Pondoks, Madrasahs, and the Production of Ulama in Malaysia

  title={Pondoks, Madrasahs, and the Production of Ulama in Malaysia},
  author={W. Roff},
  journal={Studia Islamika},
  • W. Roff
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Studia Islamika
This essay traces the development of pondoks , or peoples' Islamic schools (sekolah ngama rakyat) , in nineteenth and twentieth century Malay peasant society, their evolution into institutions styled madrasahs , and the role both played in the production of 'ulama' . Their equivalents in Indonesia, generally known as pesantren , have been the subject of substantial research and several notable published studies. Though this has been much less true for Malaysia, the scattered material that does… Expand
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