IIUM Repository

Upholding Islamic ethics on social media during COVID-19 pandemic

Mohd Nor, Nur Suriya (2020) Upholding Islamic ethics on social media during COVID-19 pandemic. The Companion, 11th May 2020.

PDF - Published Version
Download (165kB) | Preview


The Malaysian Reserve reported that as the period of Movement Control Order (MCO) during COVID 19 pandemic is extended in Malaysia, the use of internet in several sectors, such as entertainment, education and shopping has multiplied. There has been a rapid growth in home-based entertainment, video conferencing and online communication. Besides using social media for official purposes (e.g. attending online meetings, online business), Malaysians also use social media to kill their pass time during MCO. Many people use social media, such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, to share methods of cooking [i] and other personal activities. While the internet use has brought in benefits to many, there are also cases when its use has resulted in the opposite. There are people who misuse social media to spread fake news, including about COVID-19. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) reported that they have received 43 reports from members of the public regarding fake news on Covid-19 on social media, with 18 suspects identified. [ii]

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Additional Information: 7233/86619
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic Ethics, Social Media, COVID-19, Pandemic, Upholding
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Nur Suriya Mohd Nor
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2020 12:18
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2020 12:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/86619

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year