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Title: Conceptual framework of elderly care in Malaysia from hadith perspective: an analytical study
Authors: Ahmad Syarif Fadhli
Supervisor: Raudlotul Firdaus Fatah Yasin, Ph.D
Akmal Khuzairy Abd Rahman, Ph.D
Year: 2021
Publisher: Kuala Lumpur : Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, 2021
Abstract in English: The conceptual framework of elderly care from ḥadith perspectives contains significant knowledge for humanity. Prophet Muhammad PBUH has taught us to treat the elderly gently and gracefully. In Malaysia, data predicts a gradually increasing number on the population of senior citizen by 2030. Due to that unprecedented situation, many issues and problems within the family institution occurs, primarily when it deals with the efforts to take care of the elderly’s wellness. Commonly, these issues emerged within modern family institution when the family members lack social earning to provide optimum care for the elderly and face the dilemma of prioritizing between their own family and elderly parent to handle the situation. Worse, the services and systems offered and provided by the government seem to be less friendly for senior citizens. Even though the Malaysia government has allocated a specific organization to cater to this problem, such as PAWE programme, re-examining and remodelling process are needed for the betterment of its framework. Considering the importance of better elderly care in Malaysia, this study seeks to identify the existing weaknesses and challenges related to senior citizens, examine relevant hadiths text regarding elderly care from the guidance of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, and address the conceptual framework of elderly care from the endorsement of ḥadith on underlying issues to cater the problems in Malaysia. The study utilises qualitative approach by conducting library research where available information can be accessed and employing critical analysis in examining the available data. The study found out that the problems on the poor elderly care sources from dysfunctional intra-family interaction, which was influenced by three critical aspects, namely, religious, social, and economic factors. All in all, the analysis highlights that the best solution to cater to the said problems came from the fundamental root, which is from the children themselves.
Kullliyah: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Programme: Master of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Quran and Sunnah Studies)
Appears in Collections:KIRKHS Thesis

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