Utilization of Social Media in the Qur’anic Exegesis (Tafseer) During COVID-19 Lockdown: Online Survey

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Mubarak Ismail Shitu
Ali Abdulrahman Saad

Abstract

COVID-19 pandemic despite seen as disaster but can also be seen as blessing. Social media prior to the period of the pandemic has been seen as negative aspect of the 21st century due to its improper utilization and number of side effects to the young generation. This study aims at determining the level of utilization of the Social media in Qur’anic Exegesis during COVID-19 lockdown in Northern Nigeria. This paper collects an empirical data on Social Media that have become available via the Internet in the light of usability and impact for Qur’anic Exegesis during COVID-19 Lockdown. Nevertheless, the analysis revealed that the response about the level and extent of utilization of social media in the Qur’anic exegesis is extremely high. People reflection on their experience about social media in listening to Qur’anic exegesis shows high level of acceptance and adoptability. Similarly, it concludes that the number of audience or listeners to Qur’anic exegesis (Tafseer) during the lockdown via social media is significantly high. Moreover, people have positive perception on the use of social media to listen to Qur’anic exegesis. Meanwhile, it is therefore recommended that Muslims should explore optimum use of social media to spread the cause of Allah. In the same vein, awareness should be done to enlighten Muslims on the permissibility of using social media. The mode of Qur’anic exegesis via social media used during COVID-19 pandemic should be adopted even after the pandemic for the onwards Islamic programs.

Keywords:
Social media, Qur’anic exegesis, COVID-19, lockdown.

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Shitu, M. I., & Saad, A. A. (2021). Utilization of Social Media in the Qur’anic Exegesis (Tafseer) During COVID-19 Lockdown: Online Survey. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, 14(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajess/2021/v14i130344
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