Universitas Islam Malang Conference, International Conference on Islam and Global Civilization

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Ateerah Abdul Razak, Burhan Che Daud, Mohd Zain Mubarak, Noor Hisham Md Nawi

Last modified: 2021-07-10


Through times of COVID-19 pandemic, humans all over the world have been affected differently. It gave huge impacts toward human well-being spiritually, physically, emotionally and also in terms of family relationship. To date, thousands crises happened because people are burnt out with pandemic that has been affecting economy and national development. It is undeniable that people will get first moral support from their family. Thus, it is essential to identify practices that contribute to human well-being especially in the aspect of family education during the pandemic. This study analyses how pandemic affects family education among Muslim Malaysians. The current study has been conducted in order to measure the level of family education during and before the pandemic. It was conducted in March 2020 and the respondents consisted of Muslim Malaysians who live in several states such as Selangor, Kelantan, Sabah and also other areas. It used purposive sampling technique which is the selected respondents are married from both male and female categories. This study was analysed using SPSS version 23 to perform paired t-test analysis. Family education was measured through the component of religious practice, social relationship and individual value. The findings showed that the practices for each component significantly increase during pandemic among family member [6.19±0.97], [6.08±1.00], [6.30±0.92] respectively. The study also revealed that most of Muslim Malaysians heap on family education during pandemic and it is understood that pandemic flicks Muslim's heart to become a more responsible parent in instilling religious practice towards their children as a precious future generation.


Keyword: Pandemic, family education, religious practice, Muslim Malaysian, Well-being.

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