Consistency of Rural Muslim Communities in Maintaining Safety (Hifdz Al-Nafs) in Performing the Worship of Daily Prayers (Shalat) in the Midst of Covid-19 Outbreak

  • Moh Dahlan, Sirajuddin M, Miinuddin, Andri Saputra, A Novan Safi’i, Adella Lovita


All this time there has been an assumption that rural communities are frequently associated as disadvantaged communities who do not have high consistency in maintaining personal safety in carrying out worship, especially when they face the potency of transmitting the covid-19 outbreak. This qualitative research uses a descriptive-analysis technique that results in the finding that when the covid-19 outbreak occurs, there is a congregation in one area in Bengkulu, Indonesia, apparently having a high consistency in maintaining personal safety in carrying out worship both at mosque and at home. The main factors that encourage the congregation to be consistent in maintaining personal safety in the worship because they have a deep awareness in carrying out Islamic religious orders, so as it has implications for mosque worshipers who then have consistency in maintaining personal safety, personal hygiene, home and mosque environment and togetherness in combating potential covid-19 transmission.