MUSLIM COMMUNITIES IN THE RATTANAKOSIN PERIOD.
This research has been revised from the studies related to Islamic cultures and societies. It also has focused on the lifestyle and community of Thai Muslims in Thailand since AD 1782. Approximately, Thai Muslims in Bangkok has contributed around 10% of the whole Bangkokians. They are the second-largest religious group from the Buddhists. This research is conducted as qualitative research with the interview methodology. It is found that the identities of Thai Muslims consist of Imam, Ibadat, and Ishan. The patterns of Mosque architectures are generated into six forms: the combination form between Islamic art and Thai culture, the form derived from foreign cultures, the form derived from Islamic empires, the form with an application of Arabian art, the neo-classical form, and the modern art form. The lifestyle of Thai-Muslims differentiates from the other religious groups in Thailand for several aspects. For example, there is no loan interest in Muslim banks. The original Halal food has been adapted to the Thai-Muslim’s cultures. The combination of Thai art and the Muslim community has still existed. The concepts and lifestyle of Thai-Muslims have enabled the marketing ideas for a new group of consumers who live their lives on religious principles.