An Examination of Social Networking Sites Usage among Muslims Student in Islamic Perspectives
Gehad Mohammed Sharaf1, Mahdi Alhaji Musa2, Azizah Abdul Rahman3
1Gehad Mohammed Sharaf, Department of Information System, Universitiy Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru.
2Mahdi Alhaji Musa, Department of Information System, Universitiy Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru.
3Azizah Abdul Rahman, Department of Information System, Universitiy Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru.
Manuscript received on March 02, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on March 31, 2012. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2012. | PP: 273-278 | Volume-1 Issue-4, April 2012 | Retrieval Number: D0334041412/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Social networking sites (SNS) have created a new social dimension where individuals can develop increased levels of their social awareness by keeping in touch with old friends, making new friends, dispense new data or product. And also getting information in many more aspects of everyday lives, making one to become more knowledgeable which is very beneficial especially for students. In spite of many preaches by Islamic scholars on the appropriate ways to use these social media, many students tend to use it against the ethics enshrines by Islamic laws. The purpose of this research is to examine student’s level of awareness of Islamic regulations while using social networking sites. A survey was conducted among 450 Muslims Undergraduate student of University Teknologi Malaysia. The finding of this research indicates that some students use the social media appropriately by creating ethical Islamic group that will promote the good image of Islam, while other students had become addicted to the social networks so much so that they delayed their prayer time.
Keywords: Factor Analysis, Islamic regulations, Malaysia, Social Networking Sites, Students.