The Use of Social Media Among Pakistani Muslim Scholars

Sher Afzal, Bahria University
Muhammad Sajid Mirza, Faisal Mosque Campus, Islamabad

Description

Social media is being used commonly by different professionals for various purposes. Religious scholars are also using these tools in their daily life. This study will investigate the reasons to use social media by Muslim Scholars (Ulamā) in Pakistan; their perceptions about this media; and frequency of use. Using questionnaire survey, data will be collected from 100 Muslim scholars (Ulamā) attending training courses at Da’wah Academy and Sha’ria Academy, International Islamic University Islamabad. There is no related study available in Pakistani context. Findings of this survey will be help in understanding mindset of Pakistani religious scholars towards social media and to prepare guidelines for Pakistani Madrassas (Institutions of Islamic religious education).

Keywords: Social Media Use, Muslim Scholars, Social media technologies,

 
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The Use of Social Media Among Pakistani Muslim Scholars

Social media is being used commonly by different professionals for various purposes. Religious scholars are also using these tools in their daily life. This study will investigate the reasons to use social media by Muslim Scholars (Ulamā) in Pakistan; their perceptions about this media; and frequency of use. Using questionnaire survey, data will be collected from 100 Muslim scholars (Ulamā) attending training courses at Da’wah Academy and Sha’ria Academy, International Islamic University Islamabad. There is no related study available in Pakistani context. Findings of this survey will be help in understanding mindset of Pakistani religious scholars towards social media and to prepare guidelines for Pakistani Madrassas (Institutions of Islamic religious education).

Keywords: Social Media Use, Muslim Scholars, Social media technologies,