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Siti Salwa Bte Md Sawari

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Master of Education (Educational Psychology) - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master of Art (Teaching Arabic for Specific Purposes) - Masters Degree, Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
  • Bachelor of Education (Islamic Education) (Honours) - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Matriculation - Certificate, Others

Siti Salwa Bte Md Sawari (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Pagoh Campus

KULLIYYAH OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AND CONTEMPORARY LANGUAGES


salwa_sawari@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


SITI SALWA BTE MD SAWARI is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Tourism, Kulliyyah of Sustainable Tourism and Contemporary Languages, International Islamic University Malaysia. She is also a member of the Muslim Young Shariah Scholars Association. Since 2018, she has been teaching Islamic Tourism to undergraduate students. Furthermore, she has accumulated experience as a speaker at various international conferences. Her current research areas encompass mosque tourism, spiritual tourism, Muslim-friendly tourism, tourism management, and tourist behavior. Moreover, SITI SALWA has contributed to the academic field by publishing chapters and journal articles on topics such as halal food, the halal industry, and tourism. She has presented her research findings at several international conferences. Currently, she holds the position of Programme Coordinator at the Kulliyyah of Sustainable Tourism and Contemporary Languages, International Islamic University Malaysia.


Area of Specialisation


  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Islamic Studies - Islamic
  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Tourism and Hospitality ~ Tourism Management - Islamic Tourism, Halal Tourism, Muslim Friendly


Teaching Responsibilities


ADVENTURE TOURISM 2024/2025 2023/2024
BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS 1 2019/2020
BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS 2 2018/2019
BEHAVIOUR AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF TOURIST AND TRAVELER 2022/2023
CREATIVE THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING 2021/2022
ETHICS & FIQH FOR EVERYDAY LIFE 2021/2022 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
ETHICS AND FIQH OF CONTEMPORARY ISSUES 2024/2025 2023/2024 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
FINAL YEAR PROJECT 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
INTERNSHIP 1 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
INTERNSHIP 2 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
Islam, Knowledge and Civilization 2018/2019
ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE IN TOURISM 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVES IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
ISLAMIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE IN ESP 2020/2021
KNOWLEDGE & CIVILIZATION IN ISLAM 2022/2023 2020/2021
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT 2019/2020 2017/2018
LEISURE , PARK AND RECREATION PROGRAMME DESIGN 2023/2024
RESEARCH METHOD IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY 2022/2023
SPECIAL TAHFIZ CLASS 1 2018/2019
SYARI'AH COMPLIANCE IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY 2022/2023
TAHFIZ CLASS 1 2017/2018
TAHFIZ CLASS 2 2018/2019
TAHFIZ CLASS 3 2018/2019 2017/2018
TAHFIZ CLASS 4 2018/2019 2017/2018
TAHFIZ CLASS 5 2018/2019 2017/2018
TAHFIZ CLASS 6 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW 2017/2018
THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW, KNOWLEDGE AND CIVILIZATION 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
TOUR OPERATION PLANNING AND DESIGN 2023/2024 2022/2023
TOURISM IMPACT STUDIES 2022/2023 2021/2022
TOURISM INTERNSHIP 2023/2024 2022/2023
TRAVEL AGENCY PLANNING AND DESIGN 2022/2023
USRAH 1 2021/2022
USRAH BUDI 3 2021/2022 2019/2020
USRAH BUDI 4 2021/2022 2020/2021


Research Projects


Completed
2019 - 2022 River-Based Tourism in Muar: The potentials and threats
On-Going
2024 - Present The influence of Islamic tourism experience on the religious understanding and practices of high school students.
2024 - Present Islamic Finance and Financial Literacy : Investigating Beliefs, Practices and Individual Awareness
2023 - Present A Psychological Experience Framework for Faith-Based Mobile Services Consumption in Enhancing Muslim Tourism Experience
- ASPIRATIONS TO CHANGE: FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM FOR THE B40 IN EDUCATION HUB PAGOH AREAS


Award & Recognition


31 Jan, 2024 Bronze Award: Empowering Muslim Travelers: How Makhrajan Apps Provide Solutions To Common Dilemmas - International Creative Innovation Idea Competition (ICIIC) 2024 International
31 Jan, 2024 Gold Award: Paving the Way: A Proposal for Islamic Guidelines in Film-Induced Tourism - International Creative Innovation Idea Competition (ICIIC) 2024 International
18 Nov, 2023 Bronze Award: Al Istinja' A Portable Solution for Muslim Travelers' Self-Purification - 2ND BADLISHAH INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL INNOVATION COMPETITION (BIVIC 2023) International
03 Oct, 2023 Silver Medal (Star Innovator) - SEKOLAH MENENGAH SAINS PASIR PUTEH & UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA KELANTAN BRANCH International
19 Sep, 2023 Gold Award: Research & Innovation Poster Competition (RIPC), Series 2/2023 - MNNF Network National
17 Nov, 2022 Bronze Award - Kai Xin Mandarin: Menonton Sambil Belajar - International Virtual Educational Invention, Innovation, and Design Competition (iVEDIIC2022) International
17 Nov, 2022 Bronze Award-Al istinja? a portable Muslim friendly self-purification needed in market - International Virtual Educational Invention, Innovation, and Design Competition (iVEDIIC2022) International
24 Jul, 2022 Best Teaching Award (Best Teaching Innovation in Virtually Learning Category) - Kulliyyah of Languages and Management - Takrim Award Day 2022 KCDIO
24 Jul, 2022 Most Promising Academic Award - Kulliyyah of Languages and Management Takrim Award Day 2022 KCDIO
22 Mar, 2022 Silver Award Innovation Kitchen Safety Virtual Tour: Hazard Identification Training Tool (VT-HiTT) - International Sustainability Invention, Innovation and Design Showcase International
29 Jan, 2022 Silver Award- Research & Innovation Poster Competition (RIPC) Series 1/2022 - A Dynamic Model of Islamic Spiritual Tourism National
22 Dec, 2021 Perak- Karnival Inovasi UMT 2021 - i-ISToM your tour guide in Islamic Tourism National
11 Sep, 2021 Silver Medal - BLM2-ICAM4 An International Joint E-Conference International
04 Sep, 2021 Silver Award- Thesis in 5 Minutes (Exploring Tourist Behavior Intention in Virtual Reality Mosque Tourism using An Extended Stimulus-Organism-Response Model) - MNNF Network National
04 Sep, 2021 Silver Award- Thesis in 5 Minutes (Islamic Spiritual Tourism Model (ISToM) for Centennial Generations) - MNNF Network National
11 Jul, 2021 Publication Award - Kulliyyah of Languages and Management Takrim Award Day 2021 KCDIO
29 Jan, 2021 Best Paper Word - International Conference and Muktamar on Prophetic Sunnah (ICMAS 2021) International


Publications


Article

2024 Analysis of cognitive responses and affective responses in virtual reality tourism: a focus on mosque visits among Muslims. Science International, 36 (2) pp. 103-105
2023 The potential and obstacles of Malaysia’s Halal Certification towards global halal standard. Food Research, 3 () pp. 54-59
2022 Characteristic of tourist movement pattern in Muar royal town, Johor. Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper, 28 (1) pp. 62-68
2021 Halal food in tourism: exploring the factors that influence halal food selection among travelers. Journal of Tourism Management Research, 8 (1) pp. 1-10
2021 Local community’s cultural attitudes towards support for tourism development and conservation in archaeological heritage of the Lenggong Valley. Promoting Creative Tourism: Current Issues in Tourism Research, () pp. 48-55
2021 Readiness and Participation of Local Community for River Based Tourism Development in Sabak Awor Muar, Johor. Promoting Creative Tourism: Current Issues in Tourism Research:, () pp. 48-55
2021 The tourists’ spatial behaviour and tourist movement pattern in Muar Johor. PLANNING MALAYSIA: Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 9 (2) pp. 275-286
2019 Demographics and Halal food consumption: a quantitative analysis. International Journal of Modern Trends in Business Research (IJMTBR), 2 (6) pp. 29-35
2019 Rethinking the strategies of Islamic tourism development in Malaysia. Cross-Currents: An International Peer-Reviewed Journal on Humanities & Social Sciences, 5 (7) pp. 184-187
2019 The relevance of al-Qabisy’s ideas on Qur’anic education among children. Journal of Islamic, Social, Economics and Development (JISED), 4 (16) pp. 15-22
2018 An empirical investigation of the relationships among spirituality, well-being, and psychological health. International Journal for Social Studies, 4 (6) pp. 103-114
2018 Delinquency, careers, and prospects: a conceptual paper. Scholars International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 1 (2) pp. 46-48
2018 Logistics regression analysis of teacher perceptions on the implementation of school based assessment in teaching mathematic. Journal of Advances in Education and Philosophy, 2 (4 (July-August)) pp. 123-132
2018 Managing standardize memorizations strategy in tahfiz centres: a guideline for quality performance in Qur'anic memorization. International Journal of Research, 5 (16) pp. 1409-1417
2018 Rescripting the future of juvenile education program: implementation and the challenge for juvenile trainers. International Journal for Social Studies, 4 (7) pp. 76-79
2015 A Study of Learning Efficacy Among Rural Area Students in Ledang Johor. Sains Humanika, 3 (5) pp. 1-8
2015 Evidence based review on the effect of Islamic dietary law towards human development. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 3 (6 S2) pp. 136-141
2013 Investigating the coo relationship between level of self-efficacy and gender. International Journal of Education and Research, 1 (12) pp.
Conference or Workshop Item

2024 Cinematic reflections: Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿa perspectives on sustainable film-induced tourism in Malaysia. In: 8th International Congress of Eurasian Social Sciences,
2024 Delving into Islamic finance and financial literacy: examining beliefs, practices, and individual awareness. In: 8th International Congress of Eurasian Social Sciences,
2024 Empowering youth Muslim tourists: a guide to halal food literacy. In: 8th International Congress of Eurasian Social Sciences,
2024 Investigating how Islamic tourism shapes the religious perception and practices of high school students. In: 8th International Congress of Eurasian Social Sciences,
2023 Conceptual framework for Islamic spiritual tourism development: a proposed research plan. In: International Conference on "Islamic Civilization: Promoting the Philosophy of Co-Existence in the 21st Century,
2023 Determinants affecting tourists' motivation to return to the National Zoo in Malaysia. In: 7 th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF EDUCATION AND VALUES,
2023 Generation Y and mosque tourism: exploring virtual reality experiences from a tourism perspective. In: 7th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF EDUCATION AND VALUES,
2023 Islamic tourism and halal tourism management. In: Seminar on Tourism,
2022 Conceptual Research of Sustainability Model for Islamic Spiritual Tourism. In: International Seminar on Halal Tourism and Hospitality,
2022 EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF RENDANG TO BE PROMOTED AS THE LOCAL FOOD HERITAGE PRODUCT FOR TOURISM IN NEGERI SEMBILAN. In: INTERNATIONAL GASTRONOMY TOURISM STUDIES CONGRESS,
2022 Kitchen safety virtual tour: Hazard Identification Training Tool (VT-HITT) innovation. In: International Sustainability Invention, Innovation and Design Showcase (ISIIDS2022),
2022 Spiritual tourism: understanding youth knowledge and needs. In: 6th International Congress of Eurasian Social Sciences (ICOESS-6),
2022 Tourist Behaviour in Virtual Reality Mosque Tourism: A Conceptual Study. In: International Seminar on Halal Tourism and Hospitality,
2021 Effect of vırtual realıty authentıc experıence on centennıals behavıoral ıntentıon ın Mosque Tourısm. In: 5 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF EDUCATION AND VALUES,
2021 Food image and satisfaction: the case of Negeri Sembilan heritage food. In: 5th International Congress of Eurasian Social Sciences (ICOESS),
2021 The evaluatıon and ımplementatıon on the development Islamıc spırıtual tourısm model (ISToM): A Conceptual Paper. In: 5 International Symposium of Education and Values,
2020 Development of Islamic family law research Malaysia-Indonesia. In: Online Lecturer Exchange 2020,
2020 Digital games and religious studies in the new era: challenge or opportunity?. In: The 4th Ushuluddin International Conference,
2020 Exploring factors influencing homestay operators to participate In the homestay program.. In: 4th ISOT International Seminar On Tourism,
2020 Latest research trends on Islamic education.. In: Online Lecturer Exchange 2020,
2020 Local community's cultural attitudes towards support for tourism development and conservation in archaeological heritage of the Lenggong Valley.. In: 4th International Seminar On Tourism 2020,
2019 An empirical examination of factor influencing youth travellers’ intention in selecting Muslim-friendly tourism. In: 1st Research Colloquium on Tourism & Hospitality,
2019 Analyzing the push and pull travel motivation factor of youth tourist towards visiting Johor Bahru. In: 3rd International Language and Tourism Conference 2019 (ILTC 2019),
2019 Assessing medical tour service towards tourist behavioral intention in Penang. In: 1st Research Colloquium on Tourism & Hospitality,
2019 Content analysis of booking.com reviews on hotel in Penang. In: 1st Research Colloquium on Tourism & Hospitality,
2019 Determining of tourist’s spatial behaviour and tourist movement pattern in Muar royal town, Johor. In: 1st Research Colloquium on Tourism & Hospitality,
2019 Exploring possibilities of Islamic tourism in Malaysia. In: 3rd International Language & Tourism Conference,
2019 Exploring the factors influence halal food selection among Muslim youth while travelling. In: 1st Research Colloquium on Tourism & Hospitality,
2019 Gastronomic tourism branding influencing tourist revisit attention: a case study of Penang. In: 1st Research Colloquium on Tourism & Hospitality,
2019 Identifying Muslim youth travelers’ perspectives on the attributes of shariah compliant hotel. In: 3rd International Language and Tourism Conference 2019 (ILTC 2019),
2019 Local community awareness towards water based activity in Panchor. In: 1st Research Colloquium on Tourism & Hospitality,
2019 Local community empowerment and support for future eco-tourism development. In: 1st Research Colloquium on Tourism & Hospitality,
2019 Local student perception towards foreign student in IIUM Gombak. In: 1st Research Colloquium on Tourism & Hospitality,
2019 Measuring tourists’ satisfaction with multiple mosque destination attributes. In: 3rd International Language and Tourism Conference 2019 (ILTC 2019),
2019 Memorable tourism experience of non-muslim tourists towards mosque tourism. In: 1st Research Colloquium on Tourism & Hospitality,
2019 Tourists’ perceived value and satisfaction in a community-based homestay in kampung Parit Bugis, Muar, Johor. In: 1st Research Colloquium on Tourism & Hospitality,
2019 Visitors’ dining experience and their behavioural intention towards restaurants in Bandar Diraja Muar, Johor. In: 1st Research Colloquium on Tourism & Hospitality,
2018 A conceptual paper on the students’ perceptions of the importance of Arabic language for tourism industry in Malaysia. In: Graduate Student Conference 2018,
2018 Enhancing qur’anic education among children: an analysis of al-Qabisy’s book. In: 1st International Conference on Humanities, Entrepreneurship and Society (ICHES 2018),
2018 Exploring Halal food preferences across age and gender. In: 1st International Conference on Humanities, Entrepreneurship and Society (ICHES 2018),
2018 Exploring Muslim consumers' confidence and awareness towards halal labeled manufactured food products in Sabah. In: 14th International Borneo Research Council Conference (BRC 2018).,
2018 Exploring Muslim consumers’ confidence and awareness towards Halal labelled manufactured food products in Sabah. In: 14th International Borneo Research Council Conference (IBRCC14),
2018 Self-leadership strategies on innovative work behaviors among government school teachers. In: 3rd International Social Development Conference (ISDC 2018),
2018 Tourism on The Bako National Park: peripheral issues, strategies and development. In: 14th International Borneo Research Council Conference (IBRCC14),
2016 Underlying structure of e-learning readiness among Palestinian secondary school teachers. In: 2016 8th International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering (ICCAE 2016),
Book

2022 Research Themes for Islamic Tourism. Kulliyyah of Languages Management, ISBN: 9789672771067
2021 Mosque tourism research in Malaysia. Kulliyyah of Languages and Management, ISBN: 978-967-19255-7-7
Book Section

2022 DIY Umrah: the contemporary face of youth tourism in Malaysia. In: Kulliyyah of Languages and Management, ISBN: 978-967-2771-06-7, pp. 1-14
2022 Exploring visitor spiritual experiences and expectation in performing pilgrimage. In: Kulliyyah of Languages and Management, ISBN: 978-967-2771-06-7, pp. 29-44
2022 Halal food selection among Muslim travelers. In: Kulliyyah of Languages and Management, ISBN: 978-967-2771-06-7, pp. 58-79
2022 Muslim-Friendly Hotel in Malaysia: Examining Muslim Tourists' Satisfaction. In: KLM Press, ISBN: ISBN 978-967-2771-06-7, pp. 45-57
2022 Muslim-Friendly Hotel in Malaysia: Examining Muslim Tourists' Satisfaction. In: KLM Press, ISBN: ISBN 978-967-2771-06-7, pp. 45-57
2022 Tourists Experience on Islamic Architecture and its Influence on Destination Loyalty. In: Kulliyyah of Languages and Managements, ISBN: , pp. 74-94
2022 Tourists Experience on Islamic Architecture and its Influence on Destination Loyalty. In: Kulliyyah of Languages and Managements, ISBN: , pp. 74-94
2018 Halal certification in slaughtering industry: issues, problems and actions = Persijilan Halal dalam industri sembelihan: isu, masalah dan tindakan. In: Laboratory of Halal Policy and Management Halal Products Research Institute Universiti Putra Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-12398-4-1, pp. 43-53
2018 Halal tayyibah food and impact on physical, mental and human psychological growth = Makananan halal tayyibah dan kesan terhadap pertumbuhan fizikal, mental dan psikologi manusia. In: Laboratory of Halal Policy and Management Halal Products Research Institute Universiti Putra Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-12398-4-1, pp. 132-140