An Analysis on the Public Perceptions and Awareness Towards the Issues of the Anti-Hadith in Klang Valley

Mohd AI’ikhsan Ghazali, Muhammad Fathi Yusof, Siti Salwa Md.Sawari

Abstract


The existence of the anti-hadith groups in Malaysia has started since 80’s. Their arrival brought misleading ideologies which
seemed to have poisoned the mind of civil society in Malaysia. Although these groups have been considered as haram by the
National Council, it still exists in Malaysia. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine the public perception towards the
anti-hadith groups. This study will also examine the public understanding and awareness about these groups. This quantitative
study involved 800 residents living in the Klang Valley. The survey questionnaires were distributed through three medium;
delivery by hand, postal delivery or email. The findings of the study have shown that the knowledge of Muslim society in the
Klang Valley regarding the anti-hadith was at a moderately low level. Negative feelings which included their perceptions and
attitudes towards the anti-hadith and their behaviour were at a moderately high level. Overall, the level of the perception of
Muslims against the anti-hadith is moderately high.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2p386


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