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Issues in contemporary Islamic housing

Spahic, Omer (2015) Issues in contemporary Islamic housing. Journal of Islam in Asia, 12 (2). pp. 172-218. ISSN 1823-0970

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Abstract

This paper discusses the subject of Islamic housing and some major requirements for its revival today. The following thrusts are the focus of the paper: 1) The meaning of Islamic housing; 2) Sound housing policies; 3) Avoiding major transgressions associated with housing; 4) Endless creativity and Islamic housing: 5) Some practical suggestions for planning and designing Islamic houses. The paper concludes that Islam as a comprehensive way of life influenced greatly the planning and designing of the houses of its adherents. Not only that, Islam also laid a solid foundation, in some instances in form of laws, for creating what became known as the phenomenon of Islamic housing. In Islam, the house is an institution. It occupies an important position. It is a family development center. It is a microcosm of Islamic culture and civilization. The character of the paper is conceptual rather than empirical.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2202/46948
Uncontrolled Keywords: Housing, Islam, Policies, Wrongdoings, the Family
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Omer Spahic
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2015 16:26
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 12:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46948

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