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Author Joll, Christopher M

Title Muslim merit-making in Thailand's far-South / Christopher M. Joll
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (xi, 235 pages) : maps
Series Muslims in global societies series ; v. 4
Muslims in global societies series ; v. 4.
Contents Introduction -- Indic, Islamic, and Thai influences -- Religious, ethnic, and linguistic diversity -- Thai and Malay merit-making rhetoric -- Potent words and sacred duties -- Sedekoh and meritorious smorgasbords -- Ramadan scales and Meccan multiplications -- Merit-making rationales and motivations -- Conclusion
Summary This volume provides an ethnographic description of Muslim merit-making rhetoric, rituals and rationales in Thailand's Malay far-south. This study is situated in Cabetigo, one of Pattani's oldest and most important Malay communities that has been subjected to a range of Thai and Islamic influences over the last hundred years. The volume describes religious rhetoric related to merit-making being conducted in both Thai and Malay, that the spiritual currency of merit is generated through the performance of locally occurring Malay adat, and globally normative amal 'ibadat. Concerning the rationale
Analysis Anthropological linguistics
Religion (General)
Religious Studies
Regional and Cultural Studies
Linguistic Anthropology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Merit (Islam)
Islam -- Thailand -- Customs and practices
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Islam -- Customs and practices
Merit (Islam)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789400724853