Model of Masjids in Mobilization of Taqwa Communities

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ชินวัฒน์ แม้นเดช ทวีศักดิ์ พุฒสุขขี สามารถ ทองเฝือ

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This qualitative and participatory research is objected to study the model of masjids in mobilization of taqwa communities, being conducted in three selected villages of three southern border provinces of Thailand, namely in Ban Blukaheelae, of Narathiwas; Ban Kasang, of Yala; and Ban Kalapoh, of Pattani. The participants providing information through in-depth interviews totalizes 92 persons in number. Nine consecutive and appropriate steps for mobilizing Islamic Taqwa communities: 1) revisions of paradigm on Taqwa communities; 2) enhancement of collaboration between Muslim leaders under “Ibadah” principle (shura of 4-pillar leaders); 3) campaign for dynamism of collective activities centralized by masjids for reinforcement of community taqwa; 4) activeness of masjids as center of community’s spirit; 5) masjids effectively acting in knowledge management activities both in Islamic spirituality and in social affairs; 6) arrangements of social relations of people between Muslim-Muslim and Muslim-to-people of other religions in pluralism society’s basis; 7) mobilization of community’s resources in forms of assets and funds geared by masjids; 8) masjids as community’s spirit and locality of shura (mutual dialogue); and 9) the shura constituting community’s regulations to be respected by all members.

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