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A survey of design features and provisions in suraus at petrol stations in Klang Valley

Md Sharif, Harlina and Abdul Rashid, Khairuddin and Othman, Jamilah and Ahmad Sarkawi, Azila (2016) A survey of design features and provisions in suraus at petrol stations in Klang Valley. In: International Conference Masjid, Zakat & Waqaf (i-MAF 2016), 1st December 2016, Shah Alam, Selangor.

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Abstract

Suraus at petrol stations along the highways in Klang Valley have facilitated Muslims in performing their obligatory prayers (salat) especially during the peak hours while commuting home from their workplace. Given that a surau is a simpler form of a masjid, whereby the later denotes a much more elaborate treatment to the facilitation of salat requirements, the surau has generally been accepted to provide the most basic and essential features (dharuriyat) for a Muslim prayer place. Although etymologically the word masjid only indicates the utility or place for performing salat and not the provision of a specific structure, the development of the mosque design from the time of the Prophet s.a.w. to our time today indicates that there are supplementary elements of design features that have become desirable provisions in enhancing user experience and the quality of salat. By conducting a visual survey on 13 suraus at petrol stations using non-randomised convenient sampling as an adopted methodology, this study documents three essential aspects of the surau: 1) design features, 2) supporting facilities, and 3) accessories provisions. The findings of the survey indicate the need for minimum standard requirements for design provisions of suraus at petrol stations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4529/55407
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surau, Masjid, Petrol Station, Design Features, Minimum Standard Requirements
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Asst. Prof Harlina Md Sharif
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 09:11
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2017 09:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55407

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