Understanding Islamic-oriented non-governmental organisation and how they are contrasted with NGO in outdoing Malaysia LGBT phenomenon


Awang, Jaffary and Abdul Aziz, Muhamad Sa'adan and Abdul Rahman, Nur F. and Mohd Yusof, Mohd I. (2023) Understanding Islamic-oriented non-governmental organisation and how they are contrasted with NGO in outdoing Malaysia LGBT phenomenon. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 79 (1). ISSN 0259-9422

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The term non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has been well-known for the development of human rights, charity works and organisational developments. On the other hand, some NGOs also have their specialised roles to help the community such as in conflict resolution, cultural preservation, policy analysis and information provision. Apart from that, there are many categories of NGOs: Islamic-oriented non-governmental organisation (IONGOs), faithbased organisation (FBO), humanitarian NGOs (HNGOs) and government organised NGOs (GONGOs). However, in this research, the researchers focus on how IONGOs compare with NGOs in assisting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community based on four hijrah NGOs: Persatuan Islah Movement, Persatuan Insaf Pahang, Hijrah Republique Network and Usrah Iqrak. These four NGOs were chosen because of their roles in assisting the LGBT community. In this research, the researchers adapt the qualitative research by using a case study method; phenomenological approaches and a document analysis have also been applied as well. The result shows that these four IONGOs are different from the NGOs based on the seven typologies applied: intersection, distinct, substantive, subset, co-existing, atomistic grouping and constitutive. The implications of this article highlight the fact that IONGOs are different from the LGBT NGOs in Malaysia as they focus more on spirituality and an Islamic pathway. Hence, future research should include focus group interviews with all the members in NGOs that assist the LGBT hijrah in the community. Contribution: This study contributes to LGBT hijrah community and its relationship towards the establishment of Islamic-oriented non-governmental organisation (IONGOs).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: non-governmental organisation (NGO)
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ5-6530 International relations > JZ4835-5490 International organizations and associations > JZ4841-4848 Political non-governmental organizations. NGOs
Divisions: Learning Institute for Empowerment (LiFE)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2024 01:49
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2024 01:49
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/12023


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