Media Roles in Islamic Conversion: A Study in Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei

Salinayanti, Salim (2018) Media Roles in Islamic Conversion: A Study in Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei. Borneo Research Journal, 12. pp. 1-19. ISSN 1985-5443

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This paper examines the roles of media in the conversion of the Muslim converts in Sabah, Sarawak andBrunei. The media involved are traditional media and social media. The data was collectedthrough one-on-oneinterviewswith the Muslim converts who resided in Sabah, Sarawak andBrunei. The data was then analysed using descriptive andinterpretive approaches. The findingswere categorisedinto two major themeswhich represented the overall responses of the informants towards the roles of media in Islamic conversion,the media roles in the time of conversion,and the types of media used in the conversion. The findingsreveal that the media played roles in the conversions of all the informants in the study. The roles of media and their uses in the time of conversion are quite similar in the Sabah and Sarawak findings, whereas there is a significant difference in the Brunei finding. As for the types of media, traditional media have more importantroles in Islamic conversion in Sabah, Sarawak andBrunei.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: traditional media, social media, Muslim converts, Islam, conversion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Education, Language and Communication
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2023 02:50
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2023 03:38

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