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Title

Islamic Perspective on Students Wearing a Burqa at Universities in Indonesia: Results from a Survey at Three Universities


Author's

Muhammad Hanafiah(hanafiah@uin-antasari.ac.id, Indonesia)

Anwar Hafidzi(anwar.hafidzi@uin-antasari.ac.id, Indonesia)

Wardatun Nadhiroh(wnadhiroh@uin-antasari.ac.id, Indonesia)

Moh Iqbal Assyauqi(iqbalassyauqi@gmail.com., Indonesia)

Muhammad Zainal Abidin(abidin12327@gmail.com, Indonesia)

Musyarrafah Sulaiman Kurdi(syarrakurdi@gmail.com., Indonesia)

Yokke Andini(yokkeandini@uin-antasari.ac.id , Indonesia)


Abstract

Burqa or in Arabic An-Niqab is used to cover the entire face of a woman, except the two eyes. The burqa is not obligatory according to Syafi’i madzhab, which is followed by the majority of Indonesian Muslims. In this study, researchers used a survey to develop an understanding of veiled female students’ attitudes about themselves, their experience wearing a burqa, interactions with peers, and their perception of how other members of their academic community perceive them. The survey used Likert-type items. The sample in this study was 100 students from three general universities in South Kalimantan: Antasari State Islamic University, Rasyidiyah Khalidiyah Islamic College, and College of Quranic Sciences. The key findings include that 58.2% indicated a willingness to form associations with any women; 17.7% said they were happy associating only with the veiled community. A total of 13.9% said that sometimes they were told to take off their burqa when they were in the classroom. While most said they were never bullied on campus (67.1%), 19% said they were often bullied. Most (78.5%) said that they were given freedom even though there was a suggestion to open their faces when education and learning were taking place.


Keywords

burqa, Indonesia, university, veiled student, social interaction


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DOI

https://doi.org/10.15206/ajpor.2019.7.4.251


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