MUSLIM IN PHUKET
There is no evidence when Islamic religion comes in Phuket. The existing of Islam in Phuket has been Muslim community.
The Muslim community might be located here because the border of Phuket is next to Malaysia and Singapore. The travel and commerce might lead Malay people sttle down in Phuket. In addition, the history of Talang ton during 1759-1767 also pointed that Muslin has been in Phuket since Ayudhaya period.
|Phuket Muslim tour|
According Kasem Kusalamut, Thai-Muslim people in Phuket has been divided into two groups: from Malaysia and Arab. He noticed that Male-Muslim outfit consisted of a black taqiyah which has been worn by Malay people. It is different from Arab that Male-Muslim wear white taqiyah. At present, there is no black taqiyah as Muslim people go to Hajj in Saudi Arabia; Muslim in Phuket wear white taqiyah and dressing culture from Saudi Arabia. Nowadays; the preach has been translated from Arab to Thai language, instead of from Arab to Malay.
|Muslim floating village|
At present, there are a lot of Muslim family in Phuket in Ampur Muang in Baan Boe Raem, Baan Awe Nam Boe, Baan Lam Pan Wa, Baan Awe ma Kam, Baan Sai Yuan, Baan koe Kaew, Koe ma Prao, Koe Laon, and Baan Bang kon Tee. In Ampur Talng, Muslim live in Baan
Bang Tao, Baan Bang Joe, Baan Bang La, Baan Pad Ched, Baan Ya Moo, Poe Bay, Krung Bay, Naka Island, Lam Sai, Baan Bang Rong, Baan Bang Pae, Tor Kun Bay, Baan Kor Ain, Baan Para, Baan Prusompan, and Baan Bang Ma Lao. Muslim in Ampur Katue are in Baan Kommala, Baan Patong, and Baan Kalim. Every village has its mosque for religion activity.