Perusing Learning Challenges in the Digital Era: Between Qur’ānic Concepts and Contemporary Education

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  • Nur Fazwanis Binti Othman Ms
  • Muhammad Fawwaz Muhammad Yusof Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)



Challenges, Digital Era, Taʿlīm, Tadrīs, Taʾdīb, Tarbīyyah, Prophets


The presence of Islām on the internet is remarkable, as Muslims are utilising online platforms for various purposes related to their religion. This includes promoting Islām, expanding their knowledge about their faith, and engaging with fellow believers through virtual interactions. The research question addressed in this study emerged from a growing concern identified in 2020 which highlighted the insufficient integration of Qur’ānic stories into educational curricula. Education plays a crucial role in nurturing individuals who will contribute to the advancement of civilisation. However, numerous studies indicate that while online learning can enhance hard skills effectively, it may be less effective when it comes to developing soft skills. Islāmic education plays a crucial role in the cultivation of character and personality, enabling individuals to establish a thriving civilisation while acknowledging present-day obstacles. The objective of this paper is to critically examine the challenges associated with disseminating various forms of knowledge in the digital age, all while upholding the principles espoused by the Prophets as illustrated in the Qur’ān. These include concepts such as taʿlīm (instruction), tadrīs (teaching), taʾdīb (disciplining), and tarbīyyah (nurturing). Given that addressing contemporary challenges necessitates adopting appropriate methodologies which may involve both digital and traditional means of learning, it can be argued that expanding our understanding of these Qur’ānic concepts will ultimately lead to advancements within Islāmic educational practices. This study heavily relies on relevant scholarly sources from libraries. Consequently, this article showcases findings that hold relevance not only for students but also for broader audiences.


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DOI: 10.33102/jqss.vol7no2.199
Published: 2023-12-01

How to Cite

Binti Othman, N. F., & Muhammad Yusof, M. F. (2023). Perusing Learning Challenges in the Digital Era: Between Qur’ānic Concepts and Contemporary Education. Journal of Quran Sunnah Education & Special Needs, 7(2), 52-59.