The perception of the muslims in malaysia on the belief of afterlife

Mohd. Arip Kasmo, Abur Hamdi Usman, Fazilah Idris, Aminudin Basir @ Ahmad, Nasruddin Yunos, Siti Nur Baya Mat Yacob, Nik Yusri Musa, Khalim Zainal

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The belief of Afterlife is one of the fundamental of Islamic belief system. The wellbeing in this world will reflect our future in the Hereafter. Knowing the level of Muslim’s perception on the Afterlife could illustrate that the Malaysian Muslims are still upholding the Islamic teachings and traditions. This paper reports on the findings of a study on Malaysian’s Muslims perception towards the metaphysical dimension of the Islamic belief system, specifically the Afterlife. 640 respondents, males and females (aged 18 to 55 years old) participated in the study. They were randomly selected from all over Malaysia and were given a booklet of questionnaire, containing statements about the Islamic belief system including the belief in the Afterlife. Each statement was provided with five choices in the form of Likert type scale ranging from 1 to 5. The booklets of questionnaire were collected and the responses were analysed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to obtain the means responses and also the percentages of the responses. The means differences were tested using the t-test also one-way ANOVA. The study discovered that Malaysian 99.4% of the respondents believed the afterlife. Only 0.6% of the respondents either not sure or did not believe the afterlife.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume11
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2015

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  • Afterlife
  • Belief
  • Malaysia
  • Muslim

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The perception of the muslims in malaysia on the belief of afterlife. / Kasmo, Mohd. Arip; Usman, Abur Hamdi; Idris, Fazilah; Basir @ Ahmad, Aminudin; Yunos, Nasruddin; Mat Yacob, Siti Nur Baya; Musa, Nik Yusri; Zainal, Khalim.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 11, No. 15, 15.05.2015, p. 49-54.

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