publication . Article . 2008

The History of Jama‘ah Tabligh in Southeast Asia: The Role of Islamic Sufism in Islamic Revival

Kamaruzzaman Bustamam-Ahmad;
Open Access Arabic
  • Published: 01 Aug 2008 Journal: Al-Jami'ah: Journal of Islamic Studies (issn: 0126-012X, eissn: 2338-557X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga
<p><em>The article examines the history of </em>Jama‘ah Tabligh <em>in Southeast Asia, especially in Kuala Lumpur and Aceh. The author traces the historical background of this religious movement with particular reference to the birth place of </em>Jama‘ah Tabligh<em>, India. The author investigates the major role of Indian in disseminating Islam in Southeast Asia, especially in Malaysia and Indonesia. Many scholars believe that Islam came to Southeast Asia from India (Gujarat), and this is the reason why many Islamic traditions in this region were influenced by Indian culture. However, to analyze Islamic movement in Southeast Asia one should take into considerat...
free text keywords: Islam, BP1-253, General Arts and Humanities, Sufism, Gender studies, Ancient history, Far East, Modernism, History, Birth Place, Southeast Asian studies, Middle East, Islamic studies
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