Revelation and Science <p><strong><strong><strong><strong>AIMS AND SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL</strong></strong></strong></strong></p> <p>Revelation and Science is a refereed academic journal published by the Kulliyyah of Science, International Islamic University Malaysia. The journal aims to comprehensively integrate dimensions of knowledge conventionally regarded as separate and strengthen the efficiency of human intellectual progress. In line with the objectives of the Kulliyyah and the University, the journal is dedicated to the integration of science and religion, and the promotion of universal values. While acknowledging the substantial progress that has been made in the scientific fields, the journal is committed to the idea that the search for solutions to human predicaments can be enhanced by reference to an epistemological framework that is not restricted to reason and observation alone but acknowledges the role of Revelation (wahy). The Revelation and Science journal covers pure, theoretical and applied sciences as well as studies related to the integration of scientific knowledge and revelation. The journal is a compilation of academic and research articles, review articles, conference reports and abstracts that address contemporary issues within its scope.</p> <p> <a title="Vol.7, No. 1, 1438H/2017" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="" alt="" /></a></p> <p><strong>ISSN: 2229-9645</strong></p> <p><strong>E-ISSN: 2229-9947</strong> </p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Currently Indexed by:</strong><br /> Google Scholar<br /> Malaysian Citation Index (MyCite)</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Publication Charges:</strong></p> <p>There are no charges for submission of a manuscript as well as no charges for article processing or publication.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Ethical Statement:</strong></p> <p>The manuscript must represent original work by the author(s). 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Any breach of copyright laws will result in retraction of the published article/material <strong>as well as reporting to relevant authorities at the authors’ institutions.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Current Issue: <a title="Vol.7, No 1 1438H/2017" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vol.7,No.1(2017)</a> </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>CALL FOR PAPER</strong></p> <p>On behalf of the Editorial Board, we would like to extend our invitation to you to contribute articles in the Journal of Revelation and Science. </p> <p>Submission can be made online at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></p> <p>Published articles can be viewed online at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></p> <p> </p> en-US (Revelation And Science Managerial Committee) (Revelation And Science Managerial Committee) Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:02:48 +0800 OJS 60 Table of Contents Abdurezak Abdulahi Hashi Copyright (c) 2022 Revelation and Science Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0800 Aligning the Maqasid al-Shariah and Qawa’id al-Fiqhiyyah to the Development of a Mobile Application for Early Breast Cancer Detection <p>Breast cancer can lead to a decreasing quality of life, increasing mortality rate and financial implications for treatment. Many mobile applications (apps) such as Mobile Health or Health apps have been used widely to promote early detection, prevention and, provide care and support for cancer patients and survivors. However, apps that are specifically developed to give awareness towards breast screening practices such as breast self-examination and mammography among Malaysian women are scarce. Efforts should be done to develop a mobile app that can be used to encourage breast cancer awareness and facilitate breast screening practices among Malaysian women. These efforts should be seen within the concept of the Health Belief Model, that is directed towards health promotion and disease prevention. This paper attempts to align the development of this app with the objectives and principles of the <em>Sha’riah.</em>&nbsp;The work begins with the explanation on the current issues in breast cancer. This is followed by recognising mobile technologies as a health promotion tool for encouraging early breast cancer detection. The core discussions on the development of a breast cancer app to encourage women in performing breast screening practices will be based on the <em>Maqasid al-Shariah</em> (objectives of Islamic law) as well as <em>Qawaid al-Fiqhiyyah</em> (Islamic legal maxims). It is hoped that this paper will open further discussions on the incorporation of Islamic perspectives in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), especially in the area of app development within the healthcare sector.</p> Iffah Syafiqah Meor Badi’auzzaman Copyright (c) 2022 Revelation and Science Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0800 Comprehensive Dual Certification of ISO 9001:2015 and MS 1900:2014 to SASMEC @IIUM: A Beginning of a Long Journey as Shariah Compliant Hospital <p>SASMEC @IIUM started the operation and offered its service to the public since August 2016 and committed to bring experiences and expertise in providing healthcare services. SASMEC @IIUM has been awarded a dual certification of ISO 9001:2015 and MS 1900:2014 by SIRIM QAS International since December 2020. To become compliant, SASMEC @IIUM underwent stringent evaluation processes before certification to the standard was provided. Obtaining MS 1900:2014 certification officially verifies that SASMEC @IIUM is in compliance with recognized <em>Shariah</em> requirements. The scope of SASMEC @IIUM operation, primarily in providing healthcare services are all in accordance with the <em>Shariah</em> governance regulations. The objectives of this article are to share our journey to become a <em>Shariah</em> Compliant Hospital by highlighting our experience in preparing the requirement, developing the workforce team and other necessary elements to obtain ISO 9001:2015 and MS 1900:2014 certifications</p> Abdul Rahman Al-Azmi Copyright (c) 2022 Revelation and Science Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0800 Male Gynaecologist: Western and Islamic Perspectives <p>This paper addresses the issue on the Shari’ah ruling pertaining to the permissibility or impermissibility of a male Muslim to be a gynaecologist or a female patient visiting a male gynaecologist. This paper looks at the subject from a humanistic approach and the sacred job of being the first person to welcome a baby, a sinless and pure person, coming to this world. The author looks at the humanistic approach to why a gynaecologist chooses such a noble profession in Islam. The paper is based upon relevant sources and insights derived from many scholars, some male and female gynaecologists and the like. The verses from the Holy Quran and the traditions of the Prophet SAW are referred to. The paper also argues from the perspective of the necessity on what is permissible and what is prohibited. The paper concludes, based on several evidences that it is permissible for a male Muslim to be in this profession but they must be sensitive to the feeling of patients and should take all measures to make them feel at home. Patients, however, may be comfortable with a female gynaecologist.</p> Ramizah Wan Muhammad Copyright (c) 2022 Revelation and Science Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0800 Muslim-Friendly Sustainable Geo-Tourism (MFS-GT): A Qualitative Study Using the Grounded Theory <p>Muslim-Friendly Tourism (MFT) and geo-tourism destination have proliferated without implementing adequate synergies, thereby 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 (<em>Maqasid al-Shariah</em>). 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.&nbsp;</p> Siti Syahirah Saffinee Copyright (c) 2022 Revelation and Science Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0800 Tadabbur al-Quran and its Implications for Mental and Emotional Well-Being under Movement Control Order Conditions <p>The Movement Control Order (MCO) which began on 18 March 2020 in Malaysia is aimed at curbing the spread of the Covid-19 virus that has affected the world. However, if not managed properly, it will have negative implications on the mental and emotional well-being of the population. Addressing the spiritual aspect or its strength by getting closer to Allah SWT through <em>tadabbur</em> Quran activities is one of the means for overcoming these issues. This paper seeks to provide evidence of the importance of <em>tadabbur</em> Quran in the life of a Muslim and its implications in ensuring mental and emotional well-being. Among the objectives of this research are to: a) describe the importance of <em>tadabbur</em> Quran to Muslims; b) analyze the steps involved in <em>tadabbur</em> Quran and its principles; and c) analyze how <em>tadabbur</em> Quran activities affect the mental and emotional well-being of the practitioner, especially under movement control order conditions. This study employs a case study approach involving five Usrah QMAP3T Programme participants through text analysis and interview methods. This research seeks to enhance awareness on the need to return to the Quran the manual of Allah SWT who created all beings. The guidance provided by Allah SWT through His revelation and disseminated by the noble Prophet Muhammad SAW should be given attention and priority towards achieving a happy life which is one of the indicators underlying the well-being of the minds and emotions of individuals.</p> Noornajihan Jaafar Copyright (c) 2022 Revelation and Science Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0800 The Concept of Resilience and Spirituality among Cancer Surviving Women <p>Cancer has long caused fear and significant emotional and physical aftermaths. Resilience is needed in navigating the physical and emotional challenges caused by cancer because it provides cancer patients with strength and adaptation skills throughout their journey. This study aims to understand the concept of resilience and spirituality among employed cancer women. A phenomenological approach was used to understand the conceptualisation of resilience and spirituality held by ten employed women in Klang Valley suffering from different types of cancer. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, assisted by the participants' social media updates on their cancer journey. Their activities related to resilience and spirituality from the day of diagnosis until returning to work were observed. The data were analysed using thematic analysis. Six themes emerged from the data collected: (a) resilience through painful experience, (b) resilience through acceptance, (c) cognitive resilience, (d) emotional/psychological resilience, (e) behavioural resilience, (f) spiritual strengthening. The study postulates some insights in understanding the conceptualisation of resilience and spirituality among cancer women in balancing their work and family responsibilities. Mental health practitioners and counsellors may benefit from the study's results as guidelines for vigorously helping women to achieve resilience.</p> Nordinah Mohd Kassim Copyright (c) 2022 Revelation and Science Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0800 The Effectiveness of Contemplation on Conceptual Metaphor in Cognitive Spiritual Therapy <p>Contemplation (<em>tafakkur</em>) is a practice that fills the spiritual needs of a human’s soul by linking the mind with the heart and soul. As there is an urgency in developing more effective therapies due to the worldwide rise of psychological disorders, this research analyses the effectiveness of contemplating on metaphors in the Qur’an. Although the therapeutic factors in metaphor have been amplified by cognitivist, related studies based on the Qur’an are scarce. Therefore, this research aims to reveal the effectiveness of Qur’anic contemplation for healing by focusing on the contemplation of metaphors. This interdisciplinary qualitative research analyses the spiritual effects of the Qur’an from the linguistic and psychological perspectives through an explanatory case study. The use of contemplation as a cognitive process is focused on conceptualisation that involves conceptual metaphor which is a metaphor that operates at the level of thinking. The conceptualisation of spiritual healing in terms of a journey to God that pervades throughout the Qur’an through metaphorical linguistic expressions such as ‘path,’ ‘way’ and ‘travel’ reveal the conceptual metaphor spiritual healing is a journey. Contemplating this conceptual metaphor reveals the spiritual guiding principles in the healing journey and the effectiveness of religious discourse in influencing positive actions for psycho-spiritual well-being. Eventually, this research proposes contemplation on conceptual metaphor as a cognitive spiritual therapy for psychological disorders. This research contributes to the field of language, psychology, and religious studies by revealing the richness of persuasive language for effective therapy in mental health practices.&nbsp;</p> Nur Sakinah Thomas Copyright (c) 2022 Revelation and Science Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0800 The Decision of Pregnancy Termination According to Maq??id al-Shar??ah and Clinical Guidelines: Case Dilemma Series. <p>Termination of pregnancy (TOP) is performed for the sake of saving the life of a pregnant woman in the best clinical judgement of the treating doctor. It is in line with the recommendation in the Qur?an and by the expert opinion of Islamic and Medical scholars. However, this could be a dilemma for most medical doctors to agree with a TOP request by a pregnant mother in emotional distress due to unplanned pregnancy or premarital conception, which is a grey area for this procedure. This case series aims to highlight this issue. Two related cases of mothers who had features of depression secondary to unplanned and unwanted pregnancy will be discussed. Both mothers requested TOP exhibit traits of hopelessness, sadness, anhedonia, reduced appetite and sleep, feeling low and down. These cases were not recommended for TOP in a tertiary centre. However, these cases were approached with a motivational interview and psychological support in which close follow up had been done at the primary care level. The first mother benefited from counselling and managed well with some antidepressants and psychotherapy. The involvement of family support and open discussion also aided the mother to recover from her acute stress condition and decided to take care of the pregnancy compared to proceeding with TOP. Another case was referred for TOP after adequate assessment because of worsening emotional distress. However, the request was denied, and the mother was sent to Obstetric for follow-up. Furthermore, the mother performed self-abortion, which resulted in sepsis. The need for TOP in psychological distress is still debatable. Monitoring and follow up in primary care settings have become important assisting tools in managing these cases. These tools provide ample time for the mother and doctors to fully understand the situation before deciding to terminate the foetus? life, which might not be necessary. However, failure to look at the case from the “Maq??id al-Shar??ah” concept of preservation of life (<em>Hifz al-Nafs</em>) and mind (<em>Hifz al-‘Aql</em>) will lead to unnecessary patient action and jeopardise their lives.</p> Mohd Shaiful Ehsan Shalihin Copyright (c) 2022 Revelation and Science Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0800