Multicultural discourse from the Minbar: a study on khutbah texts prepared by Jakim Malaysia

Nor, M.R.M. (2012) Multicultural discourse from the Minbar: a study on khutbah texts prepared by Jakim Malaysia. In: Islam and Multiculturalism: Between Norms and Forms. JSPS Asia and Africa Science Platform Program, Organization of Islamic Area Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 55-62. ISBN 978-4-904039-52-6

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Abstract

Multiculturalism in Islam is not new but rather began with the advent of Islamic revelation. Respect and inclusiveness has for a long period of time been the subject of discussion. Today, multiculturalism is reflected in several forms including religious sermons (khutbahs) delivered during every Friday prayer. Khutbahs seek to educate Muslims on many social and moral issues, including living together in a harmonious multicultural society. In Malaysia for instance, khutbahs are officially prepared by JAKIM and provided to all mosques located in the Federal Territory and State Religious Departments. Khatib normally reads the khutbah and delivers it from the minbar. This study explores facets of multicultural discourse in the texts of khutbahs prepared by Jakim. It seeks to identify the type of information transmitted to Muslim congregations during Friday prayers, and perhaps examine various multicultural issues affecting the very process of text preparation. This study uses library research methodology whereby khutbah texts related to multiculturalism shall be examined using analytical and critical methods of analysis. This research will highlight valuable evidence on multicultural discourse as perceived and translated by official religious institutions of Malaysia.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multiculturalism, Islam, khutbah, sermon, Jakim, Malaysia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > Islam
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies > Dept of Islamic History & Civilization
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Roslan Mohd Nor
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 01:10
Last Modified: 03 May 2012 01:10
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3109

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