Vol. 2 No. 2 (2017): al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues

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The Editorial Board is delighted to announce volume 2, issue 2 (December 2017) of al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues. This issue contains eight articles on hadith studies, Islamic education and teaching, family issues, linguistics and translation, Islamic law, and Islamic thought.

In Sudi et al. paper, they examine the concept of spiritual intelligence from the hadith's perspective. According to the research, the hadith describes faith as the basis of spiritual intelligence. In addition, the study discovered that the hadiths emphasise piety, love for Allah and the Prophet (PBUH), self-confidence, and steadfast patience as spiritual qualities.

In Othman et al. article titled "Ibnu Khaldun's Concept of Malakah in the Teaching Context that Implementing High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)," examine the contents of synonymy or summarising the meaning of Ibn Khaldun's poor concept in the context of the teaching of Islamic education subjects. This study produced four fundamental concepts for the application of HOTS through the use of Malakah in conjunction with ‘aql tamyīzī, ‘aql tajrībī, ‘aql nazarī and insāniyah fact. In general, the implementation of Islamic Education PdP, which implements HOTS, should centre on Ibn Khaldun's process and philosophy of teaching to ensure that students' understanding, appreciation, and practise are based on the Islamic Education Philosophy's requirements.

In their article titled "Trend and Marriage Divorce Factor in Selangor from 2011 to 2015," Abd. Majid and Saleh Hudin identify the trend and divorce factors among married couples from 2011 to 2015. The results revealed an increase in divorce rates between 2011 and 2015, with cases varying by gender, length of marriage, and age of the couple. The highest contributors to divorce in Selangor are couple responsibility and negligence, followed by miscommunication, personal ethics, third-party interference, low religious education, the economy, sexuality, career, and health. The difference between cultures is the smallest. Diverse approaches and the cooperation of all stakeholders are required to mobilise and prevent the escalation of this divorce issue.

In his paper entitled "Comparative Analysis of Arabic-Malay Particle Translation," Norul' Azmi discusses the meaning, function, type, language form, and translation method of Kamus Idris Al-Marbawi (KIAM) and Kamus Besar Arab Melayu Dewan (KBAMD). The results revealed that there are discrepancies between the translations of KIAM and KBAMD, that KBAMD does not translate certain particles, and that there are also differences in the number of meanings generated for each particle by each dictionary. Thus, it is anticipated that this study will contribute to the discovery of new information regarding Arabic lexicography and particles in particular. This research would also have a positive impact on the linguistic study of Arabic in terms of grammar, translation, and even other studies pertaining to the thoughts and cultures of Malay writers.

Following by Nasimah Abdullah, in her paper titled "Method of Translating Metaphor into Simile: A Study on Quranic Texts Translated into the Malay Language," discusses Quranic texts translated into Malay and then analyses them to determine the efficacy of the translation method employed. Her study employs descriptive, analytic, and comparative techniques to evaluate selected Malay translations of the Quran by Mahmud Yunus, Abdullah Basmeih, and Zaini Dahlan. In order to create a cultural adaptation, these translators alter the form of metonymy and metaphor in the Quran to simile in the target language. This demonstrates that translating metaphor into simile has contributed to conveying the closest meaning, although this technique is seldom employed.

In the Islamic law field, Syed Omar et al. examine the concept of Istitābat al-‘Arab regarding halal food rulings by referencing numerous Quranic verses, hadith, and Islamic principles in their paper titled "Halal Food Culture in Kuala Terengganu: Shariah Perspective (Istitābat al-‘Arab)." This study also examines the various interpretations of the concept of Istitābat al-‘Arab by the four major Islamic denominations (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafie, and Hanbali). This paper explains the concept of Istitābat al-‘Arab from a Shariah perspective as it relates to the formation of Kuala Terengganu's halal culinary culture in terms of local food regulations.

Ismail et al. discuss the relationship between the Muslim youth's understanding of the definition (or concept) of religious freedom and their understanding of the issue of apostasy. In their article titled "Muslim Youth Understanding on the Concept of Religious Freedom and the Issue of Apostasy in Islam: A Study at Higher Learning Institutions of Selangor." With a mean score of 4.33, their findings indicate that the understanding of religious freedom among Muslim youth is high. With a mean score of 3.86, their comprehension of apostasy is also excellent. In addition, Spearman's analysis reveals a positive and statistically significant correlation (p<.05) between respondents' understanding of the concept of religious freedom and their understanding of the issue of apostasy in Islam.

Finally, in the paper titled "The Notion of Liberalisation on the Anti-Hadith Movement and its Impact on Society," Usman et al. elucidate on Islamic liberalisation efforts, particularly those that address the issues of hadiths raised by the Anti-Hadith Movement (AHM). Among the concerns expressed are the applicability of the hadiths' teachings in the modern era and the legitimacy of the hadiths' role as a medium driving progress or regress. The conclusion of the study is that AHM invites societal ramifications and confusion in the form of Western thought and the civilization that moulds contemporary Islamic thought.


Published: 2017-12-31