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Religion and media are both the important themes of the study especially in the modern world and they are linked to each other as well. In the recent year’s religion is linked to media to express its message to a great number of audience and viewers. In this regard with the rapid advancement in media especially in the twentieth century[1], the religion is expressed through various forms of media. The scope of the study of their relation does not seem possible to cover all of its aspects in a single research study because both of them are the vast fields which encompass different aspects of human lives. In this paper we will discuss the study of the relation of both religion and media through four approaches which implicitly indicates towards the role of religion and media to answer the question that how both of them are studied in relation to each other around the globe. These approaches[2] are categorized by Dr Liesbet van Zoonen[3] provide a precise way to the classification of the study of various aspects of relation of religion and media. Furthermore, the paradigm of study for every approach will be elaborated.


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[3] She is professor of Sociology and dean at the Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities at Erasmus University Rotterdam. she worked at the University of Amsterdam as head of the Department of Communication, and till December 2015 she was professor in Media and Communication at Loughborough University (UK). She also held various positions at other universities in the world. Her research covers a wide range of issues in the social sciences and humanities, but all concern the question whether and how popular culture is a relevant resource for civic understanding and social participation. See “Prof.dr.E.A.(Liesbet) van Zoonen” retrieved on 17-05-2018 from


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[1]Sr. Lecturer, Dept. of Islamic Studies, Riphah International University Islamabad

2Lecturer, Dept. of Islamic Studies, Riphah International University Islamabad

3PhD research Scholar Dawah & Islamic Culture, International Islamic University Islamabad

4Lecturer Dept. of Islamic Studies, The Govt. Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur

5Assist Professor, Islamic Studies, Riphah International University Islamabad

6 PhD Hadith Sciences, AIOU, EST, Govt Miss Fatima Jinnah M. B Model Girls High School. Gujrat



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