Dunia Melayu Dunia Islam Adopting a Wasaṭīyah Strategy

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Muhammed Haron

Keywords

Malaysia - NGO - DMDI - Wasaṭīyah

Abstract

Dunia Melayu Dunia Islam (Malay World Islam World) may be
considered one of the State of Melaka’s flagship NGOs. It has
worked hard to forge fraternal ties among the region’s Melayuspeaking
communities and build religious relations between itself
and the larger Muslim world. Since its formation in 2000, it has
connected these diverse groups through mutual projects and programs.
In addition, DMDI has been in the vanguard, along with
other Malaysian universities and other national and regional stakeholders
that subscribe to the wasaṭīyah (moderation) approach.
As a result, this has now become a rallying call for the entire nation
to adhere to and support moderation. This essay reflects upon
DMDI’s application of moderation toward various socio-political
and religious issues by tying it to Malaysia’s specific socio-cultural
religious NGOs ...

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