AKH-I Model and Psychosocial Issues during Covid-19 Pandemic
Keywords:Covid-19 pandemic, psychosocial, community-engagement, modules, anthropological imagination
This article addresses Azlan KH-I Model (AKH-I Model) and its role in managing psychosocial issues during Covid-19 pandemic. The AKH-I Model emphasises on five (5) main principles namely, (1) Khalifah or Caliph (2) Anthropological Imagination (3) Syariah compliance (4) Noble and righteous deeds (‘amal soleh) and (5) spiritual guidance and help in the guise of ibadah. As a khalifah, holistic understanding of psychosocial issues faced by our community is imperative. It is best achieved through participant-observation and community-engagement approaches to gather any comprehensible inputs of psychosocial needs within the community. Three (3) main issues were explored using AKH-I Model, namely family well-being and children adjustment, community-engagement and sector-based focusing on workplace. Several strategies were initiated by the university including devising modules and creating new referral-system that could be capitalised by the university authorities’ to overcome impasses to change. The University’s mission should adopt khalifah vision which construe volunteerism concept as ‘amal soleh which is solely meant to secure unceasing rewards in the guise of ibadah from Allah s.w.t. Finally, this article emphasizes the importance of harmonising the theoretical and practical dimensions of community-engagement efforts using the AKH-I Model.
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