Understanding Basic Concepts of Islam Amongst Malaysian Muslim Youths

Asyraf, H. A. R.; Wan-Ibrahim, W. A.; Nooraihan, A.
February 2014
Advances in Natural & Applied Sciences;Feb2014, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p65
Academic Journal
All religions have their own concepts in regards to belief and life. This paper discusses some basic concepts of Islam as understood by Malaysian University Students in the East Coast of Malaysia. There are four important concepts that will be focused in this discussion namely Islam, Iman, Tawakkal and Zuhud. By using purposive sampling, 300 Muslim students in three higher learning institutions were selected as respondents. Respondents were asked to response to three statements for each concept that necessitates them give the best answer according to their understandings. Data were collected through questionnaire and analyzed descriptively. Result of the study demonstrated that majority of students have a good understanding of Islam and Iman. The study also found that majority of the respondents have good understanding of tawakkal and zuhud concepts. Despite various challenges facing students of this country in terms of modernization, secularization and globalization, the study showed that the respondents still have a good understanding and knowledge in regards to some basic Islamic concepts.


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