International Journal of Business and Social Science

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

Interaction Value Analysis towards Creating Harmonious Ethnic Relations in Malaysia
Wan Zulkifli Wan Hassan, Jamsari Alias, Nazri Muslim, Che Sulaila Che Harun

Ethnic diversity should be managed impeccably, so it can become an important factor in creating a tight-knit ethnic relations among the Malaysian people. Future ethnic relations are dependent on the question on society’s understanding of the interactional value so that the societal problems may be solved. The problem that is often faced by several the Islamic society thinkers is their understanding on the interactional value that is encouraged and the items that can be shared with the society of a different ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. The misunderstanding from the Islamic society on the Islamic interactional value oftentimes keeps them away from a society of diverse religions, ethnics, and cultures. Some go to the extreme and take the difficult approach in understanding the interactional values of Islam as they do not know that there is the potential for a lax and tolerance in certain cases. This research will be conducted by an online questionnaire among respondent- approximately 554- respondent, who have been exposed to Islamic interactional values. Data collected will be analyzed and codified quantitatively using SPSS. This research finds that most of the society understand the Islamic interactional values in creating harmonious ethnic relations in Malaysia. Seeing that only severalrespondents are less knowledgeable on the Islamic interactional values, these values should be appreciated and made as a culture in everyday life.

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