Containing Muslim extremism and radicalism

Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud, (2010) Containing Muslim extremism and radicalism. SARI: Jurnal Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, 28 (1). pp. 241-252. ISSN 0127-2721


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This article argues that wars, atrocities, radicalism and extremism have been caused by many interrelated external socio-economic, political and ethnic factors, even though religious communities are involved. However, internal factors such as the role of religious education, are instrumental in understanding religious radicalism and extremism, including among some Muslims. This article also elucidates the dual nature of Islamic religiosity in Asia i.e. its manifested diversity and underlying unity, traces Muslim historical treatment of religious extremism, and suggests that certain methodological and doctrinal aspects of contemporary Islamic education may have contributed to an extremist outlook and behavior. It offers a few specific and practical recommendations involving the external and internal factors to significantly reduce the phenomena of extremism among Muslims, especially in Asia

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Radicalism; extremism; external factor; internal factor; contemporary Islamic education
Journal:International Journal of the Malay World and Civilisation (Formerly SARI)
ID Code:2416
Deposited By: Ms. Nor Ilya Othman
Deposited On:02 Aug 2011 02:20
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:31

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