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Disaster management and faith-based organizations, an Islamic perspective

Bouafia, Mohammed and Zahari, Rustam Khairi (2013) Disaster management and faith-based organizations, an Islamic perspective. In: International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment 2013 (ICABE2013), 7th-8th Nov. 2013, KAED, IIUM and Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Regarding its complexity which overwhelms the capacity of the affecting community to cope with, disaster is increasingly recognizing the necessity to ultimate response drawing on an extensive variety of skills and manpower. It requires collaboration between various serving services including government, private sector, local communities and faith-based organizations due to limited available recourses. The purpose of this paper is to address the richness of Islamic teaching in disaster management in order to improve the Islamic based organizations‟ participation in reducing the impacts during disaster situations. Data were collected through journals, articles, reports and documents analysis. Therefore, several investigations have been reviewed. The paper introduces an overview of disaster management, act of god, view of Islam on disaster management, and faith-based organizations contribution in disaster management. It has been found that Islamic basedorganizations usually have advantage and great potential to offer immediate assistance in disaster events and to involve in long-time recovery operations when outside agencies return back home.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 732/34067
Uncontrolled Keywords: disaster, disaster management, view of Islam, faith-based organizations
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Rustam Khairi Zahari
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2014 09:07
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2014 09:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34067

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