Vol. 7, No. 3, AHMAD FAUZI Abdul Hamid

Contents>> Vol. 7, No. 3 Shifting Trends of Islamism and Islamist Practices in Malaysia, 1957–2017 Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid* *School of Distance Education and Centre for Policy Research and International Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia e-mail: afauzi[at]usm.my DOI: 10.20495/seas.7.3_363 This article seeks to analyze the evolving development and contestations regarding the interplay of Islam and politics in Malaysia’s public space for a period of 60 years (1957–2017) since its independence as a nation-state. A crucial element in this discourse is the official position of Islam as the “religion of the federation” in the Malaysian Constitution, which simultaneously guarantees the freedom of other religions embraced by almost half of […]

Vol. 4, No. 2, Feener

Contents>> Vol. 4, No. 2 ʿAbd al-Samad in Arabia: The Yemeni Years of a Shaykh from Sumatra R. Michael Feener* * Department of History, National University of Singapore, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119077 e-mail: hisfm[at]nus.edu.sg This paper provides an in-depth exploration of a previously under-utilized Arabic source for the history of Islam in Southeast Asia. This text, Al-Nafas al-Yamani was compiled in the Yemen by ʿAbd al-Rahman b. Sulayman al-Ahdal (d. 1250 H./1835 C.E.), and includes a biographical sketch of the Sumatran scholar ʿAbd al-Samad b. ʿAbd al-Rahman al-Jawi al-Palimbani. Through a close, annotated reading of that text this article develops new insights into the configuration of people […]

Vol. 3, No. 3, Mujiburrahman

Contents>> Vol. 3, No. 3 RESEARCH REPORT Islamic Theological Texts and Contexts in Banjarese Society: An Overview of the Existing Studies* Mujiburrahman** * I would like to thank Martin van Bruinessen for his valuable comments on the earlier draft. I also thank Syuan-Yuan Chiou for sending me some materials for this article. The first draft of this article was presented at the Fourth al-Jami’ah International Conference, State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, 14-16 December 2012. ** State Institute of Islamic Studies, Antasari, Jl. Jend. A. Yani KM. 4, 5 Banjarmasin 70235 Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia e-mail: mujib71[at]hotmail.com This article will describe and analyze the continuities and changes of Islam in Banjarese society, Indonesia, […]

Vol. 1, No. 3, Yasuko YOSHIMOTO

Contents>> Vol. 1, No. 3 A Study of the Hồi giáo Religion in Vietnam: With a Reference to Islamic Religious Practices of Cham Bani Yasuko Yoshimoto* * 吉本康子, National Museum of Ethnology, 10-1 Senri-Expo Park, Suita-city, Osaka 565-8511, Japan e-mail: yoshimotoysk[at]hotmail.co.jp This paper examines Hồi giáo, a state-recognized religion translated as “Islam” in Vietnam, and will focus on the Islamic religious practices of the Cham Bani, one of two groups of Muslims in Vietnam. While it is recognized that diverse Islamic religious practices have taken root in various areas, there is a tendency to view religious practices such as the Quran recital, Ramadan, Salat, and so on, with a sweeping […]


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