The Role of Information Technology on the Muslim Community in the Era of Globalization and Digitalizatio

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D., Deputy Dean (Academic & Technology ) University of Kuala Lumpur, (UniKL) Business School, Jalan Gurney, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2 Ph.D Candidate, University Kuala Lumpur, (UniKL) Business School, Jalan Gurney, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


In the era of globalization and standardization, Information Technology (IT) brought many changes in people’s lives, it also influenced people's behaviour, communication, and lifestyle. The ability of IT in the business and community is to sustain in an increasingly competitive and global environment which largely influenced their capacity to access information as a resource and usage of advanced technologies. This paper analyzing the impact of IT on the Muslim community in the era of Globalization and Islamization. Several types of research have been done on IT and Islam, IT and behavioural and so on, while this paper specifically focusing on the Muslim community in the era of Globalization and Islamization. Information technology has undoubtedly become the central drive for the evolution of a modern Muslim society globally. The Muslim world or society, like the rest of the ‘world’, participates in the evolution, as well as the usage of using IT to obtain Islamic materials. Such materials include among others the translation of the Qur’an, Tajweed, Hadith, and Tafseer, which are available in word, audio, and video forms through digital content or via interactive chat rooms and forums. This paper focuses on Islamic literature globally accessible and assumes a vital role in spreading Islam all over the world. The paper recommends initiatives policy by government and NGO to promote IT technologies among Muslims around the world for a viable impact on society


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