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Understanding the underlying principles of Masjid architecture through study of built form in place, time, people and culture in demysitifying Islamic architecture

Mohd Nawawi, Norwina and Jahn Kassim, Puteri Shireen and Soomro, Ali Raza and Mustafa, Adibah and Md Nordin, Nurhana and Ishak, Husna (2010) Understanding the underlying principles of Masjid architecture through study of built form in place, time, people and culture in demysitifying Islamic architecture. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010), 26 - 27 January 2010, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Masjid or mosque has been typecast as a building typology to represent the presence of Muslim in all parts of the world heedlessly. While the generic symbolism of Masjid as icon to Muslim lies in the definitive domes, arches and minarets, the definitions and abstract implications of Masjid in the Quran and the traditions of the Prophet S.A.W., do not directly addressed the issue physically. While the Masjid signify Islamic architecture to the mass, i.e. Muslim and Non Muslim alike, the architecture fraternity, on the other hand, remain indignant to understand the underlying principles that makes a Masjid a Masjid. The study through primary and secondary data extract from literary and architectural research, interviews significantly disclose the real Masjid as it should be known, to the additions and layers it has been camouflaged with while the history unfold. The study’s objective is to demystify Islamic architecture at its very core-the Masjid. If the world, as the Quran quoted the Masjid, as every place on earth, then no matter whatever built form or architecture it assumes, if it is use as a Masjid, it is a Masjid in whatever name or form it portray. Wallahualam.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 2915/10734
Uncontrolled Keywords: IRIIE 2010, masjid architecture, Islamic architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Mohd Nasri Mat Salleh
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 10:47
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2012 04:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/10734

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