UNDERSTANDING THE MINORITY MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN SINGAPORE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

  • Norhafezah Yusof

Abstract

Based upon interviews with experts in Singapore, this research aimsto investigate the struggle of the Muslim minorities in Singapore interms of Islamic religious sources, practices, and educational values.Competitive religious resources, undervalued Islamic education, andfreedom from fatwa legitimation have shaped the MuslimSingaporean framework in adjusting Muslims’ needs in search forauthentic sources, practice Islamic values, and manage Islamiceducation in the community. Drawing from Turner’s conception onthe space of liminality, this study attempts to understand thechallenges faced by the Muslim minority in Singapore.
Published
2018-01-23
How to Cite
YUSOF, Norhafezah. UNDERSTANDING THE MINORITY MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN SINGAPORE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES. Al-Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), [S.l.], v. 22, n. 2, p. 175-191, jan. 2018. ISSN 1394-6870. Available at: <http://journals.iium.edu.my/shajarah/index.php/shaj/article/view/559>. Date accessed: 22 feb. 2018.
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