By Christopher M. Joll
This quantity presents an ethnographic description of Muslim merit-making rhetoric, rituals and rationales in Thailand’s Malay far-south. This examine is located in Cabetigo, one in every of Pattani’s oldest and most crucial Malay groups that has been subjected to various Thai and Islamic impacts over the past hundred years. the quantity describes non secular rhetoric relating to merit-making being carried out in either Thai and Malay, that the non secular foreign money of advantage is generated throughout the functionality of in the neighborhood taking place Malay adat, and globally normative amal 'ibadat. about the intent for merit-making, merit-makers are inspired by means of either a wish to make sure their very own convenience within the grave and private vindication at judgment, in addition to to move benefit for these already within the grave, who're identified to the merit-maker. whereas the rhetoric components of Muslim merit-making exhibit Thai impression, its ritual parts ensure the neighborhood effect of reformist activism.
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The methodologies and contributions of present-day reformist revivalist movements are also described. Introduction This chapter describes the Indic, Thai and Islamic influences in the history of Thailand’s southern Malay provinces. In the first half of this chapter that deals with Indic and Islamic influences prior to 1785, I reveal Indic influences to have preceding Islamic ones by over a millennium. Furthermore, there are Indian connections in where Islam came from, what it came to, and who it came through.
3). 14 After brief spells in Kelantan and Pujut, the raja built a palace and mosques were rebuilt in Cabetigo. From 1791, Patani was administered from Songkhla (PM. segoro), but maintained almost total independence. Not only was Songkhla incapable of exerting any real authority, but its ruler also revolted against Bangkok. In 1816, Bangkok eventually divided Patani into seven provinces (Th. huamuang). In 1906, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) replaced these seven huamuang with the monthon system that was administered through Nakhon Si Thammarat.
While Patani possessed large quantities of aromatic wood products (King, 2006), her role in the Indian Ocean trade was primarily linked to its harbour. 2). The importance of these trans-peninsula routes increased once sailing technology permitted Chinese ships to reach the Malay peninsula directly from southern Vietnam. Preferring as they did ports closer to China, Patani became the favoured port by Chinese traders. The absence of reliable winds, and the presence of pirates and Portuguese following the capture of Melacca in 1511, led many to abandon the Straits of Melacca.
Muslim Merit-making in Thailand's Far-South by Christopher M. Joll