American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Facebook as Social Media Tools among Muslim Youths in Malaysia
Muhamad Zaki Mustafa, Zulkiple Abd. Ghani, Abdul Rahim Zumrah, Roslizawati Mohd Ramly, Wan Mohd Fazrul Azdi, Zainol Abidin Ahmad

Facebook has been regarded as an important social media tools. Previous studies show that Facebook had globally registered over 750 million active users, with half of them logging on to the side daily (Facebook Statistics, Stats and Facts for 2011).However, there is still limited understanding and study about the level of Facebook usage, especially among the Muslim youthsin Malaysia. This study addresses this gap by exploring the level of Facebook usage and its impact on Muslim youths religion understanding. The data of this study has been collected from Muslim youths in Nilai district, Malaysia through survey and interview. The findings show that the Facebook usage among Muslim youths in Malaysia is at medium level (M = 2.94, S.D = 0.93). The findings from in depth interview also reveal that the Facebook can be use as one of the sources religion understanding. This study provides valuable knowledge and understanding about the usage of Facebook among Muslim youths in Malaysia and its impact on their religion knowledge.

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