Islamic Education and The Cyberspace: Rationale for Islamic Technology Education

Pendidikan Islam dan Siber: Rasional Pendidikan Teknologi Islam


  • Gamal Abdul Nasir Zakaria Assoc. Prof. Dr



Cyberspace, Globalisation, Islamic Education, Islamic technology, Islamic digital studies



The aim of this paper is to pinpoint the areas that are of concern to Islamic education experts with respect to globalisation agenda, and chronicle some of the Muslims’ efforts in tackling the vices of the cybersapce. The paper argues that the cyberspace is gradually taking the role of the sources of Islamic education, and now have more influence on youngtsers than their parents and teachers. Hence, there is a need for strengthening the Islamic education in the cyberspace and create a safe and value-laden cyberspace. In this respect, the paper suggests creation of Islamic technology education with the primary aim of producing ICT tools that are in line with Islamic values and Muslims’ peculiar socio-econmic needs. The paper also draws attention to the importance of creating Islamic digital studies as a sub-field of Islamic technology education.



Kertas ini bertujuan untuk mengemukakan tentang isu yang menjadi kebimbangan kepada ahli Pendidikan Islam terhadap agenda kesan globalisasi, dan usaha muslim di dalam mendepani ancaman siber. Kajian ini mengutarakan peningkatan peranan penggunaan alam siber sebagai satu sumber rujukan pendidikan Islam terutama kepada remaja melebihi peranan ibubapa dan guru. Maka, satu usaha memperkasakan pendidikan islam melalui medium alam siber, dan mencipta satu persekitaran yang selamat dan sarat dengan nilai harus diwujudkan. Oleh itu, kertas ini mencadangkan pembinaan teknologi pendidikan islam dengan tujuan utamanya bagi melahirkan peralatan ICT yang selari dengan nilai Islam dan keperluan sosio-ekonomi muslim. Kertas ini juga ingin turut menarik perhatian dalam membincangkan kepentingan mencipta program digital islam sebagai sub subjek Teknologi Pendidikan Islam.


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How to Cite

Zakaria, G. . A. N. (2023). Islamic Education and The Cyberspace: Rationale for Islamic Technology Education: Pendidikan Islam dan Siber: Rasional Pendidikan Teknologi Islam. ATTARBAWIY: Malaysian Online Journal of Education, 7(2), 1–10.