Universalising Islam in Malaysia

iic1by Hew Wai Weng

in the Malay Mail [Full Text].

“In the past, ethnic Chinese who became Muslims were assumed to lose their Chinese cultural identity and become “Malay”. The recent emergence of Chinese Muslim cultural identities, which combine both Chinese cultural symbols and Islamic messages have challenged this widely held perception that “Chineseness” and Islam are incompatible.”

[Photo: Islamic Information Center, Kuching]

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