Religious approaches and practices in Malaysia to supplement handling of sexuality issues of adolescents with autism

Other Title(s)

النهج الديني في ماليزيا لتكملة التعامل مع القضايا الجنسية للمراهقين المصابين بالتوحد

Joint Authors

Che Mud, Salmihah
Md Sham, Farizah
Qasim, Muhammad Izhar Arif Muhammad
Ali, Manisah Bint Muhammad

Source

Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies

Issue

Vol. 40, Issue 1 (31 Jan. 2022), pp.275-295, 21 p.

Publisher

Qatar University College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies

Publication Date

2022-01-31

Country of Publication

Qatar

No. of Pages

21

Main Subjects

Islamic Studies

Abstract EN

Adolescents with autism (AWA) suffer limitations in communication, social interaction and behaviour as well as inability to manage their sexuality in a normal way.

A more efficacious approach needs to be introduced to deal with their sexuality problems.

Hence, the purpose of this research is to analyse a religious approach in dealing with sexuality of adolescents with autism.

This research used interview method as the research instrument.

Research data was obtained from interviewing 13 participants comprising of parents of AWA, teachers of AWA, and students of institutes of higher learning in Malaysia.

Research analysis used NVivo software to thematically analyse the data obtained.

In the religious approach, three methods were used in dealing with the sexuality issue of AWA, namely, performing congregational prayer and reading al-Quran, applying religious education from childhood and attending religious classes.

The religious approach can help AWA to cope with their sexuality issue.

The originality of this paper comes from the empirical studies to analyse a religious approach to deal with sexuality of AWA.

Furthermore, this research is supported by literature review of publications in Arabic, English and Malay and sources from Islamic and conventional scholars.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Che Mud, Salmihah& Md Sham, Farizah& Qasim, Muhammad Izhar Arif Muhammad& Ali, Manisah Bint Muhammad. 2022. Religious approaches and practices in Malaysia to supplement handling of sexuality issues of adolescents with autism. Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies،Vol. 40, no. 1, pp.275-295.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1340999

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Che Mud, Salmihah…[et al.]. Religious approaches and practices in Malaysia to supplement handling of sexuality issues of adolescents with autism. Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies Vol. 40, no. 1 (Jan. 2022), pp.275-295.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1340999

American Medical Association (AMA)

Che Mud, Salmihah& Md Sham, Farizah& Qasim, Muhammad Izhar Arif Muhammad& Ali, Manisah Bint Muhammad. Religious approaches and practices in Malaysia to supplement handling of sexuality issues of adolescents with autism. Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies. 2022. Vol. 40, no. 1, pp.275-295.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1340999

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 291-295

Record ID

BIM-1340999