IIUM Repository

Negotiating sacred space: a typological study on tomb mosques in the Malay world

Md Sharif, Harlina (2020) Negotiating sacred space: a typological study on tomb mosques in the Malay world. Research Report. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF - Submitted Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (491kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

The objective of the study is to analyse the distinguishing features of tomb mosques in the Malay world. Based on an initial investigation on the morphology of the Malay World’s mosques’ designs and typology, a peculiar type of mosques with vast cemetery areas was identified. Although the emergence of mausoleums in Islam is known to have begun as early as the 9th century in Samarra, Iraq; however the existence of funerary architecture in the Malay World has never been studied in detail. From a list of forty mosques selected from various important port cities of the region, spanning from the 15th to the 20th century, ten mosques with necropolis area have been shortlisted for further studies. Four of these mosques are located in Java, Indonesia; while the rest are from the Malay Peninsula. By adopting analytical and generative typological methods, the design parameters of the mosques were extracted. The outcome of the analyses demonstrated the distinguishing qualities of the tomb mosques in the Malay World and highlighted as to whether their existence is in compliance with the spirit and text of the Islamic revelation.

Item Type: Monograph (Research Report)
Additional Information: 4529/81689
Uncontrolled Keywords: morphology, tomb mosques, sacred space, mosque typology, the Malay World.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings > NA4590 Religious buildings
N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament > NK1648 Religious art > NK1674 Islamic art
N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture > NK1674 Islamic art
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
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Asst. Prof Harlina Md Sharif
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2020 15:16
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2020 15:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81689

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year