Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Rukhsah in Prayer Among Undergraduate Students at International Islamic University Malaysia Kuantan Campus
Keywords:Muslim Patients, Prayers, Rukhsah
Islam is a religion that is based on five pillars which prayer is one of them. Prayer is compulsory for all Muslims, even during sickness. To ease the followers, Islam introduces rukhsah to give flexibility to sick people to perform prayer based on their ability. Objectives: This study aimed to determine the level of knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding rukhsah in prayer. This study also examined the association between level of knowledge and attitude towards the practice of rukhsah in prayer among undergraduate students at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuantan. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 129 undergraduate students at IIUM, Kuantan. Stratified random sampling was used to select the respondents among undergraduate students to answers the questionnaire. The obtained data were then entered and coded into IBM SPSS version 24.0 for analysis. Result: The findings showed that most of the respondents had high scores for each construct; knowledge (98.4%, n = 127), attitude (99.2%, n = 128) and practice (89.9%, n = 116), regarding rukhsah in prayer. Also, a significant positive association between level of knowledge and attitude towards the practice of rukhsah in prayer was identified (p < 0.005). Conclusion: The course and program related to disseminating rukhsah's knowledge should be continued to ensure that the students are well versed with its theory and practices. As a potential frontline who will be assisting the patient in the future, knowledge regarding rukhsah is imperative to fulfil the patients' needs.
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