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The study on the functional aspects of mosque institution

Asif, Nayeem and Utaberta, Nangkula and Ismail, Sumarni and Shaharil, Muhammad Ihsan (2021) The study on the functional aspects of mosque institution. Journal of Islamic Architecture, 6 (4). pp. 229-236. ISSN 2086-2636 E-ISSN 2356-4644

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It was the norm for Muslim armies during the early period that whenever a new territory was conquered, the first establishment would be a mosque. That mosque served simultaneously as the military base, administrative office, and place for congregational prayers. However, at present, the function of the mosque institution has become more diversified and flexible. This paper aims to study the historical precedence of a mosque's function and the current perception of the mosque programs. The paper adopts the qualitative method through reviewing existing literature and analyzing the data using descriptive analysis. Recommendations are made based on the findings that show that the diversification of mosque's functions. It is highly needed in the present time as the Muslim community is facing rapid sociocultural changes. Moreover, the inclusiveness of mosque institutions is significant to ensure the participation from all strata of community. Further research on these aspects can be done to study specific mosques in selected contexts.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inclusive mosque; Communal-mosque; Prophetic tradition; Mosque management; Community development; Functional flexibility
Subjects: BPC Science and Technology in Islam > BPC175 Islam and engineering. Sustainable engineering. Sustainable building
N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Nayeem Asif
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2023 16:24
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2023 13:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103354

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