UNDERSTANDING THE MINORITY MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN SINGAPORE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

  • Norhafezah Yusof
Keywords: Muslim, Singapore, minority, liminality, Islamic education

Abstract

Based upon interviews with experts in Singapore, this research aims
to investigate the struggle of the Muslim minorities in Singapore in
terms of Islamic religious sources, practices, and educational values.
Competitive religious resources, undervalued Islamic education, and
freedom from fatwa legitimation have shaped the Muslim
Singaporean framework in adjusting Muslims’ needs in search for
authentic sources, practice Islamic values, and manage Islamic
education in the community. Drawing from Turner’s conception on
the space of liminality, this study attempts to understand the
challenges faced by the Muslim minority in Singapore.

Published
2018-01-23
Section
ARTICLES