Islamic resurgence in the periphery: a study of political Islam in contemporary Malaysia with special reference to the Darul Arqam movement 1968-1996
Author: Hamid, Ahmad Fauzi Bin Abdul Date: 1998 Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne Subject:Social Sciences
Abstract: ". . . investigates the political challenge posed by Darul Arqam, an Islamic movement, to the Malaysian state from 1968 until 1996. As a general manifestation of Islamic resurgence, the challenge sheds light on three important issues: the tactics, methods and strategies pursued by Islamic movements; the secular authorities' pattern of response to Islamic movements; [and] the impact of repression on Islamists. Applying the case-study of Darul Arqam to wider historical and situational settings, this thesis urges a rethinking of issues and concepts of general theoretical and practical significance."