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Children friendly masjid: a glimpse on jamaah’s perceptions towards children at masjid

Abu Bakar, Aniza and Zulkifely, Zur Atiqa and Mohd Bohori, Nur Ayuni (2020) Children friendly masjid: a glimpse on jamaah’s perceptions towards children at masjid. Journal of Architecture, Planning, And Construction Management, 10 (1). pp. 68-79. E-ISSN 2462-2222

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The role of the masjid was diverse during the era of the Prophet Muhammad SAW, and it continued for decades by his (SAW) companions and the following caliphs. The diverseness of masjid's role reflected the people that were being served by this institution and reflected the criteria of inclusiveness. As time goes by and as the government developed, various ministries were established. This establishment witnessed the taking over of various roles by masjid to the people by these ministries and their agencies. Thus, masjid seems to be seen as a sacred place to perform specific ibadah and that it should pose a tranquil environment to the effect that children may not be welcome as they are seen as the 'agent' that 'disrupt' the tranquillity and sacredness of masjid. This initial study is carried out to identify the public's perception towards the presence of children at the masjid. An online survey form was distributed via the social media that is the WhatsApp application to various groups established by the administration of Masjid Al Ridhuan, Hulu Kelang. Based on the response of 90 respondents, the result reveals the excellent level of acceptance of children at masjid among the jamaah. They also provided their opinion on the spaces where they felt would be suitable for children based on their age range. Children between the age of 7 to 9 years old seemed to be well accepted in the main prayer hall while the rest are perceived to be more suitable to be at other sub-spaces of the masjid.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3434/81374
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children Friendly Masjid, Perception of the Jamaah, Spaces for children at masjid.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings > NA4590 Religious buildings
N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr. Aniza Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2020 16:56
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2020 16:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81374

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