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Women and space in masjid architecture: Patterns, principles & perspectives

Mohd Nawawi, Norwina and Abdul Rahim, Zaiton and Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita and Jahn Kassim, Puteri Shireen (2016) Women and space in masjid architecture: Patterns, principles & perspectives. In: Dimensions of Masjid Architecture-Perspectives and Writings in Theory and Design. MPH Group Printing (M) Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 77-90. ISBN 978-983-3142-33-0

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This chapter address concerns of spaces for women in masjid. The chapter discussed the various hadiths that provide ample reason why women are part of the masjid environment although women are not compulsory to attend congregational prayers in the masjid as Men. Spaces that include entry and exit were explored through case studies. Findings showed the current trend in both traditional and modern masjid that provides spaces for women insignificantly. Recommendations include sensitivity of the architect to enquire from women themselves what they need and how new designs should incorporated spaces that are condusive in their submission to the Al-mighty.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2915/55827
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, masjid, space
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings > NA4590 Religious buildings
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 12:06
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2017 12:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55827

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