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Towards an islamization of housing = Menuju ke arah Islamisasi Perumahan

Spahic, Omer (2016) Towards an islamization of housing = Menuju ke arah Islamisasi Perumahan. Journal of Islam in Asia, 13 (1). pp. 160-193. ISSN 1823-0970 E-ISSN 2289-8077

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Islamizing housing phenomenon is a very serious issue in the context of the Muslim architectural reality. It requires major contributions and high-spirited concerted efforts of many parties from across the wide spectrum of society: government, educators, practitioners, professional bodies, NGOs, members of the business community, students and the general public. In this paper, the focus is made on the role of education and educators and, to some extent, practitioners. In the process, the remarkable spiritual dimension of housing in Islam, and the importance of its proper handling, both at the conceptual and practical planes for the success of the project of Islamization, are emphasized. Islam distinguishes between the house, as a physical component, and home, as an aura, environment and ambiance generated by the former. In Islam, the house is an institution. It is a family development centre. Muslim architects, planners, structural engineers and final users alike, should perceive the house phenomenon as a sheer means, an instrument, a carrier of the spiritual, not a goal itself. The paper seeks to enhance people’s awareness as to the significance of correctly conceptualizing Islamic housing and how some of the fundamental aspects of its potential revival could be related to the notion of Islamization of knowledge.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2202/51406
Uncontrolled Keywords: Housing, Islamization, Islam, Muslims, Education
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Omer Spahic
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 10:37
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 10:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51406

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