The Changing Function of Religion among Rural Malays
Malays are Moslems and Islam is the symbol of their identity. The modern world
has evoked various responses in the sphere of religion. Remarkable changes in such
religious behavior as daily prayer, Friday assembly, pilgrimage, and religious offerings
have been observed in urban areas, while changes in rural areas seem to be limited to
certain institutions. I would like to present some of these in this short note.