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The commitment of older persons in nursing homes in religious activities


Ismail, Zainab and Wan Ahmad, Wan Ibrahim and Baharuddin, Elmi (2014) The commitment of older persons in nursing homes in religious activities. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 20 (12). pp. 1734-1737. ISSN 1990-9233

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Abstract

The commitment of older persons in religious activities is in fact a responsibility of all mukallaf which starts as early as they reached adolescence age.Though at the older age, their responsibility to Allah is an obligation that should be fulfilled.There are older persons who allocate some of their time at older age to perform religious responsibilities and rituals, but there are numbers who are still busy with work and ignores the importance of later age to perform ibadah and good deeds.This article aims at scrutinizing the religious commitment of senior citizens who are residing in nursing homes in Malaysia.This study has chosen Rumah Seri Kenangan, Cheras as location of survey.Results of the study show that perform du’a (supplication) to Allah after every prayer is the most frequent activities conducted.A majority of older persons perform five times obligatory daily prayers. More than half complete their 30 days fasting in Ramadan.They also give out the required zakat fitrah.On a whole the older persons at nursing home seem do not neglect their religious commitment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Older person; Population; Religious commitment; Welfare; Care.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: School of Applied Psychology, Social Work & Policy
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Wan Ibrahim Wan Ahmad
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 04:49
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 04:49
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/18808

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