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Routledge Handbook of Islam in Southeast Asia

Edited By Syed Muhammad Khairudin Aljunied Copyright 2022
    448 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
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    This handbook explores the ways in which Islam, as one of the fastest growing religions, has become a global faith for both Muslims and non-Muslims in Southeast Asia with its universality, inclusivity, and shared features with other Islamic expressions and manifestations. It offers an up-to-date, wide-ranging, comprehensive, concise, and readable introduction to the field of Islam in Southeast Asia.

    With specific themes of pertinent contemporary relevance, the contributions by experts in the field provide fresh insights into the roles of states, societies, scholars, social movements, political parties, economic institutions, sacred sites, and other forces that structured the faith over many centuries. The handbook is structured in three parts:

    • Muslim Global Circulations
    • Marginal Narratives
    • Refashioning Pieties

    This handbook stands out as a single and synergistic reference work that explores the ebb and flow of Islam seeking to decenter many existing assumptions about it in Southeast Asia. It will be an indispensable resource for scholars, students, and policymakers working on Islam, Muslims, and their interactions with other communities in a plural setting.

      Introduction: Rethinking Islam in Southeast Asia, Khairudin Aljunied; Part I: Muslim Global Circulations Chapter 1: The Introduction, Spread and Circulation of Islam up to the Early Colonial Period in Southeast Asia, Leonard Y. Andaya; Chapter 2: Kerajaan Islamization in the Malay World, Anthony Milner; Chapter 3: Hikayat and Malay-Indonesian Conversion Narratives, Maziar Mozaffari Falarti; Chapter 4: Southern Chinese Port Cities and the Islamization of Southeast Asia, Geoff Wade; Chapter 5: Ottoman–Malay World Relations in the Comparative and Longue Durée Perspectives, Mehmet Özay; Chapter 6: Islam and Christianity in Southeast Asia, Peter G Riddell; Chapter 7: European Colonialism and Southeast Asian Islam, Howard M. Federspiel; Chapter 8: Reconsidering Capitalism and Islam in Southeast Asia, Daromir Rudnyckyj; Part II: Marginal Narratives Chapter 9: Islam and Women in Precolonial Southeast Asia, Barbara Watson Andaya; Chapter 10: Gender, Faith, and Sexual Violence in Indonesia, Dina Afrianty; Chapter 11: The Plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Children, AKM Ahsan Ullah and Diotima Chattoraj; Chapter 12: The Changing Fates of Islam in Vietnam and Cambodia, Philipp Bruckmayr; Chapter 13: Muslims as Thailand’s Largest Religious Minority, Imtiyaz Yusuf; Chapter 14: Rethinking the Dynamics of Conflict in Malay South Thailand, Christopher M. Joll and Srawut Aree; Chapter 15: Cultural Dakwah: Chinese Muslim Missionary Activities in Malaysia and Indonesia, Hew Wai Weng; Chapter 16: Salafism in Malaysia: Spectrums and Trends, Maszlee Malik; Part III: Refashioning Pieties Chapter 17: Islamic Courts, Gender, and the "Conservative Turn" in Muslim Southeast Asia, Michael G. Peletz; Chapter 18: The Shaping of Islam in Brunei Darussalam, Dominik Muller; Chapter 19: Contesting Islam: Religion and Politics in Malaysia, Walid Jumblatt Abdullah; Chapter 20: Islamizing the Indonesian Archipelago, Chiara Formichi; Chapter 21: Islam Institutionalized: The Construction of an Ethnoreligious Identity in Singapore, Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir; Chapter 22: Singapore’s State Fatwas, Afif Pasuni; Chapter 23: Islamization in Malaysia and its Discontents, Saskia Schäfer


      Khairudin Aljunied is Professor at Universiti Brunei Darussalam and Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. He holds two other adjunct positions as Professor at the University of Malaya, Malaysia, and Senior Fellow at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. A specialist of the social and intellectual histories of Islam in Southeast Asia, he has published several books. Recent publications include Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective (2017), Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World (2018), Islam in Malaysia: An Entwined History (2019), and Shapers of Islam in Southeast Asia (forthcoming). He is the editor of the book series Routledge Studies on Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia.