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Knowledge in Dealing with The COVID-19 Based On The Guidance of Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah: A Cross-Sectional Survey Among The Pharmacy and Health Sciences Diploma Students in Malaysia
IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia ; 21(4):125-131, 2022.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-2067606
ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION:

Medicine and communicable disease control are embedded in many Islamic teachings as conveyed by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through the Al-Quran, Al-sunnah, and Al-hadith more than 1400 years ago. Therefore, when the COVID-19 outbreak hit Malaysia, with the majority of the population being Muslims, the society should have been equipped with knowledge in dealing with this pandemic. This study investigates the knowledge towards dealing with COVID-19 based on the guidance of Al-Quran and Al- Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) among undergraduate students in Malaysia. MATERIALS AND

METHODS:

A cross-sectional study using self-constructed questionnaires was performed. The questionnaires were pre-validated and distributed to pharmacy and health sciences students via an online survey platform. One of the selection criteria was that the respondent must be a Muslim.

RESULTS:

The students scored a median of 26 (IQR 4) in the knowledge test. Students' percentage knowledge levels were divided into three categories poor (n = 42, 15%);moderate (n = 207, 73%) and good (n = 33, 12%). The lowest scored knowledge item was observed on the Islamic terminology, Maqasid Shariah (4.3%), and differences between hadith and sunnah (20.9%). No significant differences in knowledge scores were observed in the pre-determined independent variables such as age, year of study, accommodation, and previous religious school admission.

CONCLUSION:

The study findings suggest that the students have a good understanding of scientific aspects of COVID-19 but lack knowledge in handling the pandemic as recommended by Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah. [ FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia is the property of International Islamic University Malaysia, Faculty of Medicine and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full . (Copyright applies to all s.)
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Academic Search Complete Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Language: English Journal: IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia Year: 2022 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Academic Search Complete Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Language: English Journal: IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia Year: 2022 Document Type: Article