Religiosity of Islam Scale (RIS)

Religiosity of Islam Scale (RIS)
Jana-Masri & Priester‚ 2007
1. I wear the hijab as a woman (for women). My wife does/would wear the hijab (for men)
2. I go to the mosque on Friday
3. I give Zakah
4. I believe that the final and complete religion is Islam
5. I pray five times a day
*6. I believe that a woman can wear perfume when she goes out
7. I read the Qur’an more than two times a week
∗8. I believe that men can shake hands with women
9. I believe Jinn exist
∗10. I gamble
11. I believe that the Qur’an is the final word of Allah
12. I seek knowledge because it is a Muslim religious duty
13. I believe Allah cr‎eated angels from light in order that they worship Him‚ obey Him and carry out His commands
∗14. I drink alcohol
15. When I go to social gathering‚ I sit with my own gender separate from the other gender
16. I believe that a man can marry up to four wives
∗17. I smoke cigarettes
18. I believe that Hajj is obligatory only once during the lifetime of a Muslim.
19. I perform ablution (wash face‚ hands‚ arms‚ head and feet with water) before I pray.
*Reverse scored items
Islamic Beliefs and Islamic Practices
slamic Beliefs subscale (alpha 0.66)‚ Islamic Behavioral Practices (alpha 0.81)
Items (1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 5‚ 7‚ 10‚ 14‚ 15‚ 17 and 19) 1=Always‚ 2=Usually‚ 3=Sometimes‚ 4=Rarely‚ 5=Never
Items (4‚ 6‚ 8‚ 9‚ 11‚ 12‚ 13‚ 16‚ and 18) 1=Strongly agree‚ 2=Mostly agree‚ 3=Somewhat agree‚ 4=Neither agree nor disagree‚ 5=Somewhat disagree‚ 6=Mostly disagree‚ 7=Strongly disagree

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