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Although Muslims of the Malay race are the largest ethnic community of Muslims in the world, they are little known in the Western hemisphere. This new volume provides the first comprehensive look at Malay Muslims, describing the history, influence, and prospects of Islam in the island world of Southeast Asia. Written from the perspective of an American Lutheran missionary who lived among Malay Muslims in the Philippines for more than forty years, this interesting work explores the Malay Muslims' distinctive customs, traditions, and practices. Special attention is also given to the history of the relationship between Malay Muslims and Christians--a history which is key to understanding the current state of religious and social life in places like Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.