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Muslim-Friendly Sustainable Geo-Tourism (MFS-GT): a qualitative study using the grounded theory

Saffinee, Siti Syahirah and Jamaludin, Mohammad Aizat and Hashim, Khairusy Syakirin Has-Yun and Amid, Azura (2022) Muslim-Friendly Sustainable Geo-Tourism (MFS-GT): a qualitative study using the grounded theory. Revelation and Science, 12 (1). pp. 23-34. ISSN 2229-9645 E-ISSN 2229-9947

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Muslim-Friendly Tourism (MFT) and geo-tourism destination have proliferated without implementing adequate synergies, there by the current research aimed to integrate data on Muslim-Friendly Tourism with sustainability ideas to develop a theory. One of the qualitative designs applied was the grounded theory approach. The Qur’anic verses and Hadith of the prophet dealing with sustainability concerns were analysed. The qualitative analysis of the verses yielded two components constituting a wide conceptual paradigm of Muslim-Friendly Sustainable Geo-Tourism (MFS-GT). These notions contribute to achieving environmental balance and human health development as part of the objectives of Shariah (Maqasid al-Shariah). Religious components (Islamic values, culture and norms, and ethics), and sustainable components (the concept of environment, community participation, and socioeconomic) were investigated under MFS-GT. This study provides insights to MFT stakeholders as practitioners, and it can be strategically applied to incorporate the MFT and geo-tourism destination idea as a tool to safeguard the place’s sustainability.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamisation, Maqasid al-Shari’ah, Muslim-Friendly Tourism, environment, health
Subjects: BPG Islamic geography
BPG Islamic geography > BPG80 Islam and tourism. Sustainable tourism
BPG Islamic geography > BPG87 Islamic tourism. Halal issues
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G156.5.S87 Sustainable tourism
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Depositing User: Dr. Mohammad Aizat Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2023 11:06
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2023 11:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/104317

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