Maqāṣid Al-Sharī’ah And Sport: What It Means To The Practising Muslims


  • Baidruel Hairiel Abd Rahim Ministry of Education
  • Mr. Abdul Sham Ministry of Education Malaysia
  • Dr. Nurazzura International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Dr. Wan Mohd Yusof Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA)



Maqāṣid al-Sharī’ah,, Muslims’ participation,, Sport, Content Analysis


In every culture, sports are vital. Sport unites people despite physical and cultural divides, promoting them through educational institutions and social platforms. Physical and mental health may be improved by these activities. However, many of these gatherings exclude Muslims. Like other physical cultures, sport has been secularised, a crucial term of Westernization. This affects Muslim sports participation, especially in the 21st century (Industrial Revolution 4.0). The view and knowledge of Maqāid Al-Sharī’ah in the context of sport is vital to every practising Muslim because it hasn't been thoroughly addressed. This paper explains the importance of Maqāid Al-Sharī’ah in Muslim sports participation. It also addresses the problems practising Muslims confront in sports. We used secondary sources, such as peer-reviewed journals and monographs, to undertake this study. A content analysis determined the different opinions on the themes. We found Muslim scholars abandoned sports and religious research. Maqāid Al-Sharī’ah is likewise exceedingly exclusive, according to the discovery. In addition, practising Muslims confront additional barriers when engaging in sports, requiring the conversation and interpretation of sports specialists. Instead of adding primarily to fresh knowledge, this essay can also aid sports and education authorities, especially in most Muslim-populated nations.


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Author Biographies

Mr. Abdul Sham, Ministry of Education Malaysia

Mr. Abdul Sham is currently an Assistant Director with Terengganu Education State Department and currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Contemporary Islamic Studies, UNISZA

Dr. Nurazzura, International Islamic University Malaysia

Dr. Nurazzura is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Abu Hamid Abu Sulayman, KIRKHS, International Islamic University Malaysia. Her major research interests are related to medical anthropology, women and physical activity, and social entrepreneurship.

Dr. Wan Mohd Yusof, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA)

Dr. Wan Mohd Yusof is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Contemporary, UNISZA, and worked very closely with various issues related to Maqasid and Islamic interests.


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How to Cite

Abd Rahim, B. H., Ahmad, A. S., Mohamad Diah, N., & Wan Chik, W. M. Y. (2023). Maqāṣid Al-Sharī’ah And Sport: What It Means To The Practising Muslims. Journal of Fatwa Management and Research, 28(1), 16–31.