Antara Islam dan Hinduisme di Alam Melayu: Beberapa catatan pengkaji barat

Mohd. Zariat Abdul Rani, (2005) Antara Islam dan Hinduisme di Alam Melayu: Beberapa catatan pengkaji barat. SARI: Jurnal Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, 23 . pp. 67-82. ISSN 0127-2721


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This article is inspired by Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas’s notion on Westerners’ inclinations of their observation of the Malay World. In this context, Al-Attas claims that a majority of Western researchers tend to take for granted the role of Islam. In contrast, they seem to recognize the significant influence of Hinduism in the Malay history and culture. Taking into consideration of Al-Attas’s notion, this article attempts to observe the viewpoints of three Western researchers: N. J. Krom (1950) in De Hindoe-Javaansche Tijd; Bernard H. M. Vlekke (1959) in Nusantara: A History of Indonesia; and J. C. Van Leur (1955) in Indonesia: Trade and Society. Observation on these writings reveals a pattern of inclination in presenting Hinduism as a dominant influence to the Malay culture. This inclination also explains the stance of these writings on Islam, which could not compete with the prominent influence of Hinduism in the Malay World

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Influence; culture; civilization; Malay-Indonesian Archipelago; Malay World
Journal:International Journal of the Malay World and Civilisation (Formerly SARI)
ID Code:1057
Deposited By: Ms. Nor Ilya Othman
Deposited On:09 May 2011 07:57
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:28

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