By Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir,Alexius A. Pereira,Bryan S. Turner
This booklet examines Muslims in Singapore, analysing their behavior, practices and tendencies in the direction of daily life, and likewise their function in the broader framework of the secularist Singapore nation and the cultural dominance of its chinese language elite, who're predominantly Buddhist and Christian. Singapore has a hugely strange method of problems with non secular range and multiculturalism, adopting a coverage of intentionally ‘managing religions’ - together with Islam - in an try and in achieving orderly and harmonious kinfolk among diverse racial and non secular teams. This has encompassed implicit and particular rules of containment and ‘enclavement’ of Muslims, and likewise the extra confident coverage of ‘upgrading’ Muslims via paternalist options of schooling, education and development, together with the modernisation of madrassah schooling in either content material and orientation. This e-book examines how the program has operated in perform, and evaluates its successes and screw ups. specifically, it explores the attitudes and reactions of Muslims themselves throughout all spheres of way of life, together with eating and retaining halal-vigilance; schooling and get dressed code; and practices of courtship, intercourse and marriage. It additionally considers the influence of wider overseas advancements, together with September 11, worry of terrorism and the linked stigmatization of Muslims; and advancements inside of Southeast Asia resembling the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist assaults and the Islamization of Malaysia and Indonesia. This research has extra normal implications for political innovations and public guidelines in multicultural societies which are deeply divided alongside ethno-religious lines.
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Muslims in Singapore: Piety, politics and policies (Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series) by Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir,Alexius A. Pereira,Bryan S. Turner