International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Study 0n Students’ Research Related to Fatwa Submitted at Malaysian Public Universities
Noor Naemah Abdul Rahman, Asmak Ab Rahman, Abdul Karim Ali

Fatwa generally means a response or judgment by a mufti on any question that might be arises, by the muslim in performing their religion teaching.. The objective of the paper is to determine the trend of research about fatwa either it similar with the previous studies which focusing on the inter-relationship between fatwa and society such as Khalid Masud et al. (1996), Mohd Daud (1997) and Kahera and Benmira (1998), Data were collected from library of Universiti Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, and International Islamic University Malaysia. Those data were analysed using Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS). The study focus towards the research variables which includes supervisory patterns, length of theses, type of theses, type of research, methodology patterns, contributing institutions and subject area patterns. Among the significant findings obtained, identified that most of students from Universiti Malaya are very productive in producing theses about fatwa, in which has reached to 58.5 percent of theses written within the period of 1980-2008. It was found that 79.2 percent of the theses were written in Malay language, with the percentage of references used were 100 percent totally from books, articles of journal and fatwa documents. Those results has demonstrated that study about fatwa is really needed nowdays, and it is proved with offering of formal courses at Public Institutions of Higher Education, Institut Pengurusan dan Penyelidikan Fatwa Sedunia (INFAD) at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM).

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