In religious knowledge among the Muslims was

In the past, the spread of Islamic religious knowledge among the Muslims was limited due to lack of communication tools. They had to go to the library, the book store, or look into pamphlets, books and so on if they wanted to seek knowledge. However, with the advent of IT nowadays, knowledge can be sought anywhere and anytime (Abu Bakar & Rilwanu,2015). We can use the modern technologies such as television, smartphone, the Internet and social media. For example, if one were to read the Quran but does not have the Quran with him, he can use his smartphone to download the Quran application and read it. These technologies can also be used to know more about the Quran and its translation, hadith, prayer time, the direction of qiblah, listening or watching talk by famous speaker like Dr. Zakir Naik or Ustaz Azhar Idrus, which we could not attend the event. In addition of that, Abu Bakar(2015) stated that, the development of IT and ICT have become one of the medium to correct the negative perceptions on Muslim word. As we all know, Islam has bad image in the eyes of the world. They said that Islam is a religion of terrorism, Islam teaches its people to kill the non-Muslims, Islamic teachings are oppressing women and many more bad saying about Islam. Thus, by using technology, we can look up for authentic proofs that can be used to refute those negative statements. As a Muslim, we cannot keep quiet when people are throwing hate towards Islam. We have to stood up for it. However, because of these modern technology also, the negative statements and perceptions are widely spread across the globe. There is not only that, according to Hanani and Zulkifli (n.d), a number of Muslims generations especially youth who involved in immoral activities are increasing, such as sexual relationship between unmarried couples, LGBT and so on. Most of the time, they are influenced by the Western culture through watching movies that display the conformity of LGBT. These are permitted in many Western countries and is considered a norm. The sexual relationship before marriage has also been legalized. On the contrary, homosexual and fornication are clearly prohibited in Islam. As Allah said in the Quran chapter 17 verse 32, “and do not approach unlawful sexual interactions. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is evil as away,” and also a story from the Quran where Allah punished the people of Prophet Lut for their homosexual activity and disobedience, in chapter 7.  

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