Almost a quarter of the world’s population would identify themselves as being Muslim. Lack of clear understanding of Muslim beliefs and core ideas, makes it challenging for those communicating with them cross-culturally. This course will look at distinctive Muslim beliefs and practices in Southeast Asia, and suggest some ways to engage respectfully with the Asian followers of Islam.
Insights you will gain from this course include:
- A fundamental understanding of Muslim beliefs as contextualized in Southeast Asia
- An overview of folk Islam as practiced in Southeast Asia
- Some steps toward helping you engage with Muslims from Southeast Asia