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Literature review of livable city within the framework of Maqasid al-Shar'iah: a preliminary study

Ibrahim, Ahmad Basri and Bostanooei, Aaesheh Mohammadi (2015) Literature review of livable city within the framework of Maqasid al-Shar'iah: a preliminary study. Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 2. pp. 93-97. ISSN 2289-9855

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Livability is defined as “quality of life” as experienced by the residents within the city or region. Therefore, the livability and quality of life is more subjective and intangible, as people perceive many different things when they speak of quality of living. While everyone agrees that a high crime rate is undesirable and the air we breathe, the house, the environment we live in should be clean, there is great diversity in ideas about quality of living, thus reflecting the different use of the term and different understanding depending on age, gender, religion, etc. Hence, it is crucial to explore the concept of livable city from the western viewpoint and Islamic viewpoint. In addition, it is also important to discover the criteria or factors of livability which are consistent with Maqasid of Shari’ah to give a clear picture of livable city in Islam. Before doing so however, it is crucial to study the literature review of this issue. As such, as a preliminary study of this topic, this paper will highlight the literature review of this topic.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2906/45530
Uncontrolled Keywords: MaqÉÎid of SharÊ’ah, livable city, ideal city, Islamic city, civilization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr Ahmad Basri Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 15:08
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 17:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45530

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