The Social Sciences

Year: 2012
Volume: 7
Issue: 5
Page No. 659 - 662

Women Perspective on Islamic Radicalism: A Malaysian Experience

Authors : Kamaruzaman Yusof, Badlihisham Mohd. Nasir, Mansoureh Ebrahimi and Abdul Basir Mohamad

Abstract: The content of this study is a report prepared by a research group on the perspective of women on various issues related to Islamic radicalism, i.e., concept, phenomenon and Islamic societies. This study also examines women's level of understanding about Islam nature and the factors that led to radical behavior and effects of radical action. Results are presented based on 863 survey respondents amongst Muslim women who were selected from several states in Malaysia. Primary data collection was undertaken through a set of structured questionnaires. There are three significant findings from this study. First, this study found that women’s understanding of Islam is comparatively lower than male respondents. This level of understanding has affected their perceptions of radical phenomena. Second, their perception on the phenomenon of radicalism is also lower than male respondents.

How to cite this article:

Kamaruzaman Yusof, Badlihisham Mohd. Nasir, Mansoureh Ebrahimi and Abdul Basir Mohamad, 2012. Women Perspective on Islamic Radicalism: A Malaysian Experience. The Social Sciences, 7: 659-662.

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