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Inactive mosques : The crisis of contemporary Muslim communities

Asif, Nayeem and Utaberta, Nangkula and Mohd Yunos, Mohd Yazid and Ismail, Nor Atiah and Ismail, Sumarni (2015) Inactive mosques : The crisis of contemporary Muslim communities. Advances in Environmental Biology, 9 (5). pp. 367-370. ISSN 1995-0756 E-ISSN 1998-1066

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According to the present conventional concept, mosque is only a place for the Muslims to offer prayer but in reality it should serve as a complex socio-cultural institution within the Muslim communities around the world. Though the contemporary evidences would go against this statement, it has to be noted that the original idea of mosque illustrates that it should be an institution that actively contributes to the development of the Muslim communities within the society. The aim of this paper is to explore the theological and historical evidences on mosque as an institution for community development. Then a brief overview will be presented on the contemporary issues i.e. the reason of the mosques being inactive nowadays and finally how to overcome this situation and revive the role of mosque in order to make it active again to contribute in the community development.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9155/74042
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community Development,Mosque,community development,mosque
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2000 Study and teaching. Research
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Nayeem Asif
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2020 11:33
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 23:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74042

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