The Islamist Challenge in Malaysia and Pakistan

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

in The Islamic Leviathan

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780195144260
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833931 | DOI:

Series: Religion and Global Politics

 The Islamist Challenge in Malaysia and Pakistan

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The 1970s was a period of Islamic resurgence in Malaysia and Pakistan. In Malaysia, ABIM and dakwah movements, and in Pakistan, the Jama`at‐i Islami spearheaded Islamist challenge to the secular state. These movements grew in popularity, and became the voice of the disgruntled political elements. They also floated new and powerful political concepts and ideas that quickly gained in popularity and framed public debates and influenced political culture.

Keywords: ABIM; dakwah; Islamic resurgence; Islamism; Jama`at‐i Islami; Malaysia; Pakistan; politics; public debate; secular state

Chapter.  10182 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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