslim Nation: Travelling Malaysia part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Malaysia, a country comprised of a peninsula shared with Thailand to the north and the northern end of an island shared with Indonesia, is officially a Muslim nation but is also home to large Chinese and Indian populations with a variety of faiths, including Buddhism of every sect, Christianity, and Hinduism.
However, one of my last experiences in Malaysia was being arrested by religious police and kept overnight in a police station for the 'crime' of sitting on a park bench with my wife-to-be.
Islam, Emptiness and RealisationThe post was written in response to a long series of contributions to a Buddhist list which had a very negative and rigid view of the 'evils' of Islam.
ditchtheraft.blogspot.com /2004/09/in-muslim-nation-travelling-malaysia.html   (2464 words)

 Muslim WakeUp! Malaysia’s Home-Grown Taliban: Is this the future of ‘Moderate’ Islam in Malaysia? (Part II)
Islam was politicised as a result of the Islamisation race between UMNO and PAS (Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party).
The non-Muslims of Malaysia have every right to comment on the conduct, practice and development of normative Islam in Malaysia as it has a direct impact on both their private lives as well as their daily conduct and relations with Muslims.
It would entail going back to the universal, humanist fundamentals of Islam which is a common feature of all religions, and it would mean trying to develop an open, dynamic and pluralist approach to the faith that rescues it from the clutches of narrow communitarian politics.
www.muslimwakeup.com /main/archives/2005/02/malaysias_homeg_1.php   (2441 words)

 Spero News | Once taboo, Islam turns hot topic in Malaysia
Islam tops Malaysia's long list of "sensitive subjects" that are forbidden from being raised in public but, over the last two weeks, it is as if nothing else can be discussed.
Badawi's brand of tolerant Islam or ‘Islam Hadhari' took a beating as people question the wide gulf between his moderate leanings and the fanaticism of the Islamic authorities that, gained strength under Mahathir's 22-year rule.
In Islam, force burial of a person who is a non-muslim to a islamic way is a sin.
www.speroforum.com /site/article.asp?idCategory=33&idsub=122&id=2350   (1445 words)

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As Islam is the religion of the Federation the Shariah as based on the Quran and Sunnah must be enforced in the Federation and it should be provided that any law which is inconsistent with the Holy Quran and the Sunnah shall be void to the extent of such inconsistency.
Malaysia is problematic in that we are building a civil society presence only in recent years, with observers citing the sacking of former Deputy prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim in September 1998, as a possible milestone to that “transformative, deliberative politics”  present in a robust civil society.
As Islam is religion of the Federation and as the Constitution is supreme law, the death penalty in question has to be measured by Islamic law and thereby void.
www.law.emory.edu /ihr/wrkpaper/s_ahmad.doc   (14992 words)

 The advent of Islam (from Malaysia) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The advent of Islam (from Malaysia) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
By the late classical period a new religion, Islam, was filtering quietly into the region from outside, carried chiefly by Arab and Indian merchants.
A nation of Southeast Asia, Malaysia consists of two components: peninsular Malaysia, which is part of mainland Southeast Asia, and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-52555   (788 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Malaysia warns of Islam-West chasm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Islam and Muslims are linked to all that is negative and backward," said Abdullah, whose country heads the 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
It was the first mass rally in Malaysia against the cartoons, and came a day after Abdullah ordered the closure of a local newspaper, the Sarawak Tribune, which reprinted the caricatures - the only paper in mainly-Muslim Malaysia to do so.
Malaysia has also slapped a blanket ban on circulating or even possessing cartoons of the prophet.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/5D1C50CB-9287-435B-B703-D1371E292F66.htm   (653 words)

 Asia Times - News and analysis from throughout Southeast Asia
Even Jemaah Islamiya Malaysia (JIM), a relative latecomer that believes in advancing its Islamic cause slowly, with roots that trace back to the establishment of the Islamic Representative Council (IRC) in the United Kingdom in 1974, is no exception.
Al-Maunah and KMM are not impervious to the use of violence to challenge the secular existence of the state head-on; the former even staged two arms heists in 1999 to further its goals.
Some have therefore sought to compensate any perceived inadequacy in Malaysia, by joining groups such as JI and Jamaah Tabligh; the latter is strictly non-political, and seeks to live according to the habits and practices of the Prophet Mohammed, sometimes by spending 40 days and nights in the mosque.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Southeast_Asia/FG09Ae04.html   (1157 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo joined the Federation.
Malaysia, a middle-income country, transformed itself from 1971 through the late 1990s from a producer of raw materials into an emerging multi-sector economy.
Malaysia "unpegged" the ringgit from the US dollar in 2005, but so far there has been little movement in the exchange rate.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/print/my.html   (1433 words)

 Scandal-Hit Bank Islam Malaysia Declares Huge Losses
Bank Islam shareholders, in an effort to restructure the institution, are in negotiations with various entities — both local and international.
Bank Islam had a reputation in the market for being the spoilt child of the Malaysian Ministry of Finance; and the perception of the bank was more of a Muslim financial fraternity or government development financial institution.
Bank Islam was losing key managers over the last 15 years because of the sheer inertia, lack of ambition and internal controls at the institution for many years.
www.arabnews.com /?page=6§ion=0&article=74908&d=19&m=12&y=2005   (849 words)

Malaysia is on the Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia.
Malaysia's new prime minister, Abdullah Badawi, has a more statesmanlike reputation, and in his first year in office he made headway on reducing corruption and instituting reforms.
Malaysia's high court overturned Anwar's sodomy conviction in Sept. 2004, and the former deputy prime minister was released after serving six years in prison.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107751.html   (1036 words)

 BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Special | Have Your Say Special | Malaysia's discussions on Islam's future
Looking at the conference programme a cynic might have suggested that Malaysia had gathered together bright young Muslims from around the world to have a succession of elderly Malaysians lecture them on what a wonderful place Malaysia is.
No, these were potential leaders of the Islamic world in Malaysia's own image, mainstream, inclusive of other faiths and engaged in the modern world.
It is strange that Malaysia should be sighted as being an ideal - considering its record of human rights abuse, dubious press and quasi-dictatorship.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/talking_point/special/islam/3152328.stm   (1292 words)

 Islam :: Malaysia to Ban Divorces Via E-Mail, Fax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Cell phone text messages, e-mails and faxes may be a boon to modern life, but they won't be acceptable ways for Malaysian men to start Islamic divorces.
Last week's ruling by an Islamic judge in Malaysia dissolving a marriage after the wife was notified by text message angered women's groups, which said that process is demeaning.
About two-thirds of Malaysia's 23 million people are Muslims and subject to the country's generally Islamic laws as well as secular laws.
www.religionnewsblog.com /00003880-.html   (463 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In statements to IslamOnline.net, the Party Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS), the main opposition party in Malaysia, expected snap polls to be held on 17th March, during the school holidays.
Rumors were already circulating in Malaysia that the next general elections would be held during the school holidays, slated for March 13-31.
Across Malaysia, banners and flags belonging to the respective political parties can be seen in the streets and even on some houses giving a true atmosphere of elections in the country.
www.islam-online.net /English/News/2004-03/03/article02.shtml   (745 words)

 [A-List] Malaysia: Parti Islam SeMalaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A delegation from the conservative party visited Istanbul on a two-fold mission to congratulate Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the victory of his Justice and Development Party in the polls and to find out how the Islamic party had won over an electorate in a secular nation.
We have to be direct with the people." Still, he said the party should tone down its rhetoric and focus on broad-based issues that would appeal to all Malaysians, not just Muslims.
We know that only if we get the support from non-Muslims can we govern Malaysia one day." The PAS leader said an important lesson gleaned from the Turkish election was the importance of having a charismatic leader who could attract support from all segments of society.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2002-December/022108.html   (485 words)

 Malaysia-Islam and Middle East
Malaysia by Mark Moxon: Mark Moxon is a travel writer and this site presents his articles, observations, and experiences while traveling in Malaysia.
Malaysia's Culture: This is another general site on the people, culture, and religions of Malaysia.
Windows to Malaysia: This is another general site devoted to the culture, history, and government of Malaysia, and a link to "places of interest" in the country
www.ou.edu /mideast/country/malaysia.htm   (539 words)

 Malaysia PM: Arm Islam, Fight Jews - CBS News
Malaysia, a moderate, mostly Muslim nation in Southeast Asia, has long been a longtime critic of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and of U.S. policy in the Middle East, including the war in Iraq and its strong backing of the Jewish state.
Washington was angered over a speech he made in February, as host of the Non-Aligned Movement of 117 countries, in which he described the looming war against Iraq as racist.
Malaysia resisted inviting the U.S.-picked Iraqi Governing Council, describing it as a puppet of American occupation, but Arab countries who had already recognized the body prevailed and its representatives are here.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/10/17/world/main578564.shtml   (981 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia: Islam and multi-culturalism
In the 1980s and 1990s, Malaysia's course was charted by its ambitious Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad.
The group she helped to found in the 1980s, Sisters in Islam, seeks to defend women's rights within the framework of Islam.
She and her colleagues are not the only ones opposed to Pas' brand of conservative Islam.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4232451.stm   (586 words)

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