International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Tahfiz Learning and Public Speaking Empowerment using Hadith of al-Qasas al-Nabawi at Tahfiz Institutions in Malaysia
Muhammad Arif Yahya, Ahmad Yunus Mohd Noor, Mazlan Ibrahim, Mohd Haidhar Kamarzaman (Corresponding Author), Wan Haslan Khairuddin, Siddig Ahmad

Establishing a balanced curriculum for students is a requirement emphasised on in the National Tahfiz Education Policy (DPTN) of Malaysia. The main focus of the curriculum for tahfiz students is emphasis on the Quran while also keeping others in mind, while co-curriculum activities are aimed at improving the skills of these students. The empowerment of public speaking skills among tahfiz students is focused on those who have previously performed well in activities such as Qasidah performances (performance praising the Prophet), Tahlil sessions (recitation of zikir and prayer), and Council and community service programmes. The need to prepare tahfiz students with the skills to speak in public is in preparation for their dealing with the community after they graduate. This study focused on the hadith of al-Qasas al-Nabawi which contains story elements that can be used by tahfiz students as material to perform preaching activities. The methodology adopted in this study is qualitative by analysing the hadiths contained in al-Qasas al-Nabawi's book Sahih al-Qasas al-Nabawi and Qisas al-Ghayb fi Sahih al-Hadith al-Nabawi. Interviews were also conducted to obtain information on the co-curriculum activities conducted in tahfiz schools in Malaysia, especially those in the form of public speaking and sermons. The study found that the hadiths in the al-Qasasal-Nabawi category can be used as material to conduct preaching activities amongst tahfiz students as the hadiths consist of appropriate story material. This exercise can also be an additional activity for tahfiz students to strengthen their public speaking skills. This therefore implies that al-Qasas al-Nabawi's hadith-based sermon training is able to provide new exposure to tahfiz students as well as complement their sources of knowledge based on the Quran and Hadiths.

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