Scientific exegesis has been adapted by religious scholars in this region beginning in the early 20th century, and later developed and is widely accepted by the scholars. The number of scholars who use the exegesis in writing their religious texts particularly in interpreting verses of the Quran have increased throughout the years. Therefore, the objective of this article is to uncover and analyze the progress of the Quranic Scientific Exegesis in South-East Asia through its scholars. This study uses qualitative methodology and library research methods by analyzing various primary and secondary sources. The content analysis method is used to sort and analyze the data with certain characteristics objectively and systematically. The findings of this study clearly show that the prominent scholars in the region such as Shaykh Muhammad Idris Al-Marbawi, Shaykh Muhammad Saʾid ibn Umar, Shaykh Mustafa Abdul Rahman, Shaykh Abdul Hayei Abdul Sukor, Ustaz Zawawi Ahmad, Prof. Hasbi Ash-Shiddieqy, Prof. Buya Hamka, K.H. Bisyri Mustafa, Prof. Achmad Baiquni and Shaykh Ahmad Sonhadji Muhammad, have contributed a lot and played an important role in the development of this the Quranic scientific exegesis. It is also discovered that the government agencies in the region also play a role in supporting the efforts to promote the development of the Quranic scientific exegesis so that it can be accepted and widely used by the Muslim community as a branch of the Quranic interpretation in learning and understanding the Quran.
Gen Z is a group of people who are more inclined towards virtual communication. This inclination has been influenced by their dependency on the smart phone and social media that results in internet addiction. Without realising it, their interpersonal communication skills are affected which among others is active listening (AL). Gen Z was found to have difficulty practicing an effective listening process when interacting with others face-to-face as the focus was more directed towards the device. To overcome this issue, references from the al-Quran on AL has been analysed with a focus on the element of mind building with listening (MBL). This research uses the qualitative method and data collected are from the books of exegesis that discusses this component of MBL and literature from previous research. A total of six verses of the Quran themed ‘سَمِع’ were selected and analyzed. Five tafsir books are referred to as primary sources to discuss the interpretation of sentences by focusing on the components in PMA. The results showed that suggested five components that could improve AL among Gen Z are to i) apply the value of Iman ii) receive and give attention iii) think, understand and evaluate iv) enquire and to v) respond and take action. It is therefore hoped that gen Z will benefit from this MBL and to practice it in communication that will consequently improve their interpersonal relationships with those important to them.
The modernity that occurs in Information Technology has resulted in the dumping of information in the digital world. This is inevitable as the use of technology in the millennium period has become essential for all parties. At the same time, the development of new media has also increased, and It has left an impact on society globally. Information greatly influences cultures, beliefs -especially religious beliefs-, ideologies, thoughts, value systems, behaviours and social interactions. This study discussed the issues raised by Samina Ali in the TEDx Talks channel. The methodology used was a qualitative design using content analysis as the data analysis method. The results of this study showed that the interpretation presented by Samina Ali is in direct contradiction to the interpretation agreed upon by authoritative scholars. Therefore, Muslims need to be more cautious in seeking information about Islam in the TED Talks YouTube channel as not everyone is qualified to speak about religion without expertise and authority in that field.