The commitment of older persons in nursing homes in religious activities

Zainab Ismail, W. A. Wan-Ibrahim, Elmi Baharuddin

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The commitment of older persons in religious activities is in fact a responsibility of all mukallaf which starts as early as they reached adolescence age. Though at the older age, their responsibility to Allah is an obligation that should be fulfilled. There are older persons who allocate some of their time at older age to perform religious responsibilities and rituals, but there are numbers who are still busy with work and ignores the importance of later age to perform ibadah and good deeds. This article aims at scrutinizing the religious commitment of senior citizens who are residing in nursing homes in Malaysia. This study has chosen Rumah Seri Kenangan, Cheras as location of survey. Results of the study show that perform du'a (supplication) to Allah after every prayer is the most frequent activities conducted. A majority of older persons perform five times obligatory daily prayers. More than half complete their 30 days fasting in Ramadan. They also give out the required zakat fitrah. On a whole the older persons at nursing home seem do not neglect their religious commitment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1734-1737
Number of pages4
JournalMiddle - East Journal of Scientific Research
Volume20
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Care
  • Older person
  • Population
  • Religious commitment
  • Welfare

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The commitment of older persons in nursing homes in religious activities. / Ismail, Zainab; Wan-Ibrahim, W. A.; Baharuddin, Elmi.

In: Middle - East Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 20, No. 12, 2014, p. 1734-1737.

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Ismail, Zainab ; Wan-Ibrahim, W. A. ; Baharuddin, Elmi. / The commitment of older persons in nursing homes in religious activities. In: Middle - East Journal of Scientific Research. 2014 ; Vol. 20, No. 12. pp. 1734-1737.
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