INAF-427 Tradition and Modernity in Southeast Asian Islam
Spring for 2016-2017
After its arrival to Southeast Asia, Islam not only acculturated to, but also synthesized and added to the indigenous cultures and belief. The tasks were assumed by merchants, preachers, teachers and sufi masters. After more than eight hundred years, Southeast Asian Islam manifests coexistence and continuity between tradition and modernity. This course will survey the different religious, political, economic, social, and educational and judiciary institutions of Southeast Asian Muslim societies. It will examine how these various institutions were created to serve the needs of the changing realities of the Muslim societies in the region.
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