Essential Needs of Muslims in Non-Muslim Countries (English)

Essential Needs of Muslims in Non-Muslim Countries (English)
General Information
 1- State/ Country of Residence:
 2- Since when are you a resident of this state/ country?          since birth          <2 years              2-5 years              5-10 years             >10 years
 3- Religion
 4- Previous religion (in case you have changed your religion):
 5- Gender:          Male                    Female
 6- Age: <15            15-19           20-24           25-29           30-34           35-39           40-44           45-49          >50
 7- Education (last degree/ qualification obtained): Some High school       College Degree     Undergraduate certificate     Bachelor Degree      Master Degree        PhD/Doctorate
 8- Native Language(s):
 9- How do you rate your economic status?          Above average income                           Average income                         Low income
 1- As a member of a Muslim minority, how much discrimination do you feel regarding the following items?
  Very low Low Moderate High Very high
Educational Attainment
Medical Treatmentss
Law & Juridical Equality
Occupation Tenures
Safety and Security
Governmental Services
 2- As a member of a Muslim minority, rate your home national society regarding the following items.
  Very low Low Moderate High Very high
Home Community supports harmony
The role of the ethnic home community broadcasting
All communities have equal access to services, benefits and opportunities available in society
Multicultural/ multilingual public sector is maintained, including schooling at all levels
 3- As a member of a Muslim minority, how much do you think the following items have been achieved in your national society?
  Very low Low Moderate Much Very much
Access to the labour market
Political participation
Becoming nationals
Protection from discrimination
Income equality
Native Language Attainment (language of state you live in)
Intermarriage between people of races, religions, languages, etc.
Religious indigenization  in social, political and economic aspects of life
Islamic School or Mixed school (respecting Islamic differences)
Possibility of Islamic media broadcasting
Respect and recognition of Islamic legislation for Muslims in all aspects of life
Respect to civil law, unless it is against or controversial in Islamic law, such as Hijab
 4- As a member of a Muslim minority, what do you think of the following social approaches toward Muslim minorities by governments?
  Very low Low Indifferent Much Very much
Segregation: Discrimination based on religion
Assimilation:  Deemphasising  religious and cultural differences
Integration: Ignoring individual’s religious background/ establishing a religion-free society
Multiculturalism:   Respecting different religions
Dual Citizenship:  Parallel attention to individual’s civilian and religious allegiances
 5- How essential are the following items to you as a member of a Muslim minority?
  Very low Low Indifferent Much Very much
Religious education (Quran, Prophet’s life, etc.)
Interaction and communication with other Muslims
Observing Islamic rules and ceremonies
Consultation with religious experts in business, marriage, rearing children, education, etc.
Attending to current issues like terrorism, Islam and women’s rights, Islam and human rights, etc.
Participating in social/global campaigns in support of the oppressed, to enhance public health, to fight against corruption and injustice, etc.
Trading religious goods and services
Establishing Islamic business environment, including Islamic banking and commerce
Islamic donation(Infaq), ZakahSadaghah, etc.
Getting information about social, political and economic currents in the Muslim world (Palestine, Afghanistan, Africa, etc.)
 6- In your opinion, what are the three main issues for Muslims in non-Muslim countries?
 7- In your opinion, what are the three most important issues for Muslim families in non-Muslim countries?
 8- As a Muslim minority, do you have a religious need or concern which was not referred to in this questionnaire? If so, please explain them.

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