The Islamic Resurgence: Impact on Malay Muslim Middle Class, Case Study in Klang Valley Malaysia

A.S. Long
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The paper discusses the impact of the worldwide phenomenon of the Islamic Resurgence 1970s and 1980s on the Malay Muslim Middle Class in Malaysia especially in Klang Valley, a rapid urban area which inhabited by those class.The main objective of the revivalist phenomenon is to transform stae and society in conformity with its taechings. Thus this paper focuses on their life style, religious pratices, consumerism, physical appearance, religious affiliation, and language usage and attitudes among the religous believers. It also highlights the new terminology known as 'New Malay' as a product of New Economic Policy which introduced in 1970.It could found that there are three groups of the Malay Muslim Middle Class, namely traditional Muslim, liberal Muslim and non partisan Muslim with their own emphasis on religion.

Keywords: Islamic Resurgence, Malay, Muslim, Middle Class, Religious Practice and Belief
Stream: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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A.S. Long

Senior Lecturer, Department of Theology and Philosophy, National University of Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Islamic Thought. Getting M.Phil from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Books: History of Philosophy (ISBN 967-942-746-3): An Introduction to Islamic Research Methodology (ISBN983-2234-21-2). Research: Currently work on (i) the Malay Muslim Middle Class religious attitudes and practice in Malaysia, and; (ii) Liberal Muslims in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Ref: I07P0871