Social Media And Its Effects On Muslim Students: The Case Of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
Keywords:Social Media, Positive, Negative Effects and Muslim Students
This research centered on the effects of social media on Muslim students in Nasarawa State University, Keffi. The purpose of this is to examine how Muslim students make use of the social media and the effects of these social media sites on them, the level of Muslim students’ awareness of social media, how to properly make use of the social media sites for the propagation of Islam. The research used quantitative methodology. Questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. Similarly, textbooks, journals, as well as internet sources were used for the research. The research found that social media as a tool has created a new social dimension in the lives of Muslim students. Social media has developed and increased their levels of religious, educational and social awareness. It is argued in the research that, social media has provided an avenue for getting information in many aspects of everyday life, making one to become more knowledgeable which is beneficial especially for Muslim students. The research found that most of the Muslim students surveyed were aware of the positive and negative effects of social media sites and were also conversant with the social media sites that propagate Islam. Some of the social media sites utilized by Muslim students are Facebook, WhatsApp, Ummaland, Masjidway, Nahnu Muslim and Muslim Social to mention but a few.
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