The Wasatiyyah (Moderation) Concept: Its Implementation In Malaysia
AbstractThis article discusses the concept of Wasatiyyah which had been announced by Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak and explains several implementations by the government of Malaysia relating to this concept. The purpose of this article is also to to determine the true meaning of the Wasatiyyah concept which the Prime Minister wishes to convey. This paper generally adopts a qualitative study approach through examination of books, journals and internet materials. The outcome of this writing finds that the intended meaning of Wasatiyyah which the Prime Minister wishes to convey is not a deflection of or deviation from the Islamic meaning, instead it has its own interpretation suitable in the context of Malaysian society. In addition, there are some government bodies established to apply this Wasatiyyah concept in Malaysia, besides conferences and seminars to publicize this concept.
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