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Young #Muslim #Malaysians want Quran to replace #constitution | Yawning Bread #Politics

Young #Muslim #Malaysians want Quran to replace #constitution | Yawning Bread #Politics

The finding should worry a lot of people in Malaysia. Of Muslim youths aged 15 – 25, “More than 70% — among them slightly more males than females — want the Quran to replace the Federal Constitution of Malaysia,” said the survey report recently published on the website of Merdeka Centre , an opinion survey organisation. Yet, the same report noted that few Muslim youths read the Quran often or understand it well. That being the case, the desire for the Quran to replace the existing constitution seems to signal less any true understanding of Islamic concepts of governance and jurisprudence, but more a frustration with and loss of confidence in the constitution. Here’s what the report said about familiarity with the Quran: Just 18.1% read the Quran often, 8.6% never do so and the rest of them read it sometimes. Their low understanding of the Quranic verses could be a factor f...

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