PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) https://www.pakistanislamicus.com/index.php/home <p><a title="HEC Y Category" href="https://hjrs.hec.gov.pk/index.php?r=site%2Fresult&amp;id=1089473#journal_result" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HEC "<strong>Y</strong>" Category</a><br />PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic &amp; Social Sciences) is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal in three languages: Arabic, Urdu, and English, published by the <a title="MIRC-PK" href="https://www.mircpk.net/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Muslim Intellectuals Research Center, Multan-Pakistan</a>. It is an Open-Access, Quarterly (from 01-July-2023), Peer-Reviewed Print and Online journal that has become a Multidisciplinary Academic Journal with an International Advisory Board representing various research fields. This journal is launched to promote the study of general areas of Islamic and Social Sciences (Miscellaneous).</p> Muslim Intellectuals Research Center, Multan-Pakistan en-US PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) 2789-9365 <p><strong>This work is licensed under a <a title="Creative Commons Attribution" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution </a></strong><a title="Creative Commons Attribution" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"><strong style="font-size: 0.875rem;">4.</strong><strong style="font-size: 0.875rem;">0 International License.</strong></a></p> صوفیۂ برصغیر اور ترکیہ کے ملفوظات کی روشنی میں دعوتِ دین کے مظاہر: تیرہویں صدی عیسوی کے تناظر میں https://www.pakistanislamicus.com/index.php/home/article/view/137 <p>Malfūzāt Literature of the subcontinent in 13<sup>th</sup> century contains on discourses of Khāwājā Nizām al Din named “Fawāid al Fawād”, while on the other hand, in turkey the collections of Maulānā jalāl al Din Rumi named “Fihi Ma Fihi” and “Majalis e Saba’a” are prominent. In this research, it is examined that Sufis used to emphasize practical preaching more than verbal preaching. They claimed that the companionship of righteous persons is more important for guidance. They teach the lessons to their followers to adopt the right path and to avoid the evils. According to their teachings, it is clarified that obedience to Holy Prophet is a way to the success in every field of life. They narrate that worship is not only related to the performance of actions but they advise to put forward the same concept of worship which is explained in hadith e Jibrail. From the contents of this article, it is very clear that according to the great Sufis there is unity in Shariah and Tariqah and there is no difference between them.</p> Hafiz Mudassar Farooq Dr Saeed Ahmad Saeedi Copyright (c) 2024 PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-07-05 2024-07-05 4 03 01 20 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BREAST CANCER LITERACY AND AWARENESS ABOUT BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS IN PUNJAB, PAKISTAN https://www.pakistanislamicus.com/index.php/home/article/view/146 <p>Pakistan has the highest incidence rate of breast cancer in Asia. Pakistani women are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer. This risk necessitates breast cancer health education and literacy for women. Women who are educated about the disease and have positive healthcare seeking behaviors can timely diagnose this disease. This can significantly reduce the mortality rate of breast cancer and the national burden of this disease. This study aims to conduct an empirical study to assess breast cancer literacy and attitude towards breast self-examination (BSE) among females studying at university level in Pakistan. For this purpose, a cross sectional survey was conducted in different universities of Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi and 857 female students successfully completed the survey. Breast cancer literacy was measured through two constructs; knowledge about the symptoms of breast cancer and awareness about the risk factors of breast cancer. The respondents were also asked about the knowledge of BSE and the procedure of performing of BSE. This study concluded that female university students had higher level of knowledge about the symptoms of breast cancer. The findings indicate that almost two-thirds of respondents replied that they had never performed BSE. More than half of the respondents also wanted to learn about BSE. The results indicate that there was a significant relationship (x<sup>2 </sup>=5.633, p&lt;.05) between knowledge about the symptoms of breast cancer and performing BSE at your own. Thus, there is a need to arrange workshops or seminars for female university students to train them on BSE.</p> Qaisar Khalid Mahmood Muhammad Uzair Omair Azam Copyright (c) 2024 PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-07-08 2024-07-08 4 03 01 10 ANTISOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND ROLE OF A RELIGION IN A SOCIETY: A DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH https://www.pakistanislamicus.com/index.php/home/article/view/147 <p>Both positive and negative activities are found in a single society. Pro society activities are beneficial and productive for a society and antisocial activities prove disaster for a society. There are multiple reasons that people get involved in antisocial activities. From many ways antisocial activities can be minimized. Many institutions play key role to make people social and fruitful for others. Family, school, media, government and religion are some social schools that play role in public socialization. A religion always play positive role in a society. It creates bond among people of different regions and castes. Some people misuse the religious activities and do antisocial activities. There are multiple reasons for this attitude. Personal benefit is one of reason. This paper is to highlight the role of a religion in combating antisocial activities in a society. The basic research question is how a religion plays its role in a society for people’s socialization. Descriptive research method will be used for this study.</p> Dr Mumtaz Ahmed Jasvi Zahida Rasheed Dr Abbas Ali Raza Dr Hafiz Faiz Rasool Copyright (c) 2024 PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-07-10 2024-07-10 4 03 11 18 THE ROLE OF BODY IMAGE, SOCIAL SUPPORT AND ANTEPARTUM DEPRESSION AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN https://www.pakistanislamicus.com/index.php/home/article/view/148 <p>The current study aim was to explore Body Image, Social Support, and Antepartum Depression among pregnant women. Current research seeks to identify key factors that can help mitigate the risk of depression in expectant mothers. The sample for the present study consisted of 200 pregnant women selected from different obstetrics clinics and hospitals in Faisalabad. A correlational research design and purposive sampling technique was employed to measure the study variables. The Body Shape Questionnaire (Evans &amp; Dolan, 1993) was used to measure body image dissatisfaction, the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (Zimet et al., 1988) used to evaluate perceived social support, and the Edinburgh Natal Depression Scale (Cox et al., 1987) was utilized to assess symptoms of depression. The findings suggest a significant positive relationship between body image and antepartum depression among pregnant women, indicating that higher body image dissatisfaction is associated with higher levels of antepartum depression. Moreover, a significant negative relationship was found between social support and antepartum depression. No significant differences were found between primigravida and multigravida women in terms of body image, social support, and antepartum depression. In conclusion, addressing body image concerns and enhancing social support are crucial for mitigating antepartum depression and improving the mental health and overall well-being of pregnant women. These findings have implications for healthcare providers to develop targeted interventions to improve the mental health and overall well-being of pregnant women.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>D.O.I.</strong> <a title="THE ROLE OF BODY IMAGE, SOCIAL SUPPORT AND ANTEPARTUM DEPRESSION AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN" href="https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.12788776" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.12788776</a></p> Amna Noor Dr Shammem Akhter Copyright (c) 2024 PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-07-11 2024-07-11 4 03 19 28 EXPLORING THE INTERPLAY IN GAMING ADDICTION, SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, SLEEP DEPRIVATION AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS https://www.pakistanislamicus.com/index.php/home/article/view/149 <p>The current study aims to explore the relationship between Gaming Addiction, Social Behavior, Sleep Deprivation, and Academic Performance among University Students. These variables are essential in the modern era due to their impact on students' well-being and academic success. The sample size for the study was calculated by G power formula and 250 university students (101 men and 149 women) aged 18-25 from various universities in Faisalabad was selected using a convenient sampling technique. The variables were measured using the Gaming Addiction Questionnaire (Douglas Gentile, 2009), Social Behavior Questionnaire (Ledley et al., 1997), Sleep Quality Scale (Healthy Performance, 2020), and Academic Performance Scale (McGregory et al., 2015). A correlational research design was employed, and data was analyzed using SPSS version 26. Descriptive statistics, correlation, and t-tests were used to evaluate the hypotheses. The results indicated that gaming addiction is positively and significantly related to social behavior, while gaming addiction negative association with sleep deprivation, and academic performance. These findings suggest that gaming addiction is associated with poorer sleep quality and lower academic performance, while also impacting social behavior among university students. No significant gender differences were found in terms of gaming addiction, social behavior, sleep deprivation, and academic performance. The study highlights the importance of addressing gaming addiction, sleep deprivation, and their effects on social behavior to improve the academic performance and overall well-being of university students. To conclude, the present research study creates awareness among researchers, educational psychologists, and parents that excessive internet gaming addiction may affect social behavior, sleep quality and academic performance among university students.</p> <p><strong>D.O.I.</strong>&nbsp;<a title="EXPLORING THE INTERPLAY IN GAMING ADDICTION, SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, SLEEP DEPRIVATION AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS" href="https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.12789854" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.12789854</a></p> Kainat Shehzadi Dr Shammem Akhter Copyright (c) 2024 PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-07-13 2024-07-13 4 03 29 36