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Role of the Masjid in disaster management: preliminary investigation of evidences from Asia

Mohit, Mohammad Abdul and Zahari, Rustam Khairi and Eusuf, Muhammad Abu and Ali, Md. Yousuf (2014) Role of the Masjid in disaster management: preliminary investigation of evidences from Asia. Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management, 4 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2231-9514

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The Masjid (Mosque in English) has historically played a vital role in the spiritual, moral and social upliftment of the Muslim community. Nevertheless, the role of the masjid has remained largely undocumented, and unrecognised in the development and disaster studies. Although the role of the masjid in disaster situations in many Muslim countries is evident, very little study has been undertaken to document its role as a development agent. Hence, investigating the potential of the masjid in disaster situation is an effort to describe and explore the functions and roles of a mosque in responding to a disaster. It has been remarked that the masjid has the potential to play a role in disaster management in early warning systems, as an information centre, an evacuation site and even with contingency planning. The role of the masjid during emergency response has received appreciation from the victims and the community. However, the potential has not yet been fully explored. Therefore, the main purpose of this paper is to explore and document the role the masjid has played in disaster management in various Asian countries and based on it develop a model of the potential role, the mosque can play in building the community resilience for disaster management in the Muslim countries.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3631/39549. Paper was presented in a International Conference on Architecture & Built Environment, 7-8Nov 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Masjid, Disaster management, Community resilience, Muslim countries, Contingency planning, Evacuation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51 Human settlements. Communities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mohammad Abdul Mohit
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2014 15:27
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2021 01:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39549

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