The unbelief thinking among muslim youth in Malaysia

Norsaleha Mohd Salleh, Ahmad Munawar Ismail, Noor Hafizah Mohd Haridi, Zainora Daud, Abur Hamdi Usman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The unbelief thinking is a term that refers to the absence of adherence to religion in the context of free lifestyle practice which is centred on human rights and it also includes an understanding that is rooted in humanism, secularism, pluralism and liberalism. In relation to this, a research was conducted to identify the level of unbelief thinking among Muslim youth in Malaysia which based on the following domains: Knowledge, perception and their attitude towards humanism, secularism, pluralism and liberalism. The questionnaire was constructed by a group of researchers and its content was validated by a panel of experts. This instrument was distributed to 380 respondents in 12 of the Higher Learning Institutions in Selangor, Malaysia. The reliability of the research instrument was valued based on Cronbach’s Alpha; it obtained a high result of α = 0. 88. The study outcomes demonstrated the mean score for the overall level of unbelief thinking among Muslim youth was low (mean = 2.21, sd = 0.41). Whereas the mean score for knowledge constructs was high (mean = 3.76, sd = 1.03), the mean score for perception constructs was low (mean = 2.18, sd = 0.65) and the mean score for attitude constructs was also low (mean = 1.45, sd = 0.48). Additional this study was also conducted to measure the level of their Islamic knowledge. The study showed the mean score for the level of the youth’s Islamic knowledge was high (mean = 4.89, sd = 0.43). The findings revealed the level of Islamic understanding among Muslim youth was high compared to the level of their unbelief thinking, which was low. These findings portrayed despite the existence of a small number of Muslim youth who have deviated from being adherent to religion; there are still a large number of them in Higher Learning Institutions who understand Islamic knowledge highly.

LanguageEnglish
Pages163-170
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2016

Fingerprint

Malaysia
Muslim
humanism
liberalism
pluralism
Religion
learning
human rights
expert
questionnaire
Group

Keywords

  • Humanism
  • Learning
  • Malaysia
  • Muslim
  • Unbelief
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

Cite this

The unbelief thinking among muslim youth in Malaysia. / Salleh, Norsaleha Mohd; Ismail, Ahmad Munawar; Haridi, Noor Hafizah Mohd; Daud, Zainora; Usman, Abur Hamdi.

In: American Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 2, 02.02.2016, p. 163-170.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salleh, Norsaleha Mohd ; Ismail, Ahmad Munawar ; Haridi, Noor Hafizah Mohd ; Daud, Zainora ; Usman, Abur Hamdi. / The unbelief thinking among muslim youth in Malaysia. In: American Journal of Applied Sciences. 2016 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 163-170.
@article{0cbc650e49df40e8814c56a6a4be8873,
title = "The unbelief thinking among muslim youth in Malaysia",
abstract = "The unbelief thinking is a term that refers to the absence of adherence to religion in the context of free lifestyle practice which is centred on human rights and it also includes an understanding that is rooted in humanism, secularism, pluralism and liberalism. In relation to this, a research was conducted to identify the level of unbelief thinking among Muslim youth in Malaysia which based on the following domains: Knowledge, perception and their attitude towards humanism, secularism, pluralism and liberalism. The questionnaire was constructed by a group of researchers and its content was validated by a panel of experts. This instrument was distributed to 380 respondents in 12 of the Higher Learning Institutions in Selangor, Malaysia. The reliability of the research instrument was valued based on Cronbach’s Alpha; it obtained a high result of α = 0. 88. The study outcomes demonstrated the mean score for the overall level of unbelief thinking among Muslim youth was low (mean = 2.21, sd = 0.41). Whereas the mean score for knowledge constructs was high (mean = 3.76, sd = 1.03), the mean score for perception constructs was low (mean = 2.18, sd = 0.65) and the mean score for attitude constructs was also low (mean = 1.45, sd = 0.48). Additional this study was also conducted to measure the level of their Islamic knowledge. The study showed the mean score for the level of the youth’s Islamic knowledge was high (mean = 4.89, sd = 0.43). The findings revealed the level of Islamic understanding among Muslim youth was high compared to the level of their unbelief thinking, which was low. These findings portrayed despite the existence of a small number of Muslim youth who have deviated from being adherent to religion; there are still a large number of them in Higher Learning Institutions who understand Islamic knowledge highly.",
keywords = "Humanism, Learning, Malaysia, Muslim, Unbelief, Youth",
author = "Salleh, {Norsaleha Mohd} and Ismail, {Ahmad Munawar} and Haridi, {Noor Hafizah Mohd} and Zainora Daud and Usman, {Abur Hamdi}",
year = "2016",
month = "2",
day = "2",
doi = "10.3844/ajassp.2016.163.170",
language = "English",
volume = "13",
pages = "163--170",
journal = "American Journal of Applied Sciences",
issn = "1546-9239",
publisher = "Science Publications",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The unbelief thinking among muslim youth in Malaysia

AU - Salleh, Norsaleha Mohd

AU - Ismail, Ahmad Munawar

AU - Haridi, Noor Hafizah Mohd

AU - Daud, Zainora

AU - Usman, Abur Hamdi

PY - 2016/2/2

Y1 - 2016/2/2

N2 - The unbelief thinking is a term that refers to the absence of adherence to religion in the context of free lifestyle practice which is centred on human rights and it also includes an understanding that is rooted in humanism, secularism, pluralism and liberalism. In relation to this, a research was conducted to identify the level of unbelief thinking among Muslim youth in Malaysia which based on the following domains: Knowledge, perception and their attitude towards humanism, secularism, pluralism and liberalism. The questionnaire was constructed by a group of researchers and its content was validated by a panel of experts. This instrument was distributed to 380 respondents in 12 of the Higher Learning Institutions in Selangor, Malaysia. The reliability of the research instrument was valued based on Cronbach’s Alpha; it obtained a high result of α = 0. 88. The study outcomes demonstrated the mean score for the overall level of unbelief thinking among Muslim youth was low (mean = 2.21, sd = 0.41). Whereas the mean score for knowledge constructs was high (mean = 3.76, sd = 1.03), the mean score for perception constructs was low (mean = 2.18, sd = 0.65) and the mean score for attitude constructs was also low (mean = 1.45, sd = 0.48). Additional this study was also conducted to measure the level of their Islamic knowledge. The study showed the mean score for the level of the youth’s Islamic knowledge was high (mean = 4.89, sd = 0.43). The findings revealed the level of Islamic understanding among Muslim youth was high compared to the level of their unbelief thinking, which was low. These findings portrayed despite the existence of a small number of Muslim youth who have deviated from being adherent to religion; there are still a large number of them in Higher Learning Institutions who understand Islamic knowledge highly.

AB - The unbelief thinking is a term that refers to the absence of adherence to religion in the context of free lifestyle practice which is centred on human rights and it also includes an understanding that is rooted in humanism, secularism, pluralism and liberalism. In relation to this, a research was conducted to identify the level of unbelief thinking among Muslim youth in Malaysia which based on the following domains: Knowledge, perception and their attitude towards humanism, secularism, pluralism and liberalism. The questionnaire was constructed by a group of researchers and its content was validated by a panel of experts. This instrument was distributed to 380 respondents in 12 of the Higher Learning Institutions in Selangor, Malaysia. The reliability of the research instrument was valued based on Cronbach’s Alpha; it obtained a high result of α = 0. 88. The study outcomes demonstrated the mean score for the overall level of unbelief thinking among Muslim youth was low (mean = 2.21, sd = 0.41). Whereas the mean score for knowledge constructs was high (mean = 3.76, sd = 1.03), the mean score for perception constructs was low (mean = 2.18, sd = 0.65) and the mean score for attitude constructs was also low (mean = 1.45, sd = 0.48). Additional this study was also conducted to measure the level of their Islamic knowledge. The study showed the mean score for the level of the youth’s Islamic knowledge was high (mean = 4.89, sd = 0.43). The findings revealed the level of Islamic understanding among Muslim youth was high compared to the level of their unbelief thinking, which was low. These findings portrayed despite the existence of a small number of Muslim youth who have deviated from being adherent to religion; there are still a large number of them in Higher Learning Institutions who understand Islamic knowledge highly.

KW - Humanism

KW - Learning

KW - Malaysia

KW - Muslim

KW - Unbelief

KW - Youth

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84959531615&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84959531615&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3844/ajassp.2016.163.170

DO - 10.3844/ajassp.2016.163.170

M3 - Article

VL - 13

SP - 163

EP - 170

JO - American Journal of Applied Sciences

T2 - American Journal of Applied Sciences

JF - American Journal of Applied Sciences

SN - 1546-9239

IS - 2

ER -