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THE RELIGIO-POLITICAL ACTIVISM OF ULAMA IN SINGAPORE

Mohamed Osman, Mohamed Nawab

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The article attempts to understand the relationship between Muslim religious scholars and the government in Singapore and argues that it has worsened since the city-state became independent in 1965. It explores the declining religious influence of the ulama by assessing their role and contribution to the enactment of the 1966 Muslim Personal Law which governs several aspects of Muslim life in Singapore and the 1998 amendment of the earlier law. It seeks to understand various contributory...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/30390
Source: Indonesia and the Malay World
DOI: 10.1080/13639811.2011.648990

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