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Guest post: Islamist conservatism in Malaysia

By Mon, Dec 09, 2013 9:06AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

By Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid, New Mandala The transmission of Islam in the Malay-Indonesian world remains entrenched in history as one of the foremost examples of peaceful proselytisation of religion on a trans-continental scale. So successful was the continuous process from around the 13th to the 16th century, that the Islamic faith (agama) became comfortably embedded...

Malaysia: Islamic councils want guidelines on interaction with non-Muslims

By Tue, Feb 21, 2012 7:05PM UTC 4 Comments

Malaysia’s Islamic council has proposed that the government should draw up guidelines to regulate interaction between Muslims and non-Muslims, to avoid confusion between the two groups on conduct during religious celebrations. This is on top of guidelines that are already in existence on how Muslims should conduct themselves during non-Muslim religious festivals. The country’s Islamic...