Social barrier in Da'wah mission to older population

Zainab Ismail, W. A. Wan-Ibrahim, H. A R Asyraf

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Although the number of older population in Malaysia is still small as compared to developed countries, its number and percentage are now increasing. This is certainly posing particular challenges to the missionaries in their efforts to invite people to the oneness of Allah. This paper discusses the aging of population and its problems in the context of da'wah mission to older population. To explore social barriers in da'wah mission to older population, this study interviewed five key informants aged between 41 years to 60 years. It was revealed there are five major problems will be faced by missionaries in their da'wah mission. These problems include health problems, overwhelmingly elderly women in the community, decline in mosque attendance, poverty and negative attitude of the elderly. With health problem the older people may not be so interested to think about religious practices. As the number of older women is more than the older men, preaching may not receive attention in the future because preaching activity mostly done in the mosques and women are not so encouraged to go to mosque. Because of too old they become less interested in visiting places of worship and preaching activities. Poverty and negative attitude are also become social barriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1738-1741
Number of pages4
JournalMiddle - East Journal of Scientific Research
Volume20
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Mosque attendance
  • Older population
  • Population aging
  • Poverty
  • Preach

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Social barrier in Da'wah mission to older population. / Ismail, Zainab; Wan-Ibrahim, W. A.; Asyraf, H. A R.

In: Middle - East Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 20, No. 12, 2014, p. 1738-1741.

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Ismail, Zainab ; Wan-Ibrahim, W. A. ; Asyraf, H. A R. / Social barrier in Da'wah mission to older population. In: Middle - East Journal of Scientific Research. 2014 ; Vol. 20, No. 12. pp. 1738-1741.
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