Understanding Muslim Preaching Students’ Use of Social Media

International Journal of International Relations, Media and Mass Communication Studies, Vol.7, No.1, pp.52-66 (2021)

15 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2021

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Ibrahim Latepo

State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Palu

Suharto Suharto

State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Palu

Nurdin Nurdin

State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Palu - Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business

Date Written: May 30, 2021

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to find out Muslim students preachers use of social media for preaching purposes. This study is employees quantitative method. Survey was distributed to 90 students within Islamic Communication department at State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Palu. The finding show that most students agree that the use of social media can help them to access new information relating to Islamic knowledge. The students also agree that the social media can help them to build personal identity because the interact with other preachers in online space. More importantly, the use of social media has increased their knowledge regarding how to deliver preaching. As a result, they believe that the use social media can help them to deliver dakwah or preaching easily because it can reduce time and hinder geographical barriers. We argue that the findings may effect Islamic education institution to change their students’ perspective in delivering dakwah with new media.

Keywords: Social media, da'wah, gratification and use theory, Students, IAIN Palu

Suggested Citation

Latepo, Ibrahim and Suharto, Suharto and Nurdin, Nurdin, Understanding Muslim Preaching Students’ Use of Social Media (May 30, 2021). International Journal of International Relations, Media and Mass Communication Studies, Vol.7, No.1, pp.52-66 (2021) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3856469

Ibrahim Latepo (Contact Author)

State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Palu

Jl. Diponegoro No. 23
Hammer Ex. Lere district.
West Palu, ID Central Sulawesi 94221
Indonesia

Suharto Suharto

State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Palu

Jl. Diponegoro No. 23
Hammer Ex. Lere district.
West Palu, ID Central Sulawesi 94221
Indonesia

Nurdin Nurdin

State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Palu - Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business ( email )

Indonesia

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