Muslims in Koh Yao Noi: Different Perspectives on Tombs (Qubur)


  • Thanachot Prahyadsap Faculty of Islamic Science, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani campus, Pattani 94000, Thailand
  • Abdulroning Suetair Faculty of Islamic Science, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani campus, Pattani 94000, Thailand


Koh Yao Noi, Tombs, Rite


This article is part of the study entitled with an aim to study the meaning creation of the history and background of the Muslims in Koh Yao Noi. Research papers and the field using techniques. The research method in ethnographic cultural anthropology for 6 months was based on five data collection processes. Documentary Research, Informal Interview, In-depth Interview, Participant Observation, and Focus Group, analytic induction was used and the analysis was done by typological analysis.

The results of the study of the tomb guard rites revealed that the rituals evolved from gift the reward of good deeds to the deceased person, not Tawassul. The tombs guard rites as a consequence of the controversy over the dedication of merits to the dead. The Salafi group considers unable to act. Because there is no evidence from the text to support and adhere to the viewpoint of the ancestor's scholars (Salaf). The Sufi group from the Santisuk Pondok Institute and most villagers think that able to do. Because of deductive reasoning (Qiyas), It’s considered the tradition of the ancestors, and it is adhering to the resolutions of later scholars (Khalaf). However, despite differing opinions, this did not lead to serious conflicts. because both groups still maintain their identity each party tries to avoid mentioning such issues.


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Prahyadsap, T. ., & Suetair, A. . (2022). Muslims in Koh Yao Noi: Different Perspectives on Tombs (Qubur). Asian Journal of Arts and Culture, 22(1), 254453. Retrieved from



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