Maqāṣid Al-Sharīʿa-Based Analysis of Learning Modules For Muslim Reverts in East Coast Malaysia

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https://doi.org/10.24857/rgsa.v18n9-014

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Muslim Reverts, Learning Modules, Religious Institutions, Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿa, Da’wah

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Purpose: This paper proposes the effectiveness of the Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿa as a reliable approach for the thence reason; a set of Islamic laws, which aims to promote the welfare of individuals and society, particularly the reverts. There are five basic elements in human needs; amongst are the preservation of religion, life, lineage/dignity, intellectualism, and property.

 

Theoretical framework: Islam is one of the fastest-growing beliefs and is expected to become the world’s dominant religion by 2070. For those who embraced Islam and identified as Muslim reverts, there is a willingness for them to adapt to an Islamic lifestyle, but it does not come without challenges. Conversion to Islam has been tarnished by claims of extremism (violent and non-violent), radicalization, and sadly, terrorism. They are also torn between being rejected by family and original society.

 

Design/methodology/approach: It used content analysis to evaluate the contents of the proposed learning modules and ATLAS.ti version 22 for the analysis and findings. The study took place at three institutions that are responsible for the reverts on the East Coast of Malaysia. It is where they are guided by values and principles that underlie Islamic teachings. The module among others enables the reverts to connect themselves with the essence of their new faith and develop a balanced approach to such practice and assist with the challenges they face as a Muslim.

 

Findings: The finding of the study revealed the learning modules were compatible in line with the Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿa approach and at the same time managed to give strength to the learners/reverts in the Muslim society without putting aside their non-Muslim families.

 

Discussion: Nevertheless, to say, this philosophical approach is a multidisciplinary discipline that gives a place and right of the reverts in Islam and society as a whole. Such modules can be used as a bridge to give a better understanding to other counterparts, so Islam can be seen with a simple dichotomy that promotes justice and welcomes all and love for all at the same time.

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2024-04-26

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Rusli, N., Kadir, F. K. A., Embong, A. H., Rahman, A. H. A., Salamun, H., & Kadir, K. A. (2024). Maqāṣid Al-Sharīʿa-Based Analysis of Learning Modules For Muslim Reverts in East Coast Malaysia. Revista De Gestão Social E Ambiental, 18(9), e06456. https://doi.org/10.24857/rgsa.v18n9-014

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