Globalisation and the Process of Localisation in Islamic Transaction: Malaysia as a Case Study

Associate Professor Dr Ashraf Md Hashim
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Islam is a world religion. History shows that it has been expanded from the place it originally emerged to almost all over the world. Today, Islam is the religion for about 25% of the total world population. It is claimed that Islam is a comprehensive religion that covers all aspects of human life, from the administration of a state to the management of one's personal life. There are also many evidences in Islam that indicate it respects cultures of different group of people. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to study and examine how this world religion integrates itself with local cultures and what are the rules and guidelines to be applied when confronting conflicting issues between religion and culture. In order to examine this matter, transactions will be taken as case study. The practices of Muslims in Malaysia, the meeting point of different cultures, will also be a reference in this study.

Keywords: Globalisation, Localisation, Culture, Religion, Conflict
Stream: Religion, Spirituality
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Associate Professor Dr Ashraf Md Hashim

Assoc Prof, Department of Fiqh and Usul Fiqh international Students office, International Islamic University Malaysia

Ref: H05P0158