Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies Information Technology and Media in Conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Islam, Science and Technology, ICONQUHAS & ICONIST, Bandung, October 2-4, 2018, Indonesia

Research Article

Printed or Digital Qur’an? The Voices of Young Muslims in the Digital Era

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295572,
        author={Desi  Nahartini and Mumin  Roup and Rena  Latifa and Imam  Subchi and Husni Teja Sukmana},
        title={Printed or Digital Qur’an? The Voices of Young Muslims in the Digital Era},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies Information Technology and Media in Conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Islam, Science and Technology,  ICONQUHAS \& ICONIST, Bandung, October 2-4, 2018, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONQUHAS},
        year={2020},
        month={5},
        keywords={digital qur’an; young muslim; digital era},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295572}
    }
    
  • Desi Nahartini
    Mumin Roup
    Rena Latifa
    Imam Subchi
    Husni Teja Sukmana
    Year: 2020
    Printed or Digital Qur’an? The Voices of Young Muslims in the Digital Era
    ICONQUHAS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295572
Desi Nahartini1,*, Mumin Roup1, Rena Latifa1, Imam Subchi1, Husni Teja Sukmana1
  • 1: UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: desi@uinjkt.ac.id

Abstract

This study is intended to voice the use of digital Qur'an by Islamic university students. In the midst of the digital age and the increase of various types of digital applications that increasingly facilitate human life, it turns out that the presence of digital Qur’an as a substitute for printed Al Quran still need to be revisited from several aspects. The respondents of this study are 137 students studying at Islamic universities. The results of this research indicate that there is still the need to use the printed Qur’an. Students feel that they cannot leave the printed version of Qur’an or have not yet fully switched to digital Qur'an. This is due to several factors, namely: (1) there is still some questions about reading the Qur'an, whether to perform ablution or not before reading the digital Qur'an, (2) the digital Qur’an has been reported to be less comfortable than the printed Qur’an because several students stated that their eyes is irritated and tired when reading Digital Quran in a long duration.