Spiritual and mystical rituals in Persatuan Silat Cekak Malaysia (PSSCM): an introduction

Engku Ahmad Zaki, Engku Alwi and Tengku Fatimah Muliana, Tengku Muda and Mohd Miqdad, Aswad Ahmad (2020) Spiritual and mystical rituals in Persatuan Silat Cekak Malaysia (PSSCM): an introduction. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19). pp. 3011-3019. ISSN 2394-5125

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Spiritual and mystical rituals are not alienated in the Malay community. In fact, there are many forms of spiritual and mystical rituals which are abiding and unabiding to the Islamic law. As rituals in silat also embrace certain spiritual and mystical elements that are recommended by the silat associations, a specific study on this matter is crucial. This article intends to explore the concept of spiritual and mystical rituals practiced in Malay martial arts (Silat), specifically in Persatuan Seni Silat Cekak Malaysia (PSSCM). This qualitative study is developed based on library research data. The study finds that the spiritual and mystical rituals in PSSCM are unique and distinctively based on the traditional method passed-down by all the Guru Utama. The study yields that there are no element of mysticism which is inconsistent to the Islamic principles in the Malay silat rituals. Moreover, the rituals are practiced with the aim of preserving and safeguarding the religion of Islam, soul, intellect, descendent and properties which are in line with the maqasid syariah.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spiritual, Mysticism, Malay Silat and Seni Silat Cekak Malaysia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Islamic Contemporary Studies
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2022 07:43
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2022 02:34
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/6992

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